Zoloft (sertraline) stopped working --> what now?

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Kiara123
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   Posted 5/18/2012 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

I'm 20 years old and have a few questions. I've been on Sertraline for 4 months now and have the feeling that the antidepressant stopped working.
Before I started taking it, I was depressed en was suffering from anxiety. I felt better for a while but now I'm depressed again and extremely confused. I feel like I'm not living in the moment, I'm doing the usual stuff but I got a confused feeling all the time and it just 'doesn't feel right anymore'.

If the meds stopped working, I know that a higher dose or a different antidepressant could be better. But is it possible that all the other antidepressants that will work loose their effect within a few months or is it also possible that they will work for a few years? (I'm not English so if you don't understand, I'll try to explain it differently).

Another question is that I'm in a relationship and since I started the medication I'm feeling very confused about our relationship. I don't feel the love anymore all the time and the last few weeks it's getting worse. I'm feeling 'weird' around him, not myself and I'm also a little anxious. Could this be from the depression/medication and will my feelings ever come back? I don't want this to end, I always loved him SO MUCH and now I'm so confused??

I'm hoping for some answers.. thanks!

getting by
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   Posted 5/18/2012 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kiara,

It is possible that you haven't reached the appropriate dose yet. Since you have only been on it for four months, I think an increase of the dose is probably needed. Especially if you felt good for awhile. That was probably a taste of what it is going to be like when you reach the right dose for you. I would talk to the doctor and let them know that you were feeling good, but you aren't now. I am sure they will increase your dose.

I am sure that the depression is effecting your relationship. Can you talk to your boyfriend and let him know what is going on with you? I think that would bide you some time to see if your feelings change if you are feeling better. I hope that this helps a little.

Take care,

Oh, welcome to the forum... There are a lot of wonderful people here...

Hugs, Karen
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Kiara123
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   Posted 5/18/2012 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply!
Yeah well, I don't feel comfortable around the doctor I'm currently seeiing so I'll make an appointment somewhere else tomorrow!

Yes, I can talk to my boyfriend about it and about my confusing feelings. He tries to be supportive but it's hard for him as well. I just can't relax when I'm around him. Normally when I would have a bad day, I'd just go to him to relax and I'd feel better straight away. He was 'all I needed' and now I feel very 'awkward' around him. It's so frustrating and scary!

Thanks, I think this forum could be helpfull. There aren't as many fora in my language as in English, so I didn't always found the right information and a reply lasted forever or I wouldn't get a reply at all!

getting by
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   Posted 5/18/2012 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you found this site too. I think it is important to feel comfortable with your doctor. It is very awkward if you don't. And really does not do any good for anybody except make the doctor more rich. And you are out of money...

Try to take this one day at a time. I am glad that your boyfriend is supportive to you. That is very important. Hopefully he will hang in there until you start feeling better. In the meantime, keep posting. It helps to get things out.

Hugs, Karen
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