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  • BinaryBob101 22 Sep 2019 19:34:13 27,748 posts
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    Max dose of citalopram in the UK now is 40mg. It can cause problems with the heart with higher doses.

    You're on the max safe dose of sertraline there too.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2019 19:44:30
    @drhcnip

    I didn't know the limit was 200mg on sertraline. I'm on 100 and I'm sure I was told that was the max. I stormed out the docs office as I thought I'd do a 'dale' so who knows.
  • BinaryBob101 22 Sep 2019 20:08:47 27,748 posts
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    100mg if you're good on it is totally safe.
  • drhcnip 22 Sep 2019 20:23:26 6,462 posts
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    Addy__ wrote:
    @drhcnip

    I didn't know the limit was 200mg on sertraline. I'm on 100 and I'm sure I was told that was the max. I stormed out the docs office as I thought I'd do a 'dale' so who knows.
    I started on 100, went to 150, then to 200 being told that was the max safe dose as bob says...been a lot better for me than citalopram was as well...

    (do a dale...heh)
  • BinaryBob101 23 Sep 2019 12:47:55 27,748 posts
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    One more time and the incantation will bring him back.

    And nobody wants that.
  • JamboWayOh 23 Sep 2019 13:16:15 19,305 posts
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    Addy__ wrote:
    @drhcnip

    I didn't know the limit was 200mg on sertraline. I'm on 100 and I'm sure I was told that was the max. I stormed out the docs office as I thought I'd do a 'dale' so who knows.
    It's actually do a 'Chris'.
  • Deleted user 30 September 2019 20:42:59
    Had a relapse recently and started necking codeine like smarties. Stopped again and feel ratty as fuck. Oh well fingers crossed.
  • Cadence 30 Sep 2019 21:19:31 2,477 posts
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    Addy__ wrote:
    Had a relapse recently and started necking codeine like smarties. Stopped again and feel ratty as fuck. Oh well fingers crossed.
    Join the club. You feel terrible coming off it don't you. It helps with anxiety but is in no way a solution to anything unfortunately.
  • Deleted user 30 September 2019 21:23:29
    Cadence wrote:
    Addy__ wrote:
    Had a relapse recently and started necking codeine like smarties. Stopped again and feel ratty as fuck. Oh well fingers crossed.
    Join the club. You feel terrible coming off it don't you. It helps with anxiety but is in no way a solution to anything unfortunately.
    Yeah it's horrible. Always scoffed at the idea of being addicted to painkillers. Don't ask why. I guess it's karma.
  • Dougs 1 Oct 2019 09:35:09 94,063 posts
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    I used to work with someone who was addicted to codeine. Had massive migraine attacks if she didn't get her 8 a day, so became a vicious circle. I think she managed to kick it eventually but only by become pregnant.
  • challenge_hanukkah 1 Oct 2019 09:59:00 12,727 posts
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    Is that an option for you Addy?
  • Deleted user 1 October 2019 10:17:03
    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Is that an option for you Addy?
    Lol.
  • TechnoHippy 1 Oct 2019 12:30:50 17,299 posts
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    I had to go dry switching from citalopram to mirtazapine, and that was not a fun few weeks.
  • Deleted user 1 October 2019 20:02:55
    Doctor agreed to help me reduce my citalopram dose from 20mg to 15mg; it did not go well.

    Currently locked in a pattern of not sleeping, not eating and occasionally hoping I get hit by a bus.

    Really wish I could just feel normal.
  • Wavey 1 Oct 2019 23:57:20 1,015 posts
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    Sorry to hear about that Goat, hope things improve.

    Bit of an update on me, will be two weeks on Thursday since Sertraline. Side effects have mostly died down, unsure if its doing anything yet. My sister very very kindly has offered to pay for private counselling/therapy as the wait times for self referral are shocking.

    First session today and was tough. Very emotional and quite upsetting but the woman I had was fantastic and really supportive.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2019 07:02:52
    That's good news mate!
  • Rusty_M 2 Oct 2019 07:40:44 7,162 posts
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    Think I might need to go to the doc again. Stress doing a number on me. Tinnitus is getting deafening and I'm struggling to think straight or make decisions. I basically want a moderately severe injury to stop me having to do stuff for a few weeks.

    Broken hand a couple of weeks ago wasn't enough (wasn't deliberate either)
  • Wavey 4 Oct 2019 01:30:59 1,015 posts
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    Just noticed the deleted user here. Anyone know what happened? Hope there ok.
  • Awimbawe 5 Oct 2019 08:40:06 643 posts
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    Has anyone here had a good experience of being on Sertraline long term? I finally got myself down to see the doctor after a fairly awful September consisting mostly of a bowel disease flare up then a rushed two weeks in hospital.
    I figured that I'd try and get all my things sorted at the same time so have been prescribed 50mg daily with the possibility of a psychologist referral mainly for anxiety with a side helping of depression. Just wondering if folks here have had any positive outcomes with the drug.
  • drhickman1983 14 Nov 2019 09:16:09 6,677 posts
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    Just going to dump this here because I don't really feel like it's be comfortable asking anyone I know in life. So into the internet void it goes.

    Is it normal, or common, for people to dwell on suicidal ideation?

    Not planning on doing anything just yet but I do find myself having quite detailed thoughts on the hows and wheres and potential whens, as well as ruminating on what consequences and fallout it would create. Have the thoughts quite regularly too.

    So, are these thoughts 'everyone' has? I suspect it isn't but I'm not sure.
  • Deleted user 14 November 2019 09:20:27
    Don't know whether normal is right but those with mental health issues definitely feel it more than others. I do all the time but it's part and parcel wirh my specific brand of illness. Especially considering two people I know committed suicide.

    Get to the doctors and get yourself referred to a specialist. Take care and be kind to yourself. The world is always worse off without you no matter what anyone else says.
  • Deleted user 14 November 2019 09:23:09
    @Awimbawe Sertraline and Mirtazapine both affected my sexual health and didn't seem to do all that much. Mmv obv.

    I came off the sertraline as I got put on lithium and the mirtazapine as I had ED. I thought it was the recreational drugs I had been abusing but the doc thinks it's psychological due to the damage from my ex and the mirtazapine wasn't helping.

    I'm probably a little bit more anxious but at least I can now bone my girlfriend so it balances out.

    /tmi
  • drhickman1983 14 Nov 2019 09:25:15 6,677 posts
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    @adamasunder12

    I am starting to think I really should see somebody about my mood and thoughts. Will need to get a GP first I guess.
  • Frogofdoom 14 Nov 2019 09:26:51 16,417 posts
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    @drhickman1983 it's not normal and it usually the sign of pretty bad depression. Its something that happens to me when I hit my lowest points and twice have been close to acting upon it.

    First time I got to the bridge and there was already someone there being hugged and restrained by passers by and the second time the battery went in the key for the car so I could get anywhere. I'm thankful for both of those interventions as fuck know what would have happened otherwise.

    But yeah, get to the doctors.
  • Dougs 14 Nov 2019 09:28:18 94,063 posts
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    Yes, I have no experience, but go and see a Doctor ASAP
  • drhickman1983 14 Nov 2019 09:32:42 6,677 posts
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    Thanks all. Just confirms what I was thinking I should do.

    (That is, see somebody, just to avoid any misunderstanding)

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 09:35:16 14-11-2019
  • Deleted user 14 November 2019 09:38:31
    If your gp is shit. Get a second opinion.

    I didn't and it took me getting arrested to get the help I clearly needed.

    Listen to your gut. If you think there's something wrong don't compare yourself with others. Get some help.

    Hope you're on the mend soon mate. Depression is awful
  • Deleted user 14 November 2019 09:39:04
    @drhickman1983

    Yep quite frequently for me and have on and off for a while. It's mainly when I'm tired and in a low mood. I'm on meds and have had counselling etc. I've actually learned to just embrace the bad days now and reset the following day.
  • drhickman1983 14 Nov 2019 09:51:20 6,677 posts
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    adamasunder12 wrote:
    If your gp is shit. Get a second opinion.

    ...

    Listen to your gut. If you think there's something wrong don't compare yourself with others. Get some help.

    Hope you're on the mend soon mate. Depression is awful
    Haha, it's more that I don't have a GP at all, haven't been to the docs for *literally* decades.

    Not boasting about that, as I know it's stupid, but that's where things are.

    To be honest I've had some thoughts like this for years (a repeated thought has been 'I'll kill myself when I'm aged X') but I found myself going into quite distressing detail the other day. So yeah, I need to get this looked at.
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