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depressed and so angry

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womma Mon 26-Oct-09 09:30:58

I've been diagnosed with depression and have been signed off work for the last six weeks.

I'm taking Sertraline and it's kind of helping but I'm not sleeping too well and find other people (ie not family or friends) so hard to be around...I feel cornered and my way of responding to it is to get REALLY BLOODY MURDEROUSLY ANGRY! I don't like feeling like that at all, but I feel intimidated by people and very low in confidence.

So far I've managed to reign it in and not cause a scene, I know I'm not going to feel better by getting into a screaming match with a stranger in the street but the sheer mental energy all of this takes up is exhausting.

I've been waiting to see a counsellor since August and still no sign of an appointment, I'm just finding it hard to get to a place where I feel better and can cope with just being around people.

Guimuahahahahahaaaaaaa Mon 26-Oct-09 14:30:40

Bumping for you.

colditz Mon 26-Oct-09 14:34:44

Go back to the doctor and cry and beg for that councelling. Failing that ask for a sedative.

And count to ten.I know it sounds silly but it does wok.

I have been where you are. It will pass.

Oblomov Mon 26-Oct-09 15:42:28

How long you been taking Sertraline ?
Please make appointment to see GP.
Tell Gp what you have told us.
Ask Gp to chase referal. Sertraline doesn't suit everyone, you may need a different one, or maybe dosage needs upping.

mrmump Mon 26-Oct-09 21:47:15

Totally where you are. So angry all the time. Raging anger, I scream and shout, then collapse in a heap in tears. I tried Sertraline but like you, they didn't seem strong enough and the effects wore off quickly. Now on Venaflexine (sp.) which is slow release. The effects last longer, but I'm having to return to GP to up the dosage. I know how scarey the rage is, I scare myself. I never thought I would be that person I was always a push over until the DC. Be strong, and patient!

womma Tue 27-Oct-09 11:28:47

Thank you for your replies, it's good to know it's not just me and also encouraging that others have got over these feelings of blind anger, they're just awful.

I've been on Sertraline for six weeks now, just upped from 50 mg to 100mg (I'm bfing so the doc said this is the best medication under those circs).

Maybe I need to discuss a change of ADs, but I think I need to go back to the doctor.

Strength and serenity to us all, especially mrmump xxx

IMoveTheStarsForNoOne Tue 27-Oct-09 11:32:55

It can take some time to get over the side effects, if you've just upped the dose you're likely to get another round of them i'm afraid.

I've been on citalopram for about 18 months now.. it does get SO much better, just give it time. If you don't think it's having enough of an effect, speak to your GP about a higher dose or different meds. I was initially prescribed prozac and it made me feel totally crazy.

Hope you feel better soon.

MORgueOSKY Tue 27-Oct-09 11:48:46

The side effects of sertraline take a while and if you have just upped your dose as Imove says it is going to continue.

Depression does also make you angry,it is unfair and cruel.

I am lucky that I have a dp who can see when I am getting angry and he ensures I get time out, something like a bath with candles or just a room on my own with a book. Exercise is also a good release.

It is hard I am thinking of you smile

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