Depression :: Coming Off Tricyclic Antidepressant To Sertraline

Jun 17, 2015

I've currently been on a tricyclic antidepressant,and have not taken any for 9 days ,is it safe to take a ssri sertraline on day 9?

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Anxiety :: Antidepressant Withdrawal - Coming Off After 16 Years Of Use

Been on antidepressants for 16 years I've just come of them 3 weeks ago. Feel so sick,how long will I be like this?

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Depression :: Once On An Antidepressant, Always On It?

I seem to remember reading this somewhere -that once you are on an antidepressant , you're going to always be on one, but I don't want to believe it!

Have many of you tried going off, only to go back on? I think I read something about them changing your brain chemistry permanently.

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Depression :: Which Antidepressant To Take? Currently On Paxil

Anyone can you tell me if you had any luck finding an antidepressant to work for you. I have tried several with no relief now I'm on paxil 20 Mgs I have severe anxiety depression fear medical related PTSD I am very scared all the time

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Antidepressant Brintellix For Depression Giving Me Headaches

I recently started a low dose (5 mg) of Brintellix 4 days ago, and I've had a headache every day.   I'm wondering if it's common to get headaches when first starting an antidepressant and how long I should give it before I decide to stop.  My Dr. said to give it a week, but I'm not sure that's long enough based on some stuff I've read.  I can't tolerate most antidepressants, which is why I'm hoping this side effect will go away.  I was just wondering what others' experiences are when starting a new AD, even if it wasn't Brintellix.  Are start up headaches common, and do they normally go away?

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Depression :: Switching From Citalopram To Other Antidepressant - Options?

Has anyone switched from citalopram to another antidepressant? If so would you be kind enough to tell me which one and is it working better than cit.

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Sertraline :: Coming Off Zoloft

I was on 25mg of Zoloft for 3 weeks, before deciding to come off, due to emotional blunting/disconnect I was feeling. I talked to my psychiatrist and doctors, and they both agreed that it was fine to stop cold turkey. So far I have been off of the Zoloft for about a week, but I'm still experiencing feelings of emotionless. I can cry and smile, but when I do, the feelings feel masked within my head. I was just wondering how long this sensation would last, and if anyone else has experienced the same thing?

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Depression :: Sertraline - Withdrawal Effects?

I'm wondering if I can just stop taking my 50mg a day..are there any withdrawals from stopping.

Thing is I've come to the end of my last lot, & cant get to see my gp for another week.!

I've only been on them for 4 weeks.


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Sertraline :: Day 14 Of Zoloft - No Anxiety But Depression?

Hi all. I'm on day 14 of Zoloft. I was put on it for anxiety & I would feel depressed the odd time. Iv noticed while I no longer feel anxious I feel depressed instead. I'm hoping this will lift as it's still very early days & maybe I'm still having side effects.

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Sertraline :: Weight Gain - Depression Itself

I have gained a stone since taking sertraline. This is quite depressing in itself. My diet hadn't changed and I've never done as much exercise as I'm doing now!

What I'd like to know is has anyone else gained weight whilst taking sertraline? 

Has anyone gained and been able to lose weight whilst still on sertraline? 

I am currently weaning off it slowly but envisage I'll be on it until the end of Sep. Currently on 25mg from 50mg a day.

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Sertraline :: Zoloft Is Right For Me? Anxiety And Depression

I have been suffering for some years during the winter time with anxiety and depression.  I have been on and off meds for 4 years now.  I always seem to have to go back on them when the winter comes.  I would stay on them, but I was trying to get pregnant so I went off.   Well its been a tough time for me lately and decided to put trying on hold to help myself.  I started 50mgs of zoloft 13 days ago.  Haven't really felt any therapist says I should feel better after 2 and maybe meds aren't right for me.  I kind of think I need to wait at least up to 4 weeks.  I have terrible anxiety all day with physical symptoms.  I push through my day because its the right thing to do.  I eat, workout, go to work, but just not enjoying it because I feel "weird".  Hoping I will feel better soon....this worrying about worrying is starting to make me mad!! Help anyone else have a similar story or hope?

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Depression :: Stopping Sertraline Suddenly - On Low Dose Currently

I'd been taking 25mg of Sertraline every day for two years for depression. My doctor and I were planning to try to wean me off this summer. But I moved, and so I found a new doctor. However, this one wanted to keep me on the meds and increased my dose. I've been taking 50mg once a day for about two months. But now the new doctor wants me to switch to Wellbutrin. He says I can stop the Sertraline immediately and switch over because I'm on such a low dose. But I'm wondering if that's a good idea. My original doctor had wanted to wean me off the 25mg, and I've noticed that I get really weepy if I miss a dose accidentally.

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Depression :: Coming Off Venlafaxine - Weight Gain

3 weeks off ven and gaining weight by the day despite the fact that I have stopped eating rubbish for the last 4 weeks. I have read that you normally lose weight when you come off antidepressants so I'm confused to say the least. Has anyone else had the same experience? 

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Sertraline :: Increased Depression On Anxiety - Increasing Dose

I have suffered from depression and anxiety for years (about 8 in total since my early 20's) but only recently sought help from my GP when I started having 2 or 3 panic attacks a day.

I was prescribed Sertraline 25 mg daily and Propranolol 80 mg daily (40 mg in the morning and 40 mg in the evening). After one week the Sertraline was increased to 50 mg daily. 3 weeks on and today I have been upped to 100mg daily.

I had bad side effects when starting on the 25 mg (increased depression, increased anxiety, headaches, nausea and diarrhea) but these past after the first 4 or 5 days. When I was increased to 50 mg they came back, albeit more mildly and past after the 3rd or 4th day.

I am apprehensive about increasing the dosage again now as I have to travel a lot this weekend for a large family engagement. I am worried that I may start having panic attacks again as I settle into the higher dose and I am wondering whether to stay on 50 mg with the Propranolol over the weekend and up the dosage on Monday when I am home and have a few days to relax and can ride out any side effects.

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Severe Depression And Anxiety - Sertraline , Mirtazapine And Now Venlafaxine

i had an assessment after struggling with depression and anxiety for yrs , finally went back on ADs just before xmas, after trying sertraline , mirtazapine i'm now on venlafaxine , over the last 6 weeks it's increased to 225mg. My assessment came out with a high score in the range of severe depression and anxiety . I have previously had time off work due to this , however i'm doing my best to stay at work as i'm only p/t and work with some fab ppl . However i feel like everything is getting too much again , i had gp last wk and i just said all was ok , it wasn't but my child was in the room so couldn't speak ,  Also had my first cbt session today a ' panic workshop ' one , even with them discussing panic attacks makes me feel edgy and haven't been able to shake the feeling off since , i feel like i'm fighting a losing battle and just cant cope. So much has gone on recently , 7yr relationship breakdown / ended . Problems with child behavior , time off work last yr for an op that didn't go to plan ( should of been day surgery - 3 days in hospital , 7.5 wks off work ) moving house , family disagreements ( not to do with me but get dragged in ) Just so much - i don't know what to do , i feel like a whinge if i go back to gp again.

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Sertraline :: Sertraline 50mg To 25mg But Still Side Effects

Reduced from 50 mg a day to 25 mg but side effects haven't gone. Any ideas?

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Sertraline :: Advice On Stopping Sertraline

I had some terrible problems last november stopping venlafaxine to start sertraline.  I realised I have tried over 6 different meds and have decided to get back to the start and take none.  I have been to a doctor today who was not very helpful and as I have never been given the right advice about cross tapering I am not confident about stopping.  I started with 50mg, 1 december 2014, in mid January increased to 100mg and to be honest things are worse in the way I feel.  No libido (I am a happily married 46 year old woman who used to enjoy my husbands attention), No motivation, No sense of enjoyment in anything, overeating, overspending and little or no self worth.  I have been told stop 100mg and take 50mg for 4 weeks and then review.  I am thinking maybe 75mg for a week, then 50mg for a week, then 25mg for a week then nothing....  Any ideas?  I have been on one antidepressant or another since 2009. 

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Fetzima? New Antidepressant

Has anyone else tried or heard of Fetzima? It's somewhat new to the market (2013) and is classified as an SNRI. As many of you are quite familiar with- depression often accompanies fibro the majority of the time.

I wanted to share my success story with this med, as I've been on at least 8 anti-depressants since being diagnosed and although they work for 1-3 years, they suddenly stop, as if my body has built up a tolerance. After upping the dosage twice on one med, my doctor will switch me to try another. After starting Fetzima in late May, I have not felt this great mentally for years. If you're looking for depression relief, I can tell you this one has changed my life.

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Menopause :: HRT And Antidepressant

My menopause nurse has changed hrt from everol to levial I started first pill today but my gp gave me fluoxetine last week cause I was depressed.I am wondering what is one of drugs don't agree with me I will not know what one is causing the prob so am I better of not taking fluoxetine just to see if levial helps with my depression.

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Mirtazapine With Another Antidepressant?

does anyone take a low dose of mirtz with another antidepressant

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Anxiety :: Which Antidepressant To Take - Have Tried 11 Types

I have taken antidepressants mainly for anxiety for many years.  I have had 11 different antidepressants, switching mostly because of side effects, or when they didn't work too well.  I am currently taking Paroxetine, which works fairly well but has some nasty side effects.

Last Monday I saw a really helpful psychiatrist, and when I told her I look meds up online, she encouraged me to look up the two meds that she was suggesting (Mirtazapine and Pregabalin) and make up my own mind. 

There are plenty of research papers and there's Wikipedia, and med sites, all based on scientific studies.  Very useful but I think it's a bit limited because they decide what questions to ask people.  I really would like to know more about people's own personal experiences of taking this stuff, because I don't see a lot of that on patient leaflets or online med sites.

So anyone who would like to share experiences (it worked, it didn't work, side effects etc),  I'd like to hear from you. 

My first priority is making a decision next week about having Mirtazapine or Pregabalin,  but after that I would also be interested in people's experiences with other antidepressants, including the ones I used to take.

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