Feeling more depressed after 7 days

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Been on sertraline 50mg now for 7 days and it making me more depressed. Could someone tell me is this normal and how long will it last. Thinking I can’t last much longer on these tablets

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    Hi Rob, still early days I'm afraid and it's typical that symptoms tend to take a dip in the early days of start up, give them a bit more time and you shoukd feel a difference within a few weeks. I think most people's advise is don't give up and give them a bit more time. Neil 

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      Cheers for the advice. I will try and stick with it
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    Sadly it gets worse before it gets better,your brain reacts to the new chemistry. Hang in
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    The same thing happened to me. My anxiety was worse, I had headaches, felt like sleeping all the time, super depressed....

    I'm now going on week 3 and finally starting to feel better. 

    Stick with it if you can, it does get better.

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      Thanks that was what I was hoping to hear someone feeling the benefits. But 3 weeks away seems so long away. wish me luck cheers

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