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anxiety in the stomach



New member
Dec 10, 2014
Hi I'm new to this forum but really looking for some advice. I've started taking citalopram 10mg very recently and read some horror stories along with some bear with it and there's light at the end of the tunnel. Basically I have serious bouts of anxiety ranging from feeling like my head is shaking, sweating in any tense situations, meeting new people and the most horrendous burning in my stomach. Feeling like am going to pass out standing in cues or face to face conversation with people I don't really know or if I run into old school friends. I feel safest at home. I had a long term relationship for 6 years but due to anxiety and thought pattern and compulsive cleaning I lost my sex drive and could never feel or see past anger, irritation and comforting my ex partner (father of my 2 kids) was not part of my agenda on any day. I go to bed wide awake and wake up knackered. I've tried to cut down to 2 cups of cofffee a day don't really drink alcohol and dont do recreational drugs anymore ie cannabis. My dad had aggraphobia and depression and the nervous sweating trait. Am at my wits end with the burning anxiety that makes me want to throw up. Anyone available for their stories and remedies


Well-known member
Jun 25, 2013
hello and welcome to the forums. anxiety is hell isnt it? i take diazepam as and when required which i find very helpful, but saying that medication responds differentely to different people


Well-known member
Aug 17, 2012
The West Country
I also take short-term "PRN" medication (lorazepam) but that's definitely not a long term treatment as it's highly addictive. It's more emergency only.

Just wanted to ask for clarification - has this only started happening since the citalopram? Sorry, am just a bit confused.
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