This website has been very informative but I just want some feedback on my situation, I don't have anyone in my life to talk to about this! I'm 21 and I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) which causes some mild depression. It's the end of my second week taking 25mg of Sertraline and I'm not sure if this drug is working. The first 4 days I was pretty out of it, yawning a lot, having some jaw discomfort, tired. Then towards the end of the week I felt better, no more yawing or jaw pain, still felt a little tired and was still waking up a couple times in the middle of the night (that's gone now). No anxiety though. Now the second week, I have some anxiety again. Before my heart would beat really fast and my stomach would be in knots and would have racing and obsessive thoughts. Now it feels like I have a weight on my chest and I still have the stomach knots and the racing/obsessive thoughts. It's not all the time like it usually was, but it still happens frequently. Will it take awhile for this to go away or will my dr up my dose? Will taking 50mg even help? She started me on 25mg and kept me there, until I have my next appointment, because I was worried about taking medication. This is embarrassing for me but I also have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), I think because of my anxiety, so now that I'm on this medication I have terrible constipation... Does anyone else have this problem? Will it go away? I have also decided to switch to taking the pill at night because I still feel tired in the day and a little more energized at night, I am able to wake up early and feel refreshed, but I start getting crazy tired around noon so I'm going to see if it makes a difference taking the pill at night. Anyway I just wanted to post on here so I can get some personal stories and not feel so lost, I get scared having to tell my dr how I feel, I am always on the verge of tears and it's embarrassing! Sometimes I wonder if medication will even help me and it really worries me that it's not something that can be helped. My anxiety really is debilitating, I not the same person as I was, I don't want to go out and do things as much because I'm always in my head worrying about stupid stuff! I love theatre and acting, I even want to be an actor, but my anxiety has gotten so bad I don't know if I can do it anymore. Maybe this just comes with the age, except I don't really have any pressures right now. I still live with my parents with no job (I had one, but I couldn't handle it with my anxiety) So I just go to college. Anyway I'm done, thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to your feedback :)