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Day 6 of sertraline

Shelley24
Shelley24
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Started medication 6 days ago as was suffering really bad from anxiety and intrusive thoughts but now I seem to be suffering from suicidal thoughts or could it still be intrusive, I'm so scared

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Autumnsa

It's all just bad thoughts. Remember that's only what they are. It's super scary I know because I live with intrusive thoughts also. But I am on medication. It's gonna take 3-4 weeks before you start feeling better. Please hang in there. It's worth it.

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Shelley24

I know it's just thoughts but I'm not sure if they are suicidal ones? I'm getting really scared of them x

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Tempestteapot

Shelley, please call your prescriber to check in with how you're doing. It might be that you need to take a small dose of diazepam with your Sertraline as needed as start up can be rough on Sertraline. I personally had to stop it after 10 days as I had worse suicidal ideation, but I have BPD as well. Sending soothing hugs to you - and please make that call! xxxxx

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Shelley24

I had a call this morning and she reassured me but if I do end up in crisis to call or a&e xx

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Tempestteapot

Shelley, be sure to do that if things get worse for you! I called my psych. and my CPN came around right away and he told her to tell me to stop them immediately. Did you ask about a short course of diazepam too to help? xxxxx

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Shelley24

I'm still waiting to have therapy and what's CPN and I do have diazepam but got told to take t night to help sleep xx

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Shelley24

I'm scared to take the diazepam just in case it makes me want to act on my thoughts xx

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Shelley24

How did you get over the suicidal thoughts?xx

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kevoreally

This is one of the reasons I refuse to take medication no matter how bad my anxiety is or got I will not take medications.. i used to be on meds since I was a child once I hit 18 i said goodbye pills i dont care if it helps my ADHD or anxiety im not popping anything. I dont even take tylenal when i have bad head aches.. i recommend getting a diffuser and lavender essential oil it helps me so much especially at night makes me fall asleep real quick for my head ahes peppermint oil which also helps with migraines :) best of luck just keep those thoughts in back of your head try to let it go in one war out the itherr

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Shelley24

Hey kevoreally, I suffer from anxiety and intrusive thoughts before but thought these new ones wore suicidal ones so dunno what can help I've been told to try mindfulness and let the thoughts be there and don't try fight them which is hard lol xx

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kevoreally

Yeah we are suppose to pretend anxiety is like ocean waves and ride it out anxiety plays a role in your thoughts but I havent had suicidal thoughts due to anxiety so i know that some medicatiosn can cause suicidal thoughts I know zoloft did

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Shelley24

Alright ok yeah, and that's why I'm confused about the thoughts I'm getting now I'm not sure if they suicidal ones or intrusive still as they still panic me I told my doctor them and she said if I have an urge or in crisis to call or go a&e I'm just so confused by it all as in very new to it all x

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kevoreally

Do you mind if I ask what your thoughts are exactly? If you want to provate message me them instead of posting publicly thats okay too I just wanna get an Idea of what kind of thoughts you are having to see if its suicidal or just intrusive for example are your thoughts telling you you should self harm? Or kill yourself? I used to have thoughts like no one likes you just die or things of that nature but it stopped and never had it again

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Shelley24

I shall message you now x

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kevoreally

Sounds good

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