Sertraline

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so I started taking 50mg at the weekend, I take it in the morning but since taking it I've woken up every night in the middle of the night not being able to get back to sleep, feeling dizzy and really sick.. could this be because of the Sertraline? keep feeling really hot but im cold, I'm more anxious, I'm dizzy when I get up, I'm dizzy when I'm sat or laid down, I feel so sicky, I just feel awful sad anyone else? sad

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    Hi Megan

    The side effects of Sertraline are:

    drowsiness, tiredness, feeling anxious or agitated;

    indigestion, nausea, diarrhoea, loss of appetite;

    sweating;

    tremors or shaking;

    sleep problems (insomnia); or.

    decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

    If you are still having these problems then I would definitely go back to your GP who may try you with something else

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    My phychiatrist perescribed me them and I see him again tomorrow so will tell him about it, he told me to take them in the morning. I'm not really tired throughout the day, I fall asleep at night and literally wake up after a few hours around 2 or 3 in the morning and can't get back to sleep. and feel so sick and dizzy too. I feel so tired but I just can't fall back to sleep this past week I've just hardly had any sleep 

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    My doctor gave me some anti sickness tablets Friday and I've been taking these with my Sertraline but just read online not to take them together? I'm taking Ondansetron anti sickness now.. 

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      I needed to take anti nausea pills and anti anxiety pills trying sertraline, i got three weeks of it and they changed them.  According to psych it didnt suit me.
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      I've been taking Sertraline in the morning and anti sickness then another anti sickness at night, I've took my anti sickness this morning but not my Sertraline yet because now I'm worried? I don't know if I'm feeling dizzy and sick from Sertraline or for taking them both and shouldn't be?

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      All you can do is try to get that routine going for a few days, give it time before you decide if you need to alter things.  These meds are not a quck fix we need patience and its not easy
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      could I still use them both together? surely my doctor wouldn't of gave them me if I couldn't take them with Sertraline? I have such health anxiety so I'm so paranoid lol 

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      You have answered your own question i think. Your dr wouldnt have given these if it was dangerous.  See how you get on, you can always drop down if its not helpful. Health anxiety is awful, ive had it for years but its worse just now.
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    I take Sertraline for health anxiety and post natal OCD. I didn't have sickness when i first started taking it but I had a lot of muscle aches/twitching and I really struggled to get to sleep for the first few weeks however once I got past the first few weeks I started to feel the benefits! X

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    Sertraline is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

    This drug may increase suicidal thoughts or behavior in some children, teenagers, or young adults. The risk of this is greatest within the first few months of treatment or when the dosage is changed.

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    Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

    Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

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