I think im going insane!!

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Dear all,

After having been on citalopram for 13 years the doctor put me on sertraline 50mg 3 weeks ago. First 2 weeks were absolutely and the last week has been hell especially today. I can not relax, I'm all over the place, I feel fidgety, mind racing, feel like screaming, terrified I'm going insane!!! I just can't cope I really can't. I'm outside walking right now but I'm wondering if I shouldn't go to A&E?! I'm sick of it, I want everything to stop!! I can't handle those feelings! I'm so scared! What shall I do??please someone tell me?? I'm scared they would say I'm mad, im so aware that I have a problem which makes it worse, I don't want anyone to think I'm Going crazy! Do I need some medication or something? But I'm scared of that too! sad((((

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    Hi . I've posted on here because I'm a big worrier Etc have some issues. I do know from changing anti depressants it can take 2-4 weeks for the cross over . I was on the same as you and then put on sertaline took awhile for them to kick in. my emotions was really low . Please stay strong and let them take affect or go back to the doctors and ask to up the dosage x stay strong please .
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      I'm on 200mg X I was horrible when I was waiting for steraline to take affect . I was angry,crying,tired and really shaky. I hope that helps you.
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      Hi Natasha

      i upped my dosage from 50 to 75mg a week ago.  Started at 25.  So all in all I've been on sertraline for 9 weeks.   Things have not improved dramatically. The week on 75 mg still had side effects. Take my pills in the eve but I think I will switch to am because I am not sleeping well and have night sweats.  Not sure what to do?  Like everyone else just like to have my life back.

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    I really feel like I'm losing the plot!! Even if I get 5 min where I'm fine, all of a sudden im like no I'm not fine I was awful a few minutes ago and it takes me back to how bad I was!!! I've taken a propranolol an hour ago but I can't feel any difference. I'm actually scared to go home now, as I will just watch TV and get thinking and it will get worse again!!! This is a nightmare! I'm so so scared, I don't get it! What if I end up in A&E and they lock me up because they think I'm crazy? I'm terrified! I want and need those feelings and intrusive thoughts to disappear now!!
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    Hi. I'm really scared at the moment. I've been on citalopram for 15 years, 6 weeks ago the doctor upped my dose to 40mgs as I was feeling low, anxious etc...

    I saw the doctor on Thursday as the medication was just not working and I felt no different. He said let's change you to sertraline 50mgs. I've been taking it for too nights now and stopped the citalopram yesterday morning. I feel very spaced out and my anxiety is still there. My body feels like it's here, but not my mind.

    I'm really worried as I know how bad the side effects are when starting a new antidepressant let alone stopping one at the same time too.

    I just don't think I'll ever feel normal. Has anyone else been through the same?

    I have noticed I'm sleeping better, but is this the calm before the storm?

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    Your not crazy . I have those thoughts too . A few weeks ago I was at the point I wanted to end my life :-( we are all the same. In January I gave birth to my baby boy he was born with wings ( stillborn) I've suffered bad with depression since I had my baby girl 6 years ago . I'm 26 years old . The past year I've had a misscareage and a still born . I fear I've got a serious sillness cancer or something . Anxiety . But I find talking helping . Sertaline has made me feel better but it takes awhile to take affect . You are not alone with horrible thoughts fear but it does feel like your alone . If your not coping please talk to your doctor or maybe sertaline ain't for you . Everyone is different. I hope you get better soon . I'm always here if you wanna talk Even know you don't know me . But sometimes talking to a stranger helps xxx
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    Hi Babette

    i did respond to you but I don't see it posted here.  Basically I think you should do whatever will bring you some comfort.  Going to the emergency might give you some reassurance.  Take someone with you.  The will not think your crazy and put you away.  They will have the understanding that these are side effects of the medicine.  It may be with your dr approval that you up your dosage.  Something to consider.  Are you sleeping at night.  When do you take your medication?  I was on citalopram for many years.  I certainly don't remember these awful side effects on them.  I have been where you are just feeling I can't do this anymore.  Teary, agitated, just wanting to throw things (I don't).  Become so frustrated.  Just want these pills to work for mr, for you everyone,

    not sure if this is helpful.  Let me know how you are doing.  Just vent.  That's helpful.

    lynda

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    Babette,

    you are are strong, you have such good character and while right now you are struggling you are not giving up. I have seen you post on here in support of others and I know you can beat this. You need to relax (so easy to say) and you need to remember that anxiety is like a virus the more it takes hold and breaks us down the harder it is to fight off. Much like a virus medication helps but they to have side effects. Within you you have the power to stand tall, hold your head high and put anxiety in its place. Use the tools you have, meditation, mindfullness and most of all a positive mental attitude.

    you have my friendship and I wish you peace

    David 

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    Just curious...Why did you switch?
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      I switched because I still would get bad anxiety and because I felt numb like nothing excites me and because my bf kept saying that im never happy. He doesn't understand this condition and only wants to be surrounded of happy people so that's why I'm trying something else.
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    Hi there,

    I thought I'd let you know that I had my doctor on the phone who told me to switch back onto citalopram again. He told me not take anything tonight and tomorrow to go back on 10mg first and after 5 days 20mg. I'm so terrified to have awful side effects again!! To be honest it can't get worse than how I feel now, I'm petrified, feel like screaming!!

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