Side effects of sertraline 😔

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I have suffered from anxiety since January this year, after having all the tests done, heart monitor, blood tests etc my doctor prescribed me with 50g of sertraline a day, I'm on day 4 now and this drug has knocked me for 6, I feel weak I've not eaten and on day 2 I had a massive panic attack the worse I've ever had, I just feel tired and fed up. Someone please give me some hope that these side effects will go 😪

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  • Posted

    They WILL go, but be patient.....difficult I know. Read your leaflet with the meds for side effects. In a few weeks the side effects will subside as your body gets used to sertraline
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    hello sarah, i think you should tell your dr how you are feeling, that drug may not be the one for you. I was on sertraline myself for 12 months, 50 mg. it took a long time to get used to it, i started off with just half a tablet for 2 weeks first because of the side effects.  i was fine on it for quite some time and then the panic attacks started and i also discovered i had difficulty making decissions, deciding on things and felt they had taken over my life so started weaning myself off them, (much too fast i might add ) thats when i discovered the side effects were dreadful trying to come off them. anyway i stuck at it, dr told me it takes months to come off them and i did it on my own too quickly. i have been doing really well untill about a month ago when i had a wobble and the dr said to go back on them so that night i took half a tab and the side effects kicked in right away. this reminded what i had gone through before so decided there and then not to take anymore and i'm glad i didn't as i doing ok, the odd wobble but i fight through it. this may not be the answer you were looking, sorry.
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    Hi Sarah x I'm on day 2 and thankfully feel so much better than yesterday. I only slept for an hour last night as the tablet made me feel wired so I've changed the time of taking it and up to now today isn't too bad. I have read so many reviews on this drug and really want to stick it out. I go on holidays in 4 weeks and want to he feeling as normal as possible. I too have suffered since Jan with the last month being the worse and me needing to start on the tablets, not ideal but if it makes me stop thinking I'm going crazy I'll try anything. Go back to your doctor's hun there may be a different drug they can start you on.

    Kate x

    • Posted

      Thanks everyone, I'm going to try and stick this out, what time do you all take your tablets? X
    • Posted

      I took mine at 7 this morning hun yesterday was 2.00 and not long after was when I was really bad. Today so far ok. Stay strong x
  • Posted

    I take the medication at 7:15 am with food.

    I have been on sertraline for 9 weeks - 3 weeks @25mg and now 6 weeks @50mg.  The side effects have been slow at dissipating but i now have mostly good days.  I lost 15 lbs, but that has now levelled off and I still suffer from insomnia - hopefully that will get better with time.

     I am going to wait another 2 weeks @50mg before i discuss an increase with my Dr - i would like to stick with the 50mg and therapy to manage my anxiety -

    Unfortunately it is a waiting game and patience is what you need now as difficult as that sounds.  One moment at a time was all i could manage some days but it does get better!  I found the support and encouragement of this community to be invaluable during the most difficult times.

    I hope you have a better day today than you did yesterday.  best of luck 

    • Posted

      You seem to be doing well.....side effects are awful.

      Thanks for your good wishes.....I've had four teeth out this morning and that side of my head is splitting!

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