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Sertraline and any other ADs support thread

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hathorinareddress Sat 31-Mar-12 11:13:25

Following on from a suggestion by LittleWhiteMice on a thread I have going on here, I am starting a support thread for anyone taking Sertraline or any other AD.

I started taking it yesterday after eventually plucking up the courage to go to the doc on Thursday.

I feel a bit weird but not too bad.

<you better all come on here now I started this>


trinn Thu 06-Dec-12 22:31:11

I'm on day 9 acting like sleepers for me but I feel amazing in the morning not knackered and I wake up on time well kind of, I can answer my mobile when it rings now without being a complete mess before I would let it ring and leave it now though I can answer it and be confident, it's not a quick fix though I wish it was but day by day with baby steps we will get there.

PackItInNow Fri 07-Dec-12 08:34:25

Morning Ladies, how are you all this morning? Hope you all got a decent night's sleep smile.

Trinn you will get there smile. All it takes is for you to take each day as it comes. I'm sure some days will be better than others, but hang in there and you'll get through it.

Shakey, one of the best ways I used to calm down was to imagine the same situation but a friend was going through it instead. It taught me how to see the bigger picture and how not to get angry IYSWIM.

Will be back later folks as I've the wee rascals to take to school and some pressie shopping to do.

Take care.

susiedaisy Fri 07-Dec-12 12:26:46

Hi hope everyone is ok today x

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Fri 07-Dec-12 13:04:14

afternoon all.
im okish, just so incredibly tired. im going to attempt to get dressed today.

i noticed this is the last page we will be able to post on - is there a plan to start another thread folks?

PackItInNow Fri 07-Dec-12 13:36:59

I'm sure there will be another thread. In fact, I'll start it off as it's a shame to finish this one and not continue supporting each other smile.

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Fri 07-Dec-12 15:30:49

cheers for that packitinnow - could you drop a link to it on this page so we can all follow please?

PackItInNow Fri 07-Dec-12 18:18:15

Bloomin hopeless at links. It'll just be the same thread title, but Part 2 at the end. HTH

TacticalWheelbarrow Fri 07-Dec-12 18:48:49

Hi sorry to intrude but I started posting on the other thread but have been a lurker on here blush. The link to the new thread is here. Hope to see you all over there smile

TacticalWheelbarrow Fri 07-Dec-12 18:49:17

Sorry here

happygolucky0 Wed 19-Dec-12 17:44:03

Hello all Can anyone give me their experience of Mirtazapine? I started 15mg as am having trouble sleeping. It seems to work but cant wake up very easy in the morning for work. Still look tired even when I have had 9 hours. Whats it like anyone?

Kr15 Tue 01-Jan-13 11:15:46

Hi peeps,
Would just like to say that reading the posts it's good to see how supportive you all are to each other. Right now I could use some of that support, I am on my second day of taking sertraline for the first time. I have had problems for many years and never sought the help I needed however I have got to the stage where I am regularly self harming and know that I need help. I am worried that I am fraud though as I am able to go to work and perform to a high standard in a stressful environment I just can't cope with life outside work and was wondering if anyone else feels this. I'm also worried that takin the meds is gonna interfere with work. Would appreciate any support or feedback.

clarew3007 Wed 13-Feb-13 02:40:46

hi. i am on day 6 of 50mg sertraline.i am feeling so sick i can barely lift myself off sofa.i have a 6 yr old daughter to look after and take to school but i have been unable to as iv felt so ill. doc prescribed sertraline for panic disorder,depression and depersonalisation disorder. i am at the end of my tether.i cant stop crying,feel suicidal and angry at everyone.also my depersonalisation is alot worse.infact i feel like a zombie. will i feel better? i feel so bad i feel like admitting myself...please help sad

suziejt Wed 13-Feb-13 19:52:55

hi i am on day 16 of taking 50mg sertraline and am wondering how long the headaches and teeth clenching go on for don't know how much longer i can cope ...

johnnybear71 Tue 19-Feb-13 20:15:34

I've been taken off Escitalopram and put on sertraline and after reading this thread I'm a little worried....I don't have a good relationship with the GP and feel like I'm being heard by them...

twolittlekings Fri 01-Mar-13 18:30:56


Just wanted to see how you are all doing. Still off work and still on escitalopram (most days!!) but still worried about being on it. Health anxiety still there but waiting for sessions with a psychologist (finally). This is so rubbish and I just can't wait to get bettersad

Would live to hear from anyone ..

BrewsterTheTerrible Fri 15-Mar-13 13:23:50

On Day 5 of Sertraline, and apart from feeling knackered the whole time, also complete loss of appetite. Does anyone know how long this goes on?

Not massively worried about it 'coz frankly I could do with losing some weight, but added to insomnia and general fatigue, I'm worried about becoming pathetically weak.

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