24/03/2017

Medication Withdrawal Update

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!