Is this ever going to work?

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I restarted on Sertraline in September after having panic attacks and anxiety. I’ve gradually upped my dose and have been at 150mg for about 8/9 weeks. The physical anxiety has almost gone but mentally my mind still races and I find it hard to cope with at times. There are days when it goes away and I think that’s it it’s gone, then it comes back with a vengeance. I’m still awaiting a referral to talk to psychiatrist but I’m still trying to hold on to hope that the medication will work. Can anyone offer any hope or advise? 

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    I am also at 8 weeks as of yesterday and still am not 100% at all. I want to feel Normal again. I still experience anxiety and it triggers my mind to race and then I don’t have an appetite all day long. I am currently at 50 mg but debating if I should increase or wait another week or so considering some people say it could take even 12 weeks to get the full effect. 
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    I am experiencing the exact thing you are going through! I am taking Zoloft 150 and i feel like all the physical symptoms like chest pressure and shakiness has gone away but my mind is still going crazy and the thoughts are so abnormal. I have never been this high on zoloft but i have faith that itll work or im going to change to prozac. Im also withdrawing from kolonopin so that may also be causing repetitive thoughts UGH!!!! how often does your head race ? 24/7
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      Yes, pretty much 24/7 and I feel constantly on edge and tense. I have stopped eating gluten in the last week, so I think that may have made it worse. How long have you been in 150mg for? It’s hard to get through each day at the moment. I’m still hoping it will work as I can’t face having to come off and try something else. 
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      I'm giving up on the sertraline I've been on them since mid October I'm starting my weaning today. Was on max dose so I've gone down to 150mg. After a evaluation with a pyschartrist I need to be on venlafaxine apparently. Sertraline has done nothing for me apart from stopping my panic attacks after citalopram pooped out on me. I still don't feel like myself, I don't know who I am anymore! This should be fun weaning off sertraline! I am mentally prepared for it! I hope the sertraline works for you soon Sarah x

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