Regression and a return to black thoughts.

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I’ve met with someone through my work who has completely scared me, I’m so frightened by what I was told.

Basically to get off sert asap, it will damage my brain, make me suicidal, it’s dangerous etc. etc. This person works in mental health but doesn’t have medical training. 

The words have brought back anxiety and depression massively, I already have tinnitus and some high frequency hearing loss. I can’t just stop the ADs, I’ve  been through hell these past 5 months. 

I suppose I’m looking for some

reassurance until I can get to see a GP.

It feels as if I’m trapped and I can’t get the comments out of my head. 



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  • Posted

    Please don’t let his comments deter you from continuing the medication. If you have felt relief from it, it’s working. I was previously on Zoloft for a year and never once had any dark thoughts stemming from it. It was a wonderful medication for me!
    • Posted

      Thank you so much. It was a she and she is my clinical supervisor, I work as a Counsellor. Her words have really scared me, I live alone and already have a lot to contend with. 

      I’m glad it was a great help to you. My anxiety has increased again and I can’t get to see a GP for ages.


  • Posted

    Hi eve.

    I wonder if she feels this way because she feels so strongly about the work that she does and doesn't feel that any other treatment is needed. You obviously had mental health problems before and needed a little help, medication is giving this to you. What she said was her opinion and not based on fact, to be honest she shouldn't have said it to you. You was doing so well, the words that she spoke made you feel this way, not the medication. Xx

    • Posted

      Hello Kerry

      I’ve had depression and anxiety before. Words are so powerful and stay in the mind. Someone didn’t see the lights change and just smashed in to the back of my nearly new car. He’s smashed the back in and shunted me up the road. Your kind words have brought me to tears, thank you so, so much. Just got home to see your response, can’t stop shaking yet, don’t know how I drove home.

      Eve xx

  • Posted

    Hey Eve

    First of all, sorry to hear about the car accident. I'm glad you're ok as that sounds scary O.O

    Lastly, like others have said, there's no facts to back up that claim. There's people on here who have been on Sert/Zoloft for decades and they haven't posted about any form of brain damage. If you feel it's helping you, definitely don't get discouraged by her unfounded comments. Keep your head up and keep pushing forward!

    • Posted

      Hello frankie

      Thank you for your reply. I’ve actually been on sert for many successful years and I felt so well that I decided to withdraw from them and got down to 25mg from 50mg. A GP visit then frightened me so I went back up and my tinnitus increased. I had a complete

      breakdown in December 2017 and have been very slowly getting better.

      I was also told that you can’t cry on sert. I cried buckets from the RTC last night


      when the being stunned wore off. 

      I’m like a zombie today, can’t get dressed and have cancelled most of today’s commitments.

      You’re very kind 🌸 I find that I’m very emotional fragile and those words did a lot of damage.

      I hope you are recovering well.


    • Posted

      Emotionally!! fragile.

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