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Sertraline :(

(6 Posts)
Charleebird Mon 12-Nov-12 08:07:04

I was on 50mg for 4 weeks. I felt no better so a week ago today i was given 100mg. Im on day 7 and omg i feel worse than i did before i even started the pills! Anxiety is so bad i dont wana do anything as im scared something will happen to me. I feel constantly on edge and in need of someone being with me. My eyes sting im so tired. Upset tummy. My paranoia is up the wall and i just want to cry! I no its only a week but god i hope it goes!

I have healthy anxiety, depression and OCD. I fear memory loss and forgetting things. Its ruining my life

PeggyCarter Mon 12-Nov-12 08:10:26

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Charleebird Mon 12-Nov-12 08:30:54

Think i will try and book to see doctor today for advice and to get him to refer me for some therapy. Im shitting it taking the kids to school today because im scared im guna forget where im going or collapse or something. Grrrrr

orangeandlemons Mon 12-Nov-12 20:40:43

Did you feel more anxious before you put the dose up? I found sertraline made my anxiety much much worse.

I also found that when I was switched to paroxetine ittook the full 6 weeks to have a proper effect.

MorrisZapp Mon 12-Nov-12 20:45:03

I had a week of horror when I started on 50mg of sertraline, and another when I doubled the dose. This is normal.

Then it settled down and I got much better.

Definitely discuss it with GP, but try if you can to push through this short adjustment period. Panic attacks are sheer hell, been there. The drugs did work for me. Good luck x

Charleebird Mon 12-Nov-12 21:26:05

Rung doctor hes told me to stick it out as its only been a week. I feel ok tonight. Its notmally during the day im worse.
But yes my anxiety felt bad the past 3 days like how it was before i was even on meds.

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