I've suffered from bouts of anxiety for 10 years (only just plucking up the courage to talk about it publicly now!) I've had unsuccessful attempts at CBT and used Diazepam for short intervals to try and 'bring me down'.
My latest (but usual pattern) of waking up in a crippling panic has been with me for about 3 weeks and the usual feelings of thinking I am going to die of a heart attack resulted in my latest visit to the GP this afternoon.
Although I really just wanted reassurance that I wasn't going to die, my GP did discuss a longer (6 month) treatment of Citalopram, he said that this would help address the chemical imbalance in my brain.
I asked the usual questions around risk of use, addiction, feeling worse before feeling better etc, but wondered if anyone else had used it, had any advice, recommendations - good and bad please if possible!