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tombraiderlover: Vitamins/supplements for anxiety/depression sufferers?


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Hello -


I do suffer and have done severely in the past with debilitating anxiety & depression - at my lowest I weighed  just 7 stone.  I was taking 100mg of Sertraline for the last year but tapered down to 50 and now nothing for about 2 months. Anyway I'm wondering if anyone has any good recommendations on natural vitamins/supplements to take to help maintain good mental health especially over the colder months?

I can already feel my mood plummetting and its a bit worrying! 

Thanks in advance.

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Hello   TomB   and welcome to SA.


This site is run entirely by volunteer Administrators and Moderators, all have been through or going through withdrawal.

There are no commercial interests or influences  involved .


I am sorry you are having such a rough time but you are now in the right place.


To begin we need information regarding your drugs.

On 11/20/2019 at 3:46 PM, tombraiderlover said:

100mg of Sertraline for the last year but tapered down to 50 and now nothing for about 2 months

How long did it take you to taper from 100mgs to 50mgs?

Did you Cold Turkey from 50mgs to zero?

When did  take the last dose?

Do you have any Sertraline left?

Have you taken any other meds in the last 24months, if so what doses?

Are you currently taking any supplements?


On 11/20/2019 at 3:46 PM, tombraiderlover said:

I can already feel my mood plummetting and its a bit worrying

You are almost certainly entering W/D ( withdrawal ) caused by what appears to be a too fast cessation of the drug.

The only known way to mitigate W/D symptoms is to reinstate a small dose of the drug.

Please see the links below to understand what is happening to you.






The only supplements we recommend on SA are Magnesium and Fish Oil.



It is important to understand that reinstatement should be carried out as soon as possible for the best chance of success.

Do not attempt reinstatement without asking us to suggest a suitable dose.


As soon as we recieve the drugs info. we can assess your situation.


Please feel free to browse the site, it is a wealth of info.

Other members threads will give you an insight and the opportunity to share experiences.


Again welcome.






Escitalopram 10mgs from mid 2007 ( can't remember exact date) to 11th Dec 2018

Fentanyl patches ( don't remember dose ) from Nov 2014 to 11 Dec 2018

Quit both cold turkey Dec 2018

Reinstated 3rd March 2019 2.5 mgs.

Updosed  8March to 5mgs and holding

25/11/19 Started taper 4.5mgs and holding

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner

If you are going through Hell, keep going. NCIS series 15, David MaCallum:rolleyes:

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