Well I can’t believe I’m even typing it’s been a whole year since I stopped taking sertraline.
Sertraline definition: an anti depressant. Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that are unbalanced in people with anxiety, depression & obsessive compulsive symptoms.
Sertraline was something at one point I thought I would take for a long part of my life & luckily I managed to wean off after two years on them. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had many of days where I felt I needed to go start them again.
So where am in my life now? I still don’t feel 100% most the time, but anxiety & depression doesn’t disappear in a click! I’ve done the hardest part of being independent which was a major accomplishment to me. I’ve spent the last year building myself back up from the hardest battle & standing on my own two feet again & i’m bloody damn proud! Although I am guilty of keeping myself too busy, to keep myself on the go so I don’t think have to be with my own company & the negative thoughts. I’m always one to say yes to plans, not that I necessarily want to go to them but it’s a distraction & mostly I enjoy myself! Not that this is right attitude & I do give myself some leeway now & again… but it works for me!
My mind has a more positive outset & I challenge any negative thoughts the best I can! Obviously the dreaded COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works & made some setbacks, but then I’m sure it has for everyone! You just need to try find the positive in a bad situation & if there isn’t one there, create that scenario to work towards! Harder said than done, I know… but it gives you that something to look forward to or your goal to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
My blog is my escapism to type everything down & be raw with whoever comes across my website!
So my advise for anyone looking to wean them self off, I’ve written a blog post here all about weaning off & how I personally found it! Maybe I’ll write another one on this topic a year on again? Who knows!
Until next time
Shanices Peaches XOX