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Hi everyone, Ive suffered from moderate to severe panic disroder for a while, and Ive been quite debilitated because of it for roughly 2 years.
My main trigger is my health, specifically nausea and vomitting.
My doctor initially prescribed me teva-Lorazepam 1mg which is working great for in the moment situations where I need imediate relief.
However I, just like thousands, want my old life back.
My doctor prescribed me Citalopram 20mg back in october of 2016, I was to take 10mg for 7 days then take 20mg per day afterwards with a follow up appointment a month later. I read the side effects and saw nausea and vomitted came up a lot.. I refused to take them out of complete fear up until 3 days ago ( January 10, 2017 ). At my appointments between then and now we had talked about natural and alternative ways to help fix it, with out much success happening though.. At my last appointment in December we talked about weening onto it in very small incriments. I was still very weary about it though. I finally bit the bullet though this week and realized I dont want to live the rest of my life the way it is right now. I took my doctors advice and I am taking it in 2.5mg doses and uping it by 2.5mg every 5 days until I reach 20mg which should be by mid-February.
So far no bad side effects, really none in general, except I get drowsy an hour after taking it for an hour or so then I go back to normal.
I just want to know if anyone has had success weening thmeselves onto it slowly like I am. I also take gravol every night before bed because I cant slepe at night otherwise ( been taking it for over a year daily ).
My doctor and pharmasist said that this is a good idea ( to slowing up my dose ) so I dont experience bad effects while doing it.
I just want to know if anyone else has done it the way I am and how it worked out for them !!
THANK YOU XO
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