I came of Pristiq about 8 weeks ago for anxiety/depression and tried to ho with no meds. Had my 6 week honeymoon period but steadily went downhill and crashed big time last weekend. I've now gone on to my docs prescribed medication but started 50mg of Sertraline and it has put my anxiety in to a constant state of fight/flight that is literally unbearable. I can't function, I cant rest, i feel hopeless that it will never get better and its only because of my kids i think im still here. Spoke with my doc and we are going to taper me now 1/4 for 2 days, the 1/2 for 2 more, then the full 50. I am allowed 2mg of valium 3 times per day and that gives me some respite and about 7pm at night it settles ever so slightly but im scared to go to sleep because i wake up in the morning with a jolt of anxiety and i the have to try and survive another day of pure mental torture. Please help or give me some assurance it will,get better.
Sertraline has made anxiety unbearable?
Question posted by sovereign_72 on 10 June 2022
Last updated on 10 June 2022 by Hammer Down
I just started Trintellix for my Anxiety. It has taken almost 8 weeks but my life has improved dramatically. I went through hell for a bout 3 months trying to get by without meds and finally gave in. It will get better you have to be patient until you can find the rite med that works for you. 10 MG once per day worked for me. I have Ativan on standby if needed but most days not needed. Hang in there and don’t give up. You are not alone in this struggle.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.