Starting Sertraline slowly? Advice please.

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So tomorrow I am to start Sertraline. My psychiatrist said to start slow with it. He gave me 50 mg to break in half and take for a week...my question is is it safe to break the 25 mg in half as well and start even slower? I'm a huge baby when it comes to side effects 😦 but id take 12.5 my for a week then 25 mg for a week then 50mg then I would see him again. Has anyone ever done this? Thanks. Also share experiences if you like. Preferably positive ones lol

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    I started it about a week and half ago at 50 and continued to get sick so my doctor said break it in half for a while. so I am. I have been doing this a few days now and I've been fine. But everyone is different.

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      So on 25mg you dont feel as sick? that's good. I am hoping that starting slowly will help me out to not feel so bad.

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      I don't feel sick at all on 25. My doctor said to go back to 50 in about a week after taking 25 so my stomach gets used to it.

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    Y es, you can start on a quarter of 50mg...and work your way up..this way your body will get used to it slowly, causing fewer side effects...I have 2 sisters on sertraline..started on 50mg and they had no problems with it...good luck with it..x

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