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Forums / Treatments, health professionals and therapies / SSRI good days and bad days anxiety

Topic: SSRI good days and bad days anxiety

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Mendel
    Mendel avatar
    12 posts
    31 March 2020

    Hi everyone,

    Ive been on an ssri for about 6 weeks now and I’ve seen a fair bit of improvement in regards to my anxiety. Which is great.

    I have the occasional bad day. Today I’m feeling fairly anxious and it’s really throwing me off and sending me into a spiral thinking the medication might not be for me.

    Is it normal to have on and off day’s when on an ssri?
    hoping it isn’t a sign that things aren’t working for me.



  2. smallwolf
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    31 March 2020 in reply to Mendel

    Hi - regarding the medication, I have changed medications a few times for various reasons and I will still have the odd "bad" day. In my own discussions with my psychiatrist - not every day will be ideal, and if the majority are that is a good sign. But this is only my story. If you are concerned about the medication and whether it is working for you are not then have a chat with your GP about the medication to work out a way forward.

    Hope that help a little.


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