going off citalopram (Celexa)
I went off citalopram introducing trintellix but decided to stop both under doctor’s orders turns out I was taken off too quickly and the withdraw symptoms were many and horrible, I couldn’t function, it lasted a couple months while I restarted the citalopram slowly and was seeing a psychiatrist and attending intensive out patient therapy 3 times a week. I finally began to notice changes for the better after about 2 1/2 months until I felt “normal” again. No anxiety for about 5 weeks. I had been out of work for just over 4 months and as it got closer to going back the anxiety came back not as bad but I was surprised, I have never experienced anxiety until the withdraw symptoms, I originally went on the meds for depression. I am back at work now and the symptoms are not as strong but everyday even weekends when I am not working I wake with anxiety it gets less as I go thru the day but I have to take 2 valium in the morning to get started and then another around 5 hours later and I am fine thru the night till it starts all over again in the morning. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced withdraw symptoms and after feeling back on track, one of the symptoms pops back up. I don’t want to feel like this forever.