Just started an antidepressant for the first time

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LilyITV

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Just started an antidepressant for the first time
« on: July 16, 2019, 04:02:42 PM »
I am on Day 6 of Zoloft.   I am to increase to 50mg on Thursday, but I am already starting to feel the positive effects.  My energy came back immediately.  Yesterday, I felt increased motivation.  Today, I am starting to feel good. 

Side effects have been quite tolerable--mild nausea, dizziness.  I haven't had headaches, but I feel like my brain is swelling.  I don't know what causes that sensation, but I like to think it is new brain cells being produced.

Now I realize, after 44 years, that I haven't really been living at all.  All this time, I've been depressed.  Life never had to be as hard as it has been.  I feel with the help of these drugs, I can kick this C-PTSD thing. 


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Re: Just started an antidepressant for the first time
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 04:18:25 PM »
Good to hear you're feeling positive with and about your antideps. I take a different type of antidep and I think they help me too.  :)

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Re: Just started an antidepressant for the first time
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 04:34:02 PM »
that's great to hear.  sometimes we actually can live better thru chemistry.  good for you for giving this a shot.  sending love and a  :hug:

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Re: Just started an antidepressant for the first time
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 06:55:42 PM »
I had no idea I was depressed, either! It's crazy how things can just slide over time, and then you can't remember where you started. I hope that all is well and that it continued to help.