Our expert says:
Talomil is a widely available version of the drug with the chemical name of Citalopram, which can indeed be useful in panic disorder as well as depression and other conditions ; and there are a number of alternaive meds similar in effects and benefits. One would hope that such a drug, especally if used in combination with a specific type of talking treatment called CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) would help to clear up the panic attacks, rather than letting them endure for 12 years. Maybe an alternative medication could be more effective for you. But I don't know what psych services are available to you where you are. If your question is about the potential for SOME people on Talomil to gai weight more easily, that does happen --- SOME people an most antidepressants may gain weight more easily. Diet and exercise can still ehlp to reduce the weight, and maybe an alternative medicine won't have this particular side-effect in you. The stress of the panic attacks ( which should not be happening if the medicine suits you well ) would not in itself cause weight gain
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