Sertraline 50mg tablets

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My GP has prescribed 50mg of Sertraline tablets because I am suffering with anxiety. I have read the package leaflet and I am very worried about taking this medication . I worried that they may make me feel worst. Please can someone give me some advice.

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    Hi, I am 4/5 weeks into 50mg sertraline. I only took half the tablet (25mg) for the first week which I think was a good idea...had a touch of diarrhoea, lots of tummy nòises and bit of weight loss but persevered.

    Personally I think it's never a good idea to read side effects...being the worriers that we are, you're just going to think you'll get everything! Everyone reacts differently remember.

    Good luck

  • Posted

    take them + see how u get on-we are all diff + everyone reacts or does not react diff.
  • Posted

    What did you decide to do? I read this becase I've just been prescribed these.There are always a lot of warnings with tablets,but I 've decided to  ignore the  warnings and take them.
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      Hi,i came off sert after 10 weeks and am now on mirtazipine.The sert was increased to 75 but the side effects just made me ill.I had a word with my pharmacist and I said i felt crap on 50 + crap on 75 so shld i persevere-No,she said ,get off them.(I must admit it is 1st time I have ever used a pharmacist for adice + am so plsd I did)I tapered off sert fairly quickly(2wks) + took mirt at same time + slowly increased to 15mg.(SerT is an SSRI + mirt is a diff class so it's poss to cross taper).Been on mirt for 4 wks today(15) + feel good,very good in fact about 75% fit but lack spontenaity + find myself reaching for words in conversations so i'm still not right but am MUCH btter than I was.I do have bad days occassionally aswel ie Xmas+Boxing Day but what the hell .Doc+ I have agreed that i stay on 15 for another month before we incr to 30 (if at all).I wish i had been given these months ago.This is 3rd AD for me-Prozac was 1st +  made my anx go ballistic.2 well known side effecs of mirt is fatigue (getting better as time goes on) and weight gain -I have a hankering for sweet things.I have put on about 1/2 stone in 4 wks.  Hopefully this is the one for me.Good luck
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      hi,some good advice there,hope all goes well for you now.Good advice about asking a pharmacist,I'll remember that.I want to try sert,but I've somewhere important to go next week,I'll start after that and see how I get on with them.I've decided I can't risk them yet in case I do suffer any side effects.I suppose you'd never take anything if you took notice of all the warnings.Good Luck.


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      I started on 50mg and was 34 weeks pregnant had to change as this was more safer to breast feed than citalopram. I never have suffered from anxiety but omg I felt like I couldn't breath at some points the fresh air was to fresh I was like a vampire if I ate fruit just wanted to put the whole thing in my mouth and crunch, strange I know but near at end of week 2 and it happens for half an hour and I do seem to be coping more not getting angry as much x

      How are you getting on x

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