I've just started sertraline after being on 20mg citalopram for two months which seemed to stop working. I've been having vivid dreams which send me into a panic by the time I've woken up and prescribed diazepam to try and make the sleep deeper, however it seemed to make the dreams more frightening. The dreams are flashbacks or particularly traumatic times or images and strengthen the idea that I am an evil or bad person, which is what I convince myself to be when going through the side effects of coming off citalopram/starting sertraline. Overall, I'm pretty scared of sleeping but also quite exhausted, terrified I'm having or am on the cusp of a mental breakdown. The dreams can also be just disturbing thoughts or images that aren't based on memories but on anxieties I've had through the day. Can anyone help me please understand what's going on? I've tried to speak to my mum but it upsets her to know the full extent of the bizarre nature of it all. I'm only 20 and scared I'll give in to suicidal thoughts if I don't get my head straight soon
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