I have been ill now for 15 months deep depression ocd and panic attacks,I have tried several tablets and was in hospital for a while,last week I started 50mg sertralin and increased to 100mg yesterday I have noticed I'm not so depressed or anxious but am still having intrusive thoughts which is now bringing me down again just wanted to know if these symptoms will go the longer I'm on sertralin I feel lucky I've had no side effects from this medication
Yes, they should get better over the next couple of weeks. You're experiencing some anxiety right now and that's normal when your medication is adjusted but it's going to take a little while for you to get used to the levels you're going to have in your system so take it slow and try to cope the best you can right now. Keep your doctors posted and if they don't stop by the next visit just make sure to talk about it but I think they will get better.
HGi, Katy! While some people being feeling some signs of improvement in as early as a week or two it usually takes 3-4 weeks to feel the full benefits. So it seems you are on the right track and doing well ~ some improvement, no side effects, increased dosage into the maintenance range. Be patient, but expect better days ahead.
Best wishes, Wildcat
When I took 50 mgs Sertraline it did help w/the intrusive thoughts. They subsided but never totally went away. I had no SEs either on it the 1st time. I tried it yrs later & had insomnia. However, I may want to go back on it bc it worked for me at one time it was the best & it did help w/obsessing.
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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