does anyone know if citalopram really helps?

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Hi everyone, i was hoping for abit of hope. Does citalopram really help and if so how does it help? I struggle to go out cuz i panic, i struggle to eat along with alot of other things. Whats your experience ?? Thanks everyone

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    I have found a great difference in my anxiety I take beta blockers and citalopram for anxiety and depression still have off days im on them from November! X
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      This combination also worked for me and I regret stopping them. Having to start all over again on the citalopram, but trying without the propranolol as I gained weight.
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    Thanks for your replies, ive been on 10mg for 8 days then 20mg for 7 days. It sounds stupid but i panic about everything nd i cant help it at all. I just dont know how i can carry on like this. I tried for nearly 6 years but its gotten worse nd worse
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      I take for health anxiety mainly, I think really stupid things are wrong with me but can't help it. I get physical symptoms too headache/numbness. It never completely goes, they say about 6-8 weeks to fully work.
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       Tell me about your headaches. I didn't get them at the beginning but now I think my never ending tension headache may be connected to the Citalopram, preblem is my GP disagrees.
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    At the beginning I felt really calm, but after it gets inot your sysmen if you are really stressed out it does't make you feel calm.
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      I've always suffered with headaches, so I don't think they are resulted to citalopram. Propranolol stopped them anyway. Not taking them anymore just on citalopram and still suffering with the start up side effects.
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      About 18 months, reduced right down a couple of weeks ago but back on 10mg daily now I couldn't cope without them x
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      Haw did they help you? Hope you dont mind all the questions im feeling really bad at the minute and been on citalopram for week of 10mg and 11 days of 20mg and i feel worse if anything x
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    I thought I would comment ( but don't want to tempt fate) I have been taking Cit for 4 months now and have had all of the side effects, I was starting to think that they would not work as I was really anxious last week and have continually had panic attacks, however on Saturday I felt carm and relaxed which has so far continued todate, is this really the light at the end of the tunnel or a tempoary feeling, that latter I hope so keep the faith all it hopefully will get better for you all,
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