About Sertraline (Prescription Drug)

Sertraline, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, is used in the treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

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Chelena's Sertraline History (Ongoing)
25 mg Daily Sep 15, 2006 - Nov 12, 2008
100 mg Daily Nov 12 - Dec 22, 2008
125 mg Daily Dec 22, 2008 - Jan 20, 2011
2 tablet(s) Daily Jan 20, 2011 - Jun 30, 2016
100 mg Daily Jun 30, 2016 - Last Update

Chelena's Sertraline is for…

  • Atypical depressive disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
  • Depressed mood
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Chelena's side effects of Sertraline…

  • Weight gain Aug 21, 2008


Jul 25, 2016

2 tablet(s) Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for atypical depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
I take this along with Wellbutrin.  Neither of them worked alone but taking the latter in the morning and the former at night along with the lorazepam did the trick.  As for dysthymia and PSTD I think psychotherapy is best for those. Since taking this combination and many years of therapy my life has changed for the better radically.  I've been on this combination since 2008 I think... It helped to stabilize me enough to stick out years of very difficult therapy.  I had quit therapy after 6 years because I was so despondent and suicidal but a combination of going to Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, getting my meds straight and finding a better therapist who actually understood how to treat  PTSD and deal with a severely decompensated human being who was barely civil most of the time for the first two years was some kind of miracle.
< $25 monthly