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I've just been prescribed 20mg Citalopram by my GP, it is the first time in some years since I was prescribed anything to combat anxiety and I had to stop those (can't recall the name) because of bad side effects including nausea, vomiting, and sleeplessness - the side effects truly exacerbated things. Recently, my anxiety has become much worse and resulted in more frequent panic attacks for the first time in years, hence the GP's prescription.
I've been trying to research side effects and I'm worried at the level of affliction Citalopram has on people. I understand everyone will react individually however with a bad past experience of side effects I am increasingly anxious about this, even despite discussing with my GP - but the double-edged sword is that from forums, it's clear that people are reaping the benefits of sticking to it.
I haven't yet started taking it and was planning to this evening, I just wanted to know if anyone had any advice for taking the first step and setting / sticking to a routine of taking them, even through the various side effects. I don't want to start and give up if the side effects are difficult but there is a chance they can help too early for example.
Appreciate any advice
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