Hi i am new to the site, have just had a really bad panic attack and needed an outlet. I am 25 and have suffered from anxiety for almost 10 years now. My lowest point was 2 years ago when i seemed to slip into a very dark place, couldnt control my emotions or my thoughts which was very frightening.
My GP prescribed Citalopram (20mg) and after the initial 2 week period i felt tons better, have been on this dosage until recently and felt like my normal self.
2 months ago i started 'weaning' off the Citalopram, went down to 10mg a day and everything seemed ok, now i'm taking 10mg every other day and suddenly feel like im hitting that downward spiral again. My parents are leaving on holiday tomorrow and i suddenly got very anxious about this (being alone), which resulted in a panic attack and me in floods of tears thinking the worst.
I'm hoping someone on this site can relate and offer some reassurance. I already feel slightly better just writing my feelings down.