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Amz24
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   Posted 4/18/2011 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering who has been or is on sertraline and how it works for you?
I've heard a few bad things about them, so I'd like to hear some good things smilewinkgrin

I'm due to start them on thursday, 500mg then my doctor wants to put them up again in a month.

thanks for any replies in advance.
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Meds- Co codamol x2, Sertraline, Vitamin D, Colofac x3.

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   Posted 4/18/2011 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amz24,

I have never taken sertraline, so I am no help there. I just wanted to wish you a nice day.

Hugs, Karen
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Faunts
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   Posted 4/18/2011 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taking Sertaline. I took 750mg before they took me off it.

I had the worst experience on it. Every month I had a review with my doctor and he was asking me how I was feeling, each time I told him I was getting worse. I started with 250mg, I cannot tell you due to forum regulations about what happened to me during the time period. But within 3 months my life was hell, they decided to pull me off them as I had a fit and hospital blamed it on Anxiety.. turned out I am epileptic.

Anyhow it made me worse, I sometimes never left my room and lived the rock and roll lifestyle without the rock and sex. So you can imagine what I turned to.

However I am a different person to you so it may not have the same effect and it might not of been Major Depression which I had in the first place.

Let us now how it is :)

Hugs,
Steph xx
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I know you'll find your own way when I'm not with you
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I know you'll find your own way when I'm not with you tonight" - Fiction - A7X

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/18/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
have heard it is a good med for depression, jamie. give it a chance.
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G20man
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   Posted 4/19/2011 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you people talking about the right medicine????? Sertraline is the generic of Zoloft, an antidepressant. The max dose for sertraline/Zoloft is 200mg.
Am I missing something? confused
 
                            Tom

Faunts
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   Posted 4/19/2011 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I dunno lol I either cannot remember my dose or you are missing something.

The 2 people have heard it works well, where as I experienced it not working :(

But give it a go, also if it makes you worse inform your doctor, I did not and went through hell, If I did not have my friends I would not be here now typing.
"I need you to recover . 'Cause I can't make it on my own!" - Faunts

Depression
Complex Partial Photosensitive Epilepsy - 1000mg Keppra

"I hope it's worth it, what's left behind me, yeah
I know you'll find your own way when I'm not with you
So tell everybody, the ones who walk beside me, yeah
I know you'll find your own way when I'm not with you tonight" - Fiction - A7X

Gemsi
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   Posted 4/19/2011 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I used to find Sertraline ok. I started on 50mg from what I remember, then upto 100mg when they found it wasn't quite working as well as my Mirtazapine had been. They tried to up it to 150mg when I was having a really hard time, but that's where problems occured. I am very sensetive to high prolactin levels and galactorrhea, due to my prolacting levels flying up way above where they should be the Sertraline was stopped. We've since found out that I have the same problem with a lot of meds that cause this, including antisickness meds. I would say that it's a pretty rare occurance for this to happen though. Other than that Sertraline was working well for me, it's just so much was going on in my life that felt out of my control that I needed the dose increase.

I personally find meds that makes me sleepy work better for me, Sertraline was a real energy booster though and I felt quite energetic and motivated while on it.

Hope this helps
Gem
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Faunts
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   Posted 4/19/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on 150mg not 750mg :P Thinking of Epilepsy meds....
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Complex Partial Photosensitive Epilepsy - 1000mg Keppra

"I hope it's worth it, what's left behind me, yeah
I know you'll find your own way when I'm not with you
So tell everybody, the ones who walk beside me, yeah
I know you'll find your own way when I'm not with you tonight" - Fiction - A7X
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