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Old 03-22-16, 08:41 PM   #1
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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.
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If the meds make you feel better thats what its all about. I've thought about trying an ssri when I go through rough patches and start taking too much lorazepam.. definitely don't want to be on a daily benzo.
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I am taking 50mg every day now... In the perfect world I don't wanna take any meds, but I will eat/drink/smoke anything to feel better.... I was at the point of collapsing into million pieces
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Increased a sertraline dose to 100mg because my body used to it and 50mg wasn't really enough. I start feeling a bit anxious again and had a break down. Feeling better with 100mg dose, not much difference in terms of performing day to day tasks, meaning I am not slow or anything I could've expected.

I missed 2 days of taking medication and let me tell you, I've noticed it after a second day. I felt down and start thinking that my life is useless... After taking meds I am feeling ok again. Don;t mis meds people and don't underestimate them.
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