sertaline 25mg

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Any body else starting at 25mg due to horrid side effect at 50mg

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    How long did you take 50mg for nelly?
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      2 days then felt worse than b4 thoughts of self harm and never had them . i just feel very numb and tired this time x
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    You will feel worse before you start to feel better. My side effects on 50mg lasted 3 weeks. It was torture. My GP increased my dose to 100mg & after 5days I really started to feel an improvement. I think you need your dose stepping up not down. Ride the storm nelly. It's worth it in the end even though you can't possibly see that now. It can take 8 weeks to really make a difference. There is no quick fix. My doc has given me diazepam to get me through the terrible anxiety which I take when needed. Take care nelly we are all in this together. Xx
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      I asked for diazepam but it was refused

      Worse is this has all been cause from a work issue due to bullying and harassment from a manager . so its so unfair that i feel as bad as i do ...

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      Oh you poor thing! How awful for you. I hope he/she gets what they deserve eventually!!

      can you see another doctor as you do need a bit of help before the sertraline kicks in. Diazepam is addictive so some docs are wary of it but surely if it's just for 2/3 weeks it should be ok. Perhaps the doc could give you something else just to calm you in the interim. X

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      hi nelly  i have just started a few weeks ago, i was on 25mg then 75mg and then asked if they could up it as i have had them terrible side affects .  today is the first time i have felt better i will let you know how i go on them. and i am getting treated badly at work from my co workers as i have had to stay off for 2 weeks with the side affects, you are not on your own,it will settle down.biggrin
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      Hi Vivenne

      Thanks for your reply got another week on 25mg then to try 50mg again dreading the increase but i have got to get well cos life is very daughting full of this horrendous anxiety. Cannot believe how it take over your life xx

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    yes started at 25 to 50mg to 75mg in a 3 month span..bad side effects..insomnia, advised me to drop to 62.5 3 wks change, same side back at 50mg..probably not for me..almost 4 months with severe side effects..not enough relief for my insomnia an anxiety..may have to try something else..or not
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      For the insomnia i purchased a pillow with a headphone in i connect it to my phone then go on youtube and listen to sleep meditation music i now get at 5 to 6 hours. Maybe worth a try .

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