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Starting citalopram 20 mg

Hi everyone had a set back with my anxiety last week and woke up sweating and feeling very panicky. Couldn't go to work luckily I already had a doctors appointment booked that day for a different matter.I walked in and burst into tears and said I can't cope with these panic attacks anymore ! She signed me of work for 3 weeks and told me to take 1 x 20 mg citalopram she also commented on me having been on diazepam for over 2 years saying we don't usually prescribe for so long.I informed her I take one as required for anxiety they are 2 mg.I said I take half a tablet at bedtime to help me sleep,and more maybe half twice a day if anxiety is bad.had the citalopram sitting in kitchen for week to scared to take it .could any of you lovely people give me your advise on this citalopram 20 mg would be so grateful to hear if you have taken it.as side effects sound so scary and as you all well know well your anxiety is running high you don't want other symptoms on top of how you are already feeling.but part of me is saying maybe I do need something long term.I live on my own so even more scary .

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Sorry I just saw your post, I think I wrote you everything I know about tablets... I also used to live on my own and when this all happened I moved to my mother’s again because I lived in fear that I will die and nobody will find me :( so frustrating...

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My anxiety got bad few years ago as lost my mum Nov 2016 and then my X husband Nov 2017 so been tough few years and live on my own for past 5 years.

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I am so sorry about your loss. I know how it feels like, I lost my father at a young age of 16. Never got over it...

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Thank you had first citalopram 20 mg last night and had bubbly belly and was bit sick this morning and had nausea and no appetite and only had slice of toast and half tin soup all day.how long before nausea/sickness stops

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Sitting in bed watching TV trying to take my mind of symptoms drinking hot mint tea to see if I can shift the belly bubbles.how are you getting on with them ? Have you got on OK with them everyone says stick with them the side affects will go ? When ?

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How long have you been taking them ? I slept better last night still feeling tired ,I'm going to try a bowl of porridge later as need to start getting some food into me.thank you for reply.do you get anxiety ?

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Doctor started me on 20 mg what did you start on ? And what are you on now ?

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