Sertaline 25 day 5

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Hello all. So glad I found this site. There is a great support network here and thought I would post my story. I am 47 and have struggled from the age of 19 with anxiety and panic attacks, of course depression was there too. Over the years I have tried many AD's and nothing agreed with me. I don't know if it was mind over matter but hey. Anyway the last 2 years have been really stressful ie 2 young kids, moving house, debt which my hubby didn't know about (he does now and helped me )so the anxiety was getting so bad that I was grumpy all the time, moaning at the least little thing, feelings of guilt, worrying constant so I had enough and admitted o needed help.

Off I went to GP and she gave me sertaline 25mg for first week. My hubby stood behind me and watched me take the first one as in the past I was given citalopram and never took it. Today is day 6 on Sert and I'm not sure how I feel. Definitely not as moody but I'm still anxious. Every little niggle I get, ie a tingle in my hand, I panic. I haven't had any unbareable side effects. Dry mouth and anoxious. Just want to share this and see how others got on in the early stage. I don't want to up my doze as I seem to not do well with meds... doc once gave me comoxaclav (antibiotics ) and spent the whole night with my head in the loo and that was just 1 tablet. If I was going to get any other side effects am I likely to still get them after day 6.

Thanks for letting me rant on. Hope to hear some nice stories

Thanks Jay

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    Hi Jay - welcome, it would seem that we're both sharing a very similar journey - I won't go into details here but I've a long history of depression and huge, huge issues with anxiety and what people think of me . . . I've turned into a people pleaser instead of just being the me I was created to be!   

    I've taken different meds and stopped and started with them because I feel as though I should be able to manage under my own steam instead of relying on drugs.

    Long story short but I was put on mirtazapine which I took but which made me so hungry I could have chewed off my hand given half a chance.

    A couple of weeks ago I started the switch from mirtazapine to sertraline, taking 15 mg mirt and 25 mg for a week then switching to sertraline 50 mg . . . today is day 6 of 50 mg sertraline and I have to say that apart from occasional moments of anxiety I'm feeling much more positive, I'm smiling again which has to be good and my out of control food cravings have ended, thank goodness! 

    Wishing you well on your journey x

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    Hi Jay! Just wanted to say I am on 100 mil of sertraline started 10 days ago and I am experiencing more anxiety and depression! They say it is a side effect and should resolve! Hope this is the case! Anyone out there have any advice?
    • Posted

      Thanks Wilb. It's a scarey time. I really don't like feeling more anxious.. If that is even possible. Hope you feel better soon. They day it calms down after a few weeks.

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      It just not seem fair that we have to experience this in our lives! Hopefully it will pass and we can enjoy what we have! 
    • Posted

      Agreed Will. I think a combination of meds and cbt will work. I need to look online for a cbt course as don't want to join a group. They say people with hug iq's suffer from anxiety so maybe that is a silver lining for us.

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