Hi all....I'm on here because I would like to ask others about anti-depressants. I've had anxiety on and off since I was 19 and I am now 45. I've had general anxiety disorder, depression and panic attacks. I've always recovered from it before without medication,(usually with counselling) but I am tired of always slipping back down when something stressful happens. I spoke to my doctor about wanting to feel better than my normal recovery state which is still mildly anxious to much better, so I decided to try Sertraline.
I started off with 50mg 5 weeks ago, and in the last week I have been put up to 100mg. I am also on beta blockers, as I was so worried about taking medication. Yesterday and more today I had horrible tinnitus and head pressure, so I went to see the doctor who suggested I come off them (gradually) and maybe try something else later.
I am a bit disappointed that this did not work without horrible side effects, as I was definitely feeling better, but I have also been exercising and meditating every day to improve myself. I don't know whether to just come off these and forget medication or try something else. Has anyone else been through this?