Sertaline side effects- please help!

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Hi everyone!

I've been taking sertraline 50mg for about 6 weeks now. Last night when laying in bed, I started to get a really intense burning sensation in back, which then spread over my entire body. It felt as if my body was on fire! I woke up this morning and throughout the day the sensation has been lingering all over my body. Has anybody else experienced this when taking sertraline? I went to see my doctor today (who wasn't much help) and he couldn't comment on whether this was a side effect or not. Thanks!

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    I don't think it is a sertraline side effect I think it is an anxiety symptom

    I get this and I'm on sertraline but I also got it when I was on mirtazapine

    Everyone reacts differently though

    Lil

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      Thanks for responding. Just extremely worried as it was such an intense burning sensation throughout my entire body, and its still there today. I'm worrying that it's nerve related, which is why I'm desperately trying to find another reason for why I'm experiencing this sad
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      I've had anxiety 7 months and I've had the burning feeling symptom all that time it has started to ease off now but I've only been taking sertraline for 4 months so for me it's definitely not the drug but everyone is different

      Lil

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    Second thread I've seen about this medication I'm scared to take it today
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    I wanna say its sounds like acid reflux which can be caused by anxiety/stress
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      Maybe If you was panicking about it at the time, I know the exact feeling your on about. I had it with setraline, I didnt eat for 2 weeks either and nearly ended up in hospital, I was bad off it. But one of my friends she said it made her feel the best she ever did now shes happy with a baby! Everyone varies, but I dont think I'll be going back on medication anytime soon. I hope you find one that works. Keep going back to the doctors if you need too.. Side effects usually last 2 weeks so if you're getting these feelings after, maybe its not the right medication. Do not just stop taking it though (i did that worst mistake ever) see a doctor first xx
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      How I describe it is I don't know if you have ever had a ct scan they pump dye into your vein so the scan shows up better well it's that feeling.

      It's like a hot rush and if feels like you have wee'd yourself

      Acid reflux affects the stomach chest and upper back and that's more of a pain.

      Lil

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