LOOKINOUT asked the following question on the forum: "I started Celexa about a week ago and started noticing a positive difference right away -- reuduced obsessive thoughts, lowered depression, more motivation and interest in the world, and more restful sleep. However, I am having ONE ugly problem with this drug -- about every other day I seem to experience a period of panic-type anxiety that lasts anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour."
Anxiety is a potential side effect with many antidepressants, especially when you first begin treatment. If it's unbearable or doesn't dissipate with time, you may wish to ask your doctor about using an anti-anxiety medication to control it, especially if you are doing well in every other way like LOOKINOUT is.
Have you experienced anxiety as a side effect of your antidepressant? Share your experiences with the group by leaving a comment.