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Hi everyone, ill try to this post quick and to the point. I am a 21 year old male, & have had anxiety for a little over a year now with symptoms of insomnia, depression, stomach problems, dehydration, shortness of breath, and minor chest pain. I was prescribed 20mg citalopram about 4 days ago by my Dr. but have not taken it yet, due to him telling me itll take awhile for the tablets to take effect, and could most likely leave you with worse anxiety before it actually starts working and I feel like i cant afford for it to get any worse. I have not been sleeping well, in the past 4-5 days and maybe get 3-4 hours of sleep a day ever since. Last night, I had jolts and muscle spasms when trying to lay down and get rest ontop of having very painful stomach pains and shortness of breath and decided to go to the hospital. After explaining everything that has been wrong with me, they did not do anything special to assist me. However, they did recommend me to see a psychiotrist and gave me 20 tablets of ativan (.5 mg). I took the ativan last night and felt just well enough to get 6 hours of sleep (9:30pm-3:30am) but have been up ever since. I was just very curious if anyone has had experiences with taking both medications at once and if it is a smart idea in the long and short run. I was told yesterday, I could take them together if I wanted to by the dr. at the hospital but should take the citalopram in the morning and the ativan at night but am kinda iffy about it, since ive always just fought my anxiety naturally and never wanted to rely on any medication. Unfortunately, I guess I have no choice. I hope I can push myself to get through this and eventually live the normal life I lived before any of this anxiety started to occur. Thankyou for all of your comments on the matter, and appreciate the help and support!
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