Our expert says:
I'm wondering whether this treatment has been from a GP, rather than a psychiatrist ? But you do mention a psychiatrist, which puzzles me.
I really don't understand the combination of meds you are on.
Lets see. Serlife is a generic version of the drug Sertraline, and SSRI antidepressant ( a later relative of Prozac. Espiride is Sulpiride, an anti-psychotic medication usually used to treat schizophrenia. It can CAUSE insomnia and agitation, among other side-effects. I can't imagine choosing to use it to treat simple anxiety.
Cymgen is a rather new and expensive antidepressant, chemical name Duloxetine. It can cause drowsiness among other side-effects.
Pur-Bloka is a beta-blocker usually used to treat high blood pressure. However, in anxiety, it can reduce SOME of the purely PHYSICAL symptoms ( like the rapid pulse ) without any benefits whatsoever for the psychological anxiety itself.
I don't know why you would be put on two different antidepressants ( though some ADS individually may help improve anxiety, I've never seen 2 at a time used for this purpose ).
I'd seriously consider seeking a second opinion from a different psychiatrist, specifically to confirm the diagnosis and especially to review the treatment.
Generally, it's accepted that an SSRI AD like Serlife can be helpful, as well as a specific form of counselling, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
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