6 months on sertraline , some thoughts are still there

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Hi all , I have been taking sertraline since november 2015 till now may 2016 started with 50mg and now on 100 since january 2016.

​I am better and there is a big difference now than before but i can say that i still can't feel my normal excitment and happiness towards things that used to make me happy before .

​i can cope and do everything like before but   still something broken in my mind just not completly my old self .

I have 4 kids and i also take care of my mom that has alzahimer .

​just i need an advice on this , does this med will still work more or i had its total effect ?

​I really want to have me back  . i never been on any AD before .

​Thanks everyone in advance .

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  • Posted

    I was on it for 16 ye and I got better every day, can also up your dose if you dont feel quit yourself yet, and find a dose that works for you : ) good luck I know how har to care for a family member wth alz, prayers to you
    • Posted

      Yes it's so hard .

      I also still have this fear feeling like what you feel when you are about to fall or someone scared you this kind of feeling happens when I have thoughts or recall the anixity that happens to me and insomnia . I just can't explain what I feel . This was continuously all day until I started the med and now it happens but not as much but still it annoys me . Just want to be me again without all this .

  • Posted

    Sertraline helps with depression and anxiety. I also believe it numbs you a little so you don't feel as much. Less excitement, happiness etc but also less lows, crying, depression etc.

    This has been my experience and I believe it is a typical one. 

    I have had to make a choice and have chosen to feel better.

    Hope this helps. I am sure you will get other replies agreeing with me, if not then at least you will have the whole picture and range of experiences.

    Take care


  • Posted

    Time to talk to your doc again.....you have a very busy life which could be causing extra stress. Good luck

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