Citalopram to Sertraline switch over-feeling hideous!

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Hi,I'm changing from Citalopram 20mg to Sertraline 50mg,12 days now on 25mg Sertraline and feeling horribly dizzy,shaky and floored by anxiety,I want to hide away in bed from everyone-I have 3 daughters (3 year old twins and a 7 year old) and work part-time as a nurse-so I can't do this.Anyone else changed over? How long did any improvement take? Please help!!

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  • Posted

    Sounds like classic Sertraline side effects. 12 days is early days, they usually say that side effects start improving in week 3 and 4 so you're not far off! Good luck.

    • Posted

      Thanks so much for your reply, are you on Sertraline? Did it help you eventually? Honestly feel so rubbish at the moment, just can't seem to function at all. Never felt like this when I started Citalopram but after 4 years it wasn't helping me anymore.x x

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      I'm about to start week 4 tonight and I've had family/friends that have been on Sertraline as well. Week 1-2 was hell for me in terms of anxiety and intrusive thoughts and even though I've had a dip the past couple of days the four days prior to the dip I felt more normal.

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      I haven't slept a wink and finally admitted that I couldn't manage work today so phoned in sick- feel anxious about that but too dizzy to drive. Have you needed time off? Hope you're soon out of your dip.x x

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      Good idea. Yes I had about 2 and a half weeks off as I just couldn't function properly. I wasn't perfect when I went back but I felt better for having given myself a bit of space to get used to the Sertraline a bit more. Try and go for walks and keep busy whilst you're off work. It helps! X

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