50mg to 100mg after 3.5 months

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I've been on 50mg of sertraline for 3.5 months now but recently my anxiety seems to of crept back. My doctor has told me to increase my dose to 100mg and ive took my first one this morning.

If any of you have increased before did you get side effects as bad as when you first started sertraline? I dont think i can cope with them side effects again.

Thanks x

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  • Posted

    i would be very tempted to go up to 75mg to begin with, you may even find that dose is enough for you ?

    i was on Sert 50mg for 12 weeks, but had lingering 'morning anxiety' so went up to 75mg (mild side effects only) with good effect. i am sticking on 75mg at the moment,

    hope this helps x

    • Posted

      i'm on 50 now week 3 but im feeling anxious and heart racing also in the morning and through the day on and off .

      also i dont have any motivation or enjoying anything i used to enjoy before .

      this feeling annoying me as i have 4 kids i need to focus on their school work and projects .

      plz any advice ?

    • Posted

      dodo - week 3 is very early days for you, i would not 'expect too much too soon'. it took 4-5 weeks before there was a hint of improvement for me on Sert 50mg, and looking back, it was 8-10 weeks before i truly noticed that i felt brighter, more optimistic, and had motivation to do things ....

      the mornings have always been the worst for me, waking with 'the morning dreads', feeling nervous, and jittery for no reason.

      try not to be too hard on yourself, this is not something you have wished upon yourself. if you can set a few 'goals' for each day; they dont need to be anything fancy, or challenging, just things you can 'tick off' as being done at the end of the day eg take a brisk 15min walk, thus giving you a sense of achievement,

      you can build up on how challenging they are as your anxiety lessens.

      things will definately improve, it is terribly hard at the moment i know, i felt blooming terrible on 'start up' of Sert, but that passes.

      hoping for you too x

    • Posted

      yea its very hard this scared feeling when your heart starts to race and not enjoying anything , i hope it passes .

      thanks for the reassurance . ❤

  • Posted

    I also suggest trying 75mg first. I found 100 too much for me. Dizziness and stomach problems, But decreased to 75 and everything settled down and is the perfect dose for me.

  • Posted

    I increased from 50mg to 100mg 14 days ago and I have had side effects. The funny thing is I can't remember having any side effects when starting at 50mg.

    Drenching night sweats (every night so far)




    Loss of appetite

    Weird muscle pains / tingling in groin & legs

    Generally spaced out

    I do feel like things are improving, I just can't wait to get rid of the night sweats!!

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