The time of decreased citalopram has passed and yesterday I began my new packet of sertraline. The period of weaning myself off citalopram turned out to be tougher than I thought it would. Like being on no meds at all but not quite as bad as I've been in the past.
Unfortunately I did damage myself a bit more than preferred. No ODs but some pretty bad cutting. Overall moodiness was at a high and the crying returned with a vengeance.
I'm obviously a bit anxious about switching again. Will this one work? Will I have to keep switching for the rest of my life? Will I lose this 4 stone of weight I gained on that useless drug?
The biggest issue I remain with is stretch marks from the weight gain. They're pretty much everywhere and although I'm covered in scars already, stretch marks can't be explained quite so nicely.
"What are those?"
"Stretch marks from going from model thin to fat by fat standards."
At least before I had my relatively clear skinned legs but now they're covered in these stretch marks. Weight gain with sertraline is apparently less common than with citalopram so that's a plus I guess.