Sertraline did it work for you?

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I am 38 years old and have suffered from depression and anxiety for a good portion of my life, all related to PTS apparently.

anyway I find myself this week feeling the same as I have done previously, anxious, paranoid, worried about every little thing but more alarmingly I keep getting patches of feeling really angry and I have no idea why!

off to the doctors I go, he has prescribed Sertraline along with Lorazapam to help me sleep, my question is have any of you found Sertraline to work? I have 50g a day to start then I go back in three weeks when they will increase the dosage.

I have little faith as other tablets I tried really did nothing other than make me sleep!...all the time (including at work, very embarassing)

I would grately appreciate your opinions on this drug

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  • Posted

    50mgs has worked wonders for me. You need to give it your full support for 8 weeks. Ive been on it for 8 weeks and have noticed a massive improvement say 80% im thinking of upping to 75mgs to get even better but i could manage on this dose as its just what i needed for anxiety, depression and social anxiety
    • Posted

      Thank you Scott, the doctor said it may be a few weeks before I noticed any difference, did you find this to be the case also?
    • Posted

      Yeah it took me 5 weeks to notice 1 or 2 good days in the week then same 6 weeks then 7 weeks was mostly good. Still have my odd down nervouse day but thats life as we all get them days. Im actually sat in the maternity ward while my wifes in labour and im calm as a cucumber. Without these tablets i would of probably run away and never returned or just passed out lol 
    • Posted

      Wow Scott, if you can stand the stresses of being in a labour ward then they certainly do work!

      thank you for your advice, it has made me a bit more hopeful of the future.

      Good luck luck with the birth, be sure to let us know when the little one arrives!

    • Posted

      Thank you very much.

      It is a rollercoaster on meds but as soon as you give it time or the right dose then things will be alot better. Like i said earlier i might go upto 75mgs myself but thats because im being greedy i think and want to feel 100% instead of feeling good on 80% 

  • Posted

    I've been on Sertraline for 6 weeks now working up to 50mg (I'm quite sensitive to SSRIs).  Has definitely helped for me and levelled things out.  Like Scott says you need to give it time I'm afraid.

    ADs are funny things and what works for one person may not work for another.  However do try and approach it as positively as you can, even though other tablets didn't work for you it doesn't mean that this this one won't.

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    Hi pen, I'm 38 too and started sert 6/7 wks ago for anxiety. As I'm going thru premature menopause I'm totally with u on the hormonal changes too! Personally, when I feel snappy, it's always down to hormones.

    I tried prozac a few yrs back and only lasted 2 wks as it really made me feel numb and not like 'me' so I too was very wary of trying meds again. I'm not going to lie, sert has been a bit of a roller coaster thus far...but as others have said you HAVE to stick it out for a few mths to get a true picture of whether it's working. I am just beginning to catch a few glimpses of success (I'm also doing CBT).

    Wishing you all the best x

    • Posted

      Thank you Kikidee76, I also go to CBT once a week which in itself can be quite stressful to say the least, but I think it is working, hopefully with the help of these tablets I can start to finally feel 'normal' again!

      god my moods are awful, I really snap at those closest to me, I really hope that element goes first x

  • Posted

    50mg Sertaline gave me back my life for 2 years, now im in the process of upping my sertaline to 100mg, due to my body not getting the same benifts the med has gave me over the years

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