:roll:...my doctor was pretty useless the first couple o...

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:roll:...my doctor was pretty useless the first couple of times i went to see him..he kind of said "What do u want me to do about it?...oh and "you know theres nothing wrong!"

i mean these are people we trust and yet some talk like they are the answer and ALL doctors will say the same...

he was wrong ..i managed to get two appointments privately and was diagnosed with a Obsessive Anxiety/Panic disorder...(nice) ..and am now with a new doctor who has prescribed citalopram

its good to read a generally positive responce from people...although there are a few alarming ones!...

ive started today and am on a 10mg a day and am quite worried (yes i realise the irony)

if anyone would like to reply with their opinions or stories please feel free ..as reassurance or just realistic words always help.

Ben :cheers:

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    Hi Ben

    I have been on citalopram for a week now (20mg) for panic attacks and anxiety. Have had a few side effects, headaches, sickness but am trying to be positive as have been on seroxat in the past and they worked after a while. The panic attacks are definitely not as bad and i am going back to the GP on thursday to review the situation. Stick with them and good luck:roll:

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    Hi Ben

    I have been on Citalopram for six months now (20mg). To start with i would take the tablet in the morning but after a couple of weeks of constantly yawning and having a dry mouth i decided to take them before bed. This for me was definitely the better option as it had the added advantage of helping me sleep. I did not gain weight or feel suicidal, however I had very strong feelings of indifference and I find it quite impossible to get upset about things at the moment. I dont know if this is a good or bad thing!?:roll:

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    Hi there...

    When I started taking Citalopram I read all of these comments and was more than slightly concerned about some of the side effects! And its even worse if you read the leaflet that comes in the box!! In the end I just thought what the hell, everyone's different, right?! I did have some interesting side effects, but i think i started to blame every ache and pain on the tablets! My advice to you? Go with the flow, you know your body and you're taking a really positive step - after all, sounds like you fought hard enough to be heard...Its worth it in the end! Yes, I've put on a bit of weight, but I haven't completely crumbled over breaking up with me boyfriend last week!

    Rock on...Cheers,

    Katie :cheers:

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    Hi there... I've now been on Citalopram for three and 1/2 months, and they have been a contributing factor to me gettnig back on my feet. I decided to take the tablets at night as I couldn't cope with being tired all day my work does that for me alone:D Ive continued to see my therapist and that with the meds have enabled me to really move forward.I've not put any weight on and although I seem to got to bed earlier I'm not as exhausted as I was:magic:

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