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If I am have been taking 20mg of celexa for 6 months and I go off of it what are the side effects?

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Tee6759 9 Sep 2011

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, overactive reflexes; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.
Less serious Celexa side effects may include: drowsiness; sleep problems (insomnia); mild nausea, gas, upset stomach; weight changes; urinating more than usual; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm;
dry or watery mouth, yawning; or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

I copied this information directly from the Celexa drug listing here online. You may or may not experience some of these side effects while coming down off of the medication. If anything causes you concern, please contact your doctor immediately. You may be just fine, and not have any trouble at all. My daughter recently was taken down off of Celexa, and had no problems at all. I wish you luck in your endeavors, and hope that everything works out just fine.
In Peace,
Tee6759

Delila 9 Sep 2011

Hi, do you have a good tapering plan? This is really important! As you are withdrawing, you may find yourself feeling a bit of nausea, maybe a bit sleepy and watch out for behaviour/mood changes. If you feel depression coming on contact your doctor. If you use a good tapering plan though it is possible to withdraw without any bad effects. You may experience different sleeping patterns, but as i said, you can come through it with no problems.

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