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Taking sertraline made me very very happy, what does this mean?

(6 Posts)
MoreSnowPlease Thu 10-Mar-16 21:08:29

This was about a year ago and I only took 1 or 2 doses and it completely freaked me out. I hate taking drugs and so I was hesitant about taking it anyway. While it felt great, it completely scared me as I felt I had no control at all over my ecstatic mood, i would have done anything, My muscles in my face were hurting because I couldn't move them out of a smile?!

Anyway, I just stopped taking it and went back to feeling shit and never did anything about it. Now I can't take feeling like this anymore. I've read that if sertraline makes you feel excited then you shouldn't take it. But I don't know why. Maybe I just need to get used to feeling that happy again as it's been a long time?? I'm trying to build up the courage to go to there doctors and ask for something to help, but I don't know what, and I kind of want the sertraline again because it was a bloody great feeling (apart from being scared/freaked out)

Bringiton2016 Thu 10-Mar-16 21:12:17

I had that on citalopram. Alas it was just a side effect and soon wore off and everything levelled out.

ScarlettDarling Thu 10-Mar-16 21:15:55

I take sertraline and one of the side effects listed in the pack is euphoric mood. These side effects generally wear off within a week or two, don't imagine you'd be euphoric forever....unfortunately!!

Go back to the gp and check that its ok to take them but I can't see why it wouldn't be. And it's got to beat the nausea and runs which I had for the first week of taking it!

tigerdriverII Thu 10-Mar-16 21:22:23

I've been taking quite a high dose for some time. It took a while to get the right AD for me, they are very variable in the effects and efficacy. What I get with Sertraline is really weird vivid dreams. They're usually quite pleasant but very very weird. It's like going to see a new film every night. This hasn't worn off, but it doesn't bother me, in fact it's a bit of a bonus

ScarlettDarling Thu 10-Mar-16 21:53:13

Yes, I get the dreams too. Really enjoy them actually!

MoreSnowPlease Thu 10-Mar-16 21:59:11

The side effects say it may be a manic episode if you feel like this. So does that mean I could have manic depression?

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