Diffrent G.P.

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I  wrote before about my concern about returning to work. In the end I thought go for it and have spent the week talking myself into it [I work weekends.} only to have an anxiety attack in the night. My g.p. is on holiday and had to see another.  I have been on 100mg for 2 months having been raised from 50mg because it wasn't doing anything , since about 2 weeks after  upping  I have suffered really bad anxiety which I  have never suffered before with sertaline. I mentioned it to my g.p and asked if it was the 100mg and he said maybe. Went today explained it to the other g.p and he knocked me back down to 50mg sertaline and said all the anxiety is due to to high a dose for me. So I've suffered for an extra 2 weeks when it could of been sorted before.  I was quite sure it was the medication having read posts on here. I've now been signed off work for another 2 weeks while the medication does its work !  Hopefully it will help.

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    bare in mind Diane, that all of thesee medications are not really anything but poisons to our body, so there can be side effects, and many of the side effects are also identical to the symptoms we can experience. I'm a long term sufferer from mental health issues and in my experience it's not ideal to rely only on medication. Many people take the medication for years not only risking their long term health, but in effect reducing there chance or recovery.

    Personally I believe you must try CBT, together with learning more about the illness you have and the symptoms you may experience, this may give you the tools you need for a more permenant solution. It will be difficult to thing positive about what you are experiencing, but start with this, you had a panic attack, and you are still here, you are still thinking breathing and feeling so you can endure. CBT is the way to go, retrain your thinking and you can make progress, don't give in, there is definitely help out there, and deifinitely a better you waiting to get out from inside. 

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      Just remember some people need meds to get though things like this putting posts like that does not help people remember you've been in their position before it's WRONG
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      It's not for eveyone, and it takes a lot of practice, even if you don't believe certain things that you may be repeating to yourself you have to persist, negative thoughts and behaviours set neural pathways in your brain so you think or behave in the same way in certain situations, that why it takes practice, creating new thought patterns and behaviours take time, it can work, but not for every one
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      I stand by my post, I'm not saying not to use med, but studies show long term use can take up to 10 years of your life span, and look at the ingredients and you'll see, they are toxic, poisons, etc, even if someone has to say on meds for life, if it doesn't stop them from having disturbing feelings etc then surely the meds are either not the ones they should be on, or not the only thing they should be using, all illnewsses should be looked at in a holistic way, exposure to triggers, exercise, diet, medications, living conditins, all sorts can have effect on someones wellbeing so all of it has to be looked at, 
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    Hi Diane ... Everyone seems to have their own level (strength) that works.  I was doing great right away on sertaline 25 mg.  Effexor and celexa were a nightmare for me.  Then my doctor up me to 50 and I felt like I was in a bubble no joy, no real understanding of things.  Doctor has me cutting back, last 4 days are like before!!  Hang in there!  Dianne
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    Thank you every one for your commets on this post. The g.p has given me a number to contact for cbt which I'm going to do any thing is worth a try. The occupational health department at work is also getting involved because I have now been off work over a month so hopefully they might be able to help me get back to work. I have also suffered bouts of depression over the last 14 years and 50mg sertaline has always done the trick before so here's hoping it will do now.

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