Help please?

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Hi all! I have been taking sertraline now for 8 weeks. 6 weeks on 50mg, a week on 75mg and a week on 100mg. At the start the side effects were awful. I am feeling better now but not quite there hence the increase. Only this week my anxiety has crept back. Can’t sit still, shaky leg and generally frightened. Night time is worse. I have been having trouble sleeping so I have been taking Zopiclone for the last 6 weeks. Which I am worrying to death about taking but can’t sleep without it. Does it get better? Any advice please. X x x

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    It's because you have increased, give it a couple of weeks and it should settle down again (:

    • Posted

      Thanks, really need the reassurance. Feeling low. One step forward two steps back. Just wanting to get back to normal. Thanks for the reply. X x x
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    HI Rachael I was on sertraline for 9wks but with little progress. So I’m back on paroxatine now. The side effects are horrible I’ve only been back on it for 3wks . I can’t wait for them to start to kick in . When do u think this will be? I’m also taking zoplicone and I’ve been on them for about 3months now. But without them I can’t sleep either. I av to take 2 every night . Any advice or reassurance please 
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      Hi Debra. All this is very new to me. I have only ever took sertraline once before for 4 months going back 4 Years ago. Hope you are bearing up. It’s hard I know that. How are you finding the Zopiclone. I have been taking them every night and am worried about coming off them. X x x
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      Hi Rachel I’m feeling really anxious, shaky and scared. I feel like I’ve lost myself. Did you ever experience anything like this. When I took paroxatine before it did help me get my life back. But then the doctor decided I might need a change so he put me on sertraline. Which really didn’t do much at all. So I’m back to square 1 now. Aving to wait till the paroxatine kick in going to keep taking the sleeping tablets till at least I’m feeling abit better. Any advice or reassurance please 🌹

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