Anxious thoughts

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I have been on 20mg of Citalopram for 1 year on and off (sometimes forgetting to take it) but I have been taking it everyday for 3 weeks and last week my dr increased it to 30mg as I'm not having such a good time right now, but the last view days my anxiety had heightened and I'm having anxious and intrusive thoughts that I can't get out of my head, does this happen to anyone else, please reassure me this is all part of the anxiety disorder, I'm feel like I'm going mad!!

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    sparkly

    The medication has most probably been increased because of your anxiety level. So you need to give the drug time to work, about four weeks

    Keep a hold

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    Hi Sparkly... what I'm trying to understand is why your doctor prescribed Celexa for anxiety. Celexa is generally prescribed for depression. I suffer from anxiety and it is awful. I have intrusive thinking and for a time I suffered greatly because of it. I am on zoloft 100mg daily and the thoughts have almost completely stopped. It does not sound like Celexa is the appropriate medication to match your symptoms. If possible, see a psychiatrist. General practitioners are not specialized in psychiatric medicines. Good luck hun, hope this helps ?

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      Celexa treats depression, but it also helps to prevent panic attacks, and for my own opinion, beeing anxious and plus panic attacks, can make us depressed. This is more like my own experience. I have problem with anxiety and panic attacks, it start about a year ago, but got worse 2 month ago, I refused to take celexa, because I was taking 5 years ago for depression, another doctor had to explained me the benefits and how this drug that is prescribe for depression will help me with my panic attacks. I love Xanax, but xanax won't prevent panic attacks.

      And it is true, no all drugs are good to everybody, every person react different, this is my 3 day with celexa, I felt like crying yesterday, and sometimes anxious, sometimes very calm, I feel like a love my kids and my husband a lot, before I try to stay away from them, I love then, but just wanted to be alone, now I'm kissing then, hugging then, but still I'm not myself, I feel like I have a hungover, just trying for 2 or 3 more weeks, if it doesn't help, I'll change prescription and will see a psychiatrist better.

      Good luck, thank to all for the comments, because it does help.

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    your not going mad, its one of the symptoms of anxiety. Please note when starting  a medication your symptoms can magnify and can be up to three weeks before they settle down. Hang in there friend
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