Depression and antidepressants

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Hello. For the last 2 years I've suffered with low mood, anxiety and/or depression. I have most things in life that make you happy. I have a house and a job and a lovely wife I married last year.

So why am I suffering?

My main symptoms are chest discomfort which moves around from day to day. Some days it's severe and in a particular area then it's like over night it moves somewhere else. It has never woken me up at night and with tests done it's excluded heart problems

Next is a what I call over active gut. Most of the last 2 years I've had loose stools. Not diahorea but some days are worse then others. Also my gut continues to make noises Most of the time It's worse when I have no appetite.

I've been on mirtazapine 30mg for the last year but I don't think they have done much to help.

I've now started on sertraline 50mg a few days ago and they have made me feel awful. No appetite at all and make me feel really sick. I'm not sleeping well and have no get up and go which was the problem for the last 2 years.

I worry I have something seriously wrong with me. Everytime I think I know what's up with me I look it up and convince myself that's what is up. It makes me feel better for a while but never lasts.

The last few months I've tried to convince myself there is nothing wrong with me. That these feelings I have are just anxiety but I can't get rid of them.

Any help would be appreciated in finding out what is wrong

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    Give your medication time to work four or five weeks, 

    BOB

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    Someone asked me yesterday why I'm depressed. Its like asking someone why they have flu. My depression has come and gone over the years. My latest episode came on for no reason. Re your gut have you been tested for ibs etc? You do sound depressed and that can make you obsessed there's something wrong. I've just started back on sertraline after a break from meds. I'm not sleeping well and have the runs but side effects may lessen in time. I'm at docs Thurs so see what he says but generally it's at least 4-6 weeks maybe longer to see benefits. Am really hoping side effects go! Good luck let me know you get on. Remember everyone reacts differently to medication x

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    Hi, I can sympathise with you as I'm going through pretty much the same.. depression and health anxiety or GAD and I too are in the habit of looking up everything on the internet but I'm trying to break the habit as I know it's only "feeding my fear" but it's easier said than done sometimes.. I go through days of even a week or two when I'm "ok" or feel like I'm in control but then something really simple like a word I've picked up on that the doctor had said to me and I obsess over it. I have upped my meds but that's another story., give the meds time as they should start to help calm you after a few weeks.im now waiting to hear for an appointment with a counsellor.,, anyway just wanted to say you're not on your own. Take care

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    Thank you for all replying. I feel sometimes it's a mind over matter thing. Other times I think I have a serious problem. Appetite is my biggest worry at the moment. Not eating is not good

    I go to australia from the uk in 10 days and u can imagine what my brain thinks of that feeling unwell.

    Motivation is the biggest problem. I feel so tired and just want to sit or lay down most of the time.

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