Can celexa (citalopram) work better than buspirone for anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly. Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if studied formally in a research setting although my experience with both is that i would predict someone would experience more comprehensive reduction in the severity of their anxiety and panic attacks in the context of citalopram treatment.

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Hello I am currently on celexa (citalopram) 40mg been on it for 15 years. The last week in a half I been having anxiety and panic attacks.. I can't work.?

See your provider. Recommend followup with your prescribing provider for further evaluation on these recent changes and to determine treatment options. Read more...

On 20 mg celexa (citalopram) for panic/anxiety that developed after one time dxm OD. Panic attacks gone but still tightness in left side chest. Anxiety cause this?

Likely yes. Do you carry any other more significant forms of anxiety such as GAD, PTSD, suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, etc.? You sound as if you've been through a workup to rule out bad stuff so I think there is a good chance that the left sided chest tightness is not cardiac in origin. Talk to your doctor. They may wish to reassure you themselves if they've already done the proper workups. Read more...

Can celexa (citalopram) be working against me... been on it for 15 years. .. last 2 years 40mg.... I am having panic attacks and anxiety.. .. on ativan too now since hospital visit... I also been smoking over a year. ... almost a pack a day. .. plus cof

Are you in therapy? In some rare situations the Celexa (citalopram) could be creating a problem such as if you had a bipolar condition. There are other medications and therapy approaches which may be used for panic attacks and anxiety. The coffee may work against you and of course smoking can be quite dangerous.The important thing here is that you have a psychiatric evaluation and develop a treatment plan. Read more...

I've been on citalopram for anxiety and panic attacks. I have been on it dor 25 days and I still feel like I could have a panic attack any day. Help! I wanna get better!?

Celexa (citalopram) Celexa (citalopram) is good anxiety medication if doses correctly & tolerated well. Discuss with your doctor possible options based on your response so far. Read more...
Change dose? Talk to the doctor who prescribed it. Citalopram is usually started at 10-20 mg, but may be increased up to 40 mg. Another option is to switch to another antidepressant such as mitazepine.. Buspirone is a non-addictive anti-anxiety med. Which could be added. Benzo diazepines can help short term, but develop tolerance and can be addictive. Read more...

I started taking celexa (citalopram) for my anxiety I haven't had a panic attack in about a year and I just had the worst panic attack of my life. Did celexa (citalopram) do it?

Not likely. Panic attacks may occur in anyone. Medication reduces the likelihood but panic atttacks may break through. It probably reflects stress. Review your situation and you may identify some stressors. In addition, if you are on generic citalopram rather than celexa, some generics are not as consistent in potency. You might check with your physician or pharmacist. Read more...
Probably not. It sounds like Celexa (citalopram) worked very well for a year. Then all of a sudden didn't. So it is possible that you had a breakthrough attack, in which case maybe increasing the dose of Celexa (citalopram) might help. However, anxiety can be a reaction to Celexa (citalopram) so it is certainly possible that your anxiety attack was related to celexa (citalopram). Read more...
Doubtful. I mean, it sounds like the Celexa (citalopram) has helped a lot. Most medications don't provide 100% relief of symptoms all the time. Maybe, you should discuss this with your doctor, while keeping in perspective the relatively rare frequency of the panic attacks. Finally, i'ld consider seeking cognitive behavioral therapy for adjunctive treatment to accompany the celexa (citalopram). Not responding to the anxiety is key. Read more...
Celexa (citalopram) Not likely. Consider, if not already doing it, cognitive behavior therapy to supplement the medication. Read more...
Talk to your doctor. Or get a second opinion, Celexa (citalopram) probably did not cause it but there may be other treatments to help you combines with medication. Read more...

Started taking 20mg citalopram for anxiety but it seems to be causing panic attacks. I've been on it for a week. Should I talk to doc about stopping?

Panic attacks. Anxiety symptoms can sometimes increase when an SSRI such as Citalopram is first started. Usually this abates (but not always). Let your psychiatrist/ prescribing physician know. Sometimes benzodiazapines are used short-term to help get through this period. Take care. Read more...

I'm being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say. Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. Read more...