Back In Sertraline

Those light-headed spells,
Unsteadiness on my feet,

Those were withdrawal effects,
From Sertraline;

β€”I did a classic Robin thing,
Waited ’til it ran out,
Then took my prescription out…
But it wasn’t for Sertraline,

It was for Dermol and Epaderm,
The b***ards;

I’d remembered it wrong,
Yet also half-right,
So I got to the day,
And inavoidably ran out,

How are so many words,
Not actually words?
They should be,
Or am I a modern-day Shakespeare?

Or does saying that,
Instantly preclude me?

And of course, it was a weekend,
Which meant an extended side-quest,
In futile hopes,
Eventually, it turned out;

β€”And that was a little weird,
The light-headedness,
As a withdrawal symptom,

β€”No change, in mood,
But then that’s consistent,
Since it takes weeks to build,
And presumably to dissipate;

Anyways, it’s nice to have it back,
β€”And the dizziness was gone,
Within just a few hours,
I thought I was going to quack πŸ˜„.

Deliberate use of ‘comedy K’,
I’m sorry,
β€”Also, knowledge of ducks,
Being the funniest animal πŸ˜‰.


16 thoughts on “Back In Sertraline

    1. Oh, that was serotonin syndrome!? I did read about that, a while ago before starting to take antidepressants.

      Ohhh you’re a nurse? Yeah, for sure, I should be able to avoid it happening again! :D. I’ve got access to an online system now too which makes it super easy to request more.

      Ah, your desire for helping makes even more sense! I notice that nurses tend to be almost universally empathetic. Whereas doctors aren’t always! And most of the empathetic doctors I’ve met were female, actually.

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    1. Thanks Maja! Yeah, I wouldn’t like to find out what happens after 2 days! Hopefully, coming down gradually on dose is nicer…! When the time comes.


    1. Well, it didn’t actually slow me down! It was mostly whilst standing up, and worse in the morning. Wasn’t a terrible experience, but definitely not desirable! A couple of times I thought I would pass out!

      Thanks πŸ™‚πŸ’™

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  1. It’s never nice to have that experience. It happened to me a few times when I was super stressed. Supper tonight: salmon quiche and the latest Doctor Who. What about you? Are you still watching Community? πŸ˜ƒπŸ’–

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    1. Oh really, you mean you were taking antidepressants too? Or you had the light-headedness separately?

      Good question! I am totally starving, haha. Was waiting for the kitchen to become clear but as usual, getting carried away… :D. Trying to catch up on replying to people, stop giving me more work! πŸ˜†πŸ€£

      Salmon quiche sounds amazing! Just gave me even worse hunger pangs. I will have to cook that when I have more money πŸ˜‰.

      I’m going to have carrot & onion soup which I took out the freezer, with some toasted fig and walnut bread! (I got the bread free yesterday, at a charity place next door to Green Health :D).

      Yes, still watching Community! I’m 3/4 of the way through Season 1 πŸ˜„. SeΓ±or Chang is actually THE best character 🀣. And he’s a real-life doctor, and just as hilarious in real life! What a guy.


      1. I hope you’ve got round to having supper now. Your soup and bread sounds really good. Fig and walnut: delicious. Now I want some of that with butter and honey. The quiche costs about Β£4 to make and feeds the three of us with some left over for lunch. If it would be safe from your flatmates in the fridge, it could be in your budget. Sorry to hear money is so tight. That’s always hard, though it sounds like you are being very resourceful.

        No, I wasn’t on antidepressants, the light headedness just happened. I did try antidepressants once a long time ago but they did absolutely nothing for me, so I found other ways of getting through it, and after a tough year I felt fine again. But I know lots of people who find or have found them very helpful.

        Senor Chang is a brilliant character and I always enjoy watching Ken Cheong, including a few episodes of his YouTube medical show. Have you seen those?

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      2. Yes, I found those youtube videos the other day actually! That was what made me write the comment about him being as funny in real-life, haha.

        I’m glad you found ways through the depression, even though the medication didn’t seem to help πŸ’™. I’m getting there!

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  2. Glad to hear that the depression is lifting, Robin. It’s hard to go through it, I know. You wrote a post a while ago about all the healthy food you’ve been eating, sweet potatoes, etc. It all sounds brilliant and you are clearly taking good care of yourself. I really applaud you for doing that. It is tremendously helpful.

    I’m glad you found the Ken Jeong videos already. They are amusing. He is an unusual doctor, to put it mildly. Well, I need to go to the shops now. We are out of milk and, much more importantly, out of cat biscuits. My gravatar is our cat, a lovely little tabby, and we also have our neighbour’s cat, a charming ginger tom, with us in the day while she is at work. We have been adopted and there will be no peace until cat provisions have been purchased. πŸ˜ƒ


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