Welcome to HCM
belongs to SSRI group of medicines. It cause increase in serotonergic neurotransmission. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to show its full effect. Some times during start of therapy even rebound increase in anxiety
may occur but this anxiety goes in a week. You have irritability, nausea, fatigue etc symptoms and these are due to anxiety.
Apart from medicines other methods like Behavior therapy is useful in anxiety. Relaxation methods like Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Exercises, Breathing Exercises, Yoga or Meditation
are equally efficacious as medicines and can be used as as alternative to medicines.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD