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coming off sertraline

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PainForLife Thu 10-Jan-13 22:49:34

mosp didn't want this going unanswered.

I personally think you should go to the therapy as u should deal with all your issue's including the reason for PTSD. as u said the reason u stared the AD's & therapy was to deal with it so don't give it up now.

as for whether u should restart the AD's I could not give an opinion either way as I think u r the best judge of that alongside your G.P. u should book an appt & discuss it with him/her. I'm on sertraline atm & in the past where I have tried coming of it with discussion with my G.P I found I relapsed again & again. I found it tough but u may find it easier but I do think it's better to lower the dosage first then go cold turkey.

I really think best thing to do is visit ur G.P

hope I've helped smile

mosp Mon 07-Jan-13 09:56:49

Bump please

mosp Sun 06-Jan-13 14:29:53

I don't really know why I'm starting this thread.

I have been on max dosage sertraline for a long time. Recently I kept forgetting to take it and then I went away for NY and didn't take any for a week. Now, I don't know if I should start taking it again.

Interestingly, I realise now that I am no longer relying on it. I actually feel ok!
However, I have therapy looming. I'm not sure whether I should just deal with the issues that I can talk about (there are plenty) and ignore the cause of the PTSD (the reason why I got therapy and ADs in the first place).

Oh, I don't even know what I'm asking. I just feel like I want someone to tell me what to do:

Start taking ADs again or not?

Discuss my trauma with therapist or not?

Accept that now I can function as long as no one triggers me off by mentioning the 'wrong word' (I still have a 'phobia' of a certain word which I've lived with for 15 years now)?

Anyone got any advice?

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