Sertraline 6 months in / just increased dose. ADVIC

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Hi Guys,

I have been on sertraline since April this year. I started at 50mg for a month then I moved up to 100mg and just recently moved on to 150mg. 2 weeks in on the increased dose and I am feeling anxious again similar to how I felt when I started sertraline and when I first increased dose. I have heard that this is common when increasing dosage but just looking for some reassurance I suppose. I have been on sertraline for just over six months now and I am hoping things settle soon.

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    hi robbie. hope it has settled now? I was 50mg for 6 weeks now on 75mg for another 5 weeks. seem to have good week or 2, approx 2 weeks after upping each dosage, then go back to anxiety/panic attacks/thoughts. doctor wants me to give it another 3 weeks on 75mg. any advice please, why/when did you keep increasing dosage? sorry cant offer advice for you. it does get better tho, as they 🙄.


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      Hi dave,

      Sorry for the late reply. Things have not settled unfortunately 😦 overwhelming moments of anxiety flare up a lot more now throughout the day still. I increased dosage as I felt i just needed more. I stayed at 100mg for a while and i defo seen improvement but just not enough thats why I come up to 150mg. I might have to give it another few weeks then maybe speak to doctor for advice on what to do. Make sure you give a dosage increase plenty time to settle as it can take time from what i hear

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      hi robbie, thanks for reply I dont check this often either. I seem to have good periods (a week or 2) then bad periods (a week or 2) no external factors I can blame? was wondering if that is common and a reason to up dosage or to wait it out? I ve been on 75mg for 2 months. or do people up the dosage because their anxiety etc has reduced to a constant level but just not by enough?

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      same boat here 4 weeks 3 days in at 3 weeks i had a good week then week 4 really bad again

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