thinking of stopping (what shall i do)

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hi i was on 25mg for 6 weeks then 50mg for the past 6 weeks although they help the depression i am shaking my eyes and face twitch like mad and i am hunched causing sore shoulders back of neck and always frowling, sick of it, people are stareing at me i feel like something simple , wasnt like this before taking sertraline, i have just went back down to 25mg then i will stop but hate that the depression will be really bad again, can anyone shine a light on this situation i would be grateful.

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  • Posted

    It sounds very much like the drug doesn't agree with you, go back to the doctor, you can't carry on with those symptoms. Good luck.
  • Posted

    Hi Kelli50,

    I agree with RObert, in that this Sertraline may not be the best for you. And get in with your doctor to report your symptoms and ask to try a different med.

    In the meantime, it would be wise to not stop taking Sertraline altogether suddenly, because that can be dangerous for you.

    Take care,

    ūüíõ Dawn, USA

    • Posted

      thanks, going to doc thursday morn will have a chat with him, il keep taking until then
  • Posted

    50mg will not kill depression   100mg may. 25mg is nothing  it just to start you , its up you need to go not down. i have waited 12 weeks for a med to work before all the time sick has a dog, if you dont stick the trail out you will never no, 6 weeks you  are   still full of side effects they will pass
    • Posted

      thanx, i have been 12 weeks altogether they did help the depression but side affects just get worse, cant go about twicting and eyes blinking, had enough
    • Posted

      Do u really think it takes that long? I'm 5weeks and still got anxiety issues and daily panic. Helped a bit.
    • Posted

      No anti-depressant will "kill" depression,it's a medication to help with the symptoms while you get your life back on track through will power & determination. The medication is basically a crutch.

  • Posted

    Ask your doc to straight taper you to another SSRI MED  that mabye wont have the side effects
  • Posted

    Hi Kelli,

    i started on the same dose as you.. 

    But had so many side effects. .. And more prolonged anxiety., plus most awful nightmares.. I decided. Since I could not get an appointment with the GP 

    to discuss the problem .. For 3 weeks.. 

    I have weaned myself of it.. Going down to 25 mg . For a week.. And halving that again for a few days.. I am no longer taking Setraline .. 

    I do however take diazepam .. Which I find keeps my anxiety levels .. Much better..

    get you're GP advice.. If poss.. I only did this because I didn't want to continue., 

    with the problems I was experiencing..any longer.. As I am a carer for my husband.. And have to be able to cope.. Without fuzzy head.. 

    Good luck to you.. wink

  • Posted

    Hello, I am on week 5 on sertraline and started to shake when I use a knife and fork.  I have hunched shoulders a lot of the time too.  I try to relax them when I notice it.  I also have tension on my top lip and when I notice that I relax my lip.  The shaking is a new side effect this week on week 5.  The shoulder haunch has been for most of the time since starting the drug.  I am sticking with it.  My side effects dont sound as bad as yours and I hope that you manage to sort this out one way or another.  Hope this info helps.  All the best.
  • Posted

    thanks everyone, still on 1 50mg with 1 80mg propananol at night not feeling much better yet but will stick with them for now, as i speak i have a bad tension head and shoulder hump, wish it would hurry up and subside but seems to get worse by day, i have very dry skin on face and lips which i dont like at all.

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