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Increase Sertraline

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cleowasmycat Sun 06-Dec-15 21:33:54

Hi, I've been taking 50mg of Sertraline for just over two weeks. The doc said to increase to 100 mg if I thought I wasn't 'lifting' enough on 50mg. How much does everyone wake take?

cymrukernow Sun 06-Dec-15 22:50:01

I started on 50mg for 4 weeks, had terrible side effects that wore off slowly. Was still quite down so doc has upped to 100mg. Only 3 days in and starting to feel better.
Everyone's different though, do you have a good GP ? I was also referred to a psychiatrist who recommended the higher dose.

cleowasmycat Sun 06-Dec-15 23:32:53

GP is very good some days and a bit rushed and vague on other days. I've been referred to a psychiatrist and am waiting for an appointment. I was on Citalopram for several years but after several bad depressive episodes in the last year the GP has decided a change may be best. I think I'll go up to 100mg and see how I feel.

cymrukernow Mon 07-Dec-15 14:03:24

My psychiatrist was very good as he was able to see the "big picture" and summarise a plan going forward. I found it useful to write questions down before I went, as my few functioning brain cells have a habit of letting me down.
This is my 4th day on 100, feeling quite spaced out today confused

cleowasmycat Mon 07-Dec-15 16:15:22

Increasing to 100mg tomorrow so will see how it goes and let you know!

cymrukernow Tue 08-Dec-15 07:36:46

Hi Cleo I am feeling more anxious on 100 but I think it may be the increased dose kicking in. How are you getting on? X

cleowasmycat Tue 08-Dec-15 21:45:43

Don't feel much different today tbh. Quite awake though and I've taken a nytol.

cleowasmycat Wed 09-Dec-15 15:28:27

How you getting on Cymru?

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