Has anybody been on Sertraline

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I Have only been taking these a few dsys 1/2 tablet a day. has anybody else. i dont seem to be coping very well. today i have been feeling very sick i know they wont help my hot flushes but when it happens my anxiety kicks in and i start to get dizzy not good when i am at work. wondered if anybody has any advice please

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    Just started yesterday...Not sure how I feel. I get waves of sickness and the hot flashes and then I freeze then my anxity kicks up..This will never end will it

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    i was on prozac only 2 weeks made my anxiety worse then got prescription for sertraline but scared to try it . let me know how you go on .... i dont want to feel hyper just happy and i think these ad's make you hyper. as the plan is to get you moving and that will cure the depression

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    Has anyone experienced the chills on it..They come and then the hot flashes

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    Hi Julie. I've been on it before for almost 7 years. I'm not sure if your doctor told you that it takes about a few weeks before you feel the effect of sertraline. For some maybe sooner. When I started taking it, I took a low dose of lorazepam as well until the sertraline kicks in. This medication helped me a lot to get through those dark days in my life. What I did though is not just to rely on the medication. I changed some things. I pushed myself to exercise daily, eat healthy, drink lots of water, learn to meditate, and most of all, I renewed and revamped my spiritual life. I'd say based on my experience, anti-depressants help you get back on your feet until that day comes that you feel you have gotten better and strong not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well that you're ready to wean off of the medication. Wishing you all the best. Take care.

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    yes take it just before bedtime and the sickness will go. x

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    Hi Julie

    i have been on sertraline for over a year and call it my happy pills. I HAVE had my dosage altered a few times but give it time.

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    hi Julie, how are you getting on? im due to start sertraline tomorrow, switching from prozac which stopped working a while ago, and in sooooo scared!! i know i will get some side effects as i always do with ssris, so lets stay in touch and get through this, as when they start to work its life changing x

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