Posted a question a couple weeks ago and the support really helped. Anxiety and mild depression has come back and I'm having a hard time accepting it.
I'm currently in Europe visiting family and am not having the best time - anxiety almost 24/7. Before I left I was really scared and went to the doctor he adjusted my dose of klonopin which really didn't do anything and prescribed me celexa. I've been on both before but for some reason I'm terrified to start taking celexa again. I have no idea why but I'm scared I'm gunna go manic or something or anxiety will get worse or act weird and embarrass myself in front of family who has no idea that I'm suffering from anxiety.
I just need some reassurance or something I guess. I'm just really scared right now and don't have anyone to talk to.
Scared to go back on Celexa?
- 20 Sep 2015 by Anonymous
- 21 September 2015
- celexa, depression, anxiety, anxiety and stress
Added 20 Sep 2015:
The first time I took these meds the klonopin and celexa worked pretty well but I'm not sure why I'm so nervous.
Don't be scared, be proactive. You've taken the Celexa before so you probably know what to expect. You may have some heightened anxiety in the beginning as a side effect which will go away with continued use. As far as the mania, if you are prone to mania than an antidepressant of this kind may not be the best choice. That would have to be discussed with the doctor. But if you are not prone to mania, I wouldn't worry. It maybe time to explain to trusted family members that you need to start a new medication and what the side effects can be so they can help you through it. Anxiety disorder is nothing to feel guilt over or shame. It is a brain chemical imbalance which is not necessarily your fault, but is your responsibility to treat. You can do it. Hope you feel better soon.
A1991 Good day, And lets try and make you visit better I so agree with Laurie you have nothing to hide explain that you have to start a new medication So could you all help me out. This chemical imbalance is nothing to mess with and if you did good the first time you should know what to expect and family support is great. Start your Celexa Just remember the first 7 to 14 days those side effect mostly go away.You would be supprised how many people maybe even in your family suffer in silence and there is no reason for that No reason to feel shame of guilt. This is so common it's a shame that people feel so bad about having these problems so please start the Celexa and they can help you get through it and you can enjoy your trip.Remember the sooner you start the sooner you well feel better. Have a good day Chuck1957
I am sorry you have no one to talk to but us... the group. Allow someone in your family to know what you are suffering. They may be going through the same thing. We are all scared to go back to medication period no matter what it is or how we felt while taking it. We long to be normal an not feel this overwhelming feelings of panic. No one wants to feel anxiety. But if we need the medication to enjoy our lives than we must be proactive and bite the bullet. Quite recently I had to go back on an anti depressant to alleviate my symptoms of anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, and depression. I can say today that I feel much better and things are looking up.
Please take the medicine and consider talking to a close family member about your condition. They may be very supportive. Anxiety affects millions of people nationwide... so speak about it. I know you will feel better shortly you owe it to yourself to live your best life. Manager5
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