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Ok- I am finally weaning from my celexa. I have stepped down from 40 mg a day to 20mg a day to 10mg every 4 days.<br><br>
however, I get these incredible dizzy spells that only go away when I take a celexa. I've gotten down to the point that I only take 10 mg WHEN I NEED IT, my last one was Monday morning, I expect to take one tomorrow as the dizzy spells are getting me again.<br><br>
HELP? How long does this take?<br>
I lost my NP that I was working with, so I am weaning solo here.
 

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I think you're stepping down too quickly. My ds used to take Celexa, and I remember readin that weaing should be done very gradually- 5-10 mgs at a time for up to a week, if I remember correctly. The dizziness is a symptom that you're stepping down too much too quickly.
 

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i agree, you're going too quick. you might even need to go slower than 5mg a week. i've been weaning off my meds for 5 months. i'm also taking a nutritional supplement and the people who support it are great. they're helping me recognize the symptoms of adverse drug reaction and when i need to step down. it's a bit pricy, but it takes over for psychotropic drugs and helps rebuild your brain (sorry, can't think of the technical terms, baby crying).<br><br>
you can find more info here: <a href="http://www.truehope.com" target="_blank">TrueHope</a> or call them at 1-888-truehope, they might be able to give you a schedule for reducing your meds without going on the supplement, if you choose.<br><br>
cheers,<br><br>
Lori
 

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Different people have different reactions when they wean. I switched from Lexapro to Zoloft a month before I weaned to see if I tolerated the Zoloft. Then when I went off the Zoloft I went from 50mg to 25mg for five days then stopped completely with no adverse effects whatsoever. However, I think I am in the minority.<br><br>
It does sound like you need to slow the weaning down to perhaps 5mg a week and see how it goes. As you get way down there you may need to go in smaller doses depending on how you feel.<br><br>
Good luck and keep us posted.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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