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Celexa 20mg can it cause anxiety?

Hi, I was on 10mg Celexa for the past 6 months.Before that I was on Paxil 20 mg for about 2 years.I had no problems until recently.In March I got the flu,with complications .Was put on strong antibiotics.Next stomach problems. Put on different meds for that.Next thing I know I was so depressed , Dr. upped Celexa to 20 mg.I started having panic and anxiety, could the celexa cause this? This is my 13th day on 20mg.      Thanks
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I'm also on 20mg/day of Celexa, have been since February of this year.  I felt like garbage for the first couple of weeks - but my panic attacks stopped once I started on the pills.  After the first 2 months of taking it, I noticed that I felt SO much better, almost like my old self again.  

So, no, I haven't experienced this - but I read the literature on Celexa pretty thoroughly, and it did say that it do that.
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Thank you so much. I just need to give the med time to work.I am so glad you are feeling better.You give me hope.   Thanks
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I've been on Celexa for about 6 years now. It has helped me trmendously though at the beginning their were some bumpy roads. Give the meds some more time and let us know how your doing. Be Well
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Thank you, I just want to feel happy and get my life back. I hate this fear.I know I need to give meds more time.Again Thanks
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My husband has been on Celexa for 2 months now and ativan .5 2-3 times a day for anxiety,  all we have seen is made his depression far worse than it was, HUGE increase in anxiety total lack  f sleep unless he takes Ambien 2 at night.   He is like a total addict -  We need to get him off this Horrible stuff.  He has had problems with some anxiety before BUT NOT LIKE THIS,along with tremendous weight loss.  Now the Dr. is ading Buspar.  This is totally horrible. Any suggestions out there.  
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The exact same thing I am experiencing! More anxiety than I have ever had in my life, can't sleep, chest pains, racing heart, still bummed ... tired can can't sleep...
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Im on 20 mg the first day I took it my eyes completely dialated I felt like I was on a rollercoaster anxiety was intense so the next day I took half still really intense anxiety im also on xanax n had to take 2, .5 mg just to go to sleep so on the 3rd day I took a fourth of it and still anxiety not near as strong as the first but almost like the 2nd day! Has anyone had this happen and if so does it get better I have on the 3rd day woke up feeling good until I took the pill tho.
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