Sertraline: two years later:)

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hello all,

two years ago i fell into a pit of depression and anxiety, it was absolutely terrible. i was put on xanax and sertraline. it was a LONG AND HARD journey. but two years later im here and alive. im HAPPY and HEALTHY. something i didnt think was ever gonna be possible then. i very slowly worked my way up from 25mg of sertraline to 150mg to which i am still on today in combination with a long term anxiety med (buspirone) which i truly think helped the most. it have my sertraline an extra boost. every couple of months i would have bad spells lasting like 5 days if i was super stressed or messed up my meds. just keep pushing yourself and taking it as directed. i have tried decreasing and getting off the meds but did it way too fast and i got really dizzy and nauseous. i lost 20lbs while in my pit and gained it back yay! more than i would have wanted but im working out again. idc if i have to be on sertraline long term, 150mg is my theraputic dose. Depression and anxiety runs in my family, so i think we just dont regulate serotonin well. keep fighting, keep distracted and i hope the best for you all.


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  • Posted

    Thank you for giving all of us hope and encouragement. 😁

  • Posted

    Taylor, you will never know how timely your post is. Thank you so much. Long may you be happy & healthy.

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    Taylor, I sent you a message about 8+ months ago after reading your post on how sertraline was working for you. Your post gave me hope. It was the beginning of my journey with anxiety and depression. I was lost, desperate and the most miserable I've EVER been. So thank you!! I'm doing so much better today. I wouldnt say 100% yet. I don't know if I'll ever be 100% after that as I still think about that time in my life daily and it's changed me forever. I'm on 100mg but probably should go up as i still get bouts from time to time but I'm not sure I'm ready to take on the side effects just yet.

    Anyway, thank you for your post both now and back then

    ❤ Courtney

    • Posted

      Courtney it is wonderful to hear you are doing so well. I am caring for my daughter (just joined and posted in this group) and stories like yours give me hope for her. My heart is breaking for her but I'm trying to remain strong for her.. xo

    • Posted

      I read your post and I'm so sorry you and your daughter are dealing with this. mental illness is a horrible disease. She's so lucky to have you. Just keep doing what you're doing.

      Unfortunately set backs are usually part of the process but THE MEDICINE WILL WORK ❤

      This forum is such a helpful tool. I've met a few people that I will now have a lifelong friendship with. Maybe encourage your daughter to read some stories and ask questions. It's always nice to know you're not alone.

      good luck to you both


  • Posted

    wonderful to hear that sweetie! We all like to hear good stories!

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