Anxiety or side effects?

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I've been prescribed 10mg citalopram for anxiety. The anxiety started as stress about my health and other challenges in life and has developed into a full blown all day anxiety. It's absolutely terrifying.

I am on day 5 of the medicine and not sure if

the anxiety has gotten worse or if it is side effects. I feel extremely nervous, shaky, unable to relax. This lasts pretty much the whole day, tends to ease off in the evening and then starts again as I wake up. Mornings are absolutely horrendous, I wake up feeling sick and my arms feel like they are burning.

Is my anxiety getting worse or is this the pills? Is there hope I will ever feel back to myself again?!

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    those are heighten anxiety side effects of the regards

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    Anxiety gets worse before it gets better when taking citalopram. My dose was increased two weeks ago and I experienced heighten anxiety again, now starting to settle down. xx

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    i had a really bad night last night, got two hours of sleep and since then kept waking up feeling extremely nervous and that horrible burning sensation in my arms. Is this just side effects or am i losing my mind?! Help please

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    hi we seem to be in a similar situation.

    im on day 11 10mg and have had diarrohea this morning and generally feel as you described. had a good day yestetday so felt i was getting there but not today.

    Citalopram has helped me in the passed tho so hope its worth getting through this bit

    i only started taking mine again after stimach psins that docs still dont know what is.

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