does anyone want to be off sertraline but scared tat depression and anxiety will come back?

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hi everyone , my last post was about a blip I went through I've kind of come through it now almost.

I just get so worries when these things happen, like I think I'm getting back to normal them a couple late nights and boom I've taken a few steps backwards again. just to remind you I was diagnosed with panic disorder and depression after a bad reaction to 1 dose of citalopram 200mg.

it gave me such severe panick attack that it never went away, I tried coping my self for 1 month but lost so much weight and got severely depressed that I was suicidal. any cut long storey short dr put me in 50mg of sertraline since 1st November 2015 ( I got even worse to begin with ) now I'm about 90% better with 2 blips lasting a few days and 2 panick attack lasting just minutes. I'm scared of 2 things , 1) coming off sertraline as I won't be able to tolerate withdrawel affects and think all my original symptoms may come back?

2) if I don't come off them ever, will one day they just stop working? I've read so many stories of people taking sertraline for 10 years or more and then, it just stops working?? I just want to be my normal self before that awful day in Sept 2015 I took that one dose of citalopram!! I went to the Dr at that time as I was feeling low as I had been made redundant and had a problems with my teen son. but that's all it was , felt a bit down and tired, I'm 38 years old btw. nurse practitioner have me 200mg of citalopram. I really don't think it was necessary at that point as I was still functioning still able to cool clean wash take care of my kids laugh with friends ect. then after taking that rubbish it caused damage and now on sertraline! !

sorry to ramble on , I needed to get it all off my chest and see what other people's thoughts were? what you have gone through what you hope to achieve and how ? and I think I suffered post traumatic stress from the severe side affect of the citalopram??

many thanks for reading.

lattifa xx

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