This is Dr. David
yes, there is treatment for you.
you have to see a GP doctor or psychiatrist to get your symptoms evaluated
you could have bipolar manic depressive disorder.
you could have treatment resistant depression and you might need additional treatment along with your sertraline like
risperidone or quetiapine or abilify to help your zoloft to work better
you might need your zoloft dose increased
I hadn't seriously considered Bipolar as potentially being the cause until very recently. I stopped taking Sertraline 6 months ago as I was being frustrated that I wasn't feeling happy, I just felt numb and more volatile. Suicidal thoughts occurred more regularly. It was my decision to stop taking it, and was not recommended by the doctor but I was fed up of being medicated and was urged by my family that I didn't seem to need it anymore.
well, it seems like you do need some form of treatment.
we can not recommend psychiatric medication treatment over the internet.
you have to see a doctor or psychiatrist face to face to have your symptoms evaluated.
are you willing to go back to see your doctor again?
I left on fairly bad terms as I just cut all contact with her, but I would be willing to go back. I rely on my parents to take me to my doctors though as I am home for the holidays.
And I don't want to drag them into this again
how can I help you?
what other questions do you have for me?
I just wanted to try and understand what the problem could potentially be and what my experiences may suggest
from a professional
you could have bipolar illness
or possibly atypical treatment resistant depression.
you might do better with another antidepression medication
like effexor or wellbutrin.
why did you leave bad service?