Sertraline 100 week 5 worse than ever today

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Been on sertraline 100mg for 5 weeks now and today have woke up at 4am feeling awful feel like what i first started my meds for this is not working at all do i carry on with it is it ever going to work?

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    You should see your doctor to ask changing antidepressant. You should ask for benzodiazepines to help you until you feel better. Usually, psychiatrists gave benzodiazepines a lot. Primary doctors don't.

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      I went to the A&E Whythenshave hospital, explained how bad I was feeling, it was unbearable, extreme high anxiety, I had the chance to talk to a psychiatrist who gave me diazepam. You can try this if you really need a sedative mate

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      Im in a very similar position to you i am i wasnt doing too bad up until last few days today especially wow anxiety unbearable,I feel your pain i do if you feel anything like me at the moment,It feels like im on a comedown from a session on the beer and drugs(Dont anymore not had a drink for 7 months)All day every day cant look anyone in the eye feel sick headache no appetite at all have to force food down everything is forced dont enjoy anything and the worst thing is no one can help you and no one understands it unless they have suffered with it.,I cant quit i have 2 Children so thats not an option for me.Hope it starts working for you pal i think antidepressants just dont work for me good luck.

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      hi there, i have experienced tremors with a high dose of 150mg but i went back to 100mg and feel better.

      i seem to have more energy at night with it and i experience vivid dreams which i remember vety well.

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      Really sorry to hear that and huge respect you still do your job. I cant function at all, cant work do anything, I am glad when I can go to the shop to buy some food, it is so fckn hard. I think this med is just poisoning us!

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    Hi Lee,

    Sorry to hear you’re still struggling. I started 100mg 7 weeks ago. My negative thoughts have mostly stopped and I am less depressed but getting really bad physical anxiety symptoms (jitters, shakes, restlessness) and still feeling pretty tired all the time. I ignore it most of the time and push through as best i can but it is pretty unpleasant. My psychiatrist has told me to reduce my dose to 75mg to see if it reduces the jitters and it hasn't made much difference.

    How does that compare to your experiences? Have you experienced the shakes? or physical anxiety symptoms.

    I hope we all start to feel better soon,

    All the best

    Ed

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      HI pal,I thought i was doing ok for about 3 Weeks it was keeping anxiety a bit less was more depressed than anxious but these last few days have got gradually worse where today i havent eaten much anxiety through roof manifests itself in chest area loss of appetite and nausea headache u name it,Finish 5th week on 100 tomorrow.Could feel it creeping back up on

      me thanks for reply hope u get better soon.

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    hi, apparently they take longer to kick in. monitor your reaction and then speak with your GP about your feelings.

    i've been on them for 4 months. they do seem to be working, but i did have side affects. I find when i go out and walk or i am busy it seems to work better.

    hope this helps

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    what manufacturer sertaline are you on? been doing better on the accord but they ran out for my next refill ima be horrible again doesn anyone know a good manufacturer for sertaline?

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    hi i have the same question 4 weeks on 25mg couldnt handle the 50mg and these past few days my anxiety is so high and im

    getting many panic attacks been on so mnay others i feel hopeless

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