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Please help. Come of ssri and stopped drinking. First week of school holidays

(9 Posts)
Idontlikewhativebecome Wed 22-Jul-15 10:34:39

Well, I timed that stupidly didn't I. Husband hardly ever at home. Stuck indoors waiting for tradesmen to fix oven so can't leave house. Have two spirited boys full of energy and constant demands. I've just had two massive meltdowns where I felt my head was going to split from the sound of their voices. I've thrown furniture, screamed, desperately tried to hide from them and found myself rocking and covering my ears to drown th out. So ashamed of myself but I can not cope today . Please help

justabowlofsteamformeplease Wed 22-Jul-15 11:14:44

Hi there, I don't have any truly great advice, just didn't want your post to go unanswered, do you have any headphones to put on with your phone/ipod? I know this has helped me in the past when the children have been paricularly noisey, music to drown out the chaos?

Please don't feel ashamed, we are only human, are you withdrawing gradually enough from your meds or could you slow that process down at all. Xx

nikki1978 Wed 22-Jul-15 11:23:11

Can I ask why you have done both? Also if you were drinking was your SSRI even that effective? I stopped taking mine as I was struggling to stop drinking and the GP said it was pointless effectively as the drink is a depressant so I wasn't getting anywhere. I stopped drinking entirely in the end and it was worth it but I decided not to take an SSRI and it was tough I won't lie.

Idontlikewhativebecome Wed 22-Jul-15 11:27:07

I need to stop drinking without a doubt. I'd forgotten to take a couple of days sertraline so foolishly thought I could ride it out. Obviously not. It's now day number 4. Should I take a half dose to gradually start back on them? I'm a mess.

Idontlikewhativebecome Wed 22-Jul-15 11:28:19

Nikki it looks like we have both been in the same situation. What worked in the end? I'm determined to quit drinking

Idontlikewhativebecome Wed 22-Jul-15 11:28:58

Boys are now fighting each other

wallaby73 Wed 22-Jul-15 11:39:04

Definitely restart the ssri, one step at a time; why come off them? Suddenly stopping will plunge you further down than you were already. Youneedto take care of yourself in order to deal with your boys; take one now!

Idontlikewhativebecome Wed 22-Jul-15 11:43:11

Right, I've just taken my sertraline. Will still keep on in my efforts to stay off alcohol.

nikki1978 Wed 22-Jul-15 18:33:17

Well I took them for anxiety but when I tried to restart the gp insisted on giving me prozac instead of sertraline and i had a horrible reaction to it which put me off anti ds somewhat. With regard to the drinking I just set myself a challenge to not drink for a whole year. Told everyone so I couldn't have one without getting shit! I figured drinking made me feel worse after the fact so it wasn't worth it. I really enjoyed not drinking and i rarely do it now.

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