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I have been taking sertraline 50 mg for a year now and my doctor has suggested increasing it to 100mg due to my obsession with foods does anyone think I'll have any side effects or is it in my system ??? Dreading increasing it

Thanks in advance

Rachael xx

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    What?  He wants to double your dose due to your obsession with foods?

    Why not send you to a nutritionist or dietitian and maybe eventually stop takig the medication completely?

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    Hi, Rachael,

    I was on Zoloft 15 years when I recently increased my dose 50mg, from 125mg to 175mg. The side effects were paralyzing, particularly the fatigue. I had to go back down to 125mg. So, yes you can still have side effects from upping your dose, no matter how long you have been taking it. However, you may not have any side effects. I would go up 25mg for a week to 10 days, and if you're doing well, then increase another 25mg. Of course, talk about it with your doctor.. There is no reason for him/her to be contrary..


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    Since this is a powerful mind altering drug and very difficult to withdraw from - rather than increasing it I would ask your GP to refer you to psychology for cognitive behavioural therapy or similar for the OCD

    my niece has a nut allergy and carries an epipen with her, I presume you have one of these ? So she's had to go back to basics with her food choices but it's safer and healthier eating this way,

    all the best

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