I have just been prescribed Citalopram (20mg) once a day for anxiety. I have had Lupus for 13yrs and have had episodes of anxiety over the past six months. It has come to a head now and I feel I needed to do something about it before it got any worse, after I crashed the car yesterday due to my nerves!. (I only passed my test a week ago!)
I probably did the wrong thing and "googled" Citalopram to see how it works and how long it takes to work. It came back with all the bad side effects, including the possibility of having suicidal thoughts. It got me into such a state about what side effects I might have that I am now wondering whether I should take them or not?
Can anyone tell me how it has affected them and if it has had a positive effect? I just want reassurance that this is the right thing to do.