Welcome to Healing Well. I am sorry to hear you are having such a tough time at the moment.
How long have you been taking sertraline and zopiclone?
When you first start taking an antidepressant you can experience side effects for a few weeks, these can include flu like symptoms and changes in bowel habits. Also if you are very stressed and suffer with anxiety, this can also affect your bowels.
I found that when I took zopiclone for a short while I could feel quite groggy the next day so I went on a lower dose. I only took this for a short time to get me back into a sleep pattern.
It is recommended that you do not drink a lot of alcohol with antidepressants and sleeping tablets. Alcohol is a natural depressant so works against the antidepressant which is trying to help you. Also alcohol can keep you awake and affect your sleep pattern so try not to drink while you are using the zopiclone.
Have you been back to your doctor about the physical symptoms you have been having? Depression and anxiety can produce physical symptoms. I, myself suffer with fatigue, headaches, nausea and changes in bowel habits.
If you are concerned about how you are feeling and think it maybe your medication consult your doctor. Please do not stop taking the medication without your doctors advice.
If you are feeling suicidal then you also need to speak to your doctor. The sites that elisha has posted for you are very useful. Please talk to someone about how you are feeling. I had a breakdown myself and have now realised that there is help out there and I have taken it and am feeling much better.
Your doctor can help you so please make an appointment if this carries on.
Take care of yourself
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