Hey I need some advice. I’ve been prescribed Sertraline 50mg by my doctor as my anxiety has got a lot worse recently and I’m struggling daily. I have obviously researched this antidepressant but I’m so very worried about starting it. I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place, on one side my anxiety is really quite bad at the moment due to some stressful things happening and it’s sent me into a downward spiral and I’m really trying so hard to get through it but as we all know it’s not easy. On the other side I really am worried about the side effects of the drug as I already suffer with health anxiety so any form of feeling unwell/symptoms freak me out completely. I’m also scared about being dependent on them for the foreseeable future. I just don’t know what to do I really can’t continue every day feeling like I do it’s so hard but I’m scared of the unknown.
I would appreciate any advice and if anyone has any experience with this medicine at all.