I am an advocate for people to address their mental health issues however they determine is best. My personal opinion is medication should be one of the final options you take but that doesn’t mean its not a good option for you. 2020 has been a rough year all around on a macro level. Anxiety has spiked and its beginning to manifest itself in the supply chain.
From the article: “Increased need for the drug, which is commonly prescribed to treat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders, combined with disruptions to the global supply chain amid the pandemic have reportedly made it difficult for companies to keep up with the demand.
Suppliers of Zoloft’s generic version, sertraline, have reportedly been unable to amass enough of the drug’s active pharmaceutical ingredient, with pharmaceutical companies Lupin Limited and Accord Healthcare saying sertraline is expected to remain on back order for at least two months.”
Of course this is troubling to say the least. If this is a drug that you need, you have my sympathy. I know how hard it is to get through bouts of anxiety. My personal problem is with intrusive thoughts that really drag me down. If you are taking Zoloft its likely become a part of how you function and a shortage might affect you directly.
The best advice I have for you is to be in touch with your doctor and be your best advocate. In a supply and demand situation, it is often the person who asks the most frequently who gets the good or service first. As the old saying goes, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. Make sure you full your prescriptions as early as you can as I suspect given the pending U.S. election, we will transition this summer into ANOTHER time of high stress due to outside forces.
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