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Started 4 days ago 25mg and i feel really sick.

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    hang in there, Sorry it does seem to get worse before it gets better. seems its you system getting used to it. But its so worth the discomfort as when you find your right dose you wont know yourself. Feel better soon x

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      so hard to cope feeling like this. I'm so nauseous!!! i need some relief. when will these side effects start to go away?

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      I know only too well where you are at, as do so many anxious but oh so kind people on here. I honestly thought I was going mad that a tablet meant to make you feel better actually made me worse, but thinking about it I thought the tablet would make me feel better after a few days, but I dont mean to dishearten you but it does take time, also, we are all different, it works quicker for some and not for others, me, Im a side effect magnet - lol.. hang in there for another while and if you still feel so bad visit your Doctor & come up with a Plan B.

      BUT I promise you it gets better, all of a sudden you will have a good morning, then maybe a wobble, then the good feeling lasts longer and you begin to not notice you are not feeling sick, you get some interest back in, well, life I suppose and its onwards and upwards from there, BUT it takes courage to get through the crap stuff & you have plenty of courage, didnt you go see someone about it and come on here. youve got this girl... keep us posted.

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    Yes, know that you WILL get better but the medication does take a number of weeks before you start feeling better. By 6 weeks you should start having some good days - slowly the good days will outweigh the bad. And don't be afraid to check with your doctor to see if you can - slowly - go up in dosage.

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      Some anti depressants dont suit everyone, but after only 4 days its too soon to tell.

      It took about a year to find the right one for me. Trazodone made me sick and giddy and after a month i couldnt stand it anymore, just felt worse. Citralapam was better, but gave me insomnia.

      It can be trial and error. prozac didnt suit me either, but eventually sertraline was the best.

      You are on a very low dose, i take one 100mg tablet a day. Started on 50mg which made no difference, increased to 100mg after 2 months and felt slightly better and so have continued.

      Do you know what is causing your depression, ie like a bereavement, a specific reason. If so counselling along with anti depressants can help.

      It is often a case of getting worse before you feel better. Unfortunately theres no one size fits all, and no wonder drug which will make you 100% better

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      I think the side effects are less and less after you go up in dosage - but everyone reacts differently.

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    HI jeanette

    how are you doing on the meds now? i'm on day 3 and an hoping the start up effects are minimal (hoping to trick myself into thinking that anyway). i have been on this before and again am hoping i will get to feel more relaxed and positive. i know it works and will take a bit of time, hope you're feeling a bit better since your post xx

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    Yes, I am 10 weeks on Sertraline and I am so much better. The positive people on this site really helped me to hang in there, because side effects were a challenge for me. I kept reading posts which said that I would be much better if I could stay with it, and that it might get worse before it got better. I used low dose Valium in the beginning (2 mg), but ONLY if I needed it, and that helped a lot too. I took it very slowly, starting with 12.5 mg, and waited. I am so glad I did, as after 10 weeks, upset stomach is better, sleep is better, headaches are gone, coping better because of receding anxiety, and best of all for me, intrusive thoughts are easier to banish. Deep breathing also helped keep me calm. My advice would be to ask your doctor for a short prescription to cope with initial (possible) increased anxiety, because you don't want to discontinue the Sertraline in case it occurs (it's very common, by the way). I am sending positive thoughts and prayers to you, and wish you good mental health.

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      i love your positive story. You stuck with it and you're feeling better. i have a long way to go. i'm going through all the terrible side effects. IT's so hard!!!! reading your story gives me hope. THANK YOU!

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    thank you all for your replies and your support.

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    Hi everyone. I started sert 2 days ago. I take them just before bed as advised my a friend who takes them as she said it makes it easier to handle the sickness feelings. this is my 1st time trying any antidepressants for anxiety, I had sickness yesterday, I guess I'm just really scared of the side effects yet to come. this chat seems so nice and supportive, I'd love to be apart of it x

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    It may help to keep thinking about and picturing a time in the future when this is all behind you. AND IT WILL BE! You will get through this and be so much better. Everyone here is rooting for those just starting out. Come on here whenever you need encouragement. xoxo

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