Day 5, 100mg ... sweating buckets!

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I'm about to start day 5 on 100mg. These are the first SSRI's I've took in 6 months. Today I woke up about 6.30 dripping in sweat. Around 7.30 I decided to exercise. I jumped rope for 10 minutes and lifted some weights for a further 20 minutes. I don't take my tablet until 10/11am so I try to squeeze in the things I need to do before the side effects kick in.

Anyway, during exercise I was sweating buckets. Far more than usual. I was exercising in my boxer shorts and still literally dripping with sweat. My hear was soaked. It felt most uncomfortable.

Is this expected with sertraline and if so will it ease off or continue?

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  • Posted

    Welcome to the club of sweaty dudes. This happens to me when I first started Cipralex and also now when starting Zoloft, its mostly anxiety and the medicine. It will pass though don't worry. Give it a bit of time

    • Posted

      Thanks samchen. Glad I'm not alone with this. I'm experiencing new side effects every day at the moment but I'm just riding the storm. Extreme nausea and drowsiness kicking in now glad I got my exercise in this morning.

    • Posted

      Dont worry James, things will look up soon. I'm on the same boat, 5 weeks into 75mg, its a Rollercoaster on Zoloft but the end results is just magnificent. Nausea and Drowsiness are totally normal as well. Try not to read a lot online and ask your doctor when you're really concerned. But when its something small, occupy yourself and it'll go away.

      Lots of love,


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