Celexa adjustment hell

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I am new to this. started celexa due to severe constant panic attacks and 24/7 anxiety. today is day 5 at 10mg once a day and i feel like crap ... major anxiety and constant exhaustion. my dr keeps saying its normal and to hang in there. why would a pill to counter anxiety give you 10x more anxiety? i understand no difference but to make things worse just plain sucks ! can anyone offer encouragement 😦 feeling out of sorts completely

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    Hi, this is completely normal. Unfortunately Citalopram does tend to make anxiety worse before it makes it better. For me, it made it worse for the first 11 days then started to see an improvement! Stick with it, you're not far off x

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    yes it's true it has to get worse before it gets better on this pill Celexa

    do u also have side effects as of starting this meds

    if so that's normal to sad to say this is a tuff pill to go thought not a lie

    also u early in on this pill it gets better with time , weeks

    hope I could help u a bit

    if u have more questions about this meds and what's going on with u while

    still on it and days pass by u can ask me anytime

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    Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I feel as though sometimes I'm going out of my mind...I am so much looking forward to when this pill takes effect. I need a break from the constant anxiety. I'm definately going to tough it out...send me some good vibes! at night I have to take a bezo to sleep...i never thought id be at this point in my life


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