Atarax just makes me sleepy and takes things down from 8 to a 7. It’s basically Benadryl’s older cousin.
Day 2 with Celexa/Citolapram
I was scared to death to take it the first night. Had a panic attack immediately after swallowing.
Woke up the next morning and the adrenaline rush/jump scare/elevator ride feeling was no where to be found! Couldn’t believe it. It could be placebo, but I did some research and found that in a single-dose Celexa study, participants given medication showed a muted response in their amygdala when exposed to frightening/anxious stimuli.
The side effects are definitely there - awful nausea in the first part of the morning (feels like a much different nausea), a little spaced out, just feeling generally puny. Diarrhea is still present but has toned down. (Gonna work on improving diet even more so)
BUT - give me these side effects over what I was experiencing any day. Hopefully it continues to work for me as levels stabalize in my body.
Saraeli - Thank you so much for your support and story. By “cleaning up the property” I was actually talking about
Our yard is over an acre on a 160 acre family farm filled with deer. It was overgrown with deer bedding down along the field edges right next to our yard.
DCD, Breezy, Karpfarmer, WBF...everyone really...thank your stories, advice, opinions, info, encouragement and guidance.
I’ll update as this goes along.