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Xx Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy just to stay sane xX
I took Xanax when I first started on Celexa because I was very nervous about taking any anti-depressant (had never taken one before) and it helped with my anxiety. Personally I have always felt that Xanax helped me more than anything else but, of course, the doctor doesn't want to prescribe that on a regular basis because he says it could be habit forming. Well I took it twenty years ago for four years - when I started to feel better I went off it slowly and I never had any bad side effects. I wish I was on it again as it really helped the anxiety.
Also, I know what you mean about heart rate bringing on a panic attack - I think that's very common for us anxiety sufferers. I also have a thing about blood pressure - whenever I'm going to the doctor I swear I force my own blood pressure up cuz it's always VERY high when I go - partially because I'm terrified of docs but I think it's more psychologically induced because I'm so AFRAID of having high blood pressure that I force myself into having it - how weird is that!