Starting new Meds....

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Hi can anyone help me? I have started a new set of Meds today (25mg of sertraline) I know it takes 3-4 weeks to get in your system, but can I still a diazepan if I feel really bad in this period?

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    Hi, Richard...Sometimes when you start on new meds, you will get a lot of weird feelings like dizziness, nausea, etc., but don't give up, sweetie..You will get better in just a few days, as your body adjusts...It will give your brain more seratonin, which makes you feel normal again...Hugs, and good luck...
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    Of course...the pharmacy or chemist (wherever you are)...would let you know if you were taking medications that don't mix. 

    I take Citalipram (sertraline) and an anxiety meds...its fine.

     

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    Hi Richard I'm on 175mg of sertraline and I use diazepam to help with my anxiety xx
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    Hi Richard

    You can and I have taken diazepam on every increase for a few days until any side effects of the increased antidepressant pass.

    You will find them helpful xxx

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    Richard, first of all the responder Misssy2 below has said that Citalopram is Sertraline. The brand name is CeleXA and Citalopram and Sertraline are two separate drugs. Check it out yourself. I have suffered from Clinical Depression for nearly 40 years but only in the last couple of years as it taken hold again with me being off for a year from May 2013 to May 2014. During my time off I'll I was put on different drugs to try to find on that helped. I was on Citalopram when I first went off then moved back onto Velafaxine but I reacted badly to it. I was then put onto Mertazipine but put a lot of weight on so was changed to Sertraline but I ended up having hallucinations and bad dreams and was changed to Duloxitine but I felt it didn't help much. So as you can see you need to be careful with your meds and that a lot of the time GPs are using trial and error to find what might suit. Do not mix and match antidepressants as you might end up worse off. I have Psychiatric sessions every few weeks and recently it was suggested that I move from Duloxotine to a tricyclic anti depressant called Lofepramine and at last I seem to have found meds that work. Everyone is different but always seek your GP's help as going onto a forum may lead you up the garden path (but can be helpful too) but just be careful. Square Chin
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