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Starting sertraline - increased rumination/anxiety

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StuckWithMeNow Thu 16-Feb-17 13:27:25

Please help!
Just started on 25mg sertraline due to obsessive rumination (about a past trauma). I was bad before - ruminating 5-6 hours a day - but since starting last week I've literally spent all day and all night ruminating, getting only about 2 hours sleep a night when I pass out from exhaustion.

Is this a normal side effect? Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Will the rumination stop? It's completely unbearable and I have a tiny baby and two older children to care for.

Joto369 Fri 17-Feb-17 12:56:27

Hi just saw no one had replied so sending a hug. I don't know about rumination but I do know anxiety and it's not easy. Also I think sometimes tablets can increase anxiety to start? How are you feeling today?

StuckWithMeNow Fri 17-Feb-17 15:30:09

Thank you - slightly better today but still getting lots of intrusive thoughts, possibly slowing down a little

Discotastic Sat 18-Feb-17 08:57:40

How are you feeling now stuck?

Discotastic Sat 18-Feb-17 08:57:42

How are you feeling now stuck?

Triskel Mon 20-Feb-17 15:14:48

Sertraline is especially good for anxiety. It can get worse before it gets better - takes a couple of weeks to feel any effect and about 4 weeks to work properly.

Keep going for a while. It does help you step back and gain perspective

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