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Hi every one,
I'm am a first time poster on this site, I have read and used this site so much and read so many reviews and it has helped me to keep my head up.
So, two months ago I went to the doctors for anxiety and depression (caused by anxiety). I have physical effects more so than metal but both are still pressent example: over thinking, worrying, feeling of doom and fear. Physical symptoms are heart racing continually sweating even when cold, it's very hard to be in company and focus on the conversation with these feelings a conditions .
So the doctor proscribed me with 50 mg of sertaline to be taken once per day in the morning. The first two weeks I had some real depression and such a feeling of doom, no problems with sleeping or eating.
I continued to take it for one month, I had One day that I felt very good and happy with no worry and I couldn't stop chatting to my colleagues. I almost wanted to cry I was so happy. After about 4 hours it was back to my usual anxiety filled self.
I upped the dosage and have been on 100mg for 4 weeks( again I had one day that the physical feelings of anxiety subsided. The next day was back to anxiety again. Making a total of two moths on sertraline. Today I went to see my GP (not the same helpful one as before). She told me I had to come off sertraline and start on a low dosage of fluoxetine 20mg every day.
Is it not to soon for me to change or should I not go up to 150mg? I know people have taken sertraline for three months to feel benefits I just don't want to give up on sertraline and start taking a fresh drug with new side effects. Like I've said before some people have to wait 3 months. My GP just said you will take this new drug and if it didn't work we will try you on something completely different. I'm not sure if she is being patient enough with me. If I don't listen to my doctor on the other hand I may never feel normal.
Thanks so much to any replays in advance,
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