Citalopram anxiety

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Hi does anyone know how long the anxiety lasts still getting it at 9 weeks thanks jeff

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    give it a couple of weeks more and you should find that the ssri  starts too work in your brain.What strength are you taking 
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    Hi there Jeffrey - I had been taking Citalopram for over a month, and a few days ago I was ready to end my life due to the anxiety - it was through the roof.  I was reading lots of encouraging reviews by people saying stick with it, it will get better, etc etc, but I don't think I would be writing this post if I had continued to take it.  

    I think the truth about antidepressants is that they don't work for everyone.  And everyone responds differently, particularly to something affecting the brain. It scares me that doctors hand these things out so easily, don't even warn you of side effects, and then leave you to fend for yourself, cross your fingers and hope they work.  The reports about people feeling more suicidal after taking antidepressants are not unfounded.  It's crazy to expect anyone to have to endure this sort of pain.

    I have been suffering with PTSD, terrible flashbacks that turn to sheer terror.  I had hoped an SSRI would help me.  But this is the second one I have tried, with the same results.  Oddly enough the flashbacks seem to be a little better, but my general anxiety levels are far worse.  I came off them a few days ago, and am feeling so much calmer.

    I have found that learning more about PTSD and anxiety is helping me to deal with it better. And mindfulness meditation has been a god send. I've learn a lot about myself, and how I deal with anxiety through meditation. I guess I was hoping for an easy solution with the pills, but there are no quick fixes with this kind of stuff.

    I hope things get better for you.  But if you have given it 9 weeks already, then perhaps it's time to try something else.  Don't give up.  

    Best wishes


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      Hi steve sorry to here its been that bad for you the thing with me is i have lost 3 members of my family in as many years which i thought didnt affect me then bam at the end of january i literally freaked out with my first panic attack which was absolutely terrifying and since then i have had no more panic attacks but even going into another room i tense up and unable to do things. It is a terrible thing to go through but i have been on them before and wasnt informed about the side effects and i too had thoughts about ending it all if i didnt have my family i hate to think where i would be now..

      It is getting better slowly but feeling that your anxiety is at 100% just before you go to bed is not good.I am glad you are feeling better and wish you well for the future

      Best wishes Jeff

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