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hi, I need to speak to anyone who has had the same experiences as not sure what it is I have....... Around 2-3 years ago I was put on sertraline 150mg for anxiety. I then this year springtime weaned myself off them so by summer I was pill free!
Anyway i I had been getting bouts of anxiety not a lot so thought would go back on them at 50mg, that evening I was sick! I carried on taking them and then a few days later whilst driving I got myself stressed out that I thought I was going to faint, so I pulled over and was dizzy and just felt weird! Along with the anxiety stomach pains I thought there was something really wrong with me! My mum called an ambulance, taken to hospital couldn't find anything wrong with me except dehydration and white cell count slightly up. Ecgs were fine etc. (I think I had a panic attack or side effects of my tablets)
since then i have just had anxiety symptoms main things are stomach churning, palpitations chest pain, dizziness. Went back to gp and told to up my sertraline to 100mg (which was a few days ago) last night I had a big panic attack I was on the computer and had a lump form in my throat and turned to my partner and screamed I don't feel well I'm choking! (I wasn't) then came the feeling of faintness, body burning up, weird sensation tingling over my body, increased palpitations and restlessness. I got chills and hot flushes and I was convinced I was dying and something really wrong with me., even a stroke but isn't I'm only 35.
today, I have had the churning stomach, palpitations and hot flushes, weakness, and my scalp and inside my head feel really hot! And I'm scared that what happened last night will happen again.
Is this normal, or do you think side effect of my pills? I feel alone as my partner does not seem to understand that I cannot control this and the fear I'm in.
please help, need to speak to people who feel the same.
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