Sertraline?

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What is the best time of the day to take Sertraline? 

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    Hi! I've always took mine with my first cuppa in the morning around 7.30-8am. X
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    Hi Michelle

    When I was on sertraline (50mg daily, 1 tablet) for mild anxiety, ì took it after breakfast before 9 am each morning. Ì was on it for almost 10 years. Fyi, ì found I still had low grade anxiety on it (even when I tried upping the dose) and last year in Jan when I realised my anxiety had increased (I'm in the throes of perimenopause at age 44), my gp recommended effexor xr as being better for anxiety.

    Can I highly highly recommend Effexor Xr to any ladies dealing with peri anxiety or anxiety in general. It has been a wonder drug for me. No side effects at all. Much better, for me personally than the sertraline. I haven't felt this good in years.

    I still have peri symptoms, don't get me wrong.... varied cycle lengths (anything from 25 to 30 days), night sweats the week before or during my period and bouts of being really hot and sweaty during the day

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      Sorry I cut off my own post.

      Anyhow, just a thought for those ladies dealing with anxiety issues. Ask your gp about Effexor xr and don't believe the horror stories on the internet. I have had no problems and haven't felt this good in years. I did try and come off it about 6 months ago and had no problem withdrawing (I did it gradually), but anxiety is one of my peri symptoms, so voluntarily chose to go back on and have no intention of going off it until after menopause and hormonal anxiety has resolved.

      Sydneymum

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    Dr prescribed me this for anxiety so would be interested to know the best time to take too. Think I will cut the tablet in half and gradually build up if need be.
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      Laura that's the best idea I have been on it for nearly two years. 50mg daily. Half tablet for 4/5 days then the whole one. It's worked for me it's only mild and you will feel a difference in 1/2 weeks. X
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      Hi Trevis

      Thanks for that.  Good to know they're mild because I'm a little nervous about taking them.  I'm glad they are working for you.  Am hoping they will help me sleep better too. 

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    I see others are recommending morning which may be best. I know about a year or so ago, I was on low dose for a short bit and I remember being told to take it at night. Honestly don't remember why but it seemed to work just fine. xx
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    The best time is in the evening because it makes you tired. I was on Zolft I took in in the evening. I couldn't handle the effects so I stopped taking it, my stomach would cramp, and be in pain and I would have diarrhea and loose stools with this medication and I read it can cause palpitations and I was having a lot of them. I was only on 25mg had to tell my doctor on Friday that I am stopping the Zolft just couldn't handle it anymore on it. I'm just taking my ativan right now. 

    Just be careful of the side effects it can cause either weight gain or a loss of weight. Read up on the side effects and do not let your doctor tell you that that does no cause the side effect. 

    Hope it works with your system 

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    Hi defiantly night time so agree with Susan 21149

    i know some others on it for menopause and they take pm as well . 

    Helps with anxiety but still get waves of it when I think hormones are as I say ' waving' ,

    i have come down from 100 per day to 50  one day  50  day 2 then 100 then back to 50 - 50 - 100 

    hope to reduce again at some point but side effects  reducing are a bit grim for me  . That said feeling much much better these days 3 1/2 yrs on !!!! 

    Dont we just love menopause , think we all in for the long haul 

    ha ha x 

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    Many thanks for all the replies, found it useful. xx
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