Well it's been 9 weeks now of having no medication at all (withdrawing from 20mg of citalopram after 6 years) and it's probably the worst decision I have made.
I tapered it down to 5mg and eventually came off them completely, the side effects were terrible but doctors have confirmed it should have left my system entirely now but I am not coping at all. I feel anxious like something awful is going to happen and I can't see any hope for the future.
I obviously mis-judged the effects that the tablets would have on me and also how dependent I have actually become on them. Back to the doctors tomorrow then!
It is probably the worst thing I have ever done and it also concerns me that I may have to take the tablets for life as I am so dependent on them.