... tired (sleeping 12-14 hrs). I can get up after sleeping 12-14 hrs and before I know it I am taking a 1-2 hour nap and I did not have this problem before taking this medication. Is it safe to go off the medication on your own if you can't afford to go to the Dr. right now? Should I go off the medication over a period of a few days?
You should not stop taking Citalopram without your doctor's help. It can cause withdrawals which are very unpleasant such as anxiety, panic attacks, restlessness and unable to sleep at night, but also can cause drowsiness. If you go off without your doctors help you need to decrease your dose and taper very slowly. My advise would be to contact your doctor.
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
- Citalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Citalopram (detailed)
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