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CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS /
HELP WEANING OFF CITALOPRAM NATURALLY

Celexa is the trade name for Citalopram.  Citalopram is not considered a drug of abuse but it can cause both physical and psychological dependence. Citalopram is an antidepressant within the SSRI classification, meaning it exerts its action primarily on Serotonin.  Studies have shown that Citalopram can increase the risk of seizures, and higher doses of Citalopram may increase your risk for heart-related side effects such as dizziness and heart palpitations. [1 Another common side effect with Citalopram is interruptions in sleep patterns.   Dependence to Citalopram places extreme demands on your body and nervous system. Point of Return implements slow reduction schedules and specifically designed nutraceuticals to support the body's unique needs as you wean off Citalopram with a slow taper. Let our experts guide you on the correct taper rates to help reduce Citalopram withdrawal symptoms, we have helped people in 78 countries and are here to help you too.*

SIGNS OF CITALOPRAM DEPENDENCE

Although Citalopram is considered non-addictive, the pharmaceutical companies that produce Citalopram do state that Citalopram can lead to dependence, tolerance and cause a withdrawal syndrome.  If you have difficulty reducing your dose of Citalopram, that is an indication your nervous system has adapted to the drug.[2]  Once Citalopram dependence has occurred, it's critical to slowly wean off Citalopram slowly to minimize the Citalopram withdrawal symptoms. Many find that even with a gradual taper the Citalopram withdrawal symptoms are debilitating, which is why we implement the use of nutraceuticals to both diminish the withdrawal symptoms and assist in the healing of the receptors.* 


WHAT IS CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL LIKE? 

Citalopram Withdrawal is a cluster of symptoms that can interfere with all aspects of life.  Citalopram Withdrawal is deemed the Citalopram Discontinuation Syndrome and can include anxiety, nausea, dizziness, nightmares, prickling of the skin, insomnia and many other symptoms.[3]  Citalopram withdrawal symptoms can begin by missing one dose or even through a dose reduction.  Citalopram withdrawal can be minimized.  Our nonprofit has helped people in 78 countries, contact us for help to wean off Citalopram.*



CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL HELP - WEANING OFF NATURALLY


For over 17 years, Point of Return 501(c)3 nonprofit, has helped people all over the world with safely weaning off Citalopram. Our Citalopram withdrawal program is a proven holistic approach that allows you to step down on Citalopram while minimizing Citalopram withdrawal symptoms with proven, specifically designed nutraceuticals that will not interact, yet provide needed relief.  Your Citalopram tapering program is done under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician, and Pharmacist and allows you to taper off Citalopram in smaller reduction amounts that are not produced by the pharmaceutical companies allowing for a Citalopram withdrawal schedule that minimizes Citalopram withdrawal symptoms.  Our Pre-Taper is for Citalopram symptom relief - you will not wean Citalopram until you feel better.  This is where our advanced nutraceuticals are critical to the Citalopram withdrawal process.  We understand the unique demands placed on the body and nervous system by Citalopram.  Point of Return provides healthy, proven, Drug-Free strategies to help ease Citalopram withdrawal symptoms while supporting your well being.

Each program is individualize based on your particular circumstance.  We email an assessment after you order the program, which allows us to uniquely customize each program and tailor specific needs.  Factors we assess are age; length of time on the Citalopram; other medications; health challenges; life stressors; drug/drug, dug/herb, drug/vitamin interactions.  No need to go through Citalopram withdrawal alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.*


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CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE

  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • balance issues
  • blurred vision
  • brain zaps
  • concentration impairment
  • constipation
  • crying spells
  • depersonalization
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • electric shock sensations
  • fatigue
  • flatulence 
  • flu-like symptoms
  • hallucinations
  • hostility
  • highly emotional
  • indigestion
  • irritability
  • impaired speech
  • insomnia
  • jumpy nerves
  • lack of coordination
  • lethargy
  • migraine headaches / increased headaches
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • over-reacting to situations
  • paranoia
  • repetitive thoughts or songs
  • sensory & sleep disturbances
  • severe internal restlessness (akathisia)
  • stomach cramps
  • tremors
  • tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing)
  • tingling sensations
  • troubling thoughts
  • visual hallucinations / illusions
  • vivid dreams
  • speech issues
  • visual changes
  • worsened depression* 

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CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL TIMELINE

It is estimated that 56% of people quitting antidepressants will experience withdrawal symptoms.  Citalopram, like all antidepressants, work by altering our natural neurotransmitter production, often shunting Serotonin or Norepinephrine levels higher in the brain while starving other areas of the body. Citalopram withdrawal can be mistaken for depression and the physical complaints not identified.  Tapering Citalopram slowly is necessary to minimize the Citalopram withdrawal symptoms.[4]  Generally the first symptoms are felt after either missing a dose or reducing a dosage.  For some the Citalopram withdrawal symptoms are severe, immediately interfering with life, and for others the symptoms are more tolerable.  If you want help to safely taper Citalopram, please contact our experts.*

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CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORIES

Terri - Citalopram Withdrawal Symptoms Success Story

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CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS ( link | pdf ) 
CITALOPRAM HISTORY AND INFO  ( link | pdf ) 
CITALOPRAM REFERENCES AND FDA INFO ( link | pdf )
CITALOPRAM WITHDRAWAL HELP (link)

    WHAT IS CITALOPRAM?

     

    The FDA also stated that Celexa (Citalopram) should no longer be prescribed at doses greater than 40 mg per day. A December 15, 2015 study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) states that some commonly used antidepressants, including Celexa (Citalopram), may increase some patient's risk of developing mania or bipolar disorder. Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Citalopram can cause sensory disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, lethargy, sleep disturbances, anxiety, agitation, irritability, and cognitive issues.  

    Citalopram (Celexa) is an antidepressants drug of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) class that was approved by the FDA in 1998 to treat depression. 

    The molecule in Celexa was synthesized in 1972 by Lundbeck, the Danish Pharmaceutical company. The drug was first released in Denmark in 1989 under the trade name Cipramil and by 1998 could be prescribed to anyone in the USA, under the trade name Celexa. Until 2003 (when the patent expired) Celexa was Lundbeck’s best selling drug, and representing 78% of the company’s profit in 1999. 

    In August 2011 the FDA announced that Celexa (Citalopram) caused dose-dependent QT interval prolongation that is a dangerous change in the heart’s electrical cycle. Long QT syndrome is usually diagnosed after a cardiac event such as cardiac arrest. 

    Celexa (Citalopram) is an antidepressants drug of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) class that was approved by the FDA in 1998 to treat depression.

    How does this drug work? 

    The nervous system is the basis for communication in the body and this occurs by the transmission of electrical signals through long, thin cells called neurons. Electrical impulses travel rapidly through neurons to the end of the cell and the arriving pulse creates a voltage that causes the release of neurotransmitters.  But neurotransmitters are not meant to stay in the receiving neuron and only a small amount is used and the rest is sent to other areas of the body where the neurotransmitters are needed.  

    What SSRIs do is force the levels of Serotonin higher in the brain by blocking the reuptake of Serotonin to other areas of the body - thus the classification as a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. However, this sustained Serotonin is also responsible for the long list of side effects that affect every system of the body.  95% of our Serotonin is found in the gastrointestinal tract but is also found in the blood platelets and the central nervous system.  

    Although it is possible to measure the level of Serotonin in the bloodstream, it is not possible to measure Serotonin levels within the brain. Researchers do not know whether Serotonin levels in the bloodstream correlate to the levels in the brain or how antidepressants actually work. 

    WITHDRAWALS AND TAPERING Serotonin influences directly and indirectly the majority of brain cells, but also bowel function, mood, blood clotting, bone density and sexual function. Because Serotonin is found widely across the body, the effect of Celexa is also widespread and this also includes the Discontinuation Syndrome, or withdrawals. Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Celexa can cause sensory disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, lethargy, sleep disturbances, anxiety, agitation, irritability, and cognitive issues. 

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    Suzanne - Citalopram Withdrawal Success Story

    “ One of the smartest things I have ever done is to follow Point of Return's advice to the letter and turn to them when I could find no answer anywhere else. The return of joy in my home and happiness on the faces of my children make me confident that you, too, will find hope at Point of Return.

    —Suzanne (Citalopram Withdrawal Success Story)

    CITALOPRAM SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS 

     

    CITALOPRAM SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: 

    allergy, daytime drowsiness, dizziness, drugged feeling, headache, indigestion, nausea, difficulty with coordination, memory loss, tolerance, dependency, changes in behavior and thinking, more outgoing, strange behavior, agitation, worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts, abdominal pain, abnormal dreams, abnormal vision, amnesia, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, bronchitis, burning sensation, chest pain, confusion, constipation, coughing, daytime sleeping, decreased mental alertness, depression, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, difficulty concentrating, difficulty swallowing, diminished sensitivity to touch, dizziness on standing, double vision, dry mouth, emotional instability, exaggerated feeling of well-being, eye irritation, falling, fatigue, fever, flu-like symptoms, gas, general discomfort, hallucination, hiccup, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, increased sweating, infection, insomnia, itching, joint pain, lack of bladder control, lack of coordination, lethargy, light-headedness, loss of appetite, menstrual disorder, migraine, muscle pain, nasal inflammation, nervousness, numbness, paleness, prickling or tingling sensation, rapid heartbeat, rash, ringing in the ears, sinus inflammation, sleep disorder, speech difficulties, swelling due to fluid retention, taste abnormalities, throat inflammation, throbbing heartbeat, tremor, unconsciousness, upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, vertigo, vomiting, weakness, abnormal tears or tearing, abscess, acne, aggravation of allergies, aggravation of high blood pressure, aggression, allergic reaction, altered production of saliva, anemia, belching, blisters, blood clot in lung, boils, breast pain, breast problems, breast tumors, bruising, chill with high temperature followed by heat and perspiration, decreased sex drive, delusion, difficulty urinating, excessive urine production, eye pain, facial swelling due to fluid retention, fainting, false perceptions, feeling intoxicated, feeling strange, flushing, frequent urination, glaucoma, gout, heart attack, hemorrhoids, herpes infection, high cholesterol, hives, hot flashes, impotence, inability to urinate, increased appetite, increased tolerance to the drug, intestinal blockage, irregular heartbeat, joint degeneration, kidney failure, kidney pain, laryngitis, leg cramps, loss of reality, low blood pressure, mental deterioration, muscle spasms in arms and legs, muscle weakness, nosebleed, pain, painful urination, panic attacks, paralysis, pneumonia, poor circulation, rectal bleeding, rigidity, sciatica (lower back pain), sensation of seeing flashes of lights or sparks, sensitivity to light, sleepwalking, speech difficulties, swelling of the eye, thinking abnormalities, thirst, tooth decay, uncontrolled leg movements, urge to go to the bathroom, varicose veins, weight loss, and yawning 


    CITALOPRAM ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR  

    Severe: bradycardia, myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, seizures, cholecystitis, coagulopathy, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrest, keratitis, bronchospasm, oliguria, suicidal ideation, pancreatitis, thrombosis, GI bleeding, pulmonary embolism, hemolytic anemia, SIADH, ventricular fibrillation, torsade de pointes, ventricular tachycardia, anaphylactoid reactions, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS), erythema multiforme, toxic epidermal necrolysis, anaphylactic shock, agioedema, ocular hypertension, hepatic necrosis, renal failure, rhabdomyolysis, serotonin syndrome, bone fractures, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, neonatal abstinence syndrome 

    Moderate: ejaculation dysfunction, teeth grinding, hemorrhoids, gastritis, esophagitis, dysphagia, stomatitis, myoclonia, dyskinesia, neuropathic pain, hypertonia, ataxia, psychosis, hallucinations, euphoria, lymphadenopathy, anemia, leukopenia, peripheral vasodilation, peripheral edema, hypertension, angina, atopic dermatitis, psorasis, dyspnea, conjunctivities, elevated hepatic enzymes, galactorrhea, vabinal bleeding, urinary retention, urinary incontinence, dysuria, hyperglycemia, bone pain, myasthenia, QT prlolongation, mania, cholelithiasis, glossitis, colitis, hyperesthesia, lymphocytosis, lymphopenia, bleeding, bundle branch block, phlebitis, pneumonitis, photophobia, cataracts, jaundice, hepatitis, hyperbilirubinemia, nephrolithiasis, flank pain, hematuria, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, goiter, hypothyroidism, dehydration, osteoporosis, migraine, depression, confusion, amnesia, sinus tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension, hypotension, blurred vision, akathisia, dystonic reaction, choreoathetosis, impulse control symptoms, hostility, hematoma, platelet dysfunction, thrombocytopenia, hyponatremia, chest pain, hyperprolactinemia, prapism, osteopenia, withdrawal, growth inhibition  

    Mild: nausea, xerostomia, drowsiness, insomnia, hyperhidrosis, diarrhea, tremor, dyspepsia, fatigue, rhinitis, anorexia, vomiting, anxiety, libido decrease, abdominal pain, agitation, sinusitis, dysmenorrhea, fever, yawning, orgasm dysfunction, gingivitis, eructation, hypoesthesia, hyperkinesis, vertigo, paranoia, libido increase, emotional lability, nightmares, epistaxis, purpura, leukocytosis, syncope, acne bulgaris, uricaria, alopecia, skin discoloration, photosensitivity, xerosis, xerophthalmia, tinnitus, ocular pain, mastalgia, breast enlargement, increased urinary frequency, muscle cramps, gastroesophageal reflux, hiccups, ptosis, lethargy, pruritus ani, hypertrichosis, laryngitis, mydriasis, diplopia, lacrimation, gynecomastia, weight gain, weight loss, flatulence, hypersalivation, dizziness, paresthesias, rash, flushing, pruritus, cough, dysgeusia, amenorrhea, polyuria, irritability, ecchymosis, asthenia

        

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    CITALOPRAM TECHNICAL DATA AND REFERENCES

     

    Per the FDA: 

    Additional Information for Patients (updated from 8/24/2011) 

    Do not stop taking citalopram or change your dose without talking to your healthcare professional. Stopping citalopram suddenly can cause withdrawal effects. If you are currently taking a citalopram dose greater than 40 mg per day, talk to your healthcare professional. Seek immediate care if you experience an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting while taking citalopram. If you are taking citalopram, your healthcare professional may occasionally order an electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) to monitor your heart rate and rhythm. Your healthcare professional may also order tests to check levels of potassium and magnesium in your blood. Read the Medication Guide for citalopram carefully and discuss any questions you have with your healthcare professional.

    DISCLAIMER:

    *While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice. 

    *The statements/info on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. 

    *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent throughout. 

    *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness. 

    *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..