I would like to thank all my friends in this site for pushing me to speak to my GP. Unlike many of you my surgery is pretty good. Rang up for a telephone appointment at 08:30 had had my consultation by 09:10. Prescribed anti depressants and provided link to talking therapy which will be in addition to my grief counselling whenever that starts. I think I would not have rung without your encouragement.
Well I have just changed the tv licence to my name. Very easy and got a lovely lady on the phone. Somehow I am still able to function but I hope the anti depressants will make it easier
@Pudding . I have been on Setraline since my husband’s cardiac arrest and then a week later he died. I believe they have helped with low mood and anxiety. I have never lived alone and i hate driving, but ive had to get on with it and push myself . It doesn’t take away the terrible grief but some of the phdical symptoms of anxiety. I hope they work for you. Its not a quick fix but takes a while. Good luck.
It’s setraline that the doctor has prescribed. I believe the take a couple of weeks to kick in.
I see you are in the West Country. That seems to make at least 2 of us.
@Pudding I hope it helps you , I often read your posts . Maybe it will help you sleep a bit ? Xx
Thank you so much for your good wishes. The doctor said it might help me sleep.
Me too in the West Country.
Fingers crossed .Things seem even worse when tired . X
@Pudding , yesms it does take a while for the setraline to work. I did have an upset tummy for a while but i took it at night rather than in the morning and never on an empty stomach. I hope it helps you. Take care
You really are West Country in Cornwall. I consider us sort of pseudo West Country in Somerset/Devon border. Dont seem many of us down here.
In Cornwall right by the sea
Are the grovels a nuisance?
That should grokels. I hate predictive text.
Hi Pudding, make sure you read about the side effects. (I am on Citalopram 20mg and IT is also a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, and I had to go down to 5mg per dose because I had some side effects.
They can be sometimes but get used to it
Thanks. I am a bit anal in these things. I always read the leaflet in the packet about the side effects. I have been on anti depressants before in 2004 when I was the subject of corporate bullying. I was ok then. I will keep my fingers crossed but am being prescribed a low dose.
@Pudding I took sertraline a couple of years ago for a few months and they did help , it wasn’t for grief though . They did help but as you have said the side effects can last a couple of weeks then ease off .
@Laura8 . Thank you. I am not sure what I expect but my doctor seems to think my grief is now full blown depression. Don’t know what the difference is but I don’t expect miracles.
I think feeling sad for this long is bound to have consequences, it’s so difficult.
I have heard before they have similar symptoms . I hope they help you … let us know but will take a while to kick in