Sertraline- going back to work, supper pls

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Hi All

I have been on 50mg of zoloft for 5 days

I am back to work tomorrow (took the week off to start the meds)

Has anyone else done back to work after 5 days? Even with the help of diazepam until sertraline starts working....?

I am not feeling ready and I don't want anyone at work to realise what's happening to me


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  • Posted

    I would probably take a little more time off than a week if you can

    5 days is really early x atleast until the meds side effects pass 😊

    • Posted

      how are you going with the meds potato hope theyv finally kicked in for you

  • Posted

    Please let us know how you are doing. I agree it can take time - the meds can make you feel worse (can increase anxiety/depression) before they make you better. Also depending on how severe your condition is, depression can also affect your concentration and motivation, which makes it tough to work.

    I don't know what you do for work, but if possible I urge you to be honest with your boss/supervisor if you can. You would be surprised how understanding people can be. Many people have struggled with this themselves, or know people who have, and are willing to work with you to help in your work situation, such as possibly letting you work from home for a while if that’s an option - this can take the burden off you if your boss knows what you are dealing with.

    My daughter was struggling with depression, and she went back to work before she was ready. She was very hesitant to explain what was going on, but she finally did, and her boss was incredibly understanding and worked with her to come up with an arrangement where she could work again when she was ready, and she actually worked from home for quite a while. She also had co-workers who, once they were aware of her situation, shared with her that they were seeing therapists too.

    Please know you are not alone and feel free to share on here again. You will get better. The meds will work, it just takes time.

    • Posted

      Hi Sandy

      I managed to go to work on day six . I only used valium the first two days.

      I am on 75% leveled up I think so I hope that I would get to 100% soon. Atm i am managing and I think that nobody picked up what I am going through. They only commented on my weight loss

      You are absolutely right about being able to speak to your colleagues/supervisor at work but its mainly work that is causing my anxiety. I work for an investment bank in the financial markets. Also is my supervisor who is a bit cause of the issue....

      I used Zoloft last year for 6 months and it changed my life. I am finding it a bit more slow/challenging this time round but is only week two on 50mg.

      I am really happy for your daughter! I hope that shes back to 100% now with all the aspects of her life!

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Although I have taken Zoloft before it felt like I forgot everything from last year and I needed reassurance

  • Posted

    try CBD oil under your tongue or even do research on the oil before trying it really does calm your nerves. i missed some doses last week and it has messed me all up!

    • Posted

      I will try this one! Thank you

      I have seen it in shops

      I know I might sound like a parent but pls don't you ever miss a dose because that's the result with this medication.

      I have have faith in Zoloft as it did save me once.

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