Hi Tweedledum I'm not sure I can be much help but I started taking Setraline on Friday having previously tried two other ads and I'm finding it better than the other two so far. I'm still only on half a dose though as I come off the previous one. Most ads say not to drink, it is generally because it can increase the sedative effect. I'm not a big drinker but I will probably have the odd glass of wine, and just take note of how it affects me (and not do it again if it's bad!). A friend of mine who is bipolar takes setraline and swears by it for when she has low mood.
Hi! Firstly well done for seeing the doctor and getting help with this! I was prescribed this ages ago and honestly its the best thing I've done! At the start I felt awful while the tablets were entering my system I felt drunk, had a horrible tummy, but overall it helped with my anxiety and mild depression, I took it after I had a horrible breakup with an abusive exp, im now being slowly weened off it, I was started on 50mg upped it to 100mg and now have reduced it so im only taking 25mg. Good luck
Sertraline is your friend. I went back on it nearly two weeks ago for anxiety, and it has definitely helped already. When I took it before (50mg dose) for several years, I would still have a drink. Definitely push through any early side effects - it is worth it. Good luck!
The side effects for the first 2 weeks were horrific but I preserved and now I have none and it made a huge difference. My side effects included insomnia, exhaustion, legs twitching in the night and inability to orgasm they however all went away (thank God!) I noticed the difference by about 4 weeks I think but it was a while ago that I went on it. Didn't take too long to make a difference.