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Re: discontinuation syndrome with Celexa pharmrep

Posted by IsoM on September 22, 2002, at 1:53:13

In reply to Re: feeling ill again Roman, posted by pharmrep on September 21, 2002, at 19:06:34

Pharmrep, I'm sure I'm unusual, though not unique, with my senstivity to stopping SSRIs. I NEVER lost my symptoms when stopping Paxil, even after almost 1/2 year & switching over to Celexa. I ended up going back on 5 mg to keep symptoms at bay. It was only when I started adrafinil that the symptoms went & didn't come back & I was able to quit the Paxil completely.

But even with Celexa, if I miss the dose as I did one day in a rush to make an appointment, I can feel the beginnings of vertigo, queasiness, & a degree of malaise. I normally take my Celexa first thing in the morning but didn't that day till evening. I was starting to feel pretty weird. And yes, it was the same discontinuation symptoms, not illness. I never get sick, colds, or anything else, so I know for a certainty what it was.

So I suppose in more susceptible persons, discontinuation problems may arise with stopping any SSRI.




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