I've suffered with mild depression all my life, and suffer a lot with social anxiety and stress... I tend to over think everything! And suffer with mood swings etc... I've recently been prescribed setraline, but the thought of taking it is making me panic... I just don't know wether to take the plunge or just battle on myself, I don't want to suffer even worse effects like I've read about... as feel my fiancee and kids have a hard enough time putting up with me as it is... any advice greatly appreciated.
Hi, Mr! I guess the question is do you like how you feel now and are you content doing daily battle just to get by? Could you be hard to put up with BECAUSE of the way you feel now??
Something to remember about drug side effects is that just because a side effect is reported it doesn't necessarily mean the drug caused it and just because it was reported doesn't mean that you'll experience it ~ your chances are very slim actually.
Most side effects are reported by < 2-3% of the MILLIONS of users, most by <0.5%.
Even if you do, most are transient or completely manageable and in a worst case scenario you can always try another medication instead.
My advice based on my personal experience is give it a go and my best wishes that you'll feel better soon. WCV
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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