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I have been on Sertraline for 9 weeks and 4 days exactly for awful postnatal anxiety and depression. 25mg for 10days, 50mg for about 3 weeks and then 100mg for almost 5 weeks now. The first 8 weeks have been awful (worst time of my existence) although my anxiety and depression were horrific too so I’ve had no choice but to remain on Sertraline in hope. In the past few days I haven’t felt as awful although I wouldn’t say I’m great or back to normal. It’s just so frustrating as I really thought that it would work in 6-8 weeks as commonly claimed but 10 weeks in, I feel like I’m still hanging on and losing hope if I’m honest.
I guess I’m looking for some type of reassurance/ positive story that it’s possible for the medication to still work even after all this time?
I have had probably 2 days in the whole period where I have felt somewhat back to myself but then I find that shortly after the experience, I am back to feeling the worst depression ever.
This is my first time on an antidepressant and I am so scared I will never recover and feel what I know I should for my daughter. I feel like the depression is suppressing all my emotions. I am terrified of dying all of a sudden. There is an air of doom and gloom in the air with no rational explanation.
Sorry for rambling, if anyone has had a similar experience but come out the other side 100% recovered, please share your story or any advice. Thanks
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