Positive stories after increasing too 100mg

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I have been on sertraline or 7 weeks now (2 weeks on 100mg) for the past few days I have been feeling so down and sad. It's making me feel worse thinking that maybe these tablets aren't for me surely I should of have some sort of benefit by now? I get all panicky, low and just have no interest in leaving the house

Has anyone got a positive story after increasing to 100mg?

Also has anyone anxiety been worse after drinking?

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  • Posted

    No! Called my GP stopping it! Trying something else!,
    • Posted

      How long have you been on it ? I have got a telephone appointment with my doctor tomorrow so I am hesitating whether ask him for something different
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    Talk to your doctor. Are you having any positive feelings here and there? It takes 6-8 weeks after starting them to get the full effect. It's been 7 years since I started mine, so I can't really remember how long it took me. Even though I had to increase mine last week after 7 years, I'm glad I stuck with it because it gave me back my life. If I were you, I would talk to my doctor as medications affect people differently and they may just not be for you. As for drinking, yes!! Alcohol is a depressant and only depresses you. I feel a little sad and anxious after a night out drinking too. I hope I've helped you in some small way.

    • Posted

      Thanks so much Vanessa! This website is so supporting talking to other people who have been through the same thing. I'll mention to my doctors tomorrow that I aren't feeling ang better and see what he suggests. Did you go on them originally for anxiety or depression??

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      I went on them for extreme anxiety. It was after my grandfather, aunt and father in law passed away within 2 years of each other after suffering from 3 terminal illnesses. I do feel a little sad from time to time. I was one of the evacuees from the forest fire that took out part of our town and had to literally run for my life. A few weeks after that I had a medical emergency and was rushed from the airport in ambulance. Upon returning to the town that I ran from only weeks prior to that, anxiety set in yet again. I have had a harsh couple of periods in my life with anxiety and it's a very rough time. The pills help me live a normal life. I tried going off them at one point in my life and that didn't go well for me, so I vow to stay on them forever if it helps me. After the anxiety gets to me, I start to have very disturbing thoughts and it makes my anxiety much worse. I know when my pills start to work because the thoughts don't scare me so much and then one day they are gone. I love this group also, it felt really good to say what I just said.

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      Wow I am so sorry for your losses it sounds as though you have had a terrible time but you have come out with your head held high which is something to be proud of. I bet alot of people who read your post will be thinking 'if she can get through all of that and is still able to live a Normal life with pills then so can I ' cause I know I certainly think that smile

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      Thank you misssunshine, that means a lot to me. If I knew I helped even 1 person, I would be over the moon😊

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