Side effects

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terrible side effects to 50mgs sertraline.  Nausea, dizziness, drowsy,itchy, and  achy is this normal

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  • Posted

    Sorry to say it is phoebe.

    How long have you been on it for??.

    • Posted

      Everyone's different. Another 2/3 weeks they should get less. I'm week 11 I'm still getting side effects but all medications i tend to have problems with. But alot of success stories on this forum tho.

      Hope they settle down for you soon

    • Posted

      Seeing my GP next week see what she suggests thanks for replying
    • Posted

      Your welcome. 

      I go on the 5th to see what she suggests for me. 

      Have a good weekend 

  • Posted

    Fraid so, but hang in there as after a few weeks it will improve. 
    • Posted

      The one thing I found was the sort of numbness of brain that it caused and that is so hard to overcome to get out and do things. If you can find the strength to get out and do stuff then it really will make a difference. Could you find time to treat yourself to a massage or some sort of lovely treatment? That could give you nice memories to think about when you are finding things tough.

       One or two of the other things like the nausea have been nasty and I did get some weird twitches and aches....mainly headaches.

    • Posted

      Don't normally get side effects from meds but feel really rough got brain fog aswell is it worth it?

    • Posted

      Yes the brain fog is awful, can't think straight. Try getting out for walks. Seems to help

    • Posted

      Brain Fog is typical and also associated with malabsorbtion in the gut with stuff such as Gluten Intolerance, Diverticulitis and IBS. Have a good look at your diet as Depression has many links with lack of take up of essential elements in foods, particularly the Seratonin family.

      Worth it? Probably and do try, however it may be worth getting your gut condition checked out. I am convinced my worsened mental condition is very much linked to my recent development of gluten, wheat and other intolerances as well as inflammatory conditions. I blame all of these on a Flu jab I had 3 years back. 

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