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Sertraline and BPD

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eternaljourney

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I've possibly got BPD, actually I know I have but I'll just have to wait and see what the psych says. My GP took me off fluoxetine and tomorrow I start Sertraline, I've got a short course of zopiclone for now and some diazepam for difficult moments as I adjust to the changes.
I've tried to read about sertraline on here but I can't find many comments about personal experience.
Can anyone share some experiences good or bad please? I know we're all different and can have a different response but it helps to know how others feel.
Thanks, Eternalx
 
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I liked sertraline myself, it worked well for quite some time until I got tolerant to it and had to change. I can't remember there being too much in the way of side effects other than mild sexual dysfunction, which we managed to find ways of getting round.
 
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I was on mertazapine and sertraline but I had to change - when they added the sert it seemed to make things worse for me

KS
 
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I too take sertraline, diazepam and zopiclone plus one other to keep me asleep as agitation often wakes me.

I have only been on Sertraline for 6 weeks and even at a higher dose, at the moment I am not sure its making a lot of difference. Certianly not thats noticable to me anyway. I also didn't really get any of the side effects at the beginning, however in the last 3 weeks I have had incrediable headaches and been feeling quite neasous for a lot of the day. Hopefully this with subside soon though.

Good luck with the sert, I hope it works well for you.

Take care. X
 
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eternaljourney

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Thanks for letting me know how you all felt on it.
I'm really drowsy but it's a relief at the moment because I feel demented with anxiety a lot.
I know this drowsiness might not be like this all the time too.

Eternalx :hug:
 
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eternaljourney

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It's nearly 2 weeks on the Sertraline now and I feel dreadful. I've been awake sobbing and in a state of panic most of the night. I know doctors don't really use the term breakdown but I know when I'm having one and this is it:cry:
 
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Hey Eternal

Can you go back to the doctors and explain - I am sure they will do something about the medication then. I hope that you are ok
((((HUGS))))
KS
 
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eternaljourney

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Hi KS,

I've got an appointment with the doctor in 8days and I've only got 2x 2mg diazepam left.
I really wouldn't be able to go out with the way I feel at the moment, even with someone.
I can't cope with anything, my partner can't be with me constantly and I feel so hopeless. My eyes are slits with all the crying I'm doing.
I don't know if I can wait 8 days.
Decision making is near impossible too.
At the moment I'm just putting all my energy into getting through these next few hours on my own.

Eternal:cry:
 
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get an emergency appointment. its not worth putting yourself through hell with waiting.

hugs
 
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Hi Eternal.

How long have you been off the fluoxetine? Was it reduced gradually as you may be experiencing a bit of withdrawal off that if it was recent.

Whenever I come off an anti-depressant even if it didn't seem to work too well it can take months before things get back to normal. There is always a sharp dip in my mood within a few weeks.
 
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eternaljourney

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Hi River, Thanks for that :hug: but it's ok I went to the doctors yesterday morning and got my dose of sertraline raised and my dose of diazepam raised. This doctor actually listens and I like his way. I've never trusted a male doctor before. I feel a bit out of it and exhausted now but it's a relief to be anxiety free and I had a long sleep lastnight that I just collapsed into.

Eternal x
 
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eternaljourney

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Hi Sapphire,
Yeah I'd agree with you about that and the new medication highering my anxiety too. I'm more sedated now so much relieved to be anxiety free.
I sometimes have a little look at your journal sapphire and I really like your sense of humour. I see you've got a kitten, we've got pet rats, something lot's of people don't like but they're so very cute and lovable.
Eternal x:hug:
 
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