sertraline

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Hey guys ive been taking sertraline the 4 days... Its awful...

Im still really anxious...

Sore heads

Upset tummy...

I have had cold sweats today on my hands and feet...

Im just wondering is it normal for the cold sweats????

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    Keep hearing negatives about this drug. However 4 days is a very short time to find out if these are just initial setbacks that will settle down or something you can't cope with. Give it two weeks after which return to your doctor and ask for an alternative.
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      Thank you gwen i worry over everything i would be be better off the tablets i feel worse on them than off them sad ive cried all day today...

      I feel so lonely

      sad

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    I started with Sertaline and had an allergic reation...I had the almost the same stuff...keep on eye on this
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    Unfortunately with sertraline u do get side effects for the first two weeks and then they start to ease off. I had dizziness, felt sick and shaky all the time, I am on week 3 and they are slowly going and I am now starting to feel better. Keep positive they do work x
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    Hi smile

    I'm on sertraline. I Started off with half a tablet and now I take a whole tablet. I have been on them for 7 weeks now and definitely starting to feel More normal. Try half a tablet for a few days

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      Amber how did you feel your first 2 weeks... Can anyone answer about the cold sweats though...?

      I feel really light head, sick and cold sweating at the feet...

      sad

      I was on them ages ago but stopped taking through stupidty...

      Promise me this will get better because, i have not stopped crying today...

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    Hello Nadine

    I am very sorry to read about how awful you are feeling since taking Sertraline four days ago.

    Please may I ask you if you have been on any type of medication for Depression and/or Anxiety prior to the Sertraline, or is this your first time taking a drug of this type?

    The reason I ask is that there could be a number of factors causing the cold sweats which you seem to be the most concerned about. I can understand that. It is a horrible sensation. However, I cannot attempt to be more specific about the cause without knowing what I have just asked.

    The 'sweats' may be totally unrelated to Sertraline (depending on your answer). In broader terms, all the very kind comments from other members have mentioned that a variety of side-effects including 'sweats' may be experienced when initially starting a new medicine. This is absolutely correct. Some people are lucky and rarely feel anything, whereas others may have severe symptoms.

    The advice given about the side-effects wearing off as time goes on are also very sound. It is very early days for you and your body has not had sufficient time to adjust to the new chemical circulating through it. That being said, if serious side-effects continue after a few days and show no signs of improvement, the best advice is always to inform your GP who will make an immediate decision whether or not to change or adjust your medication.

    I know how terribly difficult it can be to remain calm when you feel one of these waves or attacks of cold sweats coming on. I speak from experience and also take the maximum permitted dose of Sertraline every day.

    Try to remember that what you are experiencing is 'likely' to be normal for most people, but you need to think how you feel as an individual as the metabolism of us all is very different, and what may suit one person, may not suit another.

    I send my warmest and sincere wishes to you Nadene and encourage you to focus on the thought that this is temporary and will diminish or pass. Even if not, then there are a number of alternatives to help you with your diagnosis and eliminate the most distressing side-effects for you.

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      I am experiencing anxiety and have done for years... Was on tablets a long time ago... But stopped taking them and im getting to the point of stopping these... As im really tired tonight but i cant blooming sleep... I cant eat for feeling sick all the time... sad
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    Hi Nadene,

    I've been on sertraline for years. I'm 21 now and started taking them when i was about 15. It was one of the hardest decisions of my life to go on medication as i was so scared of side affects. But gradually it did make a difference to my life. I'm on it now still and i'm considering changing medication as it's not having the same affect so i'm wondering if it's a short term solution. I can remember having a few side affects in the first few weeks but they did get better. Sometimes it can be your subconcious mind making you think it's the medication doing these things but it could just be our bodies and the stress from worrying about it to the point we convince ourselves somethings wrong. Definitely stick it out for a few more weeks. As hard as it is at the moment, just keep telling yourself that it won't stay like this & if you can get through this you can get through anything smile stay strong!

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      Claire thank you for replying..

      I just feel so lost at times...

      How did you manage to cope...?

      I could tear my hair out sad

      At times ha...

      Last night, i barely slept at all sad

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      Sorry, not sure why it won't let you read my last message. Just said i hate to think of you suffering as i know how awful it can get when you're at your lowest point. a few people have said to me that sertraline is more for depression than anxiety/panic. are you taking it specifically for anxiety or depression?
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      Im taking it for anxiety... My doctor told me this was a better one for anxiety... But then its just the way it effects different people i guess...

      Im so shaky today...

      But i think i can deal with that...

      What were your symptoms?

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      Shaking for me is the worst too. It's mainly my legs and then by the end of the day my muscles are exhausted from shaking so much & i get a horrible cramp feeling. It was so long ago (about 6 years ago) that i can't really remember. i know i didn't feel well for the first few weeks but it wasn't what you are describing. i started to notice a difference quite soon after taking it. how long have you been on it for?
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