Scared. 2 weeks in on citalopram and anxiety kicking off

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Two weeks on 10mg and today I actually feel the worst I have done. Panic attacks feel as though they are swamping me and I feel like I can’t breathe and I feel all fuzzy. I keep waking up from sleep with nerves, racing mind,  racing heart and scared thoughts. I.e I’m never going to be better, I can’t cope etc. I’m trying to stay calm but it’s hard. 

I’ve taken citalopram twice before. I get to a point where I feel good and think this being happy lark is easy. So I come off and slowly but surely anxiety and depression creep back and I have to start all over again. I’ve been in bed the best part of two weeks.... 

Yesterday I felt I had turned a corner and today I am the worst. I feel awful 😩 I’m so scared and frightened. 

Just looking for comfort. Please help xx

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    You know you can stay on this med forever. I hope you realize that..take care
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      Think that might have to be what’s right for me!! 

      Doing this every year is exhausting and never gets easier. 

      Thank you for responding it means a lot x

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      No problem ..I have suffered with anxiety for three decades never in a million years I thought I recover on celexa..I would never want to return to those dreadful feelings ever again..too much to handle without meds...so I say yes to celexa.. always here to help...
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      Awh I’m sorry to hear that!!! It is the worst!!! 

      I feel too scared to sleep right now for the lurking panic attack and uneasiness

      Are you up based? 

      How are you doing?  X

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      It took me 8months to recover on celexa..and I feel very well..but prior to celexa I was a mess..and I recovered on ten milligrams....don't understand your question about based?

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