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Old 09-13-2007, 04:08 PM
kelly
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Default celexa withdrawal

hello, <br><br>I was on celexa for about a year when I ran out of the prescription a week ago. I do not have I initially started taking it to relieve anxiety/panic attacks. Then the other night I was in bed, trying to get to sleep when it hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt dizzy, confused, out of body, all sorts of thoughts were going through my head. Was I having a heart attack? I was sure that I was dying, but again, with no insurance I was not going to the ER unless I absolutely had to. I called a friend and she came right over. I couldn't stop pacing back and forth, and nothing I was saying was making sense. I took a xanax and was able to calm down and get to sleep. But I am still feeling VERY weak and just want to sleep. I literally slept all day yesterday, and was still able to go to bed early and sleep late. I just wanted to post this for anyone who is thinking about going off of this medication cold turkey. If you have insurance, GO TO YOUR DOCTOR!!! And do not self-medicate. I'm also posting this to let people know that what they're feeling is normal, and that they are not dying. I will have to stick it out for a little longer, but a friend of mine who is a nurse told me that it could take a couple weeks for the drug to completely be out of the system. If there is nothing you can do to get back on the drug like me, she said to take xanax or something similar to alleviate the symptoms and help you get through the withdrawal. If anyone needs to talk, please let me know. I know how comforting it is to know you're not the only one going through these feelings.
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