Dont know what to do anymore help plz

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I started on citalopram 10mg for 8 weeks and then 20mg which iv been on for over 4 weeks and at first i felt a little bit better but i feel like my anxiety is worse now. I cant stop overthinking. I suffer from anxiety and obsessive thoughts. I suffered abuse as a child and had counselling for this last year. But the past few weeks i feel as if i have too much on my mind im scared that im going to have anxiety forever and also my obsessive thoughts are never going to go away. I feel overwhelmed with everything. I have a cbt appointment this week and im worried its not going to work as i have too many problems to be helped by anyone. I just want to feel better. Im always on high alert and loud noises make me jump. I just dont feel like myself at all. I was hoping to see an improvement with citalopram by now it seems to be taking a long time.

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    Maybe celexa is not for you.

    Talk to you doctor about it. I'm having same problem, this is the 8 day with celexa, I had bad days crying , chest pressure, tired another day, and like today, little tired but I feel like I'm myself, I don't know tomorrow, I'll try for at least 4 weeks, if it doesn't work, I'll change to a different medicine. I do feel calm, my nervousness has slow a lot, I'm walking a lot too, but my obsessive thoughts are still there.

    Good luck to you.

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    Hi Donna,

    Childhood abuse issues will not go away in a short while, if ever.  a good CBT will be able to show you steps to healthier thinking, but it is soemthing you have to practice every day.

    I have been in T for over 3 years and still have childhood abuse issues. I am better, but it takes time and hard honest work.  

    Getting well is about changing how we think.  There are always many ways to look at a situation, they can all be accurate, but with CBT we focus on the healthier thoughts rather then the negetive.  

    Panic attacks are not the end of the world, they're not fun, but they do go away in time. I used to lay there and time mine. 40 minutes from start to finish.  I don't get them for that long anymore and instead of 10 panic attacks a day, it is more like once a month and they last two minutes max.

    Much of my panic was do to undiagnosed Celiac disease. If you've not been tested, I highly recommend you do. 

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      Thank you for both your replies, i sometimes think im not sure what therapy is best for me i am starting cbt/emdr. My mind is overwhelmed with everything i just cant think straight. Its disheartening when you start an antidepressant and wait 12 weeks to feel better and then if they dont work you have to start all over again. My dreams are always related to my past also. I really hope cbt can do something for me. Iv had it a few times before.
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      I'm 14 weeks on sertraline, they've helped some but like you, the intrusive thoughts, worried, loud noises actually irritate me very much, sad at times, etc., are always lurking. I don't want to change or go up another dose, I just don't have it in me to go through all this again.

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      Therapy is interesting, I realized I was fighting it for the first year, then one day I just relaxed into it and things started to change.  I have a ways to go, but I have also come a long way.  I hope you stick with it if you get the opportunity; so many cannot get proper treatement. 
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