Sertraline advice

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So i got prescribed sertraline 50 mg. But before that my anxiety had been low. I was still pretty dizzy and stuff but i felt like i was getting there. But my dr recommended me to take it. So i have for 2 days. I didnt really want to because i want to keep trying to stay of drugs as ive heard how hard it is to come of them. Anyways i find that sertraline makes me more panicky and makes me more aware of my heart and my stomach and chest burn. Its annoying. I know i should give them a try but.idk if im ready to be on a daily medication. Some friendly advice would help

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    If you were feeling determined and able to handle this on your own, I personally wouldn't take that advice. If YOU decide that you need meds, then great. But if not, you could always try other stuff. Yoga, therapy, etc to naturally help yourself through it.

    I'm also having a burning chest tonight. Not sure why, it's been happening since 5am. I've of course told myself I'll have a heart attack tonight and am now terrified to sleep.. I should be the one on more meds! Haha

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      Well some days it's like I'm super determined but some days I'm I can't do this. So I went to my Dr and was like it's time to get on meds. But thenow when I get them I'm reluctant to try them. Idk what to do sometimeso. It's only at night that I get burning chest and won't let me sleep. Then I start panicking and my heart races. Itso all anxiety though. We shouldn't worry but we do. Oh anxiety.

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      Mine is also primarily at night for the most part.. Anyways, they say all meds will make you on high anxiety for a week or two, so maybe just give it four weeks to see once its into your system if you like it. Maybe it won't be for you, or maybe you will love it.

      Won't it be amazing once we finally get ourselves feeling normal again? If there was only a switch to turn on and off. I just looked at myself and talked out loud telling myself to knock it off. Surprisingly worked, now here's to hoping I can actually sleep through the night without panicking. Hope you have at least a somewhat low anxiety night!

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    Hi Swaggdalu,

    This is something to discuss with your physician...be just as frank with her as you are being here. Your physician makes decisions based upon your family history, your history, your blood work, observations and comparisons, and your current symptoms ...

    I admire your thought processes...speak with the doc.

    kind regards

    judith

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    My doctor gave me the same medication, I haven't started taking them yet but he advised that they take a couple of weeks to get in to your system x

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