Cruising with anxiety

Hey everyone. I've been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and my doctor wants to put me on citalopram so I'm not very sure if I would deal with it... I wanted to ask, is there any other people here who is cruising with anxiety? do you take anything for it? how you deal with your anxiety on a cruise? what I should know else? please? 

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Citalopram or Celexa is one of the more mild anti-anxiety medications ... I suffer from PTSD and took it for many years ... I am currently on no medication ... I believe partially as a result of numerous cruises this past year.Cruising can be very very relaxing and allows you to time to rearrange many of the anxieties you might have.

In my opinion, it would not impact your cruise in any way ... if nothing else, allow you to enjoy it!

If you aren't sure how you'd do on a cruise, you might want to take a 4 or 5 day to start off.  Three days are generally rowdier and not a good representation of what cruising is IMO.

  I have depression and anxiety and take medications (strong family history and I know I have to stay on them regularly), and I also am prone to seasickness, for which I take Bonine every evening starting the night before we sail.  You will never meet anyone who loves to cruise more than I do--I sleep like a baby and am totally relaxed and unplugged from daily life.  I sound like a hypochondriac, but I am just a person who believes you do what you need to do and then go on and enjoy life to the fullest--including cruising Big Smile 

 

Well said and thanks for sharing ...I've dealt with it forever and a lot of people do not understand how beneficial medication can be...no hypochondria to it! They think you can just "snap out of it" but it's not that easy ... I've been off medication for about 6 months and doing well but I'd go back on it in a heartbeat if I needed to ...

No comment.  I'm not a doctor.  Wish you the best though.  

The most relaxed and calm I am is when I'm on a cruise...... a cruise is the best medicine IMHO

I have OCD, not to the extent that I take medication, but it is a real issue at times. On a cruise, I am able to relax and not fret over the things that would normally really bother me. There was one evening on our last cruise though, when I couldn't stand seeing the buffet doors popping open at the waiters stations, so I did ask our waiter to please close them. He was so nice - didn't even roll his eyes or laugh, he just closed the doors. Another waiter left the doors open a short time later, so as we were leaving the MDR, I just went over and closed them. Cupboard doors are meant to close, that's why they are doors, people. WinkBig Smile

Did Jim Morrison close all of his Doors ?

Yes.  When he over dosed

If your doctor says you need the meds, take them.  They shouldn't interfere with your cruise.  Ask if there is any contraindication if you need to take seasick pills, also. 

LOL, thanks BAK. Big Smile

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