Sertraline can u help???

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So I've been taking Sertraline for 2 months now and im on 100mg for aniexty and depression at the beginning the first 2 weeks it was awful i was having suicidal thoughts and everything i hated it but i knew i needed to push on through over the past 2 months i have tried to kill myself 3 times my husband said it was like he was dealing with another person like it wasn't me i looked different some how anyways i have been dealing with a lot of stress the past 7 yrs with my family childs been really sick in hospital months at a time etc.... i myself suffer with migraines and have an over active bladder also which isn't helping the past week i can't seem to sleep at night time only during the day which i cant really do i have 4 children to look after my eldest is 14 so she helps with the younger one's. What i am trying to ask is did anyone else have these side effects fine one min then really upset or feel like ur losing ur mind the next.... i have nevdr thought about suicide until i was put on theses tablets i told my gp what was happening she thinks i should just keep going taking the 100mg Sertraline for a few more weeks and see how i go but i dont feel anything has changed since i started taking them.

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    Hi I was exactly the same when I started sertraline almost three years ago now.Keep going they will kick in eventually just takes some people longer than others.Try taking your tablet at a different time of day.Hang in there it does get better.

    Take care


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      Thank you for taking the time to reply to my message thank you it means alot that i know other people feel the same.
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    I was on 150mg for 7 months then came off Sertraline. I experienced withdrawal so I went back on 50mg. I am now weaning off and down to 25mg. 

    I have constant shaky feelings, sleep disturbance and tummy issues. I have also had mood problems with bad thoughts.

    I know some people on this site have found Sertraline helpful but personally, I think the side effects outweigh the benefits for me. I have found that meditation tapes are helpful plus exercise gets rid of excess energy.

    I would be cautious about upping the dose if the meds are not helping. Good luck..

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      I’m just curious what happened after 7 months to make you get off sertraline?  Did it help at all during that time?  
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      I originally was put on Sertraline because I had insomnia and anxiety. I didn’t feel Sertraline helped with the insomnia and i really didn’t want to be on medication. Since restarting it, I developed diarrhoea and tests cannot find a physical cause so I think Sertraline may have something to do with it. 

      A lot of people say they get upset stomach with this med. personally I just want to be med free! 

  • Posted

    So sorry to hear of your experience with Sertraline.  I have been taking 100 mg  for about 3 months and have not had one side effect at all.  I was put on 50gm for depression which wasn't quite hitting the mark and upped them myself to 100gm which is now working well with not one single side effect.  I must be one of the lucky ones.

    Take care.

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    I have been up and down with sleep, appetite and bizarre thoughts since I started.  However, I have slept for the past three nights and actually had an appetite today. So good and bad days - hopefully the good will outweigh the bad very soon.

    My GP wants me to go to 200 mg. I have upped to 150 mg so far.

    I was on paroxetine for over 20 years prior to this.

    I think your bizarre thoughts might be related to fatigue.  Thoughts are very sticky when tired.  It's certainly the case with me.

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