Day 10 on 100mg sertralin still having thoughts

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Me again I'm on day 10 sertralin 100mg overall I'm not doing to bad certainly better than 3 weeks ago,however still getting intrusive thoughts this is holding me back because I seem to focus on that and not seeing any of the positives also have no appetite and getting bad headaches any advice would be really appreciated

Thankyou all your support has been great xx

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    your doing well, unfortunatley thats the side effects of sertraline.

    dont worry about the appetite, that will all come back and more lol. just drink water and try a few mouth fulks of food if u can, a banana or somthing.

    the thiughys will disapear soon another couple weeks. but ur over the worst part.

    keep us posted. xx

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      Aww thankyou that has cheered me up,I'm going to try and eat a bit better tomorrow I just don't know if I've done the right thing staying on 100mg,hope your doing ok xx

    • Posted

      Are you on sertralin if so what strength?,how long have you been on them x
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      im 11 months now on sertraline, doing really well thank god. i want to come off but im too scared. i lost a LOT of waight shen i started sertraline. now im over waight and im really upset about it. having said that i woukd rather be over waight than suffer depresdion and anxiety😕

      always here to talk if you need to.

      This firum has been a life saver as well.


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      Glad to hear your feeling better what strength do you take ?,I agree I would rather be a bit overweight and happy any day of the week Thankyou for talking to me?and yes this forum has been amazing xx
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    Hey katyf, it's me again. The thoughts are still there for me as well, but I don't get so worked up over them and I am on 10 weeks of 150 mg. let's hope that yours goes faster than mine. I had really bad headaches that didn't start until about week 3-4 and they only lasted a couple of weeks.

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      that sound about rite, headaches everyday in week 4, just drink more water, it really does help. it will all go away, then you get night sweats, they last couple weeks too,,then its all gone. xx
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      Hi thanks for replying,I just don't know if they will ever go it feels like the one thing holding me back,I really have been through hell I still don't know if I've done the right thing staying on 100mg,how are you feeling ?

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      How am I feeling? Do you have a couple of hours to listen lol. I am managing, although not even close to the place I want to be. The intrusive thought is popping up every single day, out of nowhere. I'm a stay at home medical transcriptionist so it's making my job very difficult to concentrate on. I also have a medical condition called Graves' disease, thyroid related. I'm only now finding out that it can cause all kinds of mental disorders if left untreated for long. I'm hoping when my thyroid comes out, I will be able to cope better.

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    What kinda intrusive thoughts!?
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      An intrusive thought is an unwelcome involuntary thought, image, or unpleasant idea that may become an obsession, is upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage or eliminate.

      When such thoughts are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and sometimes attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the thoughts may become paralyzing, anxiety-provoking, or persistent.

      Intrusive thoughts may also be associated with episodic memory, unwanted worries or memories from OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, other anxiety disorders, eating disorders, or psychosis.

      Intrusive thoughts, urges, and images are of inappropriate things at inappropriate times.

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      Wow you know a lot about it,I think all the symptoms I've been through the last 15 months this is the one I just can't get rid off

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      That I will make strange sounds,I don't know where it came from !!!!

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      hi Katyf, i just did a google search for 'intrusive thoughts' that's all  =)

      once your meds have had time to work you will be ok so i wouldn't worry about it ok (hard not to worry i know) 

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      Aww thankyou,just got to keep hoping 😀,hope you are doing well

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      i'm very well now yep, thanks

      i'm on 100mg sertraline but i have been taking it much longer than you (i've been taking it for around 3 months)

      i did have really bad intrusive thoughts myself, but they have gone now

      remember to just find things to do ok, it's good to take your mind off yourself and your troubles (dvd boxsets are a good idea, eg. watching the complete seasons of a tv show you like.. nice to watch a few episodes a day and follow the story.. really good to take your mind off yourself that way)

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      Hi,glad to hear that your well gives us all some hope 😄I am going to try and be a bit more positive it's just the thoughts that get me down Thankyou for replying

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