Sertaline day 6

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Well I am on day 6 now of taking 25mgs of Sertaline and felling up and down. Today was the first day I woke up without the knot in the tummy. Sounds crazy but it felt strange not having it. I'm feeling quiet calm but I keep waiting for the anxiety to creep back. I felt a bit light headed earlier so said to the kids... Right bikes.. let's go for a cycle. I did feel good after that. Just hoping it lasts.

My worry is - it is early days yet and the first few days I had the high anxiety and light headed. So I'm hoping this is the end of the side effects and it starts working soon.

Thoughts welcome. We all like a bit of support Jay X

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    It sounds like it HAS started working. Arent' we all strange....we feel terrible and we worry, then we feel better and we worry? Enjoy each day as it comes, enjoy your family and the cycle rides, waking up feeling calm and optimistic.

    Looking back = regret....looking forward = anxiety. I believe there is a verse in the bible that says it best. "This is the day that the lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it".  Works for me. My sister loves that verse, so I hear it a lot.

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    I  took 50mg   SERTRALINE today. yesterday i took 5 mg of lexapro  i am doing a straight switch over from lexapro to sertraline in 1 day without detox . i always change ssri meds this way but dont try it to another class like snri  . The  50MG i took at 6 am  has not given me any side effects  , so fngers crossed  could be a cool straight tapper . the lexapro had pooped out i was on 10mg but reduces to 5mg weeks ago has i no the signs of a failing med .Remmission drops to low level depression and anxiety with aches and pains , TIME to move on so use stringing out a dead med
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    6 days is quick  , but dont knock it you will need to move up to 50mg has the 25mg is just to get the med up an running   its a very low dose  . 4 -5 weeks should be feeling good if woring
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      I'm really scared of Iping the doze as ssri's haven't really worked well for me in the past. I'm hoping this is the one for me. I look at the pills and can't believe something so small can do all this to our brains..

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      you have to get through the bad , thats the reason you took the med , prozac a different med took 12 weeks to work on me i was sick all time. then 1 day  the sun came out  and all the colours  of the rainbow was in my brain , well worth the wait
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