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oasiswaterpool Wed 01-Jul-15 19:26:44

I successfully took Escitalopram for 5 years for anxiety/depression. My new GP told me to come off of it as it didn't agree long term with another drug. He put me on Sertraline 8 weeks ago and I went up to 100mg of Sertraline. Unfortunately, I feel more anxious, have intrusive thoughts, worry etc and have asked to go back to Escitalopram asap. My GP has suggested taking Sertraline for 7 days at 50mg and then next day restarting Escitalopram at 20mg. Does this sound about right? has anyone done this please?

NotAJammyDodger Thu 02-Jul-15 22:02:55

There are various ways of crossing from one med to another. I went from sertraline to Venlafaxine in a similar way to the one you describe. I don't think it is that unusual or anything to be concerned about. Sertraline and Escitalopram are fairly common ADs prescribed by GPs as well.

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