Deep depression

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Hi everyone

I have been suffering from depression for 2 years I have tried several anti depressants I'm currently on 200mg of sertraline However I'm very depressed....I can't seem to get out of it I'm worried I'm going to take my own life but I can't I have 4 children I just can't seem to get to a happy place I was on Prozac for 12 years and they worked wonders I'm wondering if I should ask to go back on them,has anyone had a similar experience xx

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    Hi Katy

    Yes I'd definitely say Prozac is best for me at least they changed me to sertiline however it made me far worse

    After eight weeks trail I said change me bk and they did although it's my understanding they don't like to give it that often god knows why!

    Hope you get what you need to get better soon

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      Thank you for replying I have been on sertraline for a few months but they are clearly not working I'm still very depressed no motivation what so ever,everyone is telling me to fight it but I can't I need to get out of this I have 4 kids to look after did you just swap straight back to Prozac or did you have to wean off the sertraline? X

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      Yes you have to normally change but what they did with me is an overlap as it takes a few weeks for one to get out the system they give you a lower dose than needed or at least that is how it was for me

      Take care and all you can do is ask right they can only say no right ?

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      Hi Katy again

      Listen Hun about this not moving round etc feeling fatigued etc I realise it must be so hard especially with 4 children

      May I be as bold as to enquire how you diet is etc

      Something as small as diet and foods that are high in protein and natural sugars can help with motivation etc

      Maybe start a dairy to help your thoughts a thought in paper is one less in the head

      You can do exercises or time permitting join a gym clearly that could be difficult in your situation but when the heart rate goes up to 130 plus you release feel good hormones it may just tip the scale in your favour it's what I do

      Good luck keep ya chin up


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      I'm not really eating properly to be honest,I just haven't got the energy to even walk upstairs it's really taken everything out of me,I think my time is up x

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    I'm sorry you are in such a dark place at the moment. How long is it since you last had Prozac? The feeling seems to be that we build up a tolerance to types of antidepressants over the years so they become ineffective. It might be for this reason they don't think it's a good idea to go back to them.

    Having said that, if they were working well before I don't see why they won't at least try...

    Good luck x

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      Thank you for replying I have not been on Prozac for nearly 2 years have tried several antidepressants sertraline is the one I've stayed on the longest but after being on it for months I just don't feel happy or even a little bit like me,I do nothing all day just lie on the sofa I can't get any motivation to even try and do anything I'm just not functioning as a person or as a mum really am lost xx

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