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Well posted here so many times and got and gave great advice. Right where do I start??
Started on 25mg of sertaline in mid July.. I am not keen on taking any kind of meds but got to the stage with anxiety that I needed help. Anyway since then to 50mgs withe the obvious side effects. Racing thoughts, feeling sick, lose of appetite etc. So that settled and started to have good days. When the bad days came they felt really bad and I guess it's because I was having good days and felt calm. So I went to see my gp a week past on Wed and she said 50 is really the starting dose and we need to find the right dose for me so up We went to 75 mgs. So a week went past and no side effects. I had read on the posts on this forum that whenever there is an increase the side effects kick in. I thought I was lucky, then Wed just gone (exactly one week of upping to 75mgs) I had the worst day ever.. palpitations, sweats, thinking I'm going mad and the usual anxiety circle. So I called gp and she said come down and see her. Off I went and she said to take 25mg in the morning and 50 at night. So wed night I only took 50 with intention to take 25 in the morning but it slipped my mind. But yesterday I had such a great day.. I felt so good and that was withvtakingbthe 50. . So last night I thought I best just take 75 as I will forget again. Last night I took 75 and when I woke up I felt anxious... just like at the start of sertaline but it's calmed down now. Also had a crazy dream about an ex boyfriend from 20 odd years ago.. seriously? ?
I guess I want to hear how you coped with the upping dose and how long the side effects last? My doc wants me to get to the 100 as she is confident that is when I will feel the benefit. But goin through these side effects are just awful.
Any advice out there?
I eat healthy, don't drink or smoke and do relaxation
Thanks in advance
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