FEEling awful

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So been on sertraline two weeks this Saturday but during last weekend I drank quite a bit now I have all the side affects headache cramps in my tummy feel so so sick anyone any tips on how to get through this also my anxiety is mad so on edge it’s unreal 

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    Hey! The first few weeks are the worst. Everyone says it.. I read it a million times but still didn’t believe it. Unfortunately it’s all true.. but fortunately the time will pass and before you Know it’s all passed. By drinking do you mean alcohol? I’ve only recently discovered alcohol also increases my anxiety, not at the time but a day or 2 later I’m on edge with heart racing thinking the worst of worst is about to happen. I feel guilty for every little thing I have done and wonder how I will even wake up tomorrow. Sounds familiar? I’d suggest no alcohol for a while. 
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      Yes that’s exactly how I am Definitely no alcohol for a while have bad sweats dhioria headache jus want to stay in bed but can’t I have two kids to look after xx
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      The sweats I will never forget. Waking up during the night feeling on fire and yes had the same toilet problems too. Mine went away along with my anxiety after 3-4 weeks untill recently when I drank to much. Just keep taking them every day or night and I promise it will get better. It’s just a horrible time right now but tomorrow is a new day. 
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    Thank u I’ve took my dose for today even though I was hesitant because of how I feel I’ve not ate for two days just had plenty water the look of food or smell is knockin me I’ll xx
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    It will be two weeks this Saturday I’ve been in them x
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    Been there, the alcohol magnifies the side effects of S and throws anxiety into high gear. I found drinking tons of water helps and sleep helps more.  Keep taking your S.  I’m at 8 weeks and life is joyful again with diminishing side effects. I now will only have 2 drinks tops, its just not worth feeling like hell for a couple days.  Forgive yourself, get a glass of water and take a nap.  You will feel better each day.  Best regards for calm days, - x kat 

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    Thank you Kat all’s I have done is drink water as I can’t eat at the min can’t wait to feel better xxx
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    Can anyone let me know if they had these exact symptoms can’t eat feeling sick all day long sweatin on n off all day long dhioria slight dull headache
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      Hi Claire,

      Those sides effects are quite normal if I say so. I remember having I had the sweating and same feeling has you with other meds. Maybe I had them with zoloft but didnt pay attention to it cause I focused more on my anxiety and my extreme fatigue for now.

      Try not to drink mostly until you feel better and stable. And avoid over drinking.

      Try eating small portions and drink lots of water during the day. You may take probiotics but few hours after your zoloft. That may help .

      Also, make sure to eat before take your med.

      Its long to get stable and to for your brain/body to get adapt but you will make it.

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    Because I have health anxiety and I’m startin to panic it something else now xx

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