Are these side effects of sertraline?

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Hi I started sertraline 3 weeks ago first at 25mg for 2 weeks now 50mg. Although I started to feel a little bit better anxiety wise by week 2. I still feel really weird. Feel drunk and dizzy, can't sleep, feel irritated and moody. Are these side effects? I wake up with anxiety every morning and don't feel like myself. I have been on these before 8 years ago and did ok. Prior to starting these again I was on escitalopram for 6 months which pooped out. I'm worried nothing is ever going to work. I have anxiety and ocd.

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    Maybe read the pamphlet that came with your prescription to see what it says about side affects, or talk to your Dr. or pharmacist for advice.  Hope you feel better soon.

    I've never taken sertraline and even if I had people react differently to drugs, ie. don't all experience the say side affects, benefits, etc.  Good luck. 

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    Donna, have you tried googling the Mental Health Daily site, together with sertraline? I can't post a link as it's not allowed on here. They have excellent pages on most psychotropic drugs, as well as user forums. You're more likely to find first-hand experience from other users on a site like that, and perhaps tips on how to manage the side-effects.

    Don't give up yet or start to panic. It can take quite a few weeks to settle down on a new medication.

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      Thank you lily I will give that a try, I can't ever remember having side effects before when I used them for 8 years. Maybe second time around is different.
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