Does this ever get better.

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Hello everybody.

I've had a bad few years of personal circumstances which I thought I'd managed to get through until 10 week ago. 

I was in work( I'm a cleaner at the hospital) and managed to get a needle stick injury and went into complete anxious/panic mode,thinking I had everything you could possibly mention. My doc put me on Citalopram.

All my results came back fine so I thought I'd be happy sailing. That wasn't the case unfortunately. I had 8 week of complete hell. 

My mind decided it was a good idea to get itself fixated on my teeth and how they feel in my mouth,24/7 I am thinking about my teeth. I ended up going to A+E and being seen by the crisis team who told me that the citalopram had a bad effect on me and changed all my meds. They said once my mood started to lift and my anxiety settled and the citalopram was out of my system,then the thought would disappear. 

I've been on Mirtazapine and Promazine for 13 days and would really like some reassurance that this will pass.

Thank you for taking time to read this. I do appreciate it xxx

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    I'm dealing with similar issues. I am having throat troubles and have been to er and to my ent doctor and all my blood work and test have come back normal besides I have acid reflux. So I worry still that I have something wrong and then my anxiety kicks in and I deal with the what ifs. I take ativan which helps but know I hurt thru my neck and should and know it's from stress. For you let your meds work cause they do help.. I read alot and try to focus on the good things cuz it will ruin your life if you let it.. good luck and stay positive. 
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      Thank you Tonya. It's hard to know if there is actually something wrong or if it's anxiety making us focus on these things. 

      I'm thinking anxiety because I've not had this thought before until I was on Citalopram which sent my anxiety through the roof. 

      When I manage to relax myself it's like the thought doesn't even want to be there,like what is all the fuss about. 

      Its very scary at times. 

      You must be finding it hard too and I. So sorry to hear that. I do hope that 

      pas time goes by that this isn't a issue for us.

      Thankyou for posting smile 

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      I agree.. I try to focus on the good and my mind starts wondering. My vision gets blurry at times than I think its a brain tumor. 😕 so then I take my ativan and it seems to help within an hour. I hope these thoughts and feelings get better.. 
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      It's defiantly anxiety. If you think about it,we tend to get these odd thoughts when anxiety is high and then we react by throwing more anxiety at it.

      I'm due my promazine again in a hour but I've actually had one of my best days today. Still gonna take it though. 

      Its a long road chick but I've been here before and got through it and been well for 13/14 years so fingers crossed this is just a stage in both of our lives and hopefully anxiety will be bored of us both soon xxx


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      I was on Citalopram and propananol(think that's what it's called) but the Citalopram made it worse this time.

      I've been on Mirtazapine 30mg for depression and Promazine 5mg for anxiety/ disordered thinking for 13 days. It does seem to be doing ok. This time 2 week ago I was at the hospital in a complete mess xxx

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