Celexa is not considered a drug of abuse but it can cause both physical and psychological dependence. Celexa is an antidepressant within the SSRI classification (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor), meaning it exerts it action primarily on Serotonin. Studies have shown that Celexa can increase the risk of seizures, and higher doses of Celexa may increase your risk for heart-related side effects such as dizziness and heart palpitations.  Another common side effect with Celexa is interruptions in sleep patterns. Dependence to Celexa 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 during a Celexa taper. Let our experts guide you on the correct taper rates, we have helped people in 78 countries and are here to help you too.*
Below is information about Celexa, Celexa withdrawal, and how to stop taking Celexa naturally.
WHAT IS CELEXA WITHDRAWAL LIKE?
CELEXA WITHDRAWAL HELP - GETTING OFF NATURALLY
For over 17 years, Point of Return 501(c)3 nonprofit, has helped people all over the world with safely weaning off Celexa.
Our Celexa withdrawal program is a proven holistic approach that allows you to step down on Celexa while minimizing Celexa
withdrawal symptoms with proven, specifically designed nutraceuticals that will not interact, yet provide needed relief. Your
Celexa tapering program is done under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician, and Pharmacist and allows you to taper off
Celexa in smaller reduction amounts that are not produced by the pharmaceutical companies. Our Pre-Taper is for Celexa symptom
relief - you will not wean Celexa until you feel better. This is where our advanced nutraceuticals are critical to the Celexa withdrawal
process. We understand the unique demands placed on the body and nervous system by Celexa. Point of Return provides healthy,
proven, Drug-Free strategies to help ease Celexa 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 Celexa; other medications; health challenges; life stressors; drug/drug, dug/herb, drug/vitamin interactions. No need to go through Celexa withdrawal alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.*
CELEXA WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE
- balance issues
- blurred vision
- brain zaps
- concentration impairment
- crying spells
- electric shock sensations
- flu-like symptoms
- highly emotional
- impaired speech
- jumpy nerves
- lack of coordination
- migraine headaches / increased headaches
- over-reacting to situations
- repetitive thoughts or songs
sensory & sleep disturbances
- severe internal restlessness (akathisia)
- stomach cramps
- tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing)
- tingling sensations
- troubling thoughts
- visual hallucinations / illusions
- vivid dreams
- speech issues
- visual changes
- worsened depression*
IMAGINE BEING FREE OF CELEXA DEPENDENCY
✔ Proven Program completed In-Home with Expert Guidance
✔ Slowly Stop Taking Celexa
✔ All-Natural Nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms and make Celexa Withdrawal more comfortable*
✔ Professional information on interactions
✔ Free Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board
✔ Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)
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CELEXA WITHDRAWAL LENGTH / TIMELINE
It is estimated that 56% of people quitting antidepressants will experience withdrawal symptoms. Celexa, 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. Celexa withdrawal can be mistaken for depression and the physical complaints not identified. Tapering Celexa slowly is necessary to minimize the Celexa withdrawal symptoms. Generally the first symptoms are felt after either missing a dose or reducing a dosage. For some the Celexa withdrawal symptoms are severe, immediately interfering with life, and for others the symptoms are more tolerable.
CELEXA WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORIES
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CELEXA SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS
CELEXA 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
CELEXA 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
CELEXA 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.
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*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..