Once recovered do thoughts about anxiety linger?

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Things are going great at 8 almost 9 weeks on citalopram after some pretty bad dips. I still worry daily about going back to square one even when I feel great. Will that fade over time?

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    Yes it lingers ..but it quickly disappears..your going to always think how you come this far..and how you felt before at least for me ..but with celexa you easily brush it off.
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    I'd say you're still in early days.  Once I recovered fully, I did not worry about the anxiety coming back at all.  You just start to forget about those negative thoughts because you feel normal and calm again.  I would say it most likely will fade.

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      Hmmm, it's hard to say the exact time because it was 5 years ago that I went through my first dosage with Citalopram and had anxiety/panic attacks.

      I remember it had started around Thanksgiving (I remember staying home and feeling miserable instead of visiting family) and then I went on medication.  By Christmas/New Years time (around a month) I believe I felt a lot better as I don't remember missing events/having a super bad time.  

      I would guess maybe 3-4 months?  I wish I had an exact answer to give you.  I just remember it getting gradually better day after day (especially after 1 month).  Definitely under 6 months - and that's for fully recovered/feeling completely normal again.

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      The first month is the hardest, they usually kick in properly with me around week 10. I've just finished 6 weeks and I'm better than I was a month ago but not anything like normal yet.

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