I have been diagnosed with GAD for about 7 years. I took celexa for about five years and decided I wanted to try not taking meds. I have been off celexa for almost two years and how am having terrible panic attacks so my NP told me to get back on celexa. Tried the celexa again but it caused me to have shallow breathing which I have been told it made me have a panic attack. So now I've been prescribed lexapro. I already have shallow breathing due to my heightened anxiety and am worried the lexapro will make this symptom worse. Is there anyone who experienced shallow breathing and was it helped by lexapro?