Citalopram - scared

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Been suffering for the last 3 months now - got slightly better in between but worse recently. Been doctors numerous times and been given 20mg Citalopram..but toooo scared to take them after some stuff iv read on here and other places. So scared that even thinking about it makes me anxious. I have weird head feeling ..hard to explain..like a slight burning pressure all over my head. I feel as everything is going blurry .. scared to go socialise now for no reason I'm scared . Don't even know what I'm scared about . Getting married in 3 months and need to get better. do the tablets help ?? How bad are they at the beginning?? Will it help my headache go away and tight chest ..etc

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    Have you ever read the side effects of Tylenol or Ibuprofen...take care
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      I know what you're trying to say... But nearly everyone says that you feel really really bad the first month and that's what I'm scared of

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      I was the same way...and for me yes the side effects where horrible..but I held on and preservere ..I had the same symptoms as you or worst before celexa..try 5..then 10..and so on it's easier on your body...with dc.approval of course..take care

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    Ive been where you are. Was worried about upping my dose because the side effects of the 10mg really screwed my head up initially. They pushed my anxiety levels through the roof. When going on the  20mg I snapped the tablet in half for a couple of days and took half morning and night. Doc wouldn't advice that but it worked for me. Hope u feel better soon. 

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    Start off by taking half the dose. Or even a quarter. Wean yourself into them. That’s the only way could talk myself into taking it. And I have to say, it’s the best thing I ever did! It’s changed my life. I’m a better mum, wife and friend. I get up every morning and actually have something to smile about for the first time. It’s like I CANT feel anxious! My brain won’t let me. It’s weird but wonderful! Good luck. You won’t be sorry xx
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