Hi all, I was googling 'cipralex withdrawal symptoms and found it all here!
I have been taking it for about 3 years, 20mg (tried 10mg, nothing happened)! To be honest, I'm not convinced it did that much for me anyway, but coming off is HELL!
A few months ago I noticed that if I forgot a tablet I felt fine for 48 hours, so decided to reduce, snapping the pills in half, this worked so well. Then went to Doc for next step, and he said that since I had already been taking 10mg for a couple of months, I should more or less be able to quit. He prescribed me 5mg (told me not to break these in half haha), and said to take a month then just stop. Well...
I started taking them and found if I didn't take it right on time (I'm not very good at that!), I'd get dizzy and lightheaded, almost faint and overheated sort of feeling. Then I thought well I'll just go cold turkey and get it over with, which is when the really bad symptoms kicked in, and when I went online for answers - this site reassured me I was normal!
Headaches, stomach cramps, horrendous and vivid dreams, really lightheaded and woozy, super emotional and irritable. I though I'd just bear it for a few days but after a week I had to take a tablet to feel normal enough to get on with my life (single working mum).
So I'm back to breaking a 5mg tab in half, sounds crazy! Getting some symptoms but just about bearable.
I'm just hoping I'll be able to get rid of the horrid things for good soon!
Good luck and thanks to you all.