I'm slowly losing and I'm not as bothered as I should be

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I just can't really see the point and it doesn't bother me, I'm on 100mg of sertraline and have been for 2 months and before that I was on 50mg for 5 months, and it's doing nothing, I'm worried if I go to my doctor she'll get annoyed with me, I can't talk to anyone as I literally don't have any friends, my parents don't understand, I just don't know

what to do anymore

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    Dear Ashley, As much as you think your doctor will get annoyed with you.  If you go back and she doesn't see any improvement in you, if she is a good doctor, then she will prescribe something else for you.  You don't actually mention your symptoms so I can't determine whether you suffer from anxiety, depression or both. Either way you need a review of your medication. If as you say, your parents don't understand you try talking to the Samaritans. They'll be more than happy to listen to your problems.
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    Hi Ashley

    Hon you need to go back to the gp she won't be annoyed with you. It's her job to get you better or make a referral for you eg specialist. Clearly your meds are nor working for you.

    Your health is important and make your gp understand they are doing nothing for you. Try not to worry about friends you can socialise when you feel better. Meanwhile we are your friends here xxxx

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    Hi I was on 100 mg of sertraline and it wasn't doing the job so my doctor increased it to 150 mg and I find this a lot better.  Maybe you need a higher dose or a different med?   Have you had any counselling?   x
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    My son is on sertraline but he's also taking quetiapine. At one time he was just on sertraline but it wasn't enough. Quetiapine is a mood stabliser. Sertraline is an anti-depressant. Maybe you need both, like my son. If you doctor doesn't agree, ask to be referred to the Community Mental Health Team. This is what my son did and he's doing well now. Best of luck. x
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