increased anxiety when increasing sertraline

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I am on day 9 on increasing sertraline from 25mg to 50mg I am experiencing increased anxiety and panic attacks I am also now experiencing agoraphobia. Does it get better?


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    Surely cannabis wul make you paranoid. I hav been prescribed oxacepam but they made me hav tremors and just wanna sleep. Also citalopram which mad ny heart race. I'm on the,waiting list for cbt
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    Exactly don't think I will be taking teeth canines option.

    Hi Jennifer

    I am in the middle of Christ therapy but have had to stop as my doctor wants to get my medication working first. I was on citralopram for years but stopped them as they were not helping me anymore, that's why my meds have been changed to sertraline. I have been on them for 3 weeks but only increased my dose

    to 50mg 10 days ago and my heart is racing all the time. Have you stopped taking citralopram now?

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    Only took 1 citalopram and ended up in hospital cos my heart was almost jumping out of,my chest. Hospvadvised me not toi take any more. Gp then gave me Prozac and mirtazapine. Too frightened to take them at all. Just dont take anything anymore.

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    I manage but I'm probably in a different situation to you. I'm retired so dont hav to work and my husband does most things for me. I had a couple of panic attacks w week back and before that ended up in hosp 5 times in a weekend thru panic attacks. Used to take a quarter oxacepam if I felt edgy but found that I being out of control and spaced out all the time. My panic attacks ate probably caused by tge meds for my hep c. Good luck
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