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Has anyone had an experience with changing from Sertraline (200mg) to another medication? I don't think Sertraline is helping anymore and I am thinking about switching to something else but I am REALLY scared of possible side effects that I could get during the transition. If you have changed, could you explain what side effects you had (if any) and what medication you changed on to? Thank you 😊

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    • Storm_1234

      393d

      I used to be on sertraline, and I moved to Lexapro, turns out neither worked because I had the wrong diagnosis, I did fairly well with it but I was on a lower dose, I had only been on it short term though, Lexapro was 10 times harder to get off then Zoloft for me though

    • Storm_1234

      393d

      I used to be on sertraline, and I moved to Lexapro, turns out neither worked because I had the wrong diagnosis, I did fairly well with it but I was on a lower dose, I had only been on it short term though, Lexapro was 10 times harder to get off then Zoloft for me though

    • JessyP

      394d

      I stayed on Sertraline- you tend to have bad side effects when first on them, I find taking them in the morning makes it less painful. After you get adjusted to them they’re honestly the best meds I have found for my PTSD and have literally been through so many so I know the drill 😂

    • borderlinebaby

      396d

      i actually switched TO sertraline from citalopram a few months ago now and the side effects were a lot less than they were when i started meds in the first place, i think because they're the same class of medication. had some headaches and felt weird and dizzy for a couple days and that was it. transitioning is always a little weird i think, but if you're thinking of switching to a similar medication it shouldn't be too extreme. i hope this helps and wish you the best of luck! :)

    • Koalaluver05

      443d

      There are genosight tests you can take that will share with you what meds you can and cannot take. I tried sertraline and ended up not a good thing (because ADHD was my issue not depression) I've been on lamectal for mood as well. I highly recommend that gene testing though it will help the guessing game

    • dlayij

      444d

      I got on met Forman, which made me gain weight do I sticked to sertraline

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One user shared their experience of changing medication, but they didn't mention the specific medication they switched to. They said, "I don’t think the meds helped me at all, so I just decided to come off of them myself. I was taking 80mg of Prozac per day." It's important to consult with your doctor before making any changes to your medication, as they can provide guidance on tapering schedules and potential side effects during the transition.

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