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Changing citalopram to sertraline....anxiety issues

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MechanicalTheatre Fri 15-Feb-13 11:29:52

I haven't taken both at once, but I have taken both at different times (currently on sertraline, but only been on it for about 2 weeks, so still in the beginning stages.)

The sertraline is definitely making my anxiety worse in the mornings at the moment, but during the day it's been fine. I'm hoping it will settle down soon.

Teeth grinding - yes. Really badly, unfortunately.

I haven't been drinking on it, trying to avoid that.

Hopeforever Fri 15-Feb-13 11:13:38

I've also swooped, but was down to 2mg citalopram and went straight to sertaline .

I don't know the answers to most of your questions, except the last. Yes I found alcohol ok!

Hope someone answers the rest soon

braingriffin Thu 14-Feb-13 12:52:09

Hi all
I am a sufferer of panic disorder and for the best part of 20 years have been medicated with citalopram - to cut a long story short I have developed TMJ as a result and need to change to sertraline, gp has suggested 20mg citalopram for the next 7 days with 50mg of sertraline then quit the citalopram.
Firstly has anyone taken both at once?
Secondly how has anyone found sertraline for the treatment of anxiety.
Finally has anyone found sertraline to cause teeth clenching - which is the reason I need to stop citalopram.
Thanx in advance - I am new here and would love to support and gain support from fellow anxiety/panic attack sufferers, anxiety has dominated all my adult life and I consider myself a functioning agoraphobic despite being married with 2 children and working part time in an incredibly stressful environment (which at the moment I am unable to do)

ps can you drink wine on sertraline without bad effect?

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