I am on day 4 of Sertraline and I feel awful. I'm 37 and have just had to phone my poor mum to come and pick me up and look after my children! My anxiety is a million times worse, I am waking at 4am every morning so I'm exhausted, I have a headache and my mouth is dry oh and to top it off my vision is funny. Did anybody else experience the same? And how long does it last? Many thanks Alexandra
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.
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.
Common sertraline side effects may include:
drowsiness, dizziness, tired feeling;
mild nausea, stomach pain, upset stomach, constipation;
changes in appetite or weight;
sleep problems (insomnia); or
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.
It's not unusual for anxiety to increase when first starting a medication such as sertraline. If you can hang in there, the side effects should subside and you'll gradually feel better over the next week to 10 days.
I have had all the symptoms of sertraline had to come off them after 2 months. Very tired . No energy. Skin Tash. Can't concentrate. Bad coordination. Strange vision control. Lethargic. Generally feeling awful .
Yes I have suffered all the same symptoms. I've been on them for 2mths I've also been very confused. Lethargic. Sweating. Like you my anxiety levels are through the roof. I'm going to talk to the doctor to take me off them before I become suicidal I can't cope with sertraline
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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