Help! Sertraline side effects :(

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I have been having a bad time lately with anxiety which I have suffered with for a while but have managed to control it until now. I have health anxiety where I constantly think I am dying or something is wrong with me if I start having a bad head or any random pains. I went to the doctors on Monday and he has prescribed me 50mg sertraline, so I have took one every day including Monday when I got them, Tuesday I felt ok but yesterday and today have been worse. Constant feeling of panic, weird sensation in my chest (I can't describe it), headaches, can't sleep, nauseous...

Has anyone else had these side effects? I know it's really early in taking them but i have 2 children who depend on me and feel like I'm never going to get better.

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    It gets better, I've taken it once before and I'm on week 3 of my current cycle with it. It makes anxiety a lot worse before it's better. If you want, ask your doctor for some Xanax or Ativan to help you with the adjustment. You're totally safe and solid.

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      I feel you, I'm 18. I'm dealing with this as I try to handle college. Xanax will calm you down, help you not worry, and help you sleep. It or something similar to it is commonly prescribed short term when people start antidepressants or are struggling with severe anxiety. If you're going to ask for a benzo(Xanax and the like) I would ask for Ativan. It's the same thing, but it's more subtle and less of a physical effect and just calms you down. Xanax lays you out the first you few times you take it

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    I honestly didn't like it. Bad side effects

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