I am on 200mg Sertraline which do not seem to be working any longer. I have taken anti depressants for 18years and hate that I am reliant on them - I'm especially annoyed that I have allowed myself to bend to GP's advice and now on the maximum dose and it is not working for me. I am thinking of coming off completely as I am aware of being in a bubble type of existence and not connecting with my friends and family as I'd rather sleep my life away. I look young but feel old my whole body aches. I started HRT patches a few months back (Evorel Sequi) they seemed to level out some of my daily stresses. The past 6-8 wks I have been isolating myself from the lovely people in my life - the reason is I really dont want to hurt them with my moodiness. I'm also beginning to notice obsessive activity and wont stop cleaning or decluttering and then when my burst of energy leaves me (with no warning) my mood is flat, I'm lazy leave everything lying around - zero motivation to live and exhausted. 3 days ago I started reducing my Sertraline from 200mg to 175mg - my reasons for this is after 18 years of "depression" I've no fight left in me so - it cant get worse. I don't even know if I am asking a question or just offloading. I go through fitness spells, tried EFT, reiki, hypnotherapy, CBT, acupuncture (most of which I funded myself). I am reaching a milestone in my life and I believe that due to AD I have not taken stock of the stages in my life where I should have ended a relationship, made big choices like 'I would like a family' nope I just took the easy route and allowed life to just happen. Now I have no children and a list of ex boyfriends who were decent loving people - but I seriously worry I do not have any belief in love - I cannot express it - I'm numb. I've been truly loved and the poor guys have tried so hard but I end up realising its not fair for them or me and decide to be on my own. Oh geez I've rambled (thats another thing I'm thinking of trying - rambling). If anyone has experienced strange symptoms when taking sertraline and HRT (Evorel Sequi) like I have - be good to know if there is any advice. Now I'm thinking I'd be better going out for a run - to get all this tension away hmmmm!
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