I’ve been withdrawing off Sertraline for about a month now so I thought I’d do a post about how I’ve been feeling. I started off by reducing my dosage from 50mg to about 25mg a day. I say ‘about’ because I was splitting a tiny tablet in half and sometimes it didn’t split exactly down the middle. In my last post I said that I wasn’t feeling any different 3 day into it…well that changed! I started feeling really, really tired, had headaches and felt like my eyes were bulging which was horrible. I’d say that lasted a week or two and then slowly disappeared and I felt back to my normal self.
We went away a couple of weekends ago to stay with my Dad’s cousin and his family down in Beaconsfield and on the second day there I forgot to take my tablet. I decided that seen as I had missed one anyway I would go to taking half every other day. Again I felt OK at first and then the tiredness and headaches started again. They didn’t last as long this time and I feel fine now.
Throughout this withdrawal period I haven’t felt any anxiety returning which is excellent and the side affects have been manageable. Yes, it wasn’t the nicest feeling but the second time round I knew it would get better so I pushed through it. I have forgotten to take half a tablet today and I’m not sure whether to stop altogether now or just take it when I get home. I’ll keep you updated on the next stage!