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I have had some really really disturbing dreams lately - I am on 100 sertraline and hoping I can increase to 150 because I feel like effects of 100 are wearing off and I keep getting brain zaps... Going to doctors next week to discuss.... Anyway these dreams on sertraline are really really weird. I don't want to say what it was because it was so awful and messed up. It involved a deceased family member and it was vile. It was awful. Anyone else have weird dreams that traumatised them? Any advice? I take my tablet of 100 in the early morning 

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    Hi Jane,I have just been put up to 100mg of sertaline, since then I have also been having very strange and vivid dreams not horrifying as such, just really weird. How long you been on sertaline? 
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    I was on sertraline 100mg for two years. For the first few weeks I had very vivid and unsettling dreams/nightmares. This is common when you are starting sertraline for the first time or increasing the dosage. My dreams gradually became less vivid after about four weeks. Hope this helps.
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    I'm on 50mg tablets and have also have some very disturbing dreams which effects me when I wake up as it plays on my mind. 
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    Weird drug...was On 50mg 2mths....o.K. Upped to 75MG....Had a bad month on it..Dreams starting to bother me. All my subconscious comes alive sort of scary.Got a review who knows.. I am generally tired due to dream pattern. Oh joy. X

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    hello yes whe i took sertraline every night have the most powerful dreams to he point they was efecting reaity, im duse to start them today and reading your post reminded me what i have to look forward to lets hope this time i have nice dreams smile

    good luck

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    Im actually selfishly glad that I came across your post. I started having bad haunting dreams when I started  taking sertraline and it worried me.

    My dreams aren't so scary now, I've been taking these for a few months, but I do still have some very vivid dreams, and told i twitch and restless in my sleep.

    This leaves me quite tired during the day and im going to mention it to my gp.

    Hope your dreams improve soon smile

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