It has come to the point of being unbearable. The heart palpitations, the shock sensations, it's getting too much for me to handle. I never cry, and I've been wanting to burst into tears because I'm so frustrated and fed up with these horrible symptoms. I guess I'm not really asking a question. I'm just borderline having suicidal ideations because the symptoms are unbearable, and I'm just looking for support and others who feel like me who can share their experience, strength, and hope. Thank you.
amandaebbesen hang in there. I was on citalopram for 14 years. Tried to come off and couldn't. Finally retired so had space to withdraw. I did a slow taper for 2 years. Every time I reduced I had not only physical but horrible mental symptoms (eg I went berzerk one day and cut all my beautiful roses down to the ground!!). I've been totally off for over one year now and feel good most of the time. I did start getting palpitations but took some chinese herbs and hawthorn which has calmed them down. My age may come into it, but I don't think ssris are good for your heart. You may need to get the palps checked out by a doctor. But if I can survive ssri withdrawal even at my age, then so can you. Don't withdraw fast. Make sure friends and family know about ssri withdrawal. I still feel my emotions aren't quite 100% yet but nearly. I did take supplements like good fish oil, B-complex and some others. It is quite hard to come off if you work full time I must say but it's great to finally become oneself again.
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