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Hi. I've had anxiety and panic for 3 years now and it's totally taken over my life and got worse over the years. I'm overly anxious about anything and everything. I can't remember the last time I left my house and went out by myself. I feel as though I'm losing my mind. I went to my gp last year and he gave me 10mg of citalopram. I got to day 4 then stopped taking them. Stupid of me I know and I now regret it. I believed I didn't need medication and that I could do it by myself. I've always been scared of taking medication for anxiety. I hate taking paracetamol never mind anything else lol. Anyhow, I went back to my doctor last week and seen a different doctor. Told her the counciling wasn't helping but the anxiety is a big problem for me. She prescribed me with 20mg of citalopram this time. Its been a week now and I still haven't picked up the courage to take them. I get mad with myself because I know I should and need to take them, yet I haven't. I'm going on holiday in just under 3 weeks and I don't want to me feeling ill or extremely tired when I go. I just don't know what to do. I'm scared to take them because of the side effects. I've got it in my head that I'm going to suffer from all side effects possible. I know I probably won't, but anxiety it making me feel as though I will. If anyone could tell me about their experiences, what and if you suffered from side effects and how long for would be much appreciated.
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