I started having severe anxiety attacks from personal issues and stress from home life, motherhood and work. All combined into one, it was unbearable. My heart would start racing, it'd be hard to breathe, my chest would pound so hard it would hurt. I saw my doctor and she put me on 20mg of Celexa once a day. Unfortunately, since then, about 3 weeks now, I fear it's getting worse. I now wake up more often with anxiety attacks. It's making sleeping hard to do, which is difficult for me regardless since I work 3rd shift and have to get up with my daughter in the mornings. Unfortunately, there is no way to eliminate any stress in my life and I can't keep waking up from dreams with my heart nearly busting through my chest. The celexa has helped me with depression, but I feel like it isn't helping the anxiety much. Should I see about switching mg?
aloha, i too suffer from anxiety attacks that keeps me down for days. i was just told by a nurse to try celexa. is this your first time on any type of anti depressant/anxiety med? if so the dr may need to just up the dose, or even change medication. as for the attacks my dr has put me on xanax half mg to take 2 times daily. i normally only took it when i felt an attack comming on, but also to help sleep. im on a taper from percocet 10/325, so im going thru alot of changes on my body. and my bodys not happy. its a horrible feeling and i feel for you, try and continue as often as you can to this site, its what helped me in the very beginning when i joined, and now. be open with your dr, after all, she is there to help you. be open and honest. i journal and do devotions and listen to worship music early in the morning.
when everyone is still asleep my taper or insomnia or anxiety has me up and miserable. but then i find peace in God and soak in as much calmness i can. i have very miserable days, more recently,but i also have good days. on my bad days when i look back, i havent journled, colored or gone to therapy cause im so locked up in my head. so if you can use all the tools given. ttyl, take care, leanne
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I have the same problem or had.The highest effective dose is 40mg.My mental health doctor doesn't prescribe certain anxiety meds,so I spoke to my family doctor and was put on Klonopin,and it helps tremendously.Seroquel was also tried by my mental health doctor and I gained soooo much weight.So I don't suggest seroquel or seroquel xr.
dearmsinvincible, just stopping on by to say im thinking about you and hope all is well. take care of yourself and give yourself a break. take a long nap. get someone to watch the children, go to a hotel and spa for the weekend and just pamper yourself. you deserve it. aloha, leanne
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