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PhiaPhantastic
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   Posted 6/21/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm 17. one day about 3 months ago i had a terrible head ache and almost fainted. I was taken to the ER. They told me it was panic.
I went to my doctor who said the same and gave me pills that im afraid to take.
I've been to 4 different doctors and the ER twice.
THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THING.

Im in pain all the time. You name the area and I have pain.
I get tingling feelings in my head.
I feel like I cant breath right.
Im dizzy for days at a time
and I get really shaky.
stomach pains
burning in nose and mouth and throat
everythings wrong


ive had my head checked.
chest
blood.
urine.

IDK what to do
please help me

should I take my citalopram?

Is this really anxiety?

Allestaria
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   Posted 6/21/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Well sounds like the doc's are trying to tell you something.
I would listen to them. Nobody here can give you a "real" dx. I for sure can't as I'm not a doctor. Your first thing is taking your meds. You can't and wont get better without trying them first.

The first step to recovery is acceptance. And you are far from it.

The only advice I can give is to google anxiety/ panic attack and find out as much as you can about it. There is a lot of useful information on it available to you.
Then take your meds. Only time will tell if they will work for you. Usually 4-6 weeks.

stkitt
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   Posted 6/21/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello there and yes if the physician suggests you try the medication, please do give it a try and remember it may take as long as 4-6 weeks to feel the full effect of the medicaton.
 
Also take a look at some of our ideas in the thread at the top, Anxiety-Panic Resources.
I hope you remember to stop and take a big deep breath and let it out slowly and then remember that you have anxiety, it does not have you.  Try to stay in the moment and do not worry about the future as it will take care of itself.
 
Hugs to you hun and know we are here to help.
 
Kitt

 

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Aries8
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   Posted 6/22/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
What kind of a medication is Citalopram? Is it for headaches?

It's not easy being a teenager and having to deal with anxiety/panic attacks. But know that you can. Find and keep seeing a therapist. Medication is really good to get you through this until you have more information about anxiety and its symptoms.

Remember that you are not alone and turn to your parents for support!
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PhiaPhantastic
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   Posted 6/23/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Citalopram is the generic of celexa. It is an antidepressant.
I'm so afraid to take it
and im so miserable. I never the leave the house :( Im so dizzy wobbly and in pain.

Aries8
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   Posted 6/23/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, the doctor seems to think the Citalopram is safe for you to take and will help. I know you're scared to take it. That is very normal! Do you know how many of us took months or even years before getting up the nerve to take meds?? Give this medication a chance. I would start at a low dose to see how you do. Then increase it gradually. Ask your doctor if this is an option.

I've had the dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, headache, shaking, heart racing, heart skipping beats, vertigo, depression, blurred vision, IBS, diarrhea, faint feeling, etc. I've had all the symptoms which is rare. My point is, take the medication. Why suffer? Try the medication tonight when your parent(s) are home with you to keep you company. After taking the pill(s) keep yourself calmly busy. Do some dishes or some homework.

You are going to feel better!! Trust yourself to make it through this difficult time!
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60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
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   Posted 6/23/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you want to feel better or do you want to stay miserable and never leave the house? I would give the medication a chance, maybe it will work and you can get your life back.
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Aries8
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   Posted 6/23/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Pick up the book, "Hope and Help For Your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes. This book is old but it still helps tremendously. The author discusses each symptom of anxiety and why it's happening. The physical reasons. It helps to know why the dizziness is occuring and how to get through it.
Now, because this book is old, you may have to order it. But I strongly suggest you get it!!
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier


dixibella
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   Posted 6/24/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I would start taking the medication immediately. Your doctor has ruled out all other possibilities from the sound of it and now its up to you to start taking charge of how you feel. It is really hard to accept that anxiety can cause these sort of symptoms, until I was a few weeks into taking the medication they gave me I couldn't really accept that anxiety was causing my problems. And then one day I realized I felt better. I wished afterwards that I hadn't waited so long. It is a slow process and it can take some tweaking. Work with your doctor, give the medication a shot. It is a disease, there is treatment available to you that they are recommending, there is no reason for you to suffer unecessarily. I would also look into seeing a therapist to help you through. The transition to the medication can take time and it sounds like you are having a hard time just accepting that this might be the cause. Hang in there! You can overcome this!!

Aries8
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   Posted 6/24/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, have you started the medication? How are you feeling?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier


PhiaPhantastic
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I havent taken any medicine yet =[
im still so scared.

anyone get pressure in their finger tips?????
and around the ankle like a rubber band is there?????

=(
anyone?

eye floaters and non stop dizziness??

stkitt
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   Posted 6/27/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   

I would follow your Physician's instructions and take the medications then perhaps your sx would improve.  :-)

Kitt


 

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