Day 4 - feeling no appetite and don’t want to look at food. I have hot sweats and feel panic like. Is this normal? Making me feel worse than I was before starting to take the medication. Also I feel very sleepy after taking it?
Sertraline - Side effects of sertraline. Is it normal to have no appetite and feel sick when eating?
Question posted by Natalie79 on 27 Jan 2019
Last updated on 22 February 2019
Day 8 on sertraline 50mg I also have no appetite,feel panicky and uncomfortable in my own skin not knowing what to do with myself ringing in the ears isn’t as bad as before think you have to go through it to come good once again
"Common (1% to 10%): Hyperhidrosis/increased sweating"
"Very common (10% or more): Nausea (up to 26%), decreased appetite"
"Very common (10% or more): Somnolence (up to 13%)"
"Some side effects of sertraline may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Side effects have been reported to be generally mild and transient. They are most common during the first 2 weeks of treatment and decrease in intensity and frequency with continued treatment. They generally do not lead to treatment cessation."
Hello! What you describe are common side effects when initially starting treatment with an antidepressant/anxiolytic. They are temporary and usually get better each day. Be aware that increased anxiety is also a common side effect so try not to worry too much because this, too, is "normal".
Try to be patient and look for the subtle signs of improvement:
"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.
Sertraline (Zoloft) | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness"
Best regards and always feel free to post with any questions or concerns you may have, okay? Wild Cat
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