Adverse effect anxiety disorder worse need help

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First of all i want to tell that where i live i dont have a good gp that would help me with a good taper so i need help 

i took sertraline 50 with other meds for 3 months and stopped taking and now anxiety disorder (OCD ) is worst then before 

so after maybe 30-40 days i started again with serta 50 once a day

and its been i think 16-18 days and i still have worse anxiety OCD symtoms 

when i strted taking serta 50 with other meds my anxiety was very less in only 15 days i think but now its taking too much time (serta 50 = once a day)

should i keep on with taking serta 50 or change my med

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    It's a pity you don't have a GP in whom you can confide in and who would help you with your meds

    Pharmacists can be a good source where meds are concerned and can be extremely own local Pharmacist  often advises on this subject

    Having said that you should not "mess with your meds" so to speak

    Taking them, stopping abruptly, then starting again

    Meds need time to establish. I am not qualified to give advice. I can only say that were that me, I would continue with the sertraline and allow it to stabalize in your system

    When I was first prescribed sertraline 50mg, one a day, I felt worse before I felt better. It took at least 3 months for me to see any benefits but I'm glad I stuck it out because now I am able to cope with everything in a much calmer manner


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    If you are concerned about your medication and wish to discuss changing it make an appointment with your GP and see what is suggesed.

    Remember we are coming into Christmas soon so you need to consider what you are willing to do medication wish over the next two weeks


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    Anxiety drugs are difficult as they are not aimed at one certain type of anxiety. So if you get given one drug its on the off chance it works for you. And this is something that is always going to be a case of trial and error.

    Your best thing to do is pester your GP untill they either refer you to a therapist for some counselling or possibly change your medication. But if the tablets don't work then don't keep taking them! But be prepared for anxiety when you stop taking them as its actually a side affect believe it or not.

    Try to figure out whats causing your anxiety to. Many cases of anxiety have a trigger. Its worth noting your symptoms and worries down because i can gauntee you will get a pattern arise over time.

    Hope this helps

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