I’ve been on increased dose for 1 week

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hi everyone , i have just increased to 150 mg by my GP, how long before i stop feeling like this.

its been 4 months now , tried one AD then changed to Sertraline .

2 weeks 50mg , 3 weeks 100 mg , all these physical symptoms are not getting any better .

depression and anxiety !

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    Hi Ingrid

    Do you mean the physical side effects of the sertraline? Physical side effects are fairly common with most antidepressants but they should normally ease after a couple of months. If they're particularly troublesome it's worth discussing with your prescribing doctor.

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      Hi ,

      its the physical symptoms of anxiety that i find very hard to cope with .

      All the tingling, churning tummy,on and on all day , the black clouds that hang over me,

      will they ever lift so i feel happy again .

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      Hi Ingrid

      If anxiety is more of a problem it's worth talking to your doctor about a more anxiety targeted treatment. Possibly a medication more geared towards anxiety would be appropriate - there are many different medications that might help. Also some kind of talking therapy could be helpful.

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    hi Ingrid, it's bright sunshine out there, you are allowed according to government rules to go out for exercise, it's THIS that is stopping me going stir crazy! sit out if you can or walk if you can. do what you feel like doing, look after yourself and good luck.

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