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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