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Im always so HOT! Is the sertraline to blame? Anyone else found it warms them up?

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HowToHandleIt Mon 24-Apr-17 19:46:14

I have been on sertraline for ages, but upped the dosage to 150mg about a year ago. Around the same time I started HRT. Having never had problems with hot flushes I was surprised when I started to feel uncomfortably hot a lot, and put it down to adjusting to the HRT. However have recently read that sertraline can make you hot. But most sufferers seem to be hot at night, which I can be, but for me its worse mornings and then eases last afternoon. I just wondered if anyone else on it has had similar?

justanillusion Mon 24-Apr-17 20:28:02

Hi. Yes, I was horribly hot during the day. And even minor exertion would have me soaked in sweat. I thought it was age or being unfit but it stopped as soon as i stopped taking it.

Shamoffour Mon 24-Apr-17 20:35:21

Yes me! I only started it a couple of weeks ago and I'm usually freezing all the time. Since starting it I'm driving my family potty by flinging open the windows and doors continuously.

DidILeaveTheGasOn Mon 24-Apr-17 20:38:55

Yes, me! Never even thought to put it down to sertraline.

HowToHandleIt Mon 24-Apr-17 20:39:33

Oh nooo! The sertraline has been otherwise fab, but this hotness is really shite!

lifesjoys Mon 24-Apr-17 20:41:39

Not me, I've been on it 9 months now & im as cold as I was before.

Background, I'm 27 & a tad overweight

HowToHandleIt Mon 24-Apr-17 20:45:15

Have been googling lots today and found out that roughly 20% of people on sertraline (or similar ad's) suffer from over heatedness sad

lifesjoys Mon 24-Apr-17 21:54:27

Damn it!! Why can't I be the 20%? sad

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