Hi I have anxiety and depression and recently came off citalopram after 7 months on them, they were working for a good 3 month and then just didn’t do much for me anymore even at 40mg, I have now went back onto sertraline which I was taking before citalopram, I’m 2 weeks into 50mg and I feel absolutely dreadful, every few mins I get this sinking feeling like I’m descending into a pit of despair and then it lifts again and so on and this is happening all throughout the day and my mood is flat because of this I am really worried why this is happening. I’m scared to try any more antidepressants as haven’t had much luck with ssris. Can anyone help? Is this normal restarting sertraline? Sometimes think what’s the point?
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Thank you for your reply, yes I did actually when I think about it, it was as if I was a zombie for a couple of weeks, this time it feels like I’m ok one minute and then I get these waves of impending doom and despair which then lifts and then I’m ok and starts again and so on, it’s quite frightening, I’m just wondering if 50mg is enough to start.
Yup. I am on sertraline and I did NOT do well in it to start. I got super depressed to the point of even having to leave work early. It lasted sort of on and off for the first few weeks, but then my body seemed to adjust to it. My depression went back to base levels and the sertraline seems to help my anxiety a bit, so I’ve stuck with it. Hopefully it works out for you too.