I start taking Sertraline a months ago. I was very afraid of SSRI meds, but when I start thinking about suicide I realized I need medical help. First time I took meds I felt like I smoke weed :) Not happening anymore, my body used to it already. I had few side effects: dry mouth, loss of appetite, always wanting to sleep. Side effects lasted for about 3 weeks and now, after having extra sleep and forcing myself to eat, I feel I am getting back to normal. I don't have suicidal thoughts anymore, I break into tears only once (and I had a reason, usually I don't). I still have a mood swings, but they are way way less extreme. Mostly I have a "flat" mood, but doctor is saying mood will get better. Overall I like meds a lot and if I need to take them till the rest of my life so I can live without nervous break downs, I will. Fell free to ask if you have any questions.