Sertraline

2019-07-08

So I’ve been quiet for quite a while. That’s because I’ve not been feeling all that good lately. Anyway figured it was time for an update so here ya go!

In January we decided it was time to get rid of my meds because the side effects were outweighing the good stuff.

So we got tapering strips from a special pharmacy.

I took 150 mg of sertraline for almost 8 years.

The strips are basically sachets with a set dose for 28 days. So the first 28 days I went from 150mg to 100mg, then 28 days for 100mg to 50mg.

Then I took 50mg for about 3 months because it was causing me a lot of pain and we wanted to consult a psychiatrist before going further.

The psychiatrist wanted to figure out if there was anything former doctors missed so we started talking and both came with the idea that maybe I had some autistic traits.

We then went into a diagnostic process for autism that took quite a few appointments and a talk with my parents about my childhood.

Eventually he came to the conclusion that I’m on the spectrum. He said they don’t use the term anymore more but if they did it would’ve been a sort of Aspergers.

I don’t know what to do with this information but I guess it’s nice to know another part of me.

Anyway when we were done we decided it was time to continue so I started the 28 day strip for 50mg to 25mg. Which is where I arrived today!

Im on 1/6th of my original dose. And honestly things are not going great.

Right now it’s a choice between plateauing on 25mg for a while to even out, or continuing the strips and getting it out of my system as quickly as possible. I don’t know what I’m gonna do yet but I have to decide today.

Either way, it need to take 2 more 28 day strips until I’m all clear. After that it’ll take a while to be out of my system entirely.

So we’re not done yet, but we’re getting there!

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