hi i am awful at taking meds but a few months ago i was told i had anxiety so was put on citalopram 10mg so easy me on it found my self feeling ok some days n worse on others was having sleeping problems on it so doc surgested take my med 1 day n miss the next must say the day i didn't have it felt a bit panicy but have rescue remedy as the way went on i felt like me again n could sleep any ways my doc put me on 20mg of citalopram nt even had them a week n i was at the docs other day on my check up n a diff doc goes to me i dont think citalopram is working for u try sertraline i was a little confussed as not even been aweek on the 20mg of citalopram n hes give me 50mg of SERTALINE to take half a tab a day for 2weeks then the full tablet after that and i said i am no good with meds scared of everything that could go wrong took me a month to get my first lot of meds but i did it i have no idea what the STERALINE will do anyting dont want to look it up as i will just focus on the bad things as i think the reason for my anxiety is i have been getting chest n breast inflamation for a few year but the last time i had it was three or four time close to each other in a year n half n the last time i had it 2 week later i got told i had anxiety so i think that set it off with the bad thinking of why am i getting it so much so close together i am new to anxiety not had it too long i am trying my to handle it got self help tips n going to do CBT as it can be very helpful which i hope it is i have 4 kid a wonderful husband who reasures me i will be ok i just don't want SERTRALINE to give me suicidale thoughts i really just want to be me again n do things more with my kids as its not fair on them any thoughts on switching from citalopram to sertraline thank you so kindly
Sertraline is a good medicine. It has worked wonders for me and people I know. What's good for one person isn't always good for the next. Having suicidal thoughts comes with all medicine of this kind. The thought usually goes away. Keep an eye on how you feel on it. Tell your spouse or someone close to also keep an eye on you.
Hi, i agree with you that the switch from Citalopram to Sertraline was a bit premature, all the advice that i have ever been given is to take the medication for at least 4 weeks before you get used to it and know if its the right one for you. Personally i take Citalopram and have done for several years and it has been really helpful in treating my depression. Obviously every one is different and reacts to medication differently but it is good to know that medications prescribed to you have been successful in treating others. My story about starting Citalopram went like this: The first 3 weeks (on 20mg) and i was still feeling really hopeless, couldn't stop crying, wanted to stay in bed all day, at the 3 week mark my doctor increased my dose (to 40mg) and i felt better almost immediately. Hence i'm still taking it today. Regarding the CBT, i have done this course and yes it was good, it gives you lots of tools to use to treat your anxiety!
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