Hi need some advice on SSRI's. I've had adverse reactions to a couple of SSRI's. Sertraline a few years ago when I tried 50mg a day for 2 weeks. I was plunged into a deep depesssion and agitated anxiety for 2 weeks before I got taken off them. I felt suicidal. Tried fluoxetine once and it worked in 2 weeks. The second time I got vomiting, jitteriness, agitated anxiety and deep depression/suicidal for 8 weeks before coming off.
My question is has anyone had bad reactions to one then reacted well to another?
Tried citalopram once and only lasted 3 days due to agitated anxiety and insomnia. Sometimes I wonder whether it would have gotten better.
Help! PND for 10 months and can't go on like this. Want my life back.
My dd was on Prozac but didn't like it, she couldn't sleep. Then went on paroxetine which kept her on a fairly even keel but didn't get rid of her OCD thoughts. A different psychiatrist recommended sertraline which she started in January and has gone so far back its awful. She's spending hours in the shower, won't leave her room etc. She stopped that (a bit too quickly for my liking) a few weeks ago and is now back on paroxetine. Hopefully we can increase the dosage enough to get rid of the OCD.
I started on Fluoxitine which didnt seem to be helping after extended use, sertraline made me very irrational and suicidal and lasted a month on them. Was put on citalopram which also made me quite agitated and anxious at first but after a few weeks they stated working really well for me. I was given propranolol along side the citalopram, they are anti anxiety meds. Maybe ask your dr about them?
Thanks for that. I was wondering whether to give citalopram another go. How long did it take for the agitation etc to go away and you got the good stuff?! Also did you use the propanol just at the beginning till the side effects passed? X
It probably took close to a month for my agitation to calm however I had an extremly stressful month that month too. I took Propranolol for the whole time I took citalopram, I felt they worked well together as I was a very anxious person. I came off the both 8 months after I'd started due to finding out I was pregnant. Now 9 months pregnant and Ive not had a relapse despite a stressful pregnancy. I know it can be person to person but my experience was fab! Worth a try
I wasn't too bad on citalopram but setraline and paroxitine gave me horrific nightmares (like violent, gory details). My GP started me on lofepramine. Only side effect has been dizziness on standing (which I can manage through taking my time and staying well hydrated). I also don't have the numbness I felt on SSRIs. Definitely worth discussing options with your GP.
Citalopram did settle down for me after a couple of weeks, then started to feel a lot better after about a month.
When my pharmacist switched from one manufacturer to another I did get a bit of a reoccurrence of the initial side effects-insomnia, slight vertigo & sensitivity to bright lights. But I phoned my doctor about it, he phoned the pharmacy and they found some of the previous stock for me.