when will it get better

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I've been terrible for a while now so went to doctors and got prescribed 20mg citalopram been on them 4 weeks now and no change still get attacks , just want to know if it gets better , I went into a store that I avoided for a while and still had a panic attack got all hot in the face but managed it but still scares me , it makes you feel so lonely like you are the only person with this illness and starting to make me think it won't get better, I just want to be able to go into a store with family or friends and enjoy myself and be happy I'm always just thinking of a way of escaping sad

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    Drugs are NOT a cure. They just lower your symptoms. You need to do some sort of therapy, try reading up about CBT
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    Hi Kimberley, I too suffer with Anxiety! Not nice,but I have suffered since I was a child! This wasn't helped by my two late parents being Alcoholic s! Then being pushed out to an all girls boarding school,miles from home.Now I am a carer for my disabled Hubby.OK I am on beta blockers(propranalol 80 mg twice a day.I also have rescue remedy..I also have Reflexology and Jacuzzi's as I am getting over a hip replacement, which has not been easy.Aromatherapy is also wonderful for stress.Do you have anyone that you can trust? This is so important. Anyway hope this helps. Regards Amanda
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    Hi Kimberley, I was on them too but they didn't really help me much either. I then got put on sertaline and this seemed to help more. Maybe ask your doctor about that? Recently I've been drinking chamomile tea and doing a bit of yoga from YouTube videos. They have helped calm my panic attacks a bit, maybe you could try?
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    Thanks everyone for your replies it's good to hear other people are going through this , I have a loving boyfriend who helps as much as he can but good to talk to people who understand what it is , I just constantly feel like I'm never gonna get past it also got diagnosed with labrinthitis 2 days ago aswell so on prochlorperazine for that , I would try therapy but even going to the doctors is a struggle for me it's hard to control your mind , it make you feel so silly when you see everyone else doing tasks like this so easy x
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    Maybe this medication is not right for you. I think you should see your doctor and let him know that it isn't quite working for you.
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