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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 6/14/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi - I have just joined and would like to ask if anyone has an answer for me.  My wife suffers from poor health and I have foud that several times in the last few years, when she is unwell, I get very anxious resulting in severe loss of sleep, very pooor appetite, clammy skin and I can't settle.  I have been taking Citalopram tablets for the last 18 months which have helped me in the past but don't seem to be effective at this moment.  Has anyone any advice?

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 1345
   Posted 6/14/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Sneakypete. Unfortunetly, I am not going to have an answer for you, I pretty much just want to say I am sorry for all that you are dealing with. You have picked the right board to come to, as there are many smart people on here, and I am confident someone will be able to offere up some advice.

The only thing I could say is to chat with your dr about what you are feeling.

Best Wishes to you!

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 6/14/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Tammy for your reply.  I have a very sympathetic GP and he says I'm doing the right thing and time is the only cure (plus the meds)  I've just got to wait it out I suppose.

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 6/14/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Sneaky Pete,

Welcome to our family.

I am sorry that you are having anxiety and also that your wife is very ill.

I am sure your wife's illness is very stressful for you and may be the contributing factor for your increase in anxiety.

It sounds like you have a good relationship with your physician, please talk with him and see what he suggests.

I hope you stay with us and keep posting. We understand what your going through.


Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
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Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 6/14/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   

when you do talk to your gp. make sure he/she understands how bothersome the symtoms are. maybe you just need an increase in dosage or a differnt med all together. but you have to be sure he/she understands just how bad you are feeling. dont try to fluff it off and make it sound not that bad. or you wont get taken seriously.
I am bipolar, have social anxiety, panic attacks w/agoraphobia , diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Life is short but i am not.

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 6/15/2007 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   

thanks guys - one other problem that happens when I am in this state is that my appetite disappears.  I totally lose interest in food and have to force myself to eat to make sure I don't get other problems.  Any advice?


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