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Canadian,
 
Good on you for checking with your doctor and working together to find something that works for you and your body.  Continue on this great path and don't forget to work through the program to help you as well.  The information and support can help you pinpoint areas and can help you resolve those "ready to blow" feelings and emotions.
 
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6 years ago 0 Davit 6252 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I meant to mention that seratonin is a chemical needed for thought. Thought being looking at a number of choices and picking one. At extreme speed so you don't realize you do it. An SSRI can and often does in the first two weeks increase thought to the point of panic. Or in my case to looking at suicide thoughts as an answer when they are not. Each person being individual the unwanted thoughts are personal. Once the condition is started it can go on for a very long time. CBT will get rid of it.

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6 years ago 0 Davit 6252 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hello Jenn

I can't take celexa, it gives me suicidal thoughts and panic.

See if this makes any sense to you. For every action, plan, thought or trigger there are a number of choices. The mind picks out the appropriate one and discards the rest. All done subconscious but there never the less. If the choice isn't or doesn't seem right a person will keep going back till they have a choice that fits. In a panic disorder a person keeps going back but tries to block the action so they never actually get a solution. These are those just below the surface thoughts. If you take a benzo it will close a door to them but not get rid of them. They are in memory and stay there. With CBT you don't try to block them but discard them by focusing on the choice you made. So in the case of a trigger you try to say this is the answer and the rest I don't need. Of course this causes some anxiety because you will be looking at the things that trigger you and they will cause some panic. But because you are looking at it instead of blocking it, it goes away fast and stays away till you trigger it again. This is what is meant by accepting panic instead of fighting it. Most of those panic thoughts just below the surface are scary because they are illogical and they are that because they are options, not the answer, you are already using the answer subconsciously. 
Try just once to look at one of those just below the surface thoughts and say this isn't the answer with feeling and it should go away. It will give you a micro second of panic the first few times but even that goes away too as your mind adjusts to not needing to. Do one and then use relaxation to distract you so you don't trigger it again. 
Stupid as this may seem, it works. Questions?

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6 years ago 0 canadianjem 32 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
4 days ago I started on celexa.  I didn't sleep for 2 days straight . 
At 3:30 in the morning on the second night I started to have a horrible panic attack that I thought for sure was a heart attack and was having something like a seizure.  Hubby took me to the hospital and I was told it was from the drug and to stop it.

Now, my doctor has me on something like a sensitive that I only take at night.  I sleep like a log.

In the day I can feel the panic in there just ready to come out...boiling blow the surface ...but never full blown lately.

Think I am going to try and get through the night tonight without the sedative and see that happens....wish me luck

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