Hi I just started taking this medicine I take 5mg a day at night time I can't sleep I still feel my axiety and panic and I feel weird is this what the medicine do when you first take it please help me because people say this a good medicine!
Hi, unfortunately this is to be expected. When starting any SSRI, there is an induction period of around 4 weeks, where you will suffer with some symptoms while you get used to the medication. You will feel better soon, just know this is normal. I would also say that taking the medication in the morning will likely help your sleep. Stay in touch with your doctor, if you start feeling your anxiety and panic rise further, or if you start to feel depressed, please go see him/her for help & advice
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