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was on citalopram 10mg for 4 days then had to go down to 5mg felt worse so doctor took me off them as i was in a right anxious state told me to take 2mg diazapan and 10 mg properanolol up to 3x a day for properanolol i only take it once a day like with the diazapan feel calmer but today come afternoon i started to feel anxious again and dont know whether to take another diazapan 2mg been loseing weight to is that normal as had no appitite for 2 weeks due to anxiety but thinking i got cancer as lost 8lbs had blood test in november but doctor told me it would have picked something up then as she not concerned tell my head that so stressed is there anyone who suffered same feelings

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    Did you have your symptoms before the celexa?
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      i do suffer anxiety but not this bad, thats why he put me on citalopram was on for 8 days but my symptoms didnt subside i know it takes 6/8 weeks to take effect but i really did feel worse in those 8 days, whats made me worse is the weight loss i'm thinking its something serious i have started eating since being on other meds but my anxiety has'nt lasted this long thats why i'm stressing

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      Weight loss in the beginning stages of celexa is very common..and also your health anxiety needs to be control I also suffered from health anxiety..and celexa fix that for me...
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    The thing is, Wendy, you will feel a lot worse in the initial days of the antidepressant. Usually after a few weeks, the side effects become more tolerable, it does take time, and a sedative or beta blocker can help with the anxiety.

    Antidepressant dosing is a tricky thing to get right. Sounds like moving to 5mg for a while was a good move.

    If you don't want to take the antidepressant, that is up to you of course, but if you've been prescribed a sedative, then it would make sense to use it.

    The feelings you are describing are all common to anxiety and depression, and of course may have been increased by the antidepressant meds in the first stages.

    Hope you are feeling a bit better today. 🙂

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    Its normal for anxiety to increase when you start taking these, and coming off them quickly.  Hang in there!  try not to let the symptoms scare you and try to see it as physical anxiety symptoms which are perfectly normal.  Am amazed that the doctor took you off them so quickly without giving them a chance.
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