Citalopram for Anxiety and panic attacks treatment

We have 1383 consumer reports for treatment of Anxiety and panic attacks with Citalopram. Anxiety and panic attacks used in 1% of cases.

Patients statistics on Anxiety and panic attacks for Citalopram

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
157.26
221.01

Average height in Ft
5′ 5″
5′ 10″

Average age
33
38

Citalopram Circle Diagram 11 consumers of 1383 reported about Anxiety and panic attacks

  1. Barry K. Hansen says:
    2.5 rating

    Citalopram for Anxiety and panic attacks

    Hello everybody, I would like to tell you today about my experiences with the drug Citalopram, because I can imagine how some of you feel at the moment. Although every experience is individual, I hope to give you a little confidence today. I had also visited this site at the beginning of my intake and always wondered if this was helpful for me and if it was good for my permanent doubts about the drug. I am convinced that every one of us who is struggling with anxiety and panic attacks is happy that he is not alone in this world. It all started with me about a year ago with anxiety and panic states on the highway on the way home from the office home. Our office moved 3 years ago, since then we work in a large office with about 40 other colleagues. Until a year ago, panic attacks were a foreign word for me, even though I was not always psychologically the most stable and always assumed a slight depressive mood. I am a manager and have always struggled with problems in everyday work and tried again and again with sports to compensate for them. In my first panic attacks about a year ago in the car I had the feeling right to get a heart attack. Shortness of breath, toilets in the throat, tightness in the chest, tremors and the need to stop immediately. I then looked at it for 3 months, the panic attacks were irregular again and again. I developed a cardiac phobia, bought a sphygmomanometer because I kept thinking I was on the verge of having a heart attack and wanted to keep my blood pressure under control. At the beginning of October 2015, there was nothing left after the last panic attack was so severe that I presented to my family doctor and I was on sick leave for 3 weeks. He recommended taking Citalopram 20 mg, one of the best-tolerated drugs for anxiety disorders and mild depression. Full of hope, I took the first 20 mg the same evening. Unfortunately I have to tell you here that the first night was hell for me. Unfortunately, I had read the package leaflet of the drug before taking it and the side effects described there in about the same or imagined as described there. So after I had a sleepless night with felt heartbeat, internal burning like fire, restlessness, extreme anxiety behind me, I dropped off the drug the next day and made an appointment with my neurologist, which I fortunately got right away. I reduced the dose to 10 mg for the first 14 days and switched to the morning. After 14 days the dose is then increased to 20 mg. Taking in the morning. The first 6 weeks of use were not very nice. I had the following side effects, which were from today’s point of view but less serious than then: – Sleep and sleep disorders – Extreme sweating at night – Extreme sweating in sports – Extreme dreams – Body and muscle twitching – Headache – loss of appetite, so I first lost 4 pounds – total hopelessness and self-doubt – permanent increase anxiety and panic attacks – fear of the night, when it gets dark and no doctors’ offices are available – problems with being alone, because I was afraid something could happen to me or break me At the time, I was very grateful that my partner could even take a leave of absence and he helped me a lot and encouraged me to keep on taking the tablets because he was in a similar situation years ago. After 2-3 months, there was an improvement. I deliberately did not use benzodiazepines, even though I had them at home for emergencies. The conviction that I started to take the medication became bigger every day, because I realized how much better I was. The doubt from the beginning of the intake became less and less. The side effects have subsided more and more and it was always uphill. I was not so aggressive anymore, I checked myself, thought over the job and the private and put it to the test. Became more authentic and took myself more seriously. Have turned off my perfectionism, again made more endurance and strength training. Have things that I did not like and have been on the heart for a long time addressed and not further suppressed. Have begun a psychotherapy to work things up and change. Today after 9 months I feel really good. I can only recommend the following things to you! – Do not give up and hold on! – Move! Even though it’s hard to try endurance and / or weight training, otherwise you may gain weight over time – eat well and drink plenty of water! Avoid alcohol! – Gön

  2. David P. Girouard says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Anxiety and panic attacks

    Had an uncontrolled tantrum at work in September 2015, had to go to the personnel office the next day. Wanted to attach a negotiation note, but I did not say or sign anything without a works council. I went to the internist because of that. I first got citalopram 10 mg, then 20 mg. Drug makes me much calmer, sometimes even indifferent. Tantrums much more controlled. Unfortunately as a side effect weight gain (from 120 kg to 130 kg), sexual aversion, erection problems, very late or no orgasm. Secretly dropped the medimament, made me more aggressive.