Anxiety very high on sertaline

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Very scared Help!

I've been on sertaline for tomorrow makes 3 weeks i take it at night. I no longer get nausea and stomach discomfort but I do still experience the dizzy heavy head feeling. I haven't worked out in 3 days after my workout so I worked out after I was done I began to feel that anxious feeling in my stomach like I'm about to have an attack. My heart is beating really fast because I'm nervous I'm trying to take my mind off of it. Is this normal on sertaline? I'm supposed to start my period maybe that's why my anxiety is bad idk I'm scared

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    It will take a,little more time to get the drug working well in your system. My anxiety went up around weeks 3-5 and since then it has been toned down.
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    Hey,

    i can can sympathise with you on sertraline...I was on this last year for almost 8 weeks I think, it took 6 weeks to balance out with me. For the first 6 weeks I felt twice as anxious, didn't sleep, tons of physical symptoms. It just didn't work for me so i took myself off them and never used a 'anxiety medication' again. Everyone is different though, I mean they say it should take around 4 weeks to balance out so try stick it out and see how it goes. 

    Good of luck and stay strong, 

    if you've had all the necessary testing then try stay positive and remember your fine, don't let anxiety rule you. It's tough, but there's loads of people out there going through the same. This site is brilliant to chat, get advice and just a boost.

    good luck. 

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    Hi Jen, I have been on sertraline for 10 months but only on a low does, my dose has now been increased and oh my days my anxiety is currently through the roof right now, my heart is beating really fast my head feels really heavy and I am soooo dizzy it's coming in waves, it's also making me feel really agitated to its a horrible feeling but I know it will settle, it's just hard to convince your brain that it's just anxiety x

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