Zoloft making me feel EXTREMELY anxious and jittery, etc.

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I've read where this is a common side effect but how long does it last and is it anything I should be concerned about?  I feel like I just drank a whole pot of coffee!  I'm a very anxious person as it is so this side effect isn't exactly welcomed.  Any words of hope or wisdom out there?  

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    I've only been on this new medication for 3 days.  Just FYI.
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    Hiya it can make u feel worse before it starts to make you feel better
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    Hi Futanical,

    I've been on it for 4 days at 50mg. I feel exactly the same, anxious, really bad migraines, dizzy and now even fluey type of symptoms.

    Everyone ive spoke to has told me that it takes a while for the tablets to level you out, but once they have they work really well.

    I'm going to stick in there with them so I would advise doing the same!

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    Hi Futanical

    I think you should have your medication adjusted or changed may be the dose is too strong for you.

    Side effects are just a reminder to us that one size does not fit all.

    If you can find any natural way to suppress anxiety go for it. There are many out there. I am not saying that drugs ste not good but I stand firm saying that they don't necessarily work for everyone.

    Stay strong

    You can suppress anxiety

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    Thanks for the comments. It's helpful to know I'm not alone.. I've been on 25mg since last Tuesday 4/28 and will increase to 50mg next Wednesday 5/13. Right now, I'm a nervous, jittery, mess. At first I didn't understand why I was feeling worse, even though I read about the side effects. It's comforting to read about the experiences of others. I just have to white knuckle it until I level off.

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