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dedcrush

Hi everyone,

 

I'm a 20-year-old female from Cambridge, England. I have taken 50mg of sertraline for two days to treat my severe depression and am quickly realizing that is it not the best decision and that I want to come off them.  

 

I'd like some advice on how to do so from the forum members. Do I just stop taking them altogether? I'd be grateful for any information as I am in this situation because I'm pretty clueless.  

01/04/21 50mg sertraline 

02/04/21 50mg sertraline

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Gridley

Welcome to SA, dedcrush.

 

Since you've only been on the Sertraline for two days, you can simply stop taking them as of now.

 

We recommend non-drug coping skills to deal with life issues.  Take a look at the links in the following link and see which you think might be helpful to you.

 

Non-drug techniques to cope

 

 

We don't recommend a lot of supplements on SA, as many members report being sensitive to them due to our over-reactive nervous systems, but two supplements that we do recommend are magnesium and omega 3 (fish oil). Many people find these to be calming to the nervous system. 

 

 

 

Add in one at a time and at a low dose in case you do experience problems. Get supplements that ae single ingredient (not mixed with other types of supplements).
 
You might be interested in the book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, by Robert Whitaker.  He discusses his findings that people taking the various types of psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, do much better in the long term than those who remain on the drugs.
 

 

Here's a video book trailer by the author, Robert Whitaker:

 

 
This is your Introduction topic, where you can ask questions and connect with other members.  We're glad you found your way here.

 

 

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, soon reinstated.  CT 2000. RI 1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept. 2016  0.625mg X 3

Nov.27, 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover + change to one 18.75mg dose, w/1 month hold.

Feb. 9, 2021, begin 10% every 4 weeks taper.  Current dose as of April 10: 13mgai.  Taper is 31% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 16mgai (44mgpw).  Aug 2016, discovered SA, holding at 16mg.  Taper is 78% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg.


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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dedcrush

Thank you very much for your response. :) I'm glad I found this forum now.  My mother has been insisting that I use SSRIs for a long time now. She's been on venlafaxine for 20 years.

01/04/21 50mg sertraline 

02/04/21 50mg sertraline

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Gridley

@dedcrush

 

I'm glad you found the forum too.  We wish you good luck and hope you find non-drug coping skills helpful.

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, soon reinstated.  CT 2000. RI 1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept. 2016  0.625mg X 3

Nov.27, 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover + change to one 18.75mg dose, w/1 month hold.

Feb. 9, 2021, begin 10% every 4 weeks taper.  Current dose as of April 10: 13mgai.  Taper is 31% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 16mgai (44mgpw).  Aug 2016, discovered SA, holding at 16mg.  Taper is 78% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg.


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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