Friday, 22 April 2016

So Finally i Have Decided To Try Meds

This is my first blog post in quite a while as i really have been so unmotivated of late. As some of you may know,i have had some issues with depression/anxiety/ocd and have always refrained from going on any sort of medication as i believed i could fight this myself without them but unfortunately this has not been the case and i am not ashamed to admit defeat.

It has been suggested to me on many occassions by my doctor that i should go on anti depressants and yesterday i agreed to do so.

I have been prescribed Sertraline and have taken my 1st one thismorning,it's one a day for 3 months. I have been told about the side effects and i will just have to see what happens,if anything.

What is sertraline?

Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders.

I have no idea how they  may effect me as a person,my thoughts and just everything about me in general so only time will tell. I have not been myself at all recently and even on twitter,i have been nowhere near as active as i have been previously so definately something was wrong lol!

Also i have been prescribed Zolpidem and having read up about it,i read some strange things about it.The one that stands out for me is that unbelievably it is said to be a well known date-rape drug used in the USA and replaced the drug known as rohypnol as the drug used most often. I am not sure if it is true but it must certainly be strong.

So that's my update and from now,i will just see what happens,i just dont know what will happen but at least i am trying and if anyone is familiar with Sertraline,could you please let me know in the comments below,

thanks for reading

Hollie xxx


  1. Hey lovely! I'm so happy you've decided to go for medicine. I hope it helps you out really. I have anxiety too but I don't take any meds yet.

    1. thank you so much lovely,it has gone on too long so i have to give them a go x

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    1. thank you so much my lovely friend xx

  3. Oh Hollie....I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through. You need a big hug. It's not defeat...don't feel that way at all. Sometimes we just need a little push in the right direction whether it's through exercise like yoga, change in diet, meditation, medication, etc. You have to do what feels right to you. And I promise you things will get better. One step in front of the other and next thing you know you're feeling like your old self again. Sending lots of love your way girl! <3

    1. thank you so much Rita for all your support and encouragement.It is something that i felt i just had to try as it has gone on way too long without any real change xx

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    1. sweetheart you are the best ever and i cant thank you enough for all your support xx