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I've been taking Sertraline for about 18 months for general anxiety. I take 50mg, and the Dr told me to take it at bed time. Every few weeks, after I take it I start to feel nauseous and then end up being sick for about an hour, not proper sick but clear slimy liquid. It keeps rising in my throat and I have to spit it out, and then I get episodes of vomiting it too. Sorry for the detail It's really horrible and it makes my throat really sore and gives me a pain in my chest.
I asked the doctor about this ages ago, and she said to eat something before taking it. I think that helps, but I still get it sometimes. It happened on Saturday when I was already ill with a cold and I was so tired and I had to sit up in the cold bathroom for hours until it stopped. I was so fed up I decided to stop taking them. I've been thinking about it anyway, and I've missed one or two before so I didn't think much of it.
But then yesterday I started getting really bad withdrawal symptoms, like weird feelings in the front of my head and feeling really out of it. It got really bad and I read about other people's withdrawal on here and realised I should have cut down slowly. So I took one and I feel a bit better today. I won't stop suddenly like that again! Although it made me realise that coming off them isn't going to be that easy.
I'm so glad I found this forum, yesterday I didn't know what to do and it is so good to hear about what other people have gone through too. Thank you all!
Anyway, my question is does anyone else get the vomiting thing? Is it acid reflux? I don't really know what that is like. I do get heart burn sometimes. Why do you have to take them at bed time, I wonder if it would be better to take them with a meal.
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