Sertraline side affects

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hi guys and girls,

so 5 weeks ago I was prescribed 50mg sertraline to help with my anxiety and sleep. it worked for a little while but my anxiety didnt improve so my gp prescribed me 100mg and am o my 3rd week of 100mg. since being on the big dosage Its made me feel sick, getting night sweats, the sick feeling ismore of a night time when om trying to sleep. I take my sertraline of a night around 9pm every night before I go to bed and it makes me feel all of the above. 

any suggestions? should I stick it out ....

will this ease off?

please help :'(

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  • Posted

    Hi I am on 150mg sertraline 4 2 years now this wil wear off in a few week s just ride it out. Easy said I know but thats all u can do at the mo. I take mine in the morning as thats eat my dr told me 2 do.
    • Posted

      I might start taking mine in the morning then... its horrible
  • Posted

    Yeah. I swapped mine to the morning too! Stick it at. It'll be fine
    • Posted

      yeah I think im gonna have too.. only took at night because I was under the assumption it can make you drowsy... what shall I do tonight.. not take one ? and start tomorrow morning?
  • Posted

    How long have you been on them? 
    • Posted

      was on 50 mg for 5 weeks. have been on 100mg for 3 weeks now
  • Posted

    You'll be fine without it tonight then. Start taking them in the morning..... See if it helps. 
  • Posted

    Hi Tanya, I took my meds. in the morning but found I was so tired all day, my Doctor told me to try taking at night, what a difference that made! Most of the side effects go away in time. Good luck, I hope you find the right balance.
  • Posted

    Hi Tanya, yes please stick with it, you should be fine soon. I was lucky enough not to have the side effects when I started on this drug. Good luck

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