I've just been prescribed Citalopram HBR (generic for Celexa), 20 mg, to treat my anxiety disorder. I've been taking Effexor for about 7 months but started experiencing random nervous stomach that might have been caused by the Effexor, so I've been switched to Celexa. I haven't taken it yet, I'm starting tomorrow, I was wondering if anyone taking this medication for anxiety would share their experience?
Experiences with Celexa for Anxiety?
- 15 Sep 2013 by Tomethy
- 5 March 2014
- celexa, effexor, anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, citalopram, anxiety and stress, nervous, generic, stomach, disorder
Added 15 Sep 2013:
I'm also taking Buspirone HCL (generic for Buspar)
I haven't taken Celexa for anxiety myself ... but the link below has reviews that you may find useful. Just remember though that everyone has different experiences.
Hi, i have been taking Citalopram for several years now, and it's worked wonders for my depression. Really gave me a new focus on life. I'm not sure it works very well for my anxiety??? I was starting to have anxiety attacks earlier this year, & i was prescribed Pregabalin to help with this, and it did. The 2 together work well. I can't be sure that the anxiety would be controlled as well without the Citalopram though, i probably suffered anxiety along with my depression but at a lower level, and Citalopram covered it. It is a good medication, i hope it works as well for you : )
I'm on 20 mg. ever since I started taking it right before bed its been great. It made drowsy but now that I take it t bedtime I sleep through the drowsy period and it actually helps me sleep. I go back to the dr in November and I may ask to have him boost my dose as I hear after several months this may be necessary. But so far so good for me. Been on it for about 4 months. Good luck!
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