Panic attack after 6 months on sertraline ??

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I've been taking sertraline for 6 months from 50 to 100 but suddenly today I felt anixity and fear with panic which was strange as I was good before . Do panic attack return after 6 months of this med ? Please any advice I'm so tired of this I want to be me again . I appreciate any advice.

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    also have been on 75mg sertraline for about 3 months..saw a small improvement..better sleep for my I fell back into my insomnia with anxiety..talked to my phys..she told me it seems as if I am reacting to the medication..wants me to drop back to 62.5..see if that works...need sleep..can be a real roller coaster
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      I have been doing good and it's 6 months for me so I don't know what is wrong . It's now just doesn't feel right

      I want to be happy and myself again .

      Whoever see me will not know that I'm not ok but inside me is hell .

  • Posted

    Have you had anything more stressful to deal with in the past few days? Could it be a reaction to something like that ?
    • Posted

      Nothing new I didn't have any new stresses in my life , the normal things as I have kids .
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    Hopefully it will pass, even people not taking anti depressant drugs can have days when they are more anxious than normal and cannot attribute it to any reason. If you are no better in a few days go back to your GP.
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    Hi, I wouldn't jump to any decision just yet. If you are stable on 100mg until recently then I would continue and see how I felt in a week or so. Whilst I ind it does help, there is no ''magic pill'' sadly, always worth looking at getting CBT or look into a Mindfullness course too. Tablets alone are helpful but rarely are the sole answer. I have two teenagers and believe me my son is 14 and knows how to push my buttons, life with kids is stressful as much as it's rewarding !! espeically when you are not feeling your best. I know you are eager to feel well, but be aware that WHO guidelines say that once a person feels they are ''treated'' with AD therepy, they should continue to take it for a further 4-6 months to avois relapse.....fingers crossed it's just a blip....or go and talk to your dr....whatever you do do not come off 100mg quickly, or you'll get discontinuation side effects !!
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      Thanks for your reply , I don't think I'm ready yet to stop this med today I lost my apetite just like first started the med . I don't know what's going on . I was fine but not 100% but today racing thoughts and whoever I think I get panic and scared and lose apetite. All this symptoms increase my anixiety more . My dr is away I have to wait till next week but he is physician dr not psycatric . Also motivation is low .

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