been I’ll for weeks is it sertraline withdrawal?

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I was on sertraline for more than 10 yrs. recently my homelife has been upside down I have no routine so forgot my sertraline most nights. Then eventually stopped . Not realising the terrible symptoms I would get.

Three weeks of nausea,exhaustion,dizziness,pain in my head/jaw

My friend suggested it could be withdrawal from sertraline,so I started taking again properly for a week.

I still feel terrible 

Does this go away soon??

I feel desperate I can’t function 

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  • Posted

    Hi. Yes your just experiencing start up side effects again unfortunately. It’s not nice but try and keep your mind busy with things. Also try rescue remedy, that helped me at the start and also the time you take it helps. I take mine just before and I think that helped. What mg were you on for 10 years, and did you stay at the same dose for all those years or did you up them at any point, if you did up them did you get any side effects as you was on it so long x
  • Posted

    Hi, I’ve always been on 50mg

    So do you think the withdrawal and the start up give the same symptoms?

    I feel so wretched

    • Posted

      Yes I would say it’s a bit of both. YOu was on them for many years so you know they work when they do kick in. Unfortunately it’s just set the waiting game now x
  • Posted

    Hi Andrea, did you start back on full dose? I expect you’ll get the side effects of starting again, 1st 2 weeks being the worst, so hang on in there, try to do things to take your mind of it even if its just pottering/cleaning. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
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    I also have stopped my Sertraline it’s been about six weeks. At first I started missing one or two then four five then nine and after about nine days of none I was ill felt bit like flu symptoms had shakes felt really light headed got myself into a right state with worry so stared taking them again but still kept missing the odd one. Finally stopped taking them again because anxiety got so bad I could not swallow any of my meds. Really don’t want to go back on them want to try and see if I really do need them.  I’m having dreadful anxiety but can’t swallow the tablets now that I want to go back on them. I’ve been on Sertraline for about 15 yrs. They just kept me ticking along.  Really don’t know what to do now. 
    • Posted

      Why did you stop?? Did you forget bd then think, oh stuff it. That’s what I did.

      I’m just hoping the way I’m feeling is due to the sertraline and there’s nothing wrong with me.

      Stil not sure if I should call Dr tomorrow.

      If you feel bad 

      You should definitely see ur GP x

    • Posted

      I just got sick of taking them. Yeah my attitude was so what. 

      Lots of worry and stress in my life. I’ve had depression for about 25yrs with anxiety. Deep down I know I still need them. 

      I just keep saying give it few more days things might improve. I was at doctors and he didn’t seem to bothered but probably because he don’t know how bad I am and thinks I wanted to come off them because I felt better. I’m just fed up with popping pills and being just the same as I was all those years ago. Anxiety is through the roof. I’m so irritable annoyed frustrated can’t be bothered and very tearful. Do have lots of stuff going on which is causing the situation to be worse. I don’t have the answers for you as we all different. Maybe speak to your doctor. Thanks for chatting though. Or should that be commenting. x

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