I came off around 2 years ago but of late my anxiety has worsened again. My doctor has prescribed me citalopram again only 10mg as it worked well with me before.. But being overly anxious this time I'm now panicy about taking them incase of side effects.. Is it possible to take them this time round and develop side effects even tho I was fine on them before? Just looking for reassurance
I will say that you have to just bite the bullet so to speak and give things a good try. That being said, I was on celexa which is citalopram I think about five years ago. It worked really well to control my anxiety for the most part. I weaned off of it thinking I was fine and then a year later it all crept back in. I immediately tried to start the same drug again and was hit really hard with extra anxiety and being overly jittery. I quit after five days and still kick myself for not letting that initial anxiety fade as it generally would have. That was three years ago and I've tried at least ten other drugs with no luck.
So, give it a chance is my advice! You may have side effects and you many not but they are generally mild and pass within a short period of time. Especially if you tolerated it well in the past! Good luck!
Hi, although for some people, taking a medication the second time around isn't successful, this is very rare. Usually if it has worked for you before it will do again. 10mg is a good dosage for anxiety, however after a few weeks or so, you may find an increase to 20mg helpful... You likely will suffer induction side effects, but these will be short lived. I wouldn't expect you to have long term side effects if you didn't the first time. I would give it a try if it was me. I have taken Citalopram myself for several years and it has really changed my life for the better
I took it for a few months.. after a couple weeks I got blurry vision & the dr. Prescribed me Buspar to help with it.. My body totally rejected both meds when other people said they did wonders for them. You just need to know if you feel like it's going to help, than give it a chance. Unfortunately it didn't help me but I wish u all the best.
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