Two weeks on sertraline

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hi well two weeks on sertraline had two good days in the week now im feeling really low anxious staying in bed can't sleep every time I lie down my head spins and I get pains in my head back and tummy feel sick people keep telling me to stick with it should I or do I need to stop them please help some advice would bet greatfull xxxx

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    Please do not stop taking this drug withour referring to your doctor first.

    Sertraline can take a while to get into your system and may have side-effects in certain people.

    As I said, refer to your doctor - PLEASE

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    Jojo please dont stop it. it takes a while for your body to adjust on sertraline. i had it for a year but it is not supposed to be stopped abruptly..after few months the doctor will taper the dosage and will slowly take u off the medicine. what you are feeling now is very usual symptom but stopping it will not help you.
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    Don't stop jojo I've just been through this myself I promise you will feel better soon ! Xx
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    Hi Jojo, you need to stick with sertraline. Don't just come off it - even if you have only been taking it for a few days.  Make a doctor's appointment at the earliest opportunity and tell the side effects you are suffering and he may suggest an alternative. However it's down to him to say when you can stop.
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    Hey jo jo. I would stick with it. The first 2-4 weeks r all up and down with more downs than ups, but it's because it is levelling out in your system. After 4-5 weeks u should start having some good days then by 6-8 weeks u should start having more good than bad days. If by that time u r still no better then maybe an increase will be needed. I know how your feeling as I didn't think they were working for me and I felt I would never be back to me, but I can finally say I can see light at the end of the tunnel which I never thought I would. When I was just starting I used rescue remedy to get me through the anxious days (have u heard of it?) u can take it with sertraline and is very safe as even kids and pets can use it. You can get in any supermarket or chemist and only cost a few pounds but it really does work. I have just been upped to 100mg after 8 weeks on 50mg as I was still getting a few anxious days. The best thing is to get up and do something, even if it's just the washing up or a load of washing, just try and keep busy and do something that distracts you. I hope you start feeling better soon and let me know how u get on x
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    Thanks everyone my whole body feels numb its a horrible feeling will stick with it for a bit but feel like it's making me worse rather then better 

     

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    As mentioned, it takes a while for sertraline to get into your system, however by 2 weeks your body should become accustomed to it, and initial side effects would have disappeared. If you are still having these side effects/feel the medication is making you worse than better then consult your  GP/psychiatrist etc
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    Stick at it jojo and dont do anything without your focs approval ive been on sertraline over 3 years now and like you it was a roller coaster to begin with any concerns speak to your doc
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    Do not stop taking it! I have been on this same drug fir almost 2 years now and it will help you I promise! It took almost a month before I started to feel better but you will get there! Sometimes I still have episodes that may last a week or two but you will notice they are not as bad with the meds! I have went from 25 mg to 50 mg and back and forth when I need it according to the doc! You will get better I can promise you that! Remember the power of prayer helps so much and heals! Hope this helps God bless☺️
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