Nearly 9 wks on sertraline

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Hi all I’ve been on 100mgs of sertraline for the past 8wks and the last 4 days dropped to 50mgs so that I can wean off it to go back on paroxatine. I feel really anxious, heart racing, can’t repax and feeling depersonalisation, feeling detached. I’m feeling so scared can any1 help me please 🌹

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  • Posted

    Hiya Debra can't you try tapering to 75mg ? Xx

    • Posted

      Hi Pamela yes that’s wot I was going to do. But cus the doctor started me on 50mgs he told me to go back down to 50mgs. Then leave off for a wk and then I can go back on to paroxatine. I just hate the way I’m feeling, it’s so scary. I just hope that when I go back on to paroxatine they don’t take that long to kick back in . Any advice or reassurance please 🌹

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      Doctors reckon it's so easy to taper off antidepressants it gets me so angry! And he wants you to stop cold turkey for a week? Normally they start you on another antidepressant while you are still tapering off the one you are on, Debra you just do what you think is best for you and just tell your doctor you couldn't handle tapering straight to 50mg, it's quite a big drop tapering to 50% of your medication. I know how you are feeling Debra i was this bad in October, I couldn't stop panicking because the derealization was so bad! And I've had derealization disorder for 12 years and normally I can handle it i just use to find it annoying! Hope you feel better soon x

  • Posted

    I had same symptoms until 10 weeks then felt much better x
    • Posted

      Hi John 

      Tapering off or until they make you feel better? 

      I’m week 6 now on 50mg and the only thing I’m still getting is intrusive thoughts and sweaty nights. The thoughts are becoming annoying as they are knocking my mood down albeit for shorter periods. 

      Debra - did you go from 50 to 100 after a week then? That seems quick .... 

    • Posted

      Hi Phil yes I did go from 50mgs to 100mgs. But now I’m weaning off while taking my paroxatine again. I just hope they don’t take too long to kick back in
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      I been on 50mg for 14 weeks now but took 10 for the anxious feelings to subside along with low mood . Still have a few bad days but on the whole much better. Tempted to up the dose to 75 in the near future to see how it goes . Been feeling a bit yuk last couple of weeks but that may be down to a cold flu bug

    • Posted

      John cheers for the info....

      I was considering upping on week 8 so might leave it till week 10! I’m like yourself , much better but not 100%. 

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      I was also going to say, I’ve felt a lot worse with the cold I have now... knocks you back a few steps 

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