Please Help :(

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I'm new to this site & i was hoping i could find some comfort in how i am feeling sad.

I have been depressed since i can remember & have tried lots of drugs from the doctor ranging from - prozac ,mirtazapine,citalipram, escitlipram. With no success.

9weeks ago i was put on sertraline 50mg- uped to 100mg the week before Christmas & don't feel any better. The doctor reccommended this one as i am extremely anxious & its taking over my life. sad I am waiting on having some therapy to help & am off sick from work with it at the moment. Please help i feel so low & do not know what to do or how much more i can take sad

Should i be feeling better or is this normal????

I am also taking Amitriptaline 20mg for migraine at night

Thank you for your time & for reading..

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    thats why i am on them, am 22 now but just before my 21st all of a sudden started having these anxiety attacks (horrible things) and i started sertraline 50mg and it took about 2 months to really start working and what a difference they have made, also paid to go to therapy to speak to someone and had 6 session so well worth paying for if you can afford it as the 2 mixed together worked a treat.

    keep going

  • Posted

    Hello Boxy91,

    Thank you very much for getting back to me with such a positive response.

    Can i ask has the anxiety completely gone or just not as bad now the tablets are starting to work?

  • Posted

    i havent had a anxiety attack since mid november which is awesome because i was having 1-4 every day at one point, so its pretty much all gone, the occasional day maybe once a week or two weeks you feel a bit anxious about things but it always passes without the actual attack which is the main thing as i can get on with things again.

    but i had to make a few changes aswell, cut back smoking to only a few a day, alot less caffeine and sugary foods aswell.

    but all in all stick in.


  • Posted

    Thanks Rhys,

    It's soooo difficult isn't it, i feel so anxious all the time & the doctor had to give me some diazapam to help calm me down.

    That's great that they have helped you though, i'm so pleased for you smile

    I don't smoke , but do have an occasional glass of wine in the evening & just 2 cups of tea a day.

    Thanks for the encouragement smile

  • Posted

    hope they help you and you manage to get rid of it, as its a horrible illness, i never thought about it as that as it wasnt visible but its probably one of the worst you can get.

    let me know how you get on and keep going smilesmile

  • Posted

    I will & thanks again for the support. So glad i found this site to help me through.

    It is awful isn't it thought. I mean we don't have a broken leg or anything so nobody knows how we feel or thinks anything is wrong ( if that makes any sense at all) Most of my life i have covered my depression & anxiety up ( and did an amazing job of it) well up until the point of no longer being able to hide how i felt. sad

  • Posted

    Sertraline helped getting my anxiety under control - took a few tweaks to get the right dose but once sorted took I felt really really well. I had diazepam too at the beginning, but if u still feel low and anxious spk to yr doctor

    Is there a community mental health worker at yr surgery? They helped me too - again yr gp can refer you so u can get some CBT therapy.

    Look on line at MIND website

    Keep chatting

  • Posted

    Hi Julie,

    Yes i am on the waiting list for CBT so fingers crossed that will be soon.

    Can i ask what strength you are on & how long it was until you felt a change for the better?

    I'm on 100mg & suffering really badly with my anxiety. I'm starting to wonder if this medication is the one for me. x

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