anxiety is bad today

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Ive been on 100mg for exactly 3 weeks and although ive had a few good days today my anxiety is really bad and i feel shaky. Help!

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  • Posted

    Hi Emma, sorry to read you're going through a rough patch, the meds can take a while to kick in properly. The doc gave me some propanalol to get over the initial stages and they worked great 😊 perhaps you could ask the doc to give you something to help?

    Hope you feel better soon

  • Posted

    hi emma,

    you will start to see a different id say 6-8 weeks on your 100mg, takes a while to settle into your system, and try and take at roughly same time everyday. over xmas with not being in work, i was taking mine later in the mornings and sometimes just when i remembered after a lie in and i noticed a huge difference in my mood the following week, wasn't nice at all. back into normal routine now and feeling alot better :-) good luck xx


  • Posted

    hold in there! are you able to go for a walk? If so calm walk concentrate on you feet on the floor then look around you for things to notice ie blue sky this should help calm a wave of panic. I am 28 days on 50 mg and walk if feel bad not far close to home.
  • Posted

    Hi Emma,

    Don't forget to breathe in and out slowly and communicate with your doctor. As blu has mentioned, perhaps your doctor could give you a med to boost you over this hump.

    And remember, this too shall pass, just a bump on an eventually smoother road ahead.

    My best,

    Dawn, US

  • Posted

    Yes I agree with everyone's comments, it's still early days on that dose and takes about 6-12 weeks for doses to settle. Today is just a bad day but tomo might be a better one. Try and keep busy to take your mind off the anxious moments but don't overdo it. I hate the bad days as it feels like your at square one and not getting better, but u said u have had good days so it is working but just has to settle down. You have got this far so just stay positive as u will be back to those good days with many more to follow. Today is just a crap one, but everyone has those days and hopefully tomo will be a better one for u x
  • Posted

    Hi Emma,

    I noticed your comment was posted  8 hours ago from when I saw it. I hope you're better. I've been suffering so badly.  I was taking herbal tablets.  Something called Kalms.  My doctor sent me for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - which I'm attending.  I'm now thinking of just going on meds.  I was on Sertraline before but I was scared to contiue.  I don't have family around and it scared me in case something happened and I'd be alone.

    Anyway, Emma are you better at the moment.... gosh, this is so hard.

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