3 months on citalopram

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so today marks 3 months since I started this journey on citalopram. today as I sit here writing this is like a different person than I was when I joined this page. I couldn't even function daily before. and the first I would say 8 weeks on citalopram made me worse. the side effects were horrendous. I nearly gave up a few times. my anxiety is still there. but nothing compared to what it was. I have so much on my life back.

so if you have taken the time to read this and you are struggling, please stick with it.

I've got a bit to go still with my health anxiety but I can honestly say I feel so much better hitting the 3 months on citalopram 😊

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    Thanks Louise thats really good to hear, glad you are doing so much better.

    Im just coming up to 7 weeks and still really struggling with my health anxiety, especially the last few days

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      graham,I was awful. some days couldnt get out of bed. many trips to a&e with panic attacks. my health anxiety is still there but im slowly just telling myself I'm fine, it's nothing serious.

      I did pay for a private health check which came back mostly normal bar my vitamin D. so that did help too but these tablets work. they just take ageeees!!!

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      My health anxiety is mainly focused on my moles and skin, i worry about all my moles even though they were checked last year and now also worry about freckles and blemishes etc plus the sore or burning or itching skin i keep getting doesnt help even though ive read thats all anxiety symptoms.

      Hopefully ill start to feel less anxious soon, really glad they worked for you hopefully they will work for me too x

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      Thank you, mine is all related to a fear of cancer and i think anything i see on my skin is bad. You are right about not being able to get the thoughts out of your head im exactly the same at the moment. What worked for you to stop the thoughts?

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      the meds are a part of it but I've also just constantly told myself that it's my anxiety causing all the aches and pains. when I realised my health was fine I slowly have started to accept that it is my anxiety that causes all the physical symptoms. I still have feels of anxiety daily. but nothing compared to what I was a few months ago at all.

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      Thats what i try to do and need to learn. All my moles have been checked yet i still worry about them and think theyve changed and im getting lots of skin sensations and soreness as well as aches and pains im my abdomen, back and ribs mainly,

      What different aches, pains and sensations were you having?

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    That's brilliant news and very reassuring. Im on my 5th week and feel awful. Fingers crossed for me.

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    Health anxiety is the worst. Panicking I have something sinister today as im so tired

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