I have been suffering from depression, and the worst side effect is not being able to get anything done. I have been prescribed sertraline and I am hoping that this is going to help me. I have suffered quite bad side effects, and they are beginning to settle down. I don't know whether to continue on sertraline or ask for venlafaxine. I was prescribed venlafaxine when my son was small and I got everything in the house done. I am hoping that the sertraline will do the same. I am fed up with myself. For some reason I am not doing the washing up, even though I don't like to come down in the morning and find it not done.
I even got to the stage where I didn't wash everyday. This is improving. I think that one of the things that is making me depressed is that I have Stress Incontinence. I know that it is very common but it makes me feel low and dirty. I suppose my main question is whether I should continue with the sertraline for now. I think it takes a number of weeks to have the full effect. Another thing that depresses me is that I wanted a second child and I only have one. He is now 8 years old , and I think it saddens me he has no brother or sister. I did try to have another one , but now I am getting on.....44 years . Is it too late? I wish I had tried harder, but I had 2 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. Can I still get pregnant again after this?
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