I am going to withdraw from my medication, I've been on citalopram for about 7 months and I've noticed no beneficial effects at all. The only effects I've noticed is that I've found it really hard to control my weight and I feel really hungry all the time (some people report the exact opposite of this and it is listed in the side effects). I took up heavy smoking too as a result of the medication too, sounds really stupid I know, but for some reason I found I enjoyed cigarettes far too much on these. So, no good effects from them noticed at all. When I have stopped taking medication abruptly in the past I have noticed going into very morbid episodes days after, I do not if I could attribute these to the medication or not as these seem to happen pretty much throughout my entire life. I've never withdrawn from citalopram before, so I'm not really clued into how it works. I have absolutely no desire to continue taking it as there are NO beneficial effects for myself.