Should I increase??

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Hey, I've been on sertraline 50mg for near 8 weeks. Usual first few weeks were a nightmare, by week 5/6 I was feeling positive and have managed to get out and about more. I suffer anxiety which got so bad I never left the house or spoke to anyone for weeks. From last week I feel more anxious again just wondering should I talk to gp about upping my dosage or should I just hang on for another couple of weeks to see if it levels out on the 50mg. I don't want to up my dosage and go back to crappy side effects but I also don't want to go back to how I felt at the start of the year. Any help would b great thanks

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    Hi Cathy, just have little patience and you will feel better. Wait for a few more weeks. As the body gets adjusted to the medicine you will feel better. Antidepressant needs time for it to work completely. All the best. 
    • Posted

      Hi, thank you for your reply. I will do, ita just so annoying that some days I feel ok then others not so good. Will give it another few weeks I don't want to increase it anyway but also really want to get better 😃 thanks again
  • Posted

    Hi I went through exactly the same horrendous side effects. Good days/bad days. I increased mine after 7 weeks first week was fine on increased dose but last week I felt crappy. Mind you not as bad as when I first started them. I am off work so thought best get side effects out of way before I return hope this helps x
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    I had mine increased from 50 to 75, the effects were awful so I'm back to 50, been 6 weeks since I started and must say my anxiety has dropped but I still feel down at times, sleep isn't good either, awake at 4 every night, today has been a mood drop day, hopefully things will improve as many say it will take 6-8 weeks and maybe more for results. Hope yours sorts out and you get the benefits.
    • Posted

      Thanks for your reply. I'm on week 8 from Wednesday. I have noticed a real big difference but the last week I've been feeling really anxious again and it's just getting me a bit down as I was doing so well. Hopefully another couple of weeks will level me out better. I'm the same with sleep, can't get to sleep at all til the early hours of the morning then by the afternoon I'm totally wrecked 😩
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      I seem to get to sleep ok but waken around 4 and lightly doze after, apparently this goes but I wish I could just have a decent sleep. I'm sticking with it in the hope that what I've seen here is going to be same for me, in that it settles down. Hopefully get my oomph back, I seem to have spells at night where my head clears and I find myself content and feeling lots better but by morning I've dropped back down a level, I'd like to waken up feeling clear headed and ready to go.

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