I've been taking 20 mg fluoxetine since 1999, and am about to switch to sertraline, just to see if it helps lower anxiety, and because a GP has advised it is better at treating GAD than Prozac.
How do I attempt the switch over?
Do I take both meds , overlapping them , and then taper down the Prozac and then go solely onto the 50 mg sertraline?
Any advice welcome!
I've been diagnosed with generalized anxiety, several times over the years.
In past years I have tried to come off the Fluoxetine, and 6-12 months later, just when I think all is ok, I hit some work or life stress and I end up with a total meltdown!
I've never been admitted to a hospital for the metally ill, but I suspect if I elaborated regarding the meltdowns I have had twice since 1999, then people reading may believe that I should have been.
It's very hard to judge how severe your own situation is, without the reference of other sufferers to compare with.
I'd say that I have my condition masked fairly well, and can just about function in society with a responsible well paid job.
I would love some advice.