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Should I be scared to get on medication to get me over the hump.  My anxiety automatically thinks the worst case scenario.

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    hi brittany, sorry ur not feeling to good. dont be afraid to take medication. i was afraid to take anything for my anxiety for a long time. i started medication 6 months ago, and i feel really great. i wish i had of went on it sooner. please go to your doctor there are loads of things you can try, it might take a while, but it was the best thing i did. keep well. emily. xx
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    I was scared to take med too but i had lots of support and decided to take my med. Now im 6 wedks in and I feel much better. Dont get me wrong you have good and bad days but u learn how to deal with the bad.

    Please c ur doctor and get well soon.

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    Honestly, go to your gp. A few weeks in to taking citalopram and you'll wish you had gone sooner.........I could kick myself for trying to do this on my own, I'd wasted 6 months of my life, thankfully I'm now planning the next six months and it's a whole lot more exciting!! ­čśâ
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      Hi Sophie, before I started taking the meds I suffered most with chest pain, feeling sick, a metallic taste In my mouth, insomnia, severe health anxiety. Panic attacks, every day that went by was getting more unbearable to get through. I could barely socialise or function normally. But now after taking citalopram most of the above has disappeared! I get the occasional blip when something important is coming up - but at least now I don't want to bolt. I still sometimes get some chest pain but instead now, I don't think I'm dying, I've just put it down to anxiety, it's a bit of a vicious circle really - we can think up all sorts and convince ourselves something terrible is going to happen.....it never does though! I don't know what I would have done without  citalopram, even watching the telly is seriously exciting....just watching a programme without your mind wondering off is amazing, it's those little things I took for granted mean a great deal to me now - it was a rough ride when I started them but it will get better and you may get all sorts of side effects but they will pass......I hope this can be a bit of reassurance for you. All the best x 
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