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Zoloft and depression

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Purpleo19

I have been on 50mg of Sertraline/Zoloft for about seven weeks now for debilitating anxiety symptoms, and it seems to have significantly lowered my stress levels. But I’ve noticed that now that my life isn’t overtaken by constant panic, I’ve just been feeling incredibly depressed. I was wondering if that’s normal, like is everyone just sad all the time? I just feel like there’s no future, despite the fact that I’m technically doing better. It’s slightly worrying, and I was wondering if it’s normal.
 
Nope - the folks in the middle of the bellcurve who we call ‘normal’ typically experience a range of emotions. Sadness is only one of them.

Are you supplementing your medication with therapy?
 
Nope - the folks in the middle of the bellcurve who we call ‘normal’ typically experience a range of emotions. Sadness is only one of them.

Are you supplementing your medication with therapy?
Not yet, the plan was to get me to a middle ground and then start therapy. I just didn’t know if the way I’m feeling actually is the middle ground, y’know?
 
I personally wouldn’t wait for middle ground to get in person support.

I would wait some degree of stabilisation before doing certain types of therapy (like exposure work, or EMDR). But one of the things that works for both depression and PTSD is talk-based therapy. Learning skills to help you reach emotional stability.
 
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