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My 14 year old daughter has had a hard couple of years dealing with anxiety and social peer issues. After a few tumultuous and upsetting doctor appts the doctor put my daughter on 25mg Sertraline (early September 2019) a month later increased to 50mg. My daughters anxiety and extreme mood swings seemed to settle however was suffering a bit of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. I didn't think it was the medication initially as my daughter always complained of stomach cramps probably caused by her anxiety. But then towards the end of October my daughter came down with a stomach bug it was the tipping point. Now every morning for the last 10 weeks she complains of diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramps with occasional vomiting, is extremely fussy with food, has lost weight, sweats and says she feels like she is overheating, has become even more anxious to the point of not wanting to go anywhere, explosive mood swings, threatens to harm herself or us, kicked holes in her bedroom door, separation anxiety if I have to go somewhere. She has had multiple blood tests and scans which only showed elevated inflammation markers but everything all clear. I am convinced it is the sertraline that is causing these symptoms. My daughter is very difficult to get to go to the dr or address these issues. I regret agreeing to the sertaline now. I just want her off it 😪 I want to taper her off the medication but need to confirm with the dr on how could not get an appt this week which is taking its toll on not only our daughter but our whole family. Her 17 year old brother now hates being at home and I am the glue that is crumbling.
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