Hi there, thanks for asking. You are right about clonopin. In the first few months of start or restart of the pharmacotherapy
, clonopin or another medication from its class should be added to the treatment. Citalopram
is a good medication for treating the panic attacks and you may use another medication from its class like escitalopram, paroxetine
or even fluoxetine
instead of citalopram. I understand that citalopram may have some side effects on you or even you may have become bored about using the medication. Wellbutrin
is not an appropriate medication for panic disorder and can increase the attacks. I should say that management of panic disorder includes the combination of medication and talk sessions. When you talk in free association about the issues currently happening around you with a psychotherapist and get gradually some feedback, you will be able to discontinue gradually the medication without any problem. I wish you the best health.