How can I quit Celexa (SSRI)

Discussion in 'Antidepressants' started by jessy, May 17, 2005.

  1. jessy

    jessy Newbie

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    I have been on Celexa 20 mg since the last 3 years, and everytime I am trying to quit cold turkey after 6-7 days I am going complety crazy.


    Anxiety kick back strong like hell, having insomnia, nausea, brain zaps, etc ....


    How could I quit Celexa (SSRI) ?????
     
  2. windysan

    windysan Newbie

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    You need to get help from the doctor with this. With all anti-depressants you are NOT supposed to go cold turkey !!! A slow tapering down is the way you are supposed to do it. Check with your doctor. Going cold turkey off of ssri's will throw your nervous system into a panic.
     
  3. jessy

    jessy Newbie

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    I know, it did !


    I stoped it for 7 days, and I went crazy with insomnia.


    But my sex drive was getting back, it piss me off to have to back on it.


    Next time, I will tapering it off slowy.
     
  4. oldman

    oldman Gold Member

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    [​IMG]cut your dose in half (I was on 2 a day) for about 2 weeks, then take that dose every other day for about 2 weeks. I had about a week of vertigo but really kindof enjoyed it. I know windysan said get help from the doctor but mine wouldn't really cooperate with me, he said I still needed it, what's he know, I just didn't want to jeopordize my other uses for him.