It's been a year !!

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I used to be on this forum a while back, taking 100mg of sertraline for about a year, came off it about a year ago, but my anxiety has crept back so now I've started taking Sertraline again, my first one was yesterday 50mg, I'll take this for a month then move to 100mg, that was the dose I was on before and really helped me, I guess I just came off too soon, I thought I was able to cope without the meds, and to some degree I have been, but I think if you need to take it and it's going to help, well take it, I'll post as the days go on, I know all about the side effects at the beginning, but I'm prepared to get through them, because Sertraline helped me before and hopefully it will again.


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    I was in the same boat as you. Thought I would be ok off it but sadly that didn’t work out. Even though I knew what the start up was like (not my first time on the boat) I wasn’t prepared for it. I started doubting the drug.. maybe it doesn’t work when you have stopped and started it... so on and so on. But sure enough they started working again.. I started feeling better again. Never give up.. just keep going. 
    • Posted

      Thanks Brad, yes I'll just keep going, and hopefully it will help just like before and if it I have to stay on them longer I will !!

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    Hi fingers crossed you get no side effects I’m havin a really bad time at the moment with side effects in my 2nd week 50mg x
    • Posted

      Hi Claire, I remember that the first time round, but just stick with it, remember it is worth it, after 6 - 7 weeks it will feel miles better
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      I’m going to don’t worry I want to feel good again ❤️
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    Hi John!

    Stopping an AD is something a lot of Dr have no clue how to help us doing it the proper way. I have been on m3d for 11 years... Tried recently to taper (it was prozac at that time) but even uf Dr was telling me I could go faster, I have read that for it to really work, it has to be by reducing by 10% of your dose and wait till no symptoms and so on. Maybe next time you can do that.

    But you seem really positive about going back on zoloft. You dont sound scare at all from the side effects. Thats great!

    Good luck

    • Posted

      Hi Lolita, I came off Sertraline ok the last time, and this time I feel that the initial side effects will go away just like the first time, so I don't really fear the side effects, and good luck with your meds

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