Posted by Tincup on April 19, 2001, at 15:50:05
In reply to New and nervous, posted by MarieMurph on April 19, 2001, at 13:04:07
I've been taking Celexa (20mg) for about a week now for anxiety/panic. The first couple of days on the drug were tough (nausea, shaking, trouble sleeping). Now the side effects are beginning to ease some. Everyone I spoke with said to give it at least two weeks before giving up on it. The first week is the toughest because it takes SSRI's a little time for your body to adjust. I'm feeling better. Am now able to drive and went back to work after a month two days ago. I'm not over this yet (probably never will be), but I am learning to not let it control my life. The drug is only part of the solution, the mental/spirital approach to the whole anxiety/panic thing is important. Have you tried the book "Power Over Panic"? It helps. Good Luck!!