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Offline monette230

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Always a New Issue... Help
« on: May 26, 2014, 05:39:49 PM »
I'm a 20 year old male. I have always been relatively healthy but over the past year I have suffered from symptoms that come than disappear but it is always something new each time. Such as:

Back Pain I thought was a spinal tumor.

Blood in Stool ended up being a hemorrhoid


The one that scares me the most it the seeming weakness in my arms that seems to switch between each arm. It seems like I can grab things the same, but it seems like they are weak. And it doesn't make sense. I'm always trying to do self-diagnosis on myself, but I always end up fearing the worst and when I see that these are symptoms for ALS my muscles start twitching and it freaks me out. I'm on 10 mg of Celexa. But I don't know how well its working, should I go up to a higher dose, maybe it is all the anxiety talking, but I'm still young, I shouldn't be worried about health issues. Help.
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Re: Always a New Issue... Help
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 06:24:19 PM »
Hi Monette.  Welcome to Anxiety Zone!  My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on the site.

You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations.   It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.

We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation.  Feel free to explore the rest of the forum.  You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.

We also have a chat room for members over the age of 18.  Once you have made three meaningful posts, you will be allowed access to the chat room.

Monette, regarding the Celexa (Citalopram) anti-depressant that you are on, 10mg is considered a sub-therapeutic dose, and so there is a good chance that the Celexa is not doing anything for you.  20 mg is the lowest therapeutic dose, with 40 mg now considered the maximum dose for Celexa.  I would encourage you to talk to your doctor about increasing your dose.

Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone.  The very best to you, Monette!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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