3 weeks on 50mg Sertraline Now on 10mg Citalopram

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was on 50mg sertrlaine but no signs of real bad side effects going so dr changed me to 10mg Citalopram anyone done this switch and found it helped?

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    Hey there, your story is very similar to mine. I saw my doctor in November 2017 as I was suffering with anxiety and depression. He prescribed me with 50mg of Sertraline. Just like you, the side effects were horrible. I vowed never to take an antidepressant again. Christmas came and went, and I felt no better. I went back to the doctor in February 2018 and he prescribed me with 10mg of citalopram. He told me that I must be sensitive to SSRIS. I've been on them 13 months now and feeling great. The side effects at the start were nowhere near as bad as sertraline, but I did have some. I didn’t sleep that well for a couple of weeks although I was always very sleepy, felt jittery and shaky sometimes, and my anxiety got worse which unfortunately made me more depressed. The worst of the side effects were gone after 2 to 3 weeks, and I found my mood lifting, but it was 12 weeks before i can really say that i felt much better. Stick with them if you can. It's worth it. I found these chat forums helped alot. They made me realise that there are people out there who were feeling as bad as me.

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