Hello, I am a 24 yo female. I was on 200mg of Zoloft for 3 years. Since panic attacks and ocd symptoms are returning , dr prescribed me to switch to brintellix/trintellix . Starting at 10mg with 100 mg of Zoloft for a week. Then upping trintellix to 20 and stopping the Zoloft. Has anyone ever made this switch? I've seen a lot of bad stories, but I know there has to be some good ones too!
You are switching from one SSRI to another. From what I read Brintellix is suppose to be a strong med for serotonin. It is labeled for depression not anxiety spectrum. It is a newer drug. There are other antidepressants that address anxiety/panic specifically. You may want to talk to your doctor about those. The reality is some doc will prescribe meds that the Big Phar companies push because they are not generic yet. I believe that Brintellix is still under a patent.There are blood pressure meds used off label for panic. Some people do well on them without an antidepressant. But talk to your doc.
I hope you find what works for you :)
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