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Last year after a heart procedure I had severe anxiety attacks that would cause my blood pressure to sky rocket and awful warm sensations running through my body as well as terrible chest and throat tightening. I worked my way up through the side effects of Citalopram with the help of Clonazepam. I was on 30mg of Citalopram and 2 Clonazepam pills a day to keep the anxiety from messing with my heart. With the help of CBT exercises and the above medications the attacks stopped. Months ago I decreased the Clonazepam to one pill a day (split in half) one in the morning and one at night. I did have slight withdrawls and wanted to go back to the two but held on. I am now on only 20 mgs of Citalopram for the next month and will cut it to 10mg. Also, I am on 1/4 of a pill of Clonazepam and some days I try to skip it all together. I am hoping to be completely off of everything in the next 4 months. Although, I am not anti-meds I would rather not be on them. I will always carry Clonazepam on me to take just in case and the psychiatrist agrees.
Just wanted to let people know that you can go from severe issues and with strenght of mind and learning breathing and other mental techniques you can get better.
All the best to everyone.
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