Going to ask GP for Sertraline

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been suffering severe anxiety and depression for a year , Gp started me on venlafaxine 150mg anxiety only got worse , I did persevere for 12 weeks but felt like I was going mad . Went back to go and she changed me onto fluoxetine still no joy and after a few months I was in the blackest hole mentally it was awful my life was one constant fear , Gp agreed to give me diazepam 2mg to take along with the fluoxetine for when the anxiety was extreme , things were so bad I weaned myself off the fluoxetine and kept taking the diazepam , I had a lot of stress in my life so I decided to retire from my job , unfortunately the thought of going places petrifies me I am just a mental wreck with fear . I was advised by a CPN to go back to my gp and ask for Sertraline I dearly want to get over this awful fear and anxiety , has anyone succeeded with Sertraline ? 

Regards Catherine 

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    Yes Catherine

    I have been in this situation myself. It's not a nice thing. Its scarey. Go to your doc get the setraline and you Will gradually start to feel a difference. It takes time but persevere. Good luck.

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    Hi different meds work well for different people but I will say I take 150 mgs of sertraline and it works well for me.  I had to try mirtazapine and prozac first which didn't help.  I would say it is definitely worth a try.  x

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      many thanks for your advice , I realise different meds work differently for people I am just hoping and praying that Sertraline will take this awful anxiety away in time 😀

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