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    How to "fix" Sertraline (and any other SSRI)

    Like most people I also struggled with the side effects of SSRIs, while also being aware of their positive action on my symptoms of depression and anxiety. My biggest problem was insomnia that became so bad that I had to quit sertraline. After many visits to different psychiatrists I found...
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    How to "Fix" SSRIs

    Like most people I also struggled with the side effects of SSRIs, while also being aware of their positive action on my symptoms of depression and anxiety. My biggest problem was insomnia that became so bad that I had to quit sertraline. After many visits to different psychiatrists I found...
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    My Mirtazapine-Sertraline Deception

    I used to love benzodiazepines with a passion! Nothing seemed impossible, I could handle anything with a smile on my face. My tower of illusions collapsed in November 2017 with a convulsive status epilepticus episode. I'm 37, thus too old to deny reality. So my only option were the...
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    My Mirtazapine-Sertraline Deception

    I used to love benzodiazepines with a passion! Nothing seemed impossible, I could handle anything with a smile on my face. My tower of illusions collapsed in November 2017 with a convulsive status epilepticus episode. I'm 37, thus too old to deny reality. So my only option were the...
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    Sertraline and sex drive..

    Hi all, I'm new 👋 😊 Just wondering if anyone has had the same issue. I've been Sertraline (50mg a day) on and off for two years. I've tried to get off it, but everytime I hit a stressful patch I experience severe insomnia which makes my anxiety much worse. Although I'm in a much better place...
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    Is Mirtazapine Serotonergic or Not?

    Not according to Wikipedia anyway. I think someone should correct that false and very dangerous information. Last year I got the serotonin syndrome while combining 150 mg of sertraline with 30 mg of mirtazapine against my doctor's advice. There are numerous scientific medical journals who...
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    Coffee's effect on antidepressants

    This year four different psychiatrists have strongly recommended me to completely avoid coffee. I'm under treatment with a combination of sertraline and mirtazapine. But in the scientific medical journals I couldn't find any consensus on this topic. What has your doctor recommend you about coffee?
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    Sertraline-Mirtazapine combination

    I used to love benzodiazepines with passion! Nothing seemed impossible, I could handle anything with a smile on my face. My tower of illusions collapsed in November 2017 with a convulsive status epilepticus episode. I'm 37, thus too old to refuze reality. So my only option were the...
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    Feels like I'm Withdrawing but I'm not (SSRI)

    I have the common symptoms of withdrawal from sertraline - Brain zaps, constant sickness, and agitation. But my dose hasn't changed, I've been on it for 3 years nearly. Does anyone know why?
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    Is it not working?

    my doctor upped my zoloft dosage from 50mg to 100mg about 9 days ago. I was on 50mg of zoloft for about 5 weeks before i upped the dosage. While i was on 50mg things were going really good, my anxiety decreased and i was feeling physically fit and healthy but over christmas i drank too much...
  11. Liza9560

    Upping My Sertraline Dosage

    Hi, all—I’m interested to know what y’all have experienced in this vein: For five years I’ve been on Sertraline, and I’ve loved it. But a lot of stuff has piled up on me over the last 6 weeks, just normal work/family/holidays stuff, but too much I think. My anxiety/panicky/depressive feelings...
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    Tensing muscles to scare myself - vicious cycle

    I would like to know if anyone else has ever experienced anything similar and what solution, if any, that they have found. When I feel anxious, there are particular muscles in my neck and belly which tense up. When I was younger I learnt how to consciously tense these muscles whenever I felt I...
  13. Liza9560

    Sertraline Lover Needing to Increase

    Hi, all. Liza from Austin here. This Xmas has finally gotten to me, I guess! For years I’ve happily taken 25mg of sertraline a day, but my anxiety and its residual depression have reared their ugly heads again, and I believe I’ll up my dose to 50mg. I look forward to reading the stories here and...
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    Anti-depressants (sertraline) and pregnancy.

    Hi everyone. I suffer with anxiety and have currently been on sertraline anti-depressants for about 6 months, I haven’t felt this good for a while and they are really helping with my anxiety. My question is, me and my husband are wanting to start a family at the beginning of next year and I was...
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    Mirtazipane....how long?

    Hello, i'm suffering again from GAD after 16 years remission where Sertraline worked like a dream. My 200mg Sertraline pooped out and GP has recommended Mirtzapine as a combination as opposed to going higher on Sertraline. I've been on Mirtzapine for around 3 weeks and recently increased to...
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    Please someone help....anxiety...sertraline to mirtazipane

    Hello, i'm suffering again from Generalised Anxiety Disorder after 16 years remission where Sertraline worked like a dream. My 200mg Sertraline pooped out and GP has recommended Mirtzapine as a combination as opposed to going higher on Sertraline. Would like to hear some positive inspirational...
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    Why does Sertraline zombify me?

    My brief period (6 months) on Sertraline has been that it sapped my creativity and basically made me not want to do anything, not feel anything. I just sit at the computer and watch videos and occasionally walk around, or eat, or go to the bathroom. I just don't have any drive to really do very...
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    Sertraline to Fluoxetine

    Hi All I suffer depression and generally have it in episodes, sometimes brought on by things sometimes just out of the blue. The latest one started about a month ago, I chatted to my Doctor who suggested I move from 40mg Fluoxetine to 150mg Sertraline, which I did. I had been on fluoxetine for...
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    GAD Sertraline and Mirtzipane

    Hello, Been on Sertraline 200mg for over a decade but has pooped out twice in the last year and currently have really bad anxiety all day and insomnia. Dr has prescribed 15mg Mirtzapine as an augmentation strategy as they don't want me to go higher than 200mg Sertraline. Apparently, Sert and...
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    Sertraline Zoloft advice. I'm having awful night sweats

    Hello. I have been on 100mg sertraline for about 7 months. Ive been doing some narrowing down and worked out it is this that's causing my awful night sweats. As a result of my night sweats I keep getting foliculitis. The problem is sertraline has been amazing for me. My depression has gone and...
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