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    Advice needed , starting sertraline

    So Iím new to this one , currently on venaflaxine and doing nothing for me been in it just over 8 months so due to start this one Monday

    Any help or advice is welcome

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    I've been on sertraline since I was 15- I'm 32 now and I find it really helpful. I struggle with OCD and I feel like it helps to calm the 'noise' from that. I started with 150mg but reduced the dose (no point in being on more meds than you need) and feel good on 75mg.

    I really can't remember getting any side effects from it so hopefully you'll also have a good response to it

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    Thanks Vicky x

    Let’s hope huh

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    I've just come off Sertraline as it didn't work for me. I went up to 150mg and have come off slowly. I was on it around 10 months.

    Are you still taking the Venlafaxine? See, that one worked for me... it's weird how they affect us all differently. I hope this is the one for you. You certainly learn patience being on these bloody drugs!

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    Side effects vary for everyone. Sertraline gave me:

    nausea (for 48 hours)
    a slightly hyper/manic state of mind (for the first 4-5 days)
    occasional bleeding gums (first couple of weeks)
    a clenched jaw and teeth grinding (first 4-5 weeks)

    ... but it started working very quickly. I began to feel less anxious within a few days, and was getting the full benefits within 2-3 weeks.

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    Fingers crossed for me then , just started day 4 and feel no worse so that’s a good thing I guess ,

    Sleeping is a problem I have noticed even with sleeping pill I’m awake till early hours then up at 7

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    Going up too 100 Monday

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    So yesterday wasn’t so bad , just upped to 200 and feeling shit again , thinking I shoul stay at 150 for another week

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    So upped sertraline on Sunday to 200 and omg my anxiety is through the roof and I’m so on edge I can’t calm down , so scared right now ? Is this normal ???

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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    I had the sleeping problem.
    So tired yet couldn't sleep
    Lasted about 6 weeks.
    I was only ever on 50mg.
    Worked well but I changed to 10mg Lexapro after 3 yrs only because I preferred the Lex.
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    Re: Advice needed , starting sertraline

    So psych has taken me off this At 200 with no taper and put on duloxatine, , day 6 and totally shit and low

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