i go to see a team of people at the hospital at the mental health dept. in 2 weeks i am woundering if i should wait to see them before i start to take the tablets
I have just been perscribed sertraline tablets for anxiety but am affraid of the side effects?
- 9 May 2013 by beechcroft
- 9 May 2013
- anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, sertraline, side effect, mental health
Added 9 May 2013:
i have tried alot of different tablets for anxiety and get bad side effects i live alone no family or friends and am affraid if anything happens during the night or day
Take it now, they are going to want to know how you respond to it. There is always a whole list of side effects on every medication. Its because they have to report everything. It does not mean you will get any of them. At first it might make the anxiety worse, but the doc should have given you something to take until the zoloft is working.
Most people tolerate Sertraline very well. I have talked to quite a few people who say this drug saved their lives and sanity! Common sertraline side effects may include: drowsiness, dizziness, tired feeling; mild nausea, stomach pain, upset stomach, constipation; dry mouth; changes in appetite or weight; sleep problems (insomnia); or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Sometimes these can be helped by adjusting the dose. The majority of people dont have any trouble taking Sertraline at all. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. These side effects are rare but they can happen. Dont worry overly about them because they are very rare-just be aware that they can happen and that if they do, you notify your Dr right away.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
agitation, hallucinations, fever, overactive reflexes, tremors;
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or
headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.
Try the medication then if you do have trouble you can discuss it with the team when you go
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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