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I always used to be ashamed of talking about my depression, people wouldn't understand, since mental health is becoming less of a taboo subject I feel I can talk about it, i'm not alone and I will survive.
This is how my first three weeks on antidepressants went.
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I need something like this but I also don’t want to be dependant on something....do you still take it now cause I want to know what it’s like to come off them before really thinking of taking something like this, I have only found out about these Zoloft,s today so I don’t know anything about them, I’m basically just looking for peoples experience,s of them when they come off them.
wow thank you for sharing this I've been taking them for about a month now and never felt happier. The mornings are full on feels like I've got so much energy, I take half a sleeping pill at night with the Sertraline which gives me a great sleep. Thanks Emma. Nigel.
I had a little trouble getting to sleep on them. I was having the dream thing too. I'd also thought I was awake when I wasn't and was still asleep. Also mild headaches an hr after taking them. That's all I've had side affects wise. Started on 50mg for two weeks. Now on 100mg. This is my 4th week on them so fare. Not sure if I fill better or not.
I have also been on 50 mg of Zoloft for 3 weeks now. I didn’t have any bad side affects really apart from a bit of nausea one time and a bit of insomnia which seems to have stopped now. I was told to take them in the morning. I have noticed a difference within me but not a huge difference I don’t feel completely different.A couple of days ago I even had a thought about hurting myself and I felt like crying for a few days. My periods are also extremely irregular and I hadn’t had a period since June but my periods came back as soon as I started taking Zoloft. I actually did tell my GP about this and I got a blood test done.I have a appointment with my GP next week.
My experience with Zoloft was horrible. I had every side effect you can think of and it made me soooooo drowsy and out of it. The nausea was horrible and I would wake up in the middle of the night constantly jittery and sweating. I couldn't continue talking it, I would rather be depressed, as bad as that sounds!
So hard to get off this shit. It’s 20% fluoride. Made my son go absolutely crazy. Attempted suicide multiple times. Almost killed his brother. Causes severe long term insomnia after discontinuation. Don’t do it. GAPS diet works best.
I been on for 4 days only 25mg. I haven't had any side effects. I wonder if that means it's not going to work. I don't have a sexual partner right now but I'm constantly testing to see if I can orgasm :) no prob so far.
Are you still interested in visiting your boyfriend platonically? I can only imagine his frustration that his lovely babe doesn't feel like making love, but until you regain your libido, I hope that you & he can enjoy your friendship.
I had severe reactions on these on holiday in Spain absolutely horrendous uncontrollable shaking for hours on a beach ..was a complete mess I called the doctors and was advised to stop immediately It took over a week for the involuntary muscle spasms to cease Christ what are doctor's giving out ????
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Hi. I was on antidepressants for 7 years. then i somehow get to the name of Jesus Christ. Behind this mental illnesses is devil or some other stupid demon.. I didnt know it for 31 years of my life,.. I was not raised as christian. When i was young, we used to pray at my grandmothers house an evening prayer befor sleep. That was it, nothing more about christianity and than bad things happend. I fell down from the top of washingmachine on my head. That was the touch of death :), and than my mother beat me like hell. Since than i am afreid of heights, of pain and of women.. It sounds maybe rediculous, but evil is behind.. Satan did everithing bad and he holds people under his chains ( for example nightmares). I was possessed with fear, with gilt, anger, unforgivness and so on.. I had also nightmares with a dog behind my bad. he seemed nice to everyone else, but he was evil to me. I was wery young at that time.I knew it was something behind this world, like living evil thing. And this was holding me back all my life. Of course there are other things like pride, selfishness, egoism... I am working on it every day. I was living without handling emotions right and all this bad things are holding you back too. PLEASE read the BIBLE and you see by your self.... This is what is helping me now EMMANUEL TV, Prophet T.B Joshua. google it or put into yutube
I'm so scared for 2moro. Have to see my GP. I know he'll tell my to take tablets...last time I took sertraline I cut myself. I had no prior cutting tendancies either. Anyway...might try them one more time. Sick of feeling like shit. My mates think i've got it all..nice house, car, job...no.
I first started taking sertraline 14 days ago and the main side effect was nausea and dizziness. Plus my eyes couldn't focus and even started rolling! The first day I lay in bed feeling awful all day. I rang the doctors and asked to be put on anti sickness tablets and this is something I would now highly recommend to anyone taking the drug who get nausea and dizziness. It's called cyclizine and took these side effects away instantly. Secondly I had diazapan the first 3 days to help me with the anxious feeling you get at the start which also really helped then stopped.
Now I know there not meant to start working for a week but after my 5th day I went to bed and suddenly had an overwhelming urge to smile for no reason. The next day I felt great my brain felt calm and I felt it so easy to talk to people that I realised I had a little bit of social phobia I didn't even know I had. Infact I've been living with anxiety for so long it became my norm and it took alot of convincing from the doctor to make me believe the physical symptoms I was getting might actually be anxiety. I feel like a new person now like I could take on the world. Im noticing that now i can think with a clearer head how bad i actually was! and for someone who has been so dead against any form of antidepressant in the past that's saying something. I hope you feel better soon and hope my story helps to get you through it as it's the best choice I've ever made. Ps when people say they feel motivated in their head but their body hasn't the energy I can't help wonder if it's because we've been so inactive for so long due to this crippling illness that were just really unfit. I'm going to force myself to the gym for a few weeks and see if that solves the problem as I feel the same. And I think you are lovely! X
Hey just watched your video i was put on these tablets around 2years ago i had a massive breakdown suffered with really bad anxiety to the point i was off work sick for months and couldnt leave the house when i was promised by the drs i would feel loads better if i take (sertraline) ...at one point my mother had to shove them down my throat because i didnt want to get better idk why ! But i had those side affects with the very bad dreams and shakyness which scared me so i went onto 50...then 100...then 150... and just today i have been upped to arohnd 200mg of sertraline...because im not feeling that great at the minute but these tablets are really good! I hope you are okay and jus no that you are not in the same boat alone !!!💜💜💜💜💜
Cant say im happy with taking antid's. 2 weeks of valdoxan and 9 days of zoloft. Ive had some sunshine days in the meantime but honestly i think I prefer getting up at 6am every morning to go for a run instead of taking this toxic shit as hard as it might be. Gonna go back to st johns wort and up the dosage hopefully I can get my sleep and life back instead of having a drug control me
I've been recommended antidepressants, but I'm hesitant to take them due to taking my GCSE's this year in school and needing full concentration. Do you think I can take the medication and still be able to work/revise?
Thanks for this video. I started taking Zoloft 5 days ago and I’m researching my side effects. The “mind wants to go out but my body wants bed” part especially. I should be starting therapy along with medication soon. 40year old male and I’m on 25 mg and I bailed on my new girl tonight because well yah I guess that’s the labido thing. Anyways, thanks for the information.
Hi I’ve not tried sertraline as I had a bad experience on fluxatine and cipramils , can you tell me if you get acne and spots on sertraline as I did on the others. I’m currently living my life in bed and taking diazepam if I need to go out and unfortunately I’m a singer so I have to take Valium yo go to work. Any advice is helping thank you xx
I'm not sure. It seems that lots of the side effects are psychogenic in nature. It makes sense because people with anxiety tend to overthink that. I was prescribed sertraline but I have yet to take them, why? Because I'm afraid.
With me any med change increase decrease or change of meds. i get suicidal thoughts... iv been zoloft 3 years i tried to come off it which i learnt once on them hard to come off because the depression increases. I also take risperidone with it. But i still struggle so i may need to readjust them or even get something different. Really with depression remember meds will not fix the problem its a bandaid.
I don't get the logic behind antidepressants, most of them were created many years ago, for example prozac in 1972 when they knew hardly anything about the brain compared to 2018, and you're supposed to take them constantly. So at first they make you feel bad, then you start feeling better when you develop tolerance, but when you stop them you also feel bad because now your brain is again chemically imbalanced until it gets used to there being no antidepressant and then you feel normal again.
It seems like not taking them is the best thing. If I start smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol every day, after a week I will develop tolerance and I keep having to increase the dose to get the same effect. If I stop I will get withdrawal symptoms and feel like I have to smoke or drink again to feel normal. I had depression for years and once I took lsd after researching that many scientists are now pointing at it as a drug that treats 'treatment resistant depression' (ketamine is also in this category) and I've been depression free for years as whilst under the influence I saw my life from a different and new viewpoint and started thinking about things differently.
So many antidepressants that I have to take every day my whole life VS a drug that you take once or twice in your life in a preferably non party, quiet, alone, calm setting and whilst under the influence; use the time to think about your life and how you can fix your depression.
I been on Zoloft for 2 weeks now 25ml... Probably bump it to 50ml next month... I still get my random panic attacks lol.... Damn 4month post portum depression......the only side affectsi got... Was the nausea, tiredness, and I do tend to wake up in the middle of the night sometimes lol.. but I usually wake up anyways because of my baby & his feedings haha...I take my Zoloft at night also.... Which helps... I just hope my travel anxiety goes away! I dislike getting panic attacks in the middle of nowhere!... Never use to be like this lol
ayo wass up mayn , hope you are good?
mayn i wanna help you and i think you can help yourself , look you need to get the root of the problem , i mean , obviously is something you eat or drink , or something you lack in your diet ! now i know how this sounds but i had panic attacks went to ER n shit , the whole scenario i thought yea i am gonner n shit ... full blown ...they made EKG n shit and all was good , you know very good heart muscle n shit , it was like i was messin with them ...
but there is a cure and believe me it aint xanax or other heavy prescribtion drugs , its quite simple actually , its MAGNESIUM supplements , and other minerals , plus VALIDOL and or VALERIANA ROOT ... now this shit really helps , when u start experiencing panik attack this can help you big time to relax your heart rate , VALIDOL works in less then 5 minutes , you put it bellow your tongue ... it really worked for me , but the solution is vitamins and minerals especially MAGNESIUM and POTASSIUM , you must try that , it will help you cos it helped me , and we have similar symptoms , my heart was beating like crazy and my blood pressure was above 180 ... my hands were going numb my vission was going blackend n shit ... i got pale , i got cold like you know its no blood in my brain all that
its very important tho , if you drink coffee or energy drinks , or use drugs like amphetamins or any stimulant which wires your nerv system YOU NEED TO STOP RIGHT AWAY COLD TURKEY ! EVEN NOWADAYS WEED IS REALLY BAD FOR PA , COS THE THC LEVELS N THAT BITCH can be ABOVE 25% AND THE CBD LEVLS ARE AS LOW AS BELOW 1% , so you know its mainly psycho aktive , and cause psychosis n shit
i hope you see this mayn and try it , this goes out for all of you , i am sure it will help you and you will start to feel better in a week time ... just screw the medications n shit , they are doing more harm , there are a lot of good homeopathic doctors who will cure you with natural remedies , you do not need benzodiazepine n shit or xanax , this is what makes you even more sick , you get addicted n shit ...
So let me summ it up aight :
1)stop all the stimulants
2)start taking minerals and vitamins especially MAGNESIUM AND POTASSIUM
3)if you have a panic attack episode just use VALIDOL or VALERIAN
4)if you have panic attack try to breath slowly , slowly as you can , DO NOT BREATH LIKE SOMEBODY IS CHASING YOU i know its hard but it aint that hard , ya need just to put your mind on that bitch and you will overcome it
5) get out on a walks at least few times a week , do sports , or just walk around in the hood
6)very important is to not get overexausted , you know 5 times a week in the gym or runnin 10 km , THATS BULSHIT , you do more harm to yourself and your heart
7)a healthy diet with good meat , fruits and especially vegs and nuts
So that is it folks , it aint rocket science i really hope more people will read my comment and take my advice , God bless you keep strong and dont give up , the cure is natural and is in our heads n hands .. peace
This is called pharmaceutical industry and guess what , they need to feed it so they need more and more people who are dependent on it.
I have few friends who suicide because of this antidepressants , so dont be patronizing me
This pills help only short term , long exposure leads to dependency and eventually death or worsen conditions. There is this thing called brain chemistry , once you start taking antidepressants the brain chemistry get either altered either decimated .
This pills are not invented to cure the cause of the mental illness, there are invented do dumb down the symptoms ,once you stop taking them you will realize that you are just an addict.
Dont take pills there are other solutions and natural remedies , try them first.
Anybody who decided to stop taking them evil pills now what i am on about !
+Plamen Zlatev What about them? Every drug has side effects, not everyone experiences them and not everyone experiences them the same. Doctors/pharmaceutical companies/NHS wouldn't prescribe and make these drugs for millions of pounds if they didn't have any benefits to some people
+Plamen Zlatev Trust me, I know all about suppliments, I was a manager in a health food and suppliments supplier. There isn't enough scientific evidence to prove that they actually do anything anyway, I do take multivitamins, vitamin d and extra magnesium (women tend to need a little more) and I have been taking these for years and have had no affect on my mood.
Antidepressants however have hundreds if not thousands of tests and reliable evidence to back up that they can be beneficial for some people. I'm not totally condoning suppliments, if that works for you then that's amazing, I just don't think that some people who are a risk to themselves should just rely on suppliments.
.when you took the first tablet did you have a sensation like localised burning in your brain like a small part deep in your brain was on fire? Did you feel sick dizzy and lathergic also feeling even more run down?
Anti d's are the juice of the devil. Try getting off em and it'll make the reason you went on em seem insignificant. Think real hard and research forums before starting any of these. See what's happened to others first. The amount of change they make quickly takes an awefull long time to reverse naturally and waiting for this to happen is a nightmare. Be carefull and don't trust what the dr and leaflet tell you about side effects.
When I was on zoloft 50mg I had sevear diarrhea and it never went away. The longer I took them even during night the next day I felt like a zombie and co workers noticed so yeah I got fired. Caused me panic attacks that took a while to go away. This is a trash drug. I am actually able to function on Xanax/Klonopin and can now sleep great. I dont know why doctors want to give this drug out as a first defense for Axiety/Panic attacks.
Yeah I am ok its really the chronic pain is why I needed something to sleep. Back pain isnt as bad as panic attacks but its chronic. Finding a doctor even to perscribe something that works for back pain an anxiety is extreamly hard in Japan. I finally went to a university clinique and found a great doctor that treated pain and anxiety. Yeah libido is was a real problem on Zoloft, sure was for me. Funny thing is when I was younger I was able to tolderate Zoloft just fine. Hope you are continuing to improve.
+Jaron Martin I'm sorry you reacted that way on it, that must have been awful! Unfortunately there isn't a one fits all drug for mental health so everyone reacts to them differently, the doctors wouldn't spend their time or money prescribing them if there wasn't sufficient evidence that it is beneficial to some people. Unfortunately, like many others it just didn't sit well with you. Hope you're okay :)
I'm good thanks the second week was good I could jump out of bed in the morning but now I'm just level headed but still lacking in motivation but the med still stopping the aches and pains of stress and anxiety and no issues with ED unlike most lads. I missed a few days med and it put me on the floor
Me too yesterday, never took an anti-depressant before or anything of the kind, this video helped a lot as i have been prescribed this for anxiety, so being given these tablets to take for the firsy time ever ironically made me anxious lol but fingers crossed it helps :)
+only one When every drug is tested, for all the legal stuff involved they have to include every reaction that each person had when it was tested, that could be 1 in 1000 people that potentially felt suicidal, they just have to write it as a possible side effect. Working in pharmacy and seeing the ridiculous side effect lists on some drugs is terrifying for some people so we just tell them to take it with a pinch of salt and if you're truly concerned then speak to your GP who can reassure you further :)
+TheCAPTAINDESTROYER I work in a pharmacy so I actually dispense my own medication, I just get whatever brand we've got in at the time. I can't say I ever notice a difference in the brands, they are all the same but the amount of customers we have that prefer certain brands there must be some slight differences. I'm going to stay on 100 for a while I think, going through a rough patch at the moment so I have no intention of changing it at the moment. Libido is definitely affected since I increased unfortunately but not much I can do about that. I have social anxiety so I don't actually socialize much anyway and as I'm going through a bad stage at the moment my motivation is non existent but hopefully when external factors improve my mood will follow.
You're so lucky! haha! I put on a tonne of weight on them, especially on 100mg. Is your sertaline manufactured by Aurobindo? Just curious as that's who makes the one I normally take. It's a mostly white box, with some yellow and green. The gp and pharmacist say they are all the same but I notice slight differences in how I feel on different brands of sertaline and how well they work. Do you plan on taking 100mg for much longer? How does it affect your life in terms of working, exercise, socialising, drinking, libido (cringe!! sorry for such a awkward question, but I can say it totally put me off that side of things.....made me feel like a fat enunch!)
+TheCAPTAINDESTROYER I've tried to come off a couple of times but I just ended up 10x worse. I'm currently on 100mg and feel that this dose is working better for me at the moment. I don't think I've put on any weight to be fair I tend to always say the same weight. CBT is okay, I've never really thought it worked on me but I'm trying to stick it out and humour the doctors haha
ah ok cool. have you gained much weight on it? so that's 2 and a half years on it the whole time? still on 50mg? sorry for so many questions and being so nosey btw :-) I'm just very interested as I have been taking sertaline on and off for over 5 years. It has been a real mixed bag for me. In some ways it helped but I think the negatives have been too much. I'm similar to you, in that I was recommended medication much longer ago but was very reluntant to try it, and then when I first tried it, I literally took it for one day and hated the spaced out feeling. Few years later I then properly tried it. Been on 50, 100 and most recently 150mg. Now trying to get back off meds. It's been this on and off for over 5 years now! Get sick of it after a while, and put on loads of weight. Overall, I wish I had never tried them but that's hindsight. Yes I have anxiety and sometimes it just builds up and seems to get out of control, but exercise, socialising, music, reading, traveling, spending time in nature and with animals and other things are much better ways to try to deal with it, imho. How's CBT going? I've tried that a few times. It was useful in some ways but didn't change much in terms of my overall anxiety feeling.
I've been prescribed Zoloft today and was looking at people's reactions to them as I am terrified to take them. It seems they do more harm than anything so I'm not going to take them. I'm not going to put my health on the line for some pills that may or may not work and can cause serious damage. I'll live with them damn depression. 😕
+Emily Anderson I understand where you're coming from but for some people like myself the benefits outweigh the side effects. I'm still taking them and I'm still here thanks to them. It's all personal preference I think. I wouldn't totally disregard them as everyone reacts differently. Hope you're doing okay 😊
I don't know what going with me it's like everything I touch breaks and I always have many things to stress about accompany with the temporary headache that last about 2-3 hours sometimes I sleep to make myself feel okay
I have been taking SSRI's for about 6 years.
I started with Prozac. They made me extremely aggressive and because of this - lost my job.
Then they put me on Sertraline. They sort of worked for a while but then it turned horrific.
I am now taking Cetalopram. They are not helping at all. In fact I think they have made my depression worse.
As for the sexual side - I can only acheive orgasm if I use Cannabis.
The dreams I have are very realistic with full sensory.
The dreams are also like the most weirdest movie with a nonsensical plot.
Sometimes I am in my body and then I will being watching myself from various angles.
I also suffer badly with sleep paralysis when I am waking up in the morning and it scares the hell out of me.
I think the side effects are worse than my depression.
I come here twice Dr gave me Sertraline I am not taken them I cure my self with running which helps a lot but I find it hard to go to bed this mast week I cant focus I don't what to run my head is all foggy it hurts I feel spaced out sad thinking death thinking of taking them but I am not. I have this feeling of sadness lost alone the main thing cannot focus at all to read a book when I am tired I will not go to bed my mind whats to think and do things it is like I am lost world of my own I was also diagnosed with ADHD AT 53 3 WEEKS AGO i am sad by it. my dad died a few years back and Nhs service killed him to save money they said sorry and they learn from it but I cannot get over it I use to care for him i feel stack, in a dream I cant come Out of I don't know were to go from here, but I know this feeling will not last if I could only start to run aging.
+Jayjay F I felt like it wasn't working at one point, the doctor should have just upped my dose instead of switching me and giving me the worst couple of months. It's a learning experience, a dangerous one
Don’t take notice of the trolls, Emma - you’re beautiful. P.S, thanks for sharing - very informative - I asked my doctor about the sex drive thing before taking them and he just brushed over the answer and said the only real downside is delayed ejaculation (I’m male), but didn’t say they decreased sex drive (maybe he’s being told to push the meds on people by the NHS!)
I'm a week in now on 50mg (been on citalopram few years back)
Not noticing any sides effects, (probably cause my head is so used to be depressed, I used to smoke cannabis to drown it all etc etc)
One thing I will say, I'm in bed right cause I feel so bad. But watching your video has helped me and Im now in the garden with fresh air. So thank you. X
I googled Sertraline and then clicked the video sort and noticed yours! I am about to start this med tomorrow morning. Mine are 25mg capsules and I will take one per day for about a month to see if it helps with my anxiety issues and stuff.
Thanks for making this and now I am a new subscriber of yours! :) I love YouTube world!!
Hope you are doing great!! I have been watching your newer videos too.
I clicked on this video to learn about this pill that I've been taking(you're right about all of the side effects, thank you)...but I was admiring you're your fish...I KNOW WHAT I WANT FOR MY 20TH BIRTHDAY!!!!
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.