I have been taking 50mg sertraline for over 20 yrs. I am currently anxious and depressed. The doctor increased my dosage 2 weeks ago to 100mg. I feel no better. Looking for an option to augment my treatment
What is a good medicine to add to sertraline for anxiety/depression?
Question posted by HCmom on 29 May 2022
Last updated on 31 May 2022 by Honeyberty
I am on 100mg sertraline since Dec this was a new medicine. I have been taking pregabalin with it. This was an existing Medicine. Only just really seeming the Effects now six months later. I had a hard time with the sertraline but stuck with it. So may be pregabalin could be an opinion.
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You ask what a good medicine can you take with your medication sertraline, to help with your increased anxiety and depression.
My suggestion go back down memory lane to find the root/core of this change in your mental state of mind.
Ask yourself this: Is the longevity of dependency on the medication, sertraline of twenty years, the cause of the change. 2) Am I experiencing serotonin syndrome 3) Am I getting enough nutrients that is required to balance neurotransmitter in the Brain, and lastly Did I recently experienced a head trauma, that I didn't take seriously. Once you are able to determine the cause of changes in your behavior, that's where healing can begin.
You may need to give the increase a little more time to become effective but the sertraline may have "pooped out" on you. It happens commonly after years of use.
If you don't see any improvement in the next week or two you might want to ask your doctor about adding Abilify or Rexulti. Otherwise you might have to consider switching to another medication... Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, and Paxil are all good options to try.
Best regards and I hope you're feeling better quickly.
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