I'm 19 a couple weeks ago had such a bad anxiety attack I had to go to the er, a few days later I was prescribed 20 mg Celexa daily and 1 mg Ativan as needed, I've never felt this way before like I can't do anything I used too I just want to lay around all day because everything just makes me anxious and I freak out, car rides, being alone, etc. I just want to feel like I used too
Hang in there!! It will take the medication upwards of a month to reach max effectiveness. Hopefully, your anxiety will improve over the next few weeks. It is possible to feel better again so don't give up hope. I recommend some talk therapy as well as medication. It helps me tremendously.
I do think it is very common to feel this way on celexa. My boyfriend started taking celexa awhile back and was acting the complete same. We planned on moving but he is terrified of getting in a car we couldn't even go town 10 mins away for more than an hour but on the bright side I have noticed the pill is starting to slowly start help him. It does take time but I feel better with him taking celexa than I do a lot of the other anxiety medicines. Try to hang in there if it doesn't do anything after a month try talking to your Dr about a different medicine. Talking to someone who can help you deal with your anxiety will help a lot to.
Hi..my friend had severe anxiety and panic attacks about 4 years ago and took Celexa and Ativan. At first the Celexa made her feel really sick but after 3 weeks or so it started really helping. I can take up to 8 weeks to reach full effect so hang in there. also, after about 1 1/2 years my friend was able to go off the Celexa and continues to do well to this day. A little anxiety here and there but nothing like before. There is always hope!
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