I've been depressed for months along with that I have panic attacks

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So I've been prescribed Celexa 20 mg and lorazepam 0.5 mg.  The lorazepam is to help with the panic attacks.  I've now been on Celexa for 15 days, I feel like it's helping but also have been having some side effects and was wondering if anyone can tell me when these will go away and when I can feel like myself again.  I feel like Celexa is helping me fast enough.

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    Hi Kim, 

    What side effects are you still experiancing. I been on it for 7 days now and the sickness I am managing by eating small amounts regularly, I went off my food completely so I got protine drinks which i drink in between small mouthfulls at meal times. I think its a little better, energy is slowly returning. I still dont sleep well a night but I feel a little better in myself. im no longer catastrophizing and a little calmer. I think its easing so I would have thought you would be feeling better by now. They do say though it takes 4 weeks to properly kick in. Everyone on here advises to stick at it as the side effects do ease. Thinking of you x

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    Hi Kim. These meds do take awhile to work but they do work. Theres a lot if diff people that come in here to share their experiences. We are all different but alike in many ways. You just have to ride out the hard times. Try and get a little exercise and read about this drug. You will get better. And have a very Merry Christmas!!!
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    Kim if you are getting relief now and suffering minimal side effects you are doing well and hopefully you will move on in a couple of weeks time, give the drug time to work

    You need to understand you may well suffer some side effects in the future medicatYions are like that. I have been on this medication now for about ten years and I am virtually side effect free, although sometimes I get the odd tickle that can make me think a bit.

    All medications over the mid to long term will give us a kick back every now and then. You will need to consider how well you are doing over that longer period and accept a few hiccups.

    Good Luck, Merry Christmas and keep a hold



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