New to sertraline hoping for some reassurance

Posted , 5 users are following.

hi! im new to this, im only on day 10 of sertraline 50mg, a week before christmas i experienced my first ever panic attack and this has been a common occurance since, ive been trying everything to settle the panic attacks and the extreme anxiety that has come from it.. i just worry when will i start to feel like myself again. from i started sertraline ive been experiencing the feeling of a lump in my throat, i got so panicked and upset sbout it i took myself to the hospital to get it checked out.. the xray was clear the dr assured me there was nothing worrying.. some days its worse than others, some days im just aware of it all day and other days it feels like someone is standing on my throat, which makes me panic.. ive started feeling alot of built up pressure behind my ears too and i just cant seem to pop them some days as a result of it too! now the last couple of days i feel extremely tired, i cant motivate myself to do anything, im such and on the go person usually but i just feel like ive no energy, no appetite and i feel periods of dizzyness.. will this all pass?

1 like, 4 replies

4 Replies

  • Edited

    Hi Jemma im new to this as well had my first panic attack on christmas day it was dreadful and right in front of my young family and then i was taken to hospital,been to the doctors and gave me sertaline and he said it would give me strange side effects, ive had the same throat problem and ive also had the nausea,drowsiness,imsonmia,loss of appetite and a warming of the chest ive been told by others that after a few weeks this will die down,so stick with it i am 

    • Edited

      hey darren im so sorry to hear you experiencing this too, i wouldnt wish it on anyone! my dr said i could feel uneasy for a few days so i think i was nearly expecting to then feel uneasy, its the throat thats bothering me the most altho its not as bad today, trying to stick with it but it can be tough going, so much more reasurring hearing other peoples experiences are so similar hopefully it starts to settle soon

  • Edited

    ive recently gone back on 100mg sertraline and 15mg mirtazapine 2 and a half weeks ago. been on this combo twice before, came off of it 3/4 months ago but felt emotional and doctor said its ok to go straight back on at those dosages, side effects have been awful and i cry every day and feel helpless, my issue is i suffer intrusive thoughts about bodily functions (blinking breathing swallowing) ive had this for ages but was just living with it and was still able to be happy but atm it feels like il never feel happy again and cant see how il ever be in the moment and not locked in my own brain, if that makes sense? what thoughts do you have?

    • Posted

      I too have just started sertaline (50mg) for almost two weeks now. However a few symptoms came up like ZERO appetite as well as nausea (still ongoing but slightly getting better) . Like others said my throat bothers me as well with LOTS of nee anxiety to go with it. I'm going to stick this out but I feel my dr didn't let me know all the side effects, this is nuts. And the increasing fear from these new symptoms are not helping . I suffer from extreme anxiety and panic so I'm hoping that this stuff kicks in soon! What are some of the side effect you have had?

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the community to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the community are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the community is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.