Need to stop Sertraline

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I’ve battled with nausea, anxiety and vomiting for the last week (when I was upped to 125 mg) and just can’t take it anymore so have stopped it abruptly under supervision from my psychiatrist.

Anyone tried to have to stop because of nausea and can tell how many days will be before the nausea subside? 

Unfortunately nausea is a huge anxiety trigger for me. 

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  • Posted

    When my dose was upped, it caused me extreme nausea and heightened anxiety. After a month of the upped dose, i'm feeling better. It's a common side effect of starting or upping the dose until your body gets used to it. I've heard from other people that Sertraline is slow acting so it takes awhile, even after upping the dose.

    • Posted

      I’m afraid I just can’t take it anymore. I wish I could but can’t. Even the strongest benzodiazepines I have did not help at all. 
    • Posted

      My dose was upped on 2/14/18 and it really kicked in around 4 weeks. I also take Buspirone for anxiety too which was also upped from 7.5mg 2x a day to 10mg 2x a day. It helps with the anxiety. I still take .25mg of Xanax to help in the morning since I still feel alittle anxious but not as much as before my dose increase. xx
    • Posted

      Buspirone (brand name of Buspar) is an anti-anxiety drug that my doctor added to my Zoloft. It's a low dose but seems to help. It does take awhile to get into your system at a therapeutic level but once it does, it helps with the anxiety. 

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    Some people tolerate Sertraline better than others. My niece had bad stomach problems on it. I didn’t but I have had a foggy head while taking it. I am now coming off it and am have no brutal withdrawal symptoms.

    • Posted

      Dear Lynn,

      I’m glad to hear! I’m waiting for my nausea to subside. How about you? 

    • Posted

      The withdrawal symptoms have been very bad. My head feels waterlogged and foggy. I take a bit of Valium just to deal with the anxiety. I would caution anyone about increasing the dose when they get bad side effects as the withdrawal problems may be just as severe.

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