Hello everyone Ive had bad anxiety for 18 months , 18 months ago i used to like to binge drink i had a mild seizure the next morning from the hangover after this i had severe anxiety it would happen again because it felt like a near death expereince to me , ive been taking a low low dose of alprazolam since march 2012, i felt alot of relief its just depressing to me knowing that i cant do things i used to enjoy anymore bcuz of meidcation causing me to feel fatigued ,
i saw a therapist recently that gave me celexa i read about it online it seemd like a horrible drug with nasty side affects, right now i take only .25mg xanax a day i read about celexa some more recently it didnt seem so bad so i cut a celexa pill yesterday and i just only took some small little crumbs about 1mg or less and wow i felt alot of releif from anxiety , i dont want to take xanax forever
im doing all this without dr instructions on tapering off , does anyone else take celexa here ? is it really hard to quit compared to xanax ? , thanks i appreciate any replys
First of all therapist do not prescribe medication, not in north america. Where did you read online that celexa is a horrible drug? was this an article or someones personal view? There are many different drugs out there to help people and celexa is one of them. Alot of people experience different symptoms when they take the same drug so if i were you i would try it on my own and not expect the worst because you probably will get the worst out of it, know what i mean?
on xanax, i think we can mutually agree that is perhaps one of the most addictive drugs if taken on daily basis, its got a short half life and the withdrawls of it are helish. Is it effective? yes, is good to carry just incase you need one? probably. Just don't take it often as most people attest that it will lose its efficacy fast and you need higher doses and hense get bad withdrawls.
Don't worry about celexa, its a whole different class than benzos and its not addictive. If you miss a dose or two you might feel more anxious but not to the same degree as benzos and you don't build a tolerance to ssri's as fast as benzos so compared to benzos i would say its a better choice for mid to long term. I was on lexapro for 7 years and it helped alot for 6 of those.
I think its best to browse this sight and others like it and read people experiences. you realize people go through difference experiences based on their body chemistry. I really hope celexa is the right drug for you and take it under the supervision of a doctor. If its not, they can easily switch you to a different drug so don't worry too much. gl