I’ve been a member for a while but I don’t post much. I’m now a bit lost with something!
I’ve been taking Sertraline (i,e, Zoloft or Lustral) for just over a year now (I was suffering from severe depression/suicidal thoughts. Probably due to my MS/Rebif).
It worked great for the 1st 6 months. It still works for my depression but for the past 5 or 6 months, I’ve been feeling disconnected from reality & my body, as if I’m just “not here”. I didn’t understand it at first but found that’s its called derealization/depersonalization. And I know that I don’t want to live like this.
I recently spoke to my doctor about this, and he told me to switch to Escitalopram (i.e. Lexapro or Cipralex), but I’m worried that I’ll still have that side effect (derealization, etc) with this too, and also that this may be messing up my nervous system in the long run.
Have any of you gone through a similar feeling with either Sertraline or Escitalopram? And what did you do?
Thank you so much