This is Dr. David
what dose of citalopram are you taking?
that is a relative low dose.
I think your anxiety is not being well controlled
and uncontrolled anxiety can cause you to have lapses in memory.
20mg is a starting dose of citalopram.
you have options to talk to your doctor about increasing your dose of citalopram to 40mg or to add on other anti-anxiety agents such as klonopin
or something else.
have you taken clonazepam (klonopin) before?
No - please ad vise me, what is Kloponin and is it available UK
it is a long acting benzodiazepine which can be used to decrease anxiety.
so it is in the same class as lorazepam or alprazolam, but longer acting.
I would talk to your doctor about increasing your dose of citalopram
since you have tried diazepam without much benefit.
… do you think if 20mg Diazepam doesn't work this will ?
so klonopin most likely won't help that much more.
I think if you get your medication of citalopram dose higher and you can continue the diazepam hopefully your anxiety will get better in control and your cognition and memory should get better.
you believe this is a a (high) anxiety problem - are there an other Anti Anxiety drugs you'd recommend which wll work with Citalopram
… hello ?
Augmentation of existing antianxiety treatments with atypical antipsychotics having mixed effects at dopaminergic and serotonin receptors appears to be an effective strategy for refractory anxiety disorders
medications like olanzapine.
also adding a beta blocker can also help decrease anxiety.
such as Pindolol can be used with citalopram.
this is a good article for you to read over.
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hello … I have already been told that I should not increase Citalopram - by a Special Consultant Psychiatrist
then we need to talk to your doctors about adding additional medications to help decrease your anxiety
to help your cognition.
talk to your doctors about beta blockers such as pindolol
and medications like olanzapine.
you can print out this article to bring to your doctors