Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Yes, Shel02 this drug has made my anxiety a bit worse, and panic as well. It addressed the depression better for me than Cymbalta did but I do find myself needing anti-anxiety meds MUCH more often. I wake up with my heart pounding in the morning; it is not fun! The slow transition from Cymbalta to Fetzima was very helpful. The final change over, not so much. I'm glad I have had many years of anti-depressant use and am familiar that transitions are, in the beginning, sometimes challenging. That said, if any symptoms are too much to bear for anyone reading this post, for ALL DRUGS, NOT JUST PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS--- get help immediately; and that may men the ER or call your doctor after hours. Please doo NOT ignore unbearable symptoms!!!
I am currently under some SEVERE life stressors that should greatly resolve in the next month. If at one month ("post current life stressors") I am going to revisit this drug. Initially had had slow/urination; slight urinary retention but just "rode it out" for a few days, drank plenty of water, and visited the restroom more often. It has seemed to resolve more each week. Thing DO keep getting better, and it sure is easier to get up in the morning! I have Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. I was never in the military but if the DSM diagnosis changes, I also will "qualify" for PTSD. Please keep posting; I sure found your post VERY helpful Shel02!! Have been feeling alone with this anxiety and panic increase since the medication change...
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