Reassurance it gets better

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Please someone tell me it gets better mornings are worse I wake up feeling panicky I feel sweaty but feel like someone is pouring ice cold ice cubes on my neck and chest no appetite shakeup legs and feel like I'm in a bubble life's going on around me but I'm not quite there if that makes sense I've been on sertraline 50mg for 4 weeks I just want to feel normal again

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  • Posted

    Hi Nicola it does get better, just hang in there, I've been on sertraline 10 weeks now and I'm starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, there's a book called dare and it's brilliant, if u can get it it has helped me a lot x

  • Posted


    I'm off sertraline due to it not agreeing with me

    When I was on it I'd got over the worst of the side effects by week 3

    I woke up sweaty each morning but was never sure if this was anxiety or a side effect

    I also felt weak and tired so getting up was hard

    I was on 50 mg which is the lowest dose and other forum users were suggesting go up to

    • Posted

      100mg to see if that worked better
  • Posted

    I am the same,been on it 2 weeks today and I dread the mornings 😢 feel so anxious and down and my appetite is non existent until about 3pm. I was taking it around 10pm but took it about 7 yesterday and am going to take it around 5 today as i think taking it too late makes me worse first thing. I have been having awful trouble sleeping too. I just want to feel normal again. I too am on 50 mg for anxiety and mild depression. Hope you start to feel better soon x
    • Posted

      I take mine in the morning and it's been fine, worth a try, u should start feeling better soon, took a good 8 weeks for me , I know it's hard but just try and ride it out, x

    • Posted

      I took mine around 5 in the evening but I ve been told that once you have been on it for a few weeks each daily pill is just a top up so it doesn't matter when u take it really

      The half life for sertraline is about a day so a day after you've taken the pill half of it is still in your system and 2 days later a quarter is still there so after a week or so you are just topping up as the remainents of the old pills are still there

      Hope this makes sense

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