started sertraline 50mg

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I've been on sertraline for almost 2 weeks now and the side effects are bad, feeling sick, headache and general feeling rotten, tired also.Any advice ..

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    Hi Pauline

    I've been on Sertraline for 7 weeks now. It's horrible the first few weeks but once you get past this, things will improve. I had severe anxiety as a result of cancer last year, but I am so much better now. Things started to change around week 5.

    Hope this helps


  • Posted

    Stick to it , it's gonna get better 2 weeks are way too early . For me it took from 6 to 8 weeks to feel slightly better on 50 mg and remember everyone is different .

    I'm now on 100 mg and feeling better but not yet 100%

  • Posted

    HI Pauline.

    The first few weeks are horrible but stick with it, the side effects will pass. xx


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    hi I started to feel better at 4 1/2 weeks .

    hang in there it will get better. I know the first 2 weeks are the worst , it was the worst time of my life.

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    i'm on week 4 of 50mg sertraline, the first 3 weeks are the worst, i couldn't sleep and constantly felt anxious and detatched from the world as well. Most of the side effects have gone now but i still haven't made it back into school
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      it's still early days yet for you, you need time to heal from that awful 4 weeks you've been through . get to 6 weeks then think about returning. really look after your self especially enough sleep is sooooo important.
    • Posted

      Thank you for replying. I know but because nobody understands how i feel i feel like i'm letting everyone down by not going in and feel pressured, it's a horrible feeling. I'm a 19yr old male btw.
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      That's the most sadest thing , is that people don't understand depression, they think it's an attention seeking ploy. but it's far far from it. plz try not to worry too much about others this is a time to focus on you. try and give your close friends and family information Web links about depression. or ask them to learn about it. you can't have this pressure of trying to make others understand right now as and you are not letting anyone down. plz plz just think of you at the moment . BTW you will get better , I know you don't see the light but you will I was the same. I still get a few random off days but on the whole I'm enjoying life again.

      I'm always here to talk anytime.

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      Thankyou! It's sad because i've been trying to explain it to people for a while now and i guess the novelty of what i'm saying has worn off on people so tey dont take me as seriously as they did when i first opened up to them but what people dont understand is that i'm 'hurting' now just as much as the first time i spoke about it. Thank you for your reply as well i've been waiting for someone to say that to me for too long!
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      Michael I'm always here to talk to anytime people like us that suffer from this dreadful illness are strong people and we've been strong for too long . our body and mind especially shut down and mind of say Nope no more !! you need lots of love and good friends around you . I'm hopefully going to be one of those people for you and maybe you for me. I know I'm only online on this forum but I'm a 38 year old mum of a 2 kids eldest almost 17 and he drives me mad lo l. but he is a good help when I'm really bad. we have to learn to accept it's part of us now , you will get better 100% it's just sometimes uuu may have an odd day in a couple of months where you feel crap a little but it passes. just learn to look after your self and your needs first from now on. faith is important to. talk to god , find out about life and who you are as a person.
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      Michael, it is early days yet. I have been on sertraline for 4 weeks now and the side effects have ceased. I  work in a schooland I am going back after Easter (hopefully), but nobody understnds what you are going through unless they have suffered themselves. You are not letting anyone down. This is a time to think about youself and look after yourself.You must not be too hard on yourself. Treat yourself kindly. xx

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