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    Hi,

    I was recently prescribed sertraline for depression and anxiety by my GP after feeling low for a longer period than normal (I get ups and downs). This was my first ever time going to the GP about my mood issues so it's been a while that I've been feeling like this. I do occasionally feel better and have bursts of enthusiasm and productivity, but it's not enough to sustain all my uni work and to keep my relationship going.

    I just wanted to ask anyone in a similar situation to me (I'm 18, female, average height and weight) what their experiences were.

    Specifically I wanted to ask if it helped your libido (mine is extremely low, and whether it affected your weight. I have eating issues (restrictive/bingeing) too so gaining weight would just mess everything up majorly so I don't know if I want to risk it.

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    Hi, I'm replying in relation to the eating related problems. I have been prescribed sertraline as it is used to binging disorders. I have bulimia and it has actually lessoned by binging. In terms of libido, i don't really see a change. I'm also on quetiapine as well.
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    One of my best mates started on sertraline recently, I asked him a few times how he's getting on with his tablets and he says they're decent, he's much less anxious on them and his OCD has improved. That's been the extent of the conversation though, but he seems to like them
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    (Original post by BulimicEdana)
    Hi, I'm replying in relation to the eating related problems. I have been prescribed sertraline as it is used to binging disorders. I have bulimia and it has actually lessoned by binging. In terms of libido, i don't really see a change. I'm also on quetiapine as well.
    Thanks for your reply - I find myself binge-eating a lot (I'm not bulimic though) so hopefully it can help with that too if I decide to take it. Hope it all works out for you!
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    One of my best mates started on sertraline recently, I asked him a few times how he's getting on with his tablets and he says they're decent, he's much less anxious on them and his OCD has improved. That's been the extent of the conversation though, but he seems to like them
    Hey, thanks for your reply. That's so good to hear and I'm glad it's working for him. I'm still not completely sure but it sounds like they're better than some of the other antidepressants around so I'm hoping it won't be too bad
 
 
 
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