I have been depressed for a year now.

Posted , 5 users are following.

Hi all . I have been depressed for a year now after i have given birth to my son .

I ve been taking sertraline 10 months now . I started on 50mg and the last 4 months I ‘ve been taking 150mg which I thought it was the right dose for me.

Lately I have some really bad days , and I m scared to death that I m going back to where my depression started.

I have this terrible feeling that I will never be back to my self again , I feel hopeless .

Do you people have still bad days while you taking the meds? How do you cope ?

Please any advice or any positive story will be much appreciated .

0 likes, 4 replies

4 Replies

  • Posted

    So sorry that you are still suffering. I wondered if you increased gradually cos it's quite a jump from 50mg to 150mg. Have you been back to see your doctor.


  • Posted

    Talk to your doctor. You may need to up your dosage.
  • Posted

    Hi Kakia, sorry that you feel so bad. I have been on this med for almost 4 months so its still early for me, but yes I still have bad days but not as bad as the time before zoloft. When I do have the bad days its usually because of high stress. I would think being a mother with a small child would indeed cause stress. I remember with my child I would worry about everything. So go easy on yourself. I would consider talking to your doctor and see if the dose is right for you. Hang in there, we are all here for you.😇

  • Posted

    Hi, it sounds to me like you might want to try a different antidepressant. If you aren’t better at 150 than you were at 50 then I don’t think going to a higher dose would help. I would try asking your doctor about trying something else? Not every med works for everyone. Good luck to you!!

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the community to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the community are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the community is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.