4th week on sertraline! 100mg, no better!

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im new to forum, to cut a long story short, im into my 4th week of sertraline, still cant leave the house and see friends and family,even to talk on the phone,headaches from hell, im wondering do i need to wait longer or change meds, im tired,fatigued all day and night :-((

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  • Posted

    hi flower what they playing at putting you on 100mg! i have been on 50mg for 2 months they put me on 100mg with out even seeing me never felt so ill gone back down to 50mg then get off these things xx hugs
  • Posted

    hi julie

    thanks for reply, i was on 50mg for 10 days and felt the same as i did now so doc put me upto 100mg with very slight improvement of going to the local shop and back, just feel like an alien,

    Did doc give you alternative?

    i used to take citalopram and they worked really well for my anxiety &depression,but weight gain and consantly craving for sweet things.

    i came off them because i felt i didnt need them anymore, 

    i could drop back to 50mg,perhaps i wasnt on 50mg for long? my parents cant believe how its affected me.

    did you benefit at all with the 50mg?

    thanks julie xx


    • Posted

      hi flower the 50mg seem to help me but 100mg made me ill . not taking 100mg ever again i have anxiety not depression unbelieveable what gps give out. never felt so bad sertraline cause anxiety not help it.. not sure what to ask gp for hun x
    • Posted

      I was on setraline but felt so ill I stopped after 4  days. Ihave anxiety snd panic attacks and I am now on 90mg propranolol a day

      Must say I feel better after 2 months I am seeing a councillor and I do listen to relaxation tapes.

      May be worth talking to your doctor again

    • Posted

      hello margaret .i have just read up on propranolol they seem good do gps have a problem handing these out as i think these would suit me  julie x
    • Posted

      My doctor gave me these before anything else

      Tell your doctor you want to try them.

      Good luck

    • Posted

      Hi Julie

      I also suffered severe anxiety (soooo much better now) . I had propanol and they helped a little, but not great! I also had diazepam for when I was really bad (no longer than 2/3 weeks at a time). They allowed me to get over particularly bad attacks. I used HYDROXYZINE tablets (antihistamine) and they worked fab - although do knock you out by tea time. Your sertraline will kick in and you will find relief- it's just finding the right dose for you x also- cut out all caffeine as this also made my anxiety sky high x

  • Posted

    hi julie

    are you still on the 50mg ?and did you take them in morning or evening as whatever time i took them i was constantly tired.

    thanks x


    • Posted

      hi flower i took it in the morning made me tired yes! today ive taken 50mg not 100mg x
    • Posted

      Iv just gone up to 100mg and I could fall asleep anywhere and any time I'm so drained and achy sad should it pass? I wasn't tried on 75mg but it wasn't working for my serve post natal anxiety and panic
  • Posted

    yeah will see gp tomorrow, im not out of bed since this morning as this is what sertraline does to me, im normally on the go all the time, havent got an ounce of energy,frown

    im waiting for cbt which will help,

    good luck & hope you feel better very soonwink


    • Posted

      hi flower this isnt a life staying in bed i understand so much what u mean i couldnt move all weekend with the 100mg ! do see your gp hun x
    • Posted

      You will be ok. I was in bed too for the first few weeks... It was a living hell... But I am ok... It WILL be ok! Hang in there. You may need to lower to 50mg x

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