I was recently put on Sertraline 25 mg for my anxiety and depression. Well I know it’s early, it’s been 3 days and I’ve hardly slept more than a few hours. Anyone else have this happen? I’m someone who needs my sleep so I’m wondering if I’m ever going to sleep normal again (sleep has always been an issue for me). Other than that I’ve noticed a few other side effects but the sleeping is the biggest problem. Any advice??
Sertraline - Will I ever be able to sleep normally again?
Question posted by Clam1991 on 30 July 2021
Last updated on 30 July 2021 by WildcatVet
I should also add that in a few weeks I’ll be moved up to 50 mg and now I’m really worried about that.
First of all, be sure to stay in touch with your doctor during this initial period and report any side effects.
The good news is that side effect generally subside over a space of a few days to a week or so and they usually lessen in intensity as the days go by.
But you do need your sleep so all the more reason to get professional advice.
Best regards and I hope you're getting your Zzz's quickly.
PS, This is a common problem for some people when they first start treatment:
Very common (10% or more of users): Insomnia (up to 21% of users)"
- Sertraline uses and safety info
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