Hello, I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression on and off for several years now, however it has recently bounced back with vengeance.
It came back roughly two years ago? All down to my nut allergy, which I’ve had since I was a child. I became obsessed and terrified of my allergy, what if this, what if that. To the point where I lost my job and was isolating myself in the house for days on end.
At that point I was prescribed 100mg of Sertraline, which I was on for over 12 months.
Last year I managed to come off the antidepressants for 6 months. But unfortunately found myself back on them in September.
Started 2019 hoping I could have a fresh start and finally get myself better, but things took a turn on my birthday weekend. Depression hit me like a tonne of bricks. I’m now on 150mg of Sertraline and feeling extremely down.
The reason why? I don’t even know. I honestly can’t pin point why I’m feeling like this.
The side effects of these tablets don’t help, the overwhelming intrusive thoughts which are distracting me from working, the nightmares, sleep talking (well, shouting), nausea. The list goes on and on..
I’m struggling massively to find a coping method, strategy, plan, anything to assist me from feeling this way.
If anyone has any ideas or tips on how to “cope” then please do advise. I would be grateful to hear of your thoughts!