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Sammyh94Sammyh94 Posts: 2 Noob
edited August 14 in Health & Wellbeing
About a year ago I was on sertraline for a month or so before I stopped taking it due to my mum not letting me anymore (whole other issue there haha) so didn't really see any improvement. Anyway now I've decided to give it another try and took my first tablet today. So just wondering what peoples experiences are of it, eg did it work/how long, sickness et?


  • Mia_mooMia_moo Posts: 145 The Mix convert
    Hey ❤️ 
    I have not personally taken this specific medication, but any kind of antidepressant usually takes around 4-6 weeks to build up x 
    You may find this useful to look at the time scale and side effects (sickness, etc): https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/sertraline/
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,384 Mega Poster
    As @Mia_moo said it usually takes about a month to take full effect, I found this one really helped me, like I had more energy, I felt more motivated and could actually get out of bed in the morning 😂 sadly they took me off it to try a stronger one which is shit haha, hope it works for you .. let us know how you get on 😊
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 5,246 The Mix Elder
    edited August 14

    Antidepressant work for everyone differently, I've heard sertraline helping for people and not helping them.  I hope this one helps in some way. Also with any antidepressant you have to also put in the work too otherwise it won't work completly by themselves. 
    ive tried sertaline but it made me feel sick so I stopped it but side effects don't last the whole time just hated feeling sick tbh.  But I hope it helps for you. 
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  • Salix_alba_2019Salix_alba_2019 Posts: 80 Miniposter
    I've been on quite a few things and I'm not too sure if this was the one that effected my ability to swallow along with inducing sleep apnea.

    Getting through side effects is tough but you know yourself best and if you start feeling like you might harm yourself or others let your gp know ASAP! 

    I went cold turkey after realising that my medication was inducing really abnormal thoughts. I definitely don't advise doing it unless you're under the supervision of your gp though 😉

  • Sammyh94Sammyh94 Posts: 2 Noob
    Thanks for all your responses :)
    Feeling abit sick already but not too bad so fingers crossed it will have had some positive effect by the time I see the doctor again for my next lot
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 The sad girl Posts: 1,367 Fanatical Poster
    Welcome Sammy, it's great to have you here :blush:

    Feeling sick sucks. Let us know how you get on, and we're always here if you want to talk about anything :heart:
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  • CarolineVCarolineV Posts: 119 Moderator
    Welcome to the boards Sammy! It sounds like you're feeling positive about your medication, even if you're feeling a bit sick. 

    As everyone else has said, different medications can affect people differently, but it's great that you're aware of the side effects and know that they will hopefully pass soon.

    When are you seeing your doctor next?
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