What exactly does citalopram do

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I had a bad experience in June while on holiday,I was eating mash potato and it went down wrong and came back up and I panicked I was going to be sick,this is because of my extreme phobia of being sick(emetophobia).since then it's as if my brain is controlling my ability to swallow naturally,I'm constantly thinking about swallowing when I'm eating and have lost a lot of weight since July.im not sure what exactly the citalopram is doing to help my

Thinking,is it ever going to help me stop thinking about swallowing.i started on 10 mg then 20 then 30 then 40.i have been on 40 for 5 weeks and noticing a little difference that I'm not panicking as much when I try and eat,but I still have the fear of swallowing constantly every day.is the cit ever going to stop me think about swallowing,I'm not sure exactly what they are supposed to be doing.

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    Citalopram is usually the most popular ssri prescribed for anxiety and panic disorder.
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    I would say you need to see a therapist of some kind to combat your fear, I don't think Citalo is the answer here.

    It sounds like you've got yourself into abit of a rut, and you just need to break the circle. You wil get through this.

    Good luck and please update us.

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