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Sertraline Day 10 (50 mg)

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AnxietySertraline Sun 19-Jun-16 15:07:19

Feeling so low today. Tired. Sad. Lots of anxiety.
Has anyone felt better on Sertraline on Day 10 or close?

Tans1987 Sun 19-Jun-16 20:04:52

I've been on sertraline for 4 weeks now and everyone has noticed a change
For the first two weeks I felt awful even more anxious then normal! But after continuing it I do feel better! It just takes a while. They do say the symptoms can get worse to start with when you start medication. Xx

AnxietySertraline Sun 19-Jun-16 20:07:20

Hey :-) Have you also noticed a chance for the better?

Tans1987 Sun 19-Jun-16 20:55:00

Yeah for sure. :-) It is worth continuing on. The first few weeks were hard I am not going to lie because it's the tablets adjusting your brain but then at around 3-4 weeks you just feel this relief. :-)

AnxietySertraline Sun 19-Jun-16 22:22:46


TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Sun 19-Jun-16 22:27:37

Ive been on sertraline for a few months now, I was first prescribed the 50 mg then I went back and I am now on the 100 mg, the first four weeks for me on both mg were hell, have you considered taking it at night time? I've found that really helps me. As tans says after four weeks you feel relief and everything feels like its fusing back together again iyswim.

AnxietySertraline Sun 19-Jun-16 22:57:33

Lady: did you start at night? Or daytime and shift?

aaaaaargh Mon 20-Jun-16 10:46:52

I've been on setraline for months now and can honestly say I feel worse than ever, I do r feel any diff at all being on them tho I can say I did the 1st 2-4 weeks

aaaaaargh Mon 20-Jun-16 10:47:09


TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Mon 20-Jun-16 13:17:33

I started in the day but felt tired and drunk so switched to nights

AnxietySertraline Mon 20-Jun-16 13:53:14

Aaaargh - have you up'ed your dose?

AnxietySertraline Mon 20-Jun-16 13:54:18

Lady - did the shift help?

aaaaaargh Mon 20-Jun-16 18:13:39

Not yet but going back to doc next week so will speak to them about it then

TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Mon 20-Jun-16 22:27:32

Definitely helped, I told my doctor and he said thats what quite a fee people who are on this choose to do because the side effects were so awful, hope your feeling a bit better op flowers

TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Mon 20-Jun-16 22:27:54

Quite a few*

AnxietySertraline Tue 21-Jun-16 06:08:45

Thank you. I May have to shift and take it at night. However at the moment I am tired all the time anyway...

AnxietySertraline Thu 23-Jun-16 11:48:57

Opdate: feeling a bit better grin

onthemetro Thu 23-Jun-16 11:52:55

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better smile

Sertraline has changed my life, it was pretty hellish for the first few weeks (maybe even a month) but when they started working I felt like a different person and I'm so glad I stuck it out. So...keep going!

Tans1987 Thu 23-Jun-16 11:57:00

That's great news smile xx

AnxietySertraline Fri 24-Jun-16 10:18:09

Metro - are you on 50 mgs?
I have had a few better days - but today the anxiety is back... I am on 50 mg and have been for 16 days... I really want to stay at the lowest possible dose - but wondering if 50 mg is enough to fight the anxiety...

onthemetro Fri 24-Jun-16 16:31:26

Anxiety I was on 50 initially which helped a bit but 100mg made the most difference. But I'm on 50mg again now as I'm pregnant and they wanted me to drop down, depression wise I still feel ok but I'm definitely less anxious on 100mg so I'll be going back up as soon as I can!

Don't be scared of going up a dose, after all there's not much point if its not going to be effective for you on 50mg but it might do wonders at 100!

AnxietySertraline Fri 24-Jun-16 16:59:25

Thank you metro
I am scared to up my dose bc I have had a lot of sideeffects starting Sertraline sad

AnxietySertraline Fri 24-Jun-16 17:01:04

Plus my gp told me to wait about a week more before increasing dose (if needed by then) bc I have lost to much weight starting Sertraline (nausia, no apetite, anxiety)...

AnxietySertraline Fri 24-Jun-16 17:03:29

Just really hoping that I am doing better next week so I dont have to increase dose.. Plus I really dont know if 3 weeks on 50 mg will be enough time to be able to know if the 50 mg will be enough to stop my anxiety (keep Reading about 4-6 weeks)...

Tans1987 Fri 24-Jun-16 19:42:29

I am pregnant taking 50mg too. How are you getting on with it? We're the docs and midwife okay with it? X

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