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Celexa Withdrawal Symptoms

Celexa Withdrawal Symptoms

I've been taking Citalopram for 1.5 years now and recently I've noticed that if forget to take it 1 day, it's okay, but if I don't take it 2 days in a row, my ears start ringing (like, I feel my heartbeat in my ears or how would you say that). Im not sure if this is a withdrawal symptom or not, Ive been told by my therapist and a friend who works as a nurse that withdrawal symptoms usually take weeks of not taking medicine to develop, but still... Has any of you taking Citalopram ever… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I went off all meds a year ago, including kolanapan. My ears ring too and hear and feel my heart beet in my ears. I noticed it shortly after I got off all meds.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member , yes, I had those 'brain zaps' as well when I came off Zoloft. I had only taken it for 3 days, and I was already behaving and feeling rather oddly, so my doctor told me to stop it. so I had the 'zaps' and also ended up having a medication induced panic attack. having never had a panic attack before, I thought I was having a heart attack. I was laying in bed reading a magazine before bed when it hit.

@A MyDepressionTeam Member , glad you got it figured out. on a similar note, if you ever take duloxetine, that one is notorious for withdrawal symptoms. and since it is a capsule, you can't go lower than the smallest dosage form, unless you go to a compounding pharmacy or pull apart the capsules yourself and count the beads. but really..who does that?

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Have not personally had withdrawal symptoms with celexa, but depending on the half-life of the drug metabolism and the dosage you take, it can be pretty quick, especially if you are sensitive to medication changes.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I’ve had this, not with Citalopram though it was with fluoxetine.. it felt like an electric current zooming through my brain which I could also hear, it was weird!

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Withdrawal can take as little as 6 hours of missing a medication or less depending on how fast your body processes the drug.

Cymbulta only lasted 3 hours in my system so withdrawal was a daily occurrence.

posted about 3 years ago
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