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Withdrawal symptoms of cipralex (Page 3)


August 11th, 2014
I just started going off 20mg of Cipralex and boy everyone is right..........it is hell, but I decided that I would rather be drug free than be on this sh_t medication. I went from 20-10mg the first week. This medication should not be allowed for resale. I am feeling everything everyone is and it is truly nice to know that you are not NUTS or CRAZY. This website saved my life. Thank you for starting it and everyone who contributed to it. Week one and will update as I move forward.
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replied August 11th, 2014
I just started going off 20mg of Cipralex and boy everyone is right..........it is hell, but I decided that I would rather be drug free than be on this sh_t medication. I went from 20-10mg the first week. This medication should not be allowed for resale. I am feeling everything everyone is and it is truly nice to know that you are not NUTS or CRAZY. This website saved my life. Thank you for starting it and everyone who contributed to it. Week one and will update as I move forward.
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replied August 13th, 2014
I read all of your posts and thank you all for being so open and honest, it goes a long way in helping others. I'm on day 7 off Cipralex completely (still on 150mg WellButrin) and the head zaps, dreams and crying have been a bit worrisome, though nothing as bad as being on Cipralex. What I have noticed missing from almost all posts is the discussion of exercise and nutrition. I used to be into working out hardcore and eating quite well, life was good. I let that slip for more than a year, mix in my family history of depression and anxiety, and I found myself on Cipralex. I thought it was a miracle drug, until I started having all my natural highs and lows blunted completely. I turned to recreational drugs on weekends to feel something again, nothing that jeopardized my career or responsibilities, but enough that it was an issue. I stopped and I've resumed my exercise and nutrition routine and the benefits are greater and just as fast as any anti-depressant, with NO side effects. If this isn't something you have tried or considered, please do. If you can commit to 2-3 full weeks of honest effort to start, the reward will be worth it. I apologize for being preachy, i just wish the best for all and wanted to share the easiest and most natural form of anti-depressant.
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replied September 11th, 2014
I've been on Cipralex ,on and off for the last 4 years.The results have been all over the place but I started taking it again about 6 months ago consistently. I needed to refill my prescription one day but decided to not do it because I wanted to save money (it is really pricey without coverage). After only 2 days I started experiencing serious headaches, dizziness, and what I've now learned to be, "brain zaps". It really makes sleep at night hard to do. So I decided to refill my prescription today and have another go. Since I'm not confident in the results I get from cipralex I feel like I should get off of it, but since the side effects from withdrawal is so bad, I'm not sure how to go about it.
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replied September 15th, 2014
I would advise anyone who is considering stopping Cipralex to have a plan before hand. I stopped taking it around 3 weeks ago cold turkey thinking it would be the best thing for my relationship because of the side effects. Boy was I wrong. Quite the opposite it ruined my relationship. My girlfriend of 4 months couldn't understand why all of a sudden I was irritable. Crying and overreacting to situations. In general just not being a very good person and neither did I until I found this forum. I tried to explain but to no avail and she broke up with me. So just a word of caution to involve your partner before making the decision to stop cold turkey.
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replied September 23rd, 2014
Great thread, I find it very helpful.
I was on Cipralex 10mg for about 2 years and just quit 1 week ago. On the negative side I've had some crazy dreams that seem to last all night, and I'm experiencing dizziness. However on the positive side I feel much more alive, more positive, and my libido is back. I have more energy and am more motivated than I have been over the last years.
I'm really disappointed that I went on this drug in the first place. Reading the various posts I'm worried there may be some tough days ahead.
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replied September 30th, 2014
If you can find a natural anti-depressant, it may help alleviate your side effects. Reading this thread, I don't have the zapping and such, but perhaps its due to my Confianza (Thank [removed by admin] the way to go. There's so little resource out there, and the big pill company just tries to shove them down our throats. I'm done. THIS, these side effects, are NOT worth it. Looking forward to not feeling like this anymore.
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replied September 27th, 2014
Hi

I have been on cipralex for 4 years now 10mgs . I qut gradually since las july but I feel toothache and something wrong with my jaw and tongue …A feeling that I cannot explain..Have any one has this symptom before??
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replied September 30th, 2014
Cipralex withdrawl SUCKS
Last week I started weaning myself off Cipralex. I am a 34 year old mother of 4 boys. My side effects are F'ing brutal. I feel light headed, almost like my pressure drops REALLY low, I am dizzy and unbalanced. My vision is messed up. I am keeping steady with my emotions, because I decided to go Natural. I am taking 2 Confianza a day, and wow. The emotional part, like I said, is doing good so far, it's the side effects of the stupid pharmaceutical crap that's messing with me.

Honestly, Confianza is the way to go. mama2fourboys.myitworks.com
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replied November 12th, 2014
I started weaning a month ago, went to a half dose, so 5 mg, and non yesterday, but holy man, this dizziness is insane! Started about a week ago and is almost constant. How long did it last for you? Freaked me out so bad I took a half tab today. Sad
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replied October 20th, 2014
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HI has anyone had a prob with there nose as been trying to come off pills, but seem to have a bad smell all the time and only since i have been cuting down on the pills
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replied December 3rd, 2014
This is a very helpful conversation - thank you to everyone who has responded.
I, too, have been on 20mg Cipralex for about 2.5 years. Just recently, I have decided to halve my prescription to 10mg per day - which has gone fine. This process has taken place over the past 2-3 months. This past weekend I decided to go off Cipralex completely and have been suffering from similar symptoms to everyone else on this thread. Dizziness, difficulty sleeping, weird sweating patterns and abnormal heart rythyms. I am seeing my doctor tomorrow and will discuss these symptoms but, I hope to stay off this drug for good!
Keep well everyone!!!
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replied January 26th, 2015
I am a 19 year old girl and I've been on cipralex* for 2 years. I recently decided to try to gradually stop taking it. For about a week I took half my dosage and then this week I stopped entirely. I've been getting these weird shocks and like out of body feelings, I'm also hungry all the time but have no appetite if that makes any sense, I don't feel my depression coming back but my anxiety is about half throttle because of the symptoms im experiencing, I'm worrying myself about my medication that's supposed to repress my worrying! I don't know how long this will last but I'm hoping to stick it through so I can stop feeling so weird... Anyone successfully get off their cipralex* ?
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replied January 26th, 2015
Coming off Cipralex
I went through many of the mentioned symptoms when coming off Cipralex. I went from 20mg to 10mg for about 4 months. Then, I cut out the Cipralex and suffered through some of these symptoms - dizziness, headaches, etc. Tough it out - the symptoms subside and eventually go away. Do not retreat to taking it again - if you feel these things!!! Stand strong and get off this med.
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replied February 18th, 2015
luvcomp Its been almost 3 years on Cipralex,I started 10 mg and noticed,I didn't felt myself,allot of side effects.

Sleeping almost 13 hours,I gain weight,suffer blurry visions,headaches for sleeping too much or deep sleep,weird lucid dreams...adding more anxieties...when, its the main reason for taking this meds.

Then,I felt this brick into my stomach,couldn't breathe sometimes,I had to sleep sited...so, I don't snore or get my breath.
Two years ago,I went for my flu shot,I felt head lighted,dizziness,scared to faint and few days after,I bleed below the waist,thinking it were my time of the month.

But,it wasn't and soon I felt...I had an yeast infection and urinated often,itching.
So,I tried to cure it with Canesten product,two months apart and it didn't do much...it returned each time,after my periods...I was discouraged,no sexual desire.

I constantly in pain below the waist and felt like constipation,cramps,body aches,this brick in my stomach gotten worst...less of breath,dizziness,electric shocks,ear ringing or buzzing,body itching or twitching,tightening of the throat,mouth...to a point I swallow a small chicken bone...it took years to unstuck.

looking lifepreserver So,I decided enough and lowed my dose to 5 mg...without my doctor to know,almost a year,now.
After,I noticed the same side effect...with the withdrawals and I were to scared,to have my flu shot years after.
Its been 3 days...suffering with this upset stomach,constipation,the brick into my stomach gotten,to a point cramps,couldn't eat much,felt full for hours,suffering heart-burns,bleeding lightly pink-brown below the waist,less yeast infection,urinated less often...less body tightening,losing weight,my chicken bone in the throat is gotten loose,but,still there.(2 years now)

That's my experience and side effect or withdrawals. Rolling Eyes sunny
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replied December 8th, 2015
Now,I am off from CIPRALEX and pregnant...going through withdrawals since Sept 2015.I couldn't eat much,because I couldn't breathe and that brick in my stomach.I am shaking,my heart beats fast,on my right behind the ear it hurts(headaches just on the right side)from a stiff neck on meds.
Now,I eat and breathe better...more calm,crying of fears sometimes,mood swings,but,I still hate CIPRALEX even on 5 mg and can't wait,for the withdrawals to be over with soon.Now,I am having issues with thyroids glands...right now,I am on meds to cure or balance it.It's not easy dealing with this...when you are worried about everything and everybody,about the pregnancy...dealing with anxieties,scared to die,stress out all the time.Please help !
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replied August 14th, 2015
Withdrawl Symptoms from Cipralex
Hey

I am 16, and have been on cipralex since late January, I went of it cold turkey. I have read up on the symptoms of going off of it and many of them I have. There is one thing that I haven't seen come up, and I don't know if it is a side effect of going off it or just a random thing that is happening. Every few minutes, I feel a pulsing sensation which I am finding very irritating. It occurs in my fingers, hands, arms, legs. This has only been happening for about a day, but i'm very jumping and just freaking out, I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience
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replied November 4th, 2015
I was on cipralex on and off for about 10 years ...I did it cold turkey but couldn't handle the side affects so went back on them, so I went off very slowly from 20 - 15 -10 -5 -2.5 then off and unfortunatley I am still having the shocks and zaps and irritablity, but I think less intense than when I did it cold turkey so far it has been about 6 days since I have been off and still feeling this way I hope that by tapering off it won't last as long but who knows
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replied November 27th, 2015
So Cipralex is not as harmless as I thought?
Interesting forum. I have been on daily 15 mg Cipralex for about two months, due to general anxiety, and difficulty coping with a bunch of troublesome affairs that came upon me. My psychologist and family doctor both said that there are no withdrawal symptoms! They also said that 15 mg is really a low dosage. This forum makes me doubt both of these things.
Anyway after those initial two months, after some of my troublesome affairs were resolved I told my family doctor I want to stop, and we agreed on taking a pill once in two days instead of daily for a while. I have been doing that for about three weeks now. Can't say I have been feeling any significant symptoms. Except that today, allowing myself not to take a pill even though I didn't take one yesterday, I feel more anxiety. Nothing terrible but not as peaceful as I want to be. I think it is the kind of anxiety I have been living with a large portion of my life. My first thought was - I guess I still need it and better continue. But reading this forum makes me worried that despite what the doctors said there may be some sort of negative effect this drug has on people when used for a long time, and maybe I should not take it anymore. Maybe it is better to live with this minor anxiety. What are your thoughts?
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replied January 10th, 2017
I started taking cipralex 10mg in January 2015 after my mother died of cancer! I was having severe health anxiety! It worked
Well but I decided I wanted to try to come off of it because of the weight gain, decreased libido etc. So for 4 months I cut it to
5mg and wasn't that bad at all! 10 days ago I decided to try to do 5mg every other day and now I am feeling the symptoms really
Bad! I feel like I have the flu so bad and sweats! I don't know what I should do! Any advice?
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replied November 9th, 2017
Weaning off Cipralex 10mg after 1 year. Side effects.
I was on Cipralex 10mg for 1 year. Dealt with major loss, depression and anxiety. Weaned off by taking 10mg - 5mg every other day for one week. Then 5mg the second week and 5mg - 0mg the third week. My first week with nothing I got major zaps/ electric shocks going threw my body. Even worse when looking side to side. Definitely less patience though. I've been sleeping great though! I have had vivid dreams and did wake up with major sweats sometimes. I'm on week two of nothing and zaps are getting better! They say from the research I've done it takes about 3 weeks for the zap to go away but that it's very common withdrawal affect. I do get tingles in my mouth/tongue too. It feels like I'm about to have an allergic reaction but it goes away. It's stranger but I think it'll be ok! I hope this helps someone out there.
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