Sertraline week 3? Help?

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Posted earlier this week and still feeling so lousy. Taking sertraline for anxiety and depression. Whilst now feeling less anxious, feel so so depressed and hopeless. Is this normal and sound familiar to anyone?

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    what dosage you on? yeah can take around 6 weeks to get in your system some people abit longer depends really, im on it for anxiety having a blip at the min but it really helped me stick with it

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    Yes it's totally normal while your body adjusts to the medication, from my experience sertraline takes a good few weeks to kick in but really is a good anti depressant and helped me greatly hope you improve

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      Thanks. Do you understand the chemistry behind it all and what is happening in my brain/body?

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      I'm afraid not they dont teach that to plasterers lol, only can speak about personal experiences with sertraline, I had every side effect going for the first few months and heaps of questions to go with them, for me the drug did work but if not there is plenty of different meds and doses to try so dont lose hope x

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      yes the first few months are tough, and every symptom felt worse than before taking the medication but it eases over time and the bad days turn to good days

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    yes Catherine what you are going through will sound oh so familiar to a lot of people, myself included. the medication is trying to build up the serotonin levels in your brain by working on your neurotransmitters, until this process is stable you will feel all over the place emotionally, 3 weeks is still early on in your treatment but you will not feel like this forever and you will get better with time, patience and the correct dose for you

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