Sertaline is my last hope... Need some encouragement.

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Hello all im a 27 year old female. I've suffered with panic disorder for 6 years now and only recently did it hit its peak. About 3 months ago i had my first extreamly severe panic attack that had me shaking on the bathroom floor for 3 hours. Then after that i was trying to stay possitive for my 3 year old daughter and i started getting the same severe feelibngs out of nowhere. I had hit rock bottom. I had to call my mother to come stay with me for a few months. Ive been on Sertraline for a month 2 weeks on 50mg and 2 weeks on 100mg. The first 8 days where hell but i got through it then i was so great after that until 2 days after my dose increse. Now i feel sickly and afraid to leave the house. I started having a panic attack 4 days ago while grocery shopping and had to quickly run to the bathroom and take a valium. I know its only been 2 weeks on 100mg but i feel like hell. I feel like its never going to get better. When will i see some changes. Ive been bed ridden for about a week and a half. I just feel tired and flu like symptoms. Please can anyone share their experiances. I need to move April 15th and i need to be there 100% for my kiddo until my bf gets home from deployment. Im so afraid of being alone. My mom goes back to Mexico April 22nd and i need to feel like i may be able to function by then and be normal. Thanks in advance for the help. I appreciate any feedback.

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    hi Maria isms, I was like this 4 months ago and sertraline helped me soo much I also thought I would never get well again it's the most awful feeling in the world , I thought I was going mad! can I ask why did you increase the dose if you were doing OK? ? I think personally you should drop back to 50mg if you were doing OK on that. but I'm not a dr, but I really think this is the problem.

    let me know what your Dr says.

    big hugs to you, you will get through it I promise you. keep battling . xx

    • Posted

      Thank you for your reply Lattifa7777. May i ask what dose you are on? I did the increase cause I was still having mild anxiety though i had good energy and no more side effects except headaches. My dr. And i assumed if i was still a little anxious on the 50mg that 100 would do the trick.
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      I'm on 50mg still have very mild anxiety, I was also offered to up dose but I said no , I thought it best I try and deal with rest of it alone the 50mg helped sooo much though. Maybe drop to 75 mg? but don't forget a little bit of anxiety is normal .

      go back to Dr and have a chat with him or her.

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    Hang in there. I'll say a prayer. Talk to your doc. Exercise. I hope you find peace.

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