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New to meds

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Ive been diagnosed with mild anxiety by my GP but living with the symptoms is frightening and has taken over my life - i get DP most days and this is the most disturbing symptom of me

He has suggested that i take 50mg a day of sertraline but reading the side effects on the tablets im terrified of taking them for feeling worse

Can anyone advise of their ecperiences - im thinking of not taking them and trying to get through this myself
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Some of the SSRIs work well for some and not for others. I have been on many different ones (Paxil, Serzone, Prozac, Zoloft). Some worked for a few months, one didn't work at all, even after 6 weeks, and one made me panic more (I didn't think it was possible at the time) and puke my guts out. After years of trying just about everything, I am now happily on Leapro and have been on it for 2 years (the longest anything worked for me before was 10 months). If I need an extra boost to calm me down, I take Ativan. Oh, most important for ME to help with the panic attacks was to STAY AWAY FROM CAFFEINE (tho I do indulge in dark chocolate).
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