Been on sertraline 8 month

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Ive been on sertraline for 8 month, 100mg and drink every 2 days (at least 2 bottles of wine) to keep me happy, does this mean that the dose isnt right or is it just a personal thing??

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    2 bottles of wine every 2 days?  That's 7 bottles a week and around 42 units a week.  That's far too much as men should be a maximum of 21 units and women 14.  Do you think you are an alcoholic?

    Alcohol is a depressant and there is no point in taking any ad if you are going to carry on drinking at this level. I think you need to seek treatment for your alcohol abuse.  x

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    Are you saying the 100 mg is not working for you and you have to drink wine to  compensate?   Thats a lot of wine for sure.  I think it's going to be hard to tell how the sertraline is working with the alcohol that is a depressant.  It's  possible you ended up needing setraline because of your alcohol usage. Remember the high you are getting with the wine is only temporary then it quickly becomes a depressant. I suggest you talk to your Dr. about the drinking  so he/she can help you determine how you can live your best life and a happy one. Good luck and let us know. 

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    Hi katie i have been on sertraline for about 4 years went up to 150mg a day, never changed or helped me. I still take it now but just got good ay hiding things, i am here if you want to talke
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    I've been on 100mg Sertraline for about a year, it's fine but of course each person's needs are different.

    But was it the Sertraline or the wine which you were asking about?! smile

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