My doctor prescribed citalopram and everything I read seems to suggest thus drug is meant for depression. Even my Doc seemed to brushed of me saying I'm not depressed. I am a happy person who suffers anxiety. Is this the right drug?
Hi, Josh! Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, etc. are all drugs that were R&D'd and marketed originally as antidepressant medications. In field use it became apparent that they did an equally good job with the various anxiety/panic disorders. In fact, over 2/3 of prescriptions written for these drugs are for anxiety/panic.
It avoids you using the benzodiazipines such as Valium, Klonopin, Xanax, etc. which are dangerously addictive.
Best wishes, Wildcat
Celexa is also used for anxiety. If you are have SEs you could try cutting the pill in half & take just 10 mgs. Personally, I would want a low dose of Xanax but some docs do not want to write a script for a controlled substance.
Good to hear that you are not depressed.
How has this medication worked for you? I'm scared to start it
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
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