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Offline t-panic

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Hello all,

I have just started taking medication for panic disorder today. Yesterday I went to my scheduled doctors appointment to ask him for help with my overwhelming anxiety and panic. This is all still fairly new to me. I had a panic attack right in his office and I hadn't had one like that in over a month. He instantly prescribed Celexa and assured me that what he had just witnessed was just a panic attack.

So now I am starting with 10mg (half pill) for a week and then I am to up it to 20mg (full pill) for the next 8 weeks. Has anyone had any positive results with this medication? I appreciate input but please no negative feedback as it was hard enough to convince myself to take this drug today.

Thanks everyone.
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Offline Julie A. Cook

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My mother has had  terrific success with Celexa!!!!  She's sohappy on it and relaxed, she's gained some weight and she was down by 14 lbs.

You'll do fine and you will recover.

 

Best of luck to you,

Julie
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I take Lexapro which is in the same class of meds (SSRI's).  They typically take a few weeks to build up a therapeutic level in your blood, so be patient with the medication.  Depending on your level of anxiety you might want to see a therapist to help with relaxation and thought techniques.  Good luck with the Celexa.
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Hey T-panic,

I was on Celexa 20mg for almost three years just came off of it in August. It helped me a lot during the period of time I was on it. I will tell you it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for it to start working. While I was starting it I experienced minimum side effects, nothing bad at all! I started to feel better around the second month of taking it.

I hope sharing my positive experience with you will help!
Best of luck!
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Offline simoliz03

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  Celexa is usually well tolerated by people with fewer side effects.  And I heard if you do have a loved one you are intimate with, it will not really affect you.  Don't be affraid to talk to your doctor.
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Offline t-panic

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Thanks everyone.

I am nearing the end of my second week on Celexa. The first week was hard but I think it was mostly because I was nervous about taking an SSRI let alone any medication. There have been very few side affects. It seems to have actually made my body feel better. I am really hoping that it will have the therapeutic effect I am needing. I guess I just have to be patient at this point and see how it works out.

Thanks again.
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I used Celexa when it first came out to market, I would say compared to other SSRI - (Prozac, Luvox, Effexor, Paxil, etc....)

This medication was great!  Very few side effects and very gentle on your system compared to the heavy hitters mentioned above  :winking0008:

I had several family members also on Celexa/Lexapro with good results, for me it was the quickest acting antidepressant compared to the others (felt in two weeks vs 4-6 weeks on the other meds.)

Let me know who it continues to work for you!

Good Luck  :nature-smiley-016:
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Re: My First Medication - Just Started on Celexa Today...Words of Wisdom?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 04:46:43 PM »
Wanted to see how Celexa was going.....I'm considering anti-anxiety meds and am SO scared!!
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