Hi, I have been diagnosed with clinical depression and GAD and been in and out of therapy for years, using diazepam to control any severe panic attacks. About a month ago I made a decision with my doctor to try anti-depressants as it was becoming unmanageable - I was unable to work, my relationships were breaking down and frankly I couldn't get out of bed for weeks at a time.
An hour after taking 1 50mg dose of Zoloft I had a grand mal seizure. CT and EEG came back normal so it was definitely the Zoloft. A few weeks later my doctor prescribed 30mg Cymbalta (reassuring me that there is no way it could have the same side effects) which I took for three days before having another seizure. Has anyone else had this happen?
My doctor said it is a sensitivity to serotonin... I've tried looking this up on the net and what these particular drugs do but it is all very confusing. He wants to try me on a mood stabiliser, I don't really feel up to trying anything else but I don't know what else to do... has anyone had a similar experience with meds?