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ok guy so, recently had a bout of depression and anxiety after having my baby, seem to b over the worst as no longer having the depressive low moments only problem I am left with is insomnia, and a little bit of anxiety on a morning been on sertraline for 3 weeks, my husband and I wanted to watch a movie with a takeaway with a few drinks but worries about drinking incase I wake up depressed in the morning? Advice please

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    Hi ash,

    I was on sertraline for over a year and in my experience a couple of drinks to the point of feeling tipsy didn't hurt however on 2 occasions I got steaming drunk and it took me a good 3 weeks to a month to get over the intense feeling of paranoia, anxiety and low mood.. as I said this was my experience but everyone is different. I'm still quite happy to have a glass of wine or 2 with my Sunday dinner or one or two gin and tonics of a Fri evening but I don't get drink to get drunk its not worth the feelings that follow for me.... Good luck and just go with how you feel.


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      I havnt been steaming drunk in years, I always stop when I get that tipsy feeling, the only thing is i won't b able to take my sleeping pill if I have a few drinks so not sure if it's worth it being up all night as I have a 3 week old baby that wakes early hours for a feed and 3 older children lol x
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      Lol I understand I have 3 children also, I'm only saying that a little drink with your hubby over a takeaway and a movie shouldn't give you any trouble 😉 congratulations on the new baby x
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      Oh sod it think I will have a couple, my baby sleeps quite well so least I won't b pacing the floors with him all night (hopefully) lol..... The drink might help me sleep too, insomnia is the worst x
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      Yes it's definitely the worst! Don't put too much pressure on yourself about it if you fancy one then have one simples lol have a lovely evening hun x

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