Firstly, im not sure where to post this so MODS feel free to move
I have been suffering from panic attacks and general anxiety for some time now and I was always turning down medication as I don't fully believe
taking a pill every day in life is the answer, but things have got worse and I decided to give it a shot.
Today I went and spoke with my GP, he offered me Citalopram
I took the offer, as things have not been good lately and a friend of a friend suffered from the same anxiety problems as I do and she said they did
help her. From what I have read up on the drug, it is safe, can help and seems to be ok, but.....
I just don't know, are pills really the answer? i would like to do more exercise but part of my anxiety involves the fact i can't always go outside
due to panic attacks, so perhaps these would help?
Im just curious as to what people on ATS think, i know most are against big Pharma and all the pills, but are they all that bad?
Also, has anyone else had such problems, if so, how did you deal with them? Has anyone taken this particular drug either?
Just asking, i have never heard of the drug, I know it will not work over night, but living with anxiety can really bring your life to a halt, stop
you from enjoying life, I really just want to be normal and if pills are the answer, perhaps its the last option, but its still an option.
Any advice will be taken on board. Thanks