Started citalopram 10mg about 1.5 weeks ago as suffer work related stress and OCD. My anxiety has seemed to increase driving me to work i have left things at work unsefely. Anyone had increase ocd and almost unmanagable anxiety on starting this drug? and if so any tips? Short of locking myself away
Unfortunately the increase in anxiety/OCD can be the nature of the beast when starting any antidepressant. It may calms down in 2-4 weeks. You may ask your doc for something short term to help with the anxiety until then. If you feel that there is going to be more safety issues at work, you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible. There is also the option of forgoing meds and get into therapy to learn some tools to deal with your stress and OCD.
Hope things get better for you soon :)
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