started 25mg sertraline today

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i started on 25mg today as my son is type1 diabetic on an insulin pump, so i have to be on point, i took it early at 630am, i feel slightly detatched, and on edge slightly, a few intrusive thoughts, but i have done a quite a few jobs in the garden which i have neglected for a while, only day 1, but not as bad as i thought

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    so hard to live in stress , i hear you as i live in stress too may be in a different way but still stress .

    im on 100 mg and its my second time on sertraline

    i can promise you that it is going to make you feel better but i advice you to stock to it and check with your GP if you have any concerns about it .

    25 mg is a very low dose but it works wonder with others i hope it works for you .

    im now on my week 5 on 100 so waiting for full kick in because right now is awful .


    • Posted

      thanks for the reply, well its day 3 & i can recomend starting on 25mg to build yourself up to higher doses, to lessen the grim side effects, it makes perfect sense to me to slowly climb up the wall instead of rushing up,

    • Posted

      So sorry about the stress in your life. We all have stress in one form or another.

      However, I felt so zoned out on 25mg once a day, I became anxious about feeling so strange. After 6 days I gave up. Doc told me just to quit all at once because meds were not in my system yet. Cant imagine how much worse it would feel taking a higher dose. Why force yourself to swallow a substance that is being rejected by your system?It's a slippery slope. Take care.

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      thank you , i felt very anxious & strange but my doctor told me to tell yourself that the tablet is doing this and not you, it helps in the rough times, i feel less anxious and i am suprisingly motivated to do chores that i couldnt bring myself to do before, i am taking full strengh ginceng & vitimin d & garlic tablets, not sure if this helping but i am feeling calmer & less stressed, i am happy i started on smallest dose, nobody knows for sure what dose you need, i may end up happy on 25mg, but someone else may need 50/100 so to start on smallest dose help me decide what i need & not the doctor as i want control of my illness, it will not control me, i love the fact we can have a voice and chat with other people with depression & get tips, priceless

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