Health anxiety- someone please help

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Hi all

I suffer with GAD but mainly health anxiety. Been on Citalopram for couple years, recently went back down to 10mg as 20 always makes my anxiety go sky high.

Had a headache and hot flashes for last few days and that awful depersonalisation feeling that I remember having when I first started taking it. I just don't feel myself at all. Why am I getting this now so long after being on my medication ?

Really worried

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    It can often be the case that while meds may help control some symptoms, they cant be relied upon to provide a full resolution.  No need to worry, just ask a dr to review the medication or maybe add in some therapy to compliment them.  Ive been on citalopram in the past, they didnt agree with me at all - but i know others who swear by them.  Sadly meds isnt always the only part in dealing with anxiety, sometimes it takes a little more
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    Maybe your body is adjusting to the medication and you might need a bigger dose. Just a thought
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      I haven't been on Citalopram for years, just getting ready for my 8th week. I was on 10mg for 5 weeks and it was very up and down - feeling better in some ways but anxiety increased so I am using Ativan as well as therapy and distracting works the best with me.

      3 weeks ago I went up to 20mg and it took a week or so but it has been like a cloud has lifted - I had the strength and emotional stability to fight off a pretty bad anxiety attack while driving my car.

      I am new to all of this but I do know exercise, distraction, therapy and my meds have helped me get my life back. I am far from beyond all of it, I have moments of panic, chest tightening and hot flushing through my body, but I am facing iy directly.

      I am saying all this to say that it takes more than one thing of med to conquer anxiety.

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      Hi Diane I on 10 mg citalapram for 6 weeks I was really scared to take them incase had allergic reaction or this heart thing that was told about with citalapram and I worry about my heart all the time anyway but I am feeling a bit better not getting bad thoughts do you think I would need bigger dose as I would make myself very anxious taking it / I on diazapam 2mg twice a day I am going to groups getting out every day as wel walking / jogging do you think they take longer to work than 6 weeks they do make me feel tired / I have been of work now 2half month got meeting next week but 2 be honest don't think can face going back to work as I want to get better what do you think how are the citalapram with you love xx

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    There are so many different meds out there. Tell you doc that this one is not working,and tell him how you feel on it. Make the call.
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