Skip to Content

Sertraline - day 5, feeling a lot of anxiety any advice?

Responses (2)

jakyoga65 15 Apr 2019

It takes at least two weeks for this medication to work. Maybe try some yoga, and try to keep yourself busy to help the time pass. Good luck.

Nesbest 15 Apr 2019

Was on 3 years ago Don't remember this anxiety

Nesbest 15 Apr 2019

Ty for your answer

WildcatVet 15 Apr 2019

Hello! This is a common and temporary side effect when starting sertraline (and almost all other antidepressants):
"Common (1% to 10% of users): Affect/emotional lability, agitation, anxiety, bruxism/teeth grinding, depersonalization, depression, nervousness"
It generally only lasts a few days to a week or so and it usually lessens each day.
Whether it was prescribed for depression, anxiety, or both try to be patient because it takes some time for improvement to start and possibly longer to feel the full effects:
"Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood, anxiety, and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Generic name: sertraline (SER tra leen)
Sertraline (Zoloft) | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness"
Best regards and anytime you have questions or concerns feel free to post again, okay? Wild Cat

Drugs.com free discount card

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions