I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) with depression. Like everyone else, I've been on pretty much everything that's out there. I started Trintellix 2.5 weeks ago. The first couple of days, I had a good feeling, like this was the one. I had no side effects... none of the stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. But as I closed in on the 2 week mark, my anxiety started getting worse. And nonstop. Now I'm debating whether I should stay on it and hope the anxiety goes away or go back to my Effexor (which helps the most, but with side effects). Any thoughts on this?
Hi, SpyderJames! Increased anxiety is practically a given side effect of all antidepressants for the first few days to weeks. There's a very good chance that if you can hang in just a bit longer the anxiety will resolve and you'll feel the full benefits by 3-4 weeks after starting.
Early last year I was put on Trintellix and it did help for a while but my breathing became not normal and my anxiety just went up in April, I had to go to ER twice in one week, told my psychiatrist what was happening and asked to go back to Celexa. By June or July 2018, my anxiety went down better however I was diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus and gastroparesis. I walked for 30 minutes 5 times a week in the summer until it got too cold, I stopped. Then last October I asked to try Trintellix again and now I have the same symptoms with breathing and increased anxiety. I'm seeing my doctor next Monday to tell him. I don't want to go back to ER again. I'm also taking Remeron at night which helps with depression, anxiety and sleep.
- Trintellix Information for Consumers
- Trintellix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trintellix (detailed)
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