Has anyone else felt like this on antidepressants, and does it go away?
I'm taking Sertraline 50mg and I feel dizzy/shaky kind of like if the ground is moving?
Question posted by marquezj on 7 Aug 2014
Last updated on 5 June 2017
When I started on that two years ago, I zombied out for a few days too. But they went away with continued usage. Every time I got up a dose, I zombie out like crazy. I zone and just drop. And then that goes away and I feel okay. But if I miss a day, I know the next morning. I get light headed, dizzy, really sick, etc.
Did you just start on it? I know in the very beginning of taking it, I had those effects, although they do eventually 'fade'. I'm moving back up to my 150 mg daily dosage, & even starting to increase only 25 mg a day, gives me the shakes & stuff for a bit. I'm not sure if I just become 'immune' to the effects & my body just gradually adjusts, or it's the initial upping of the dose. Have been on 150 mg daily for at least 6+ years. Ran out of meds last December, have gone through a living hell getting back to a 'normal' state. The effects will fade. Seeing it's tinkering with your brain chemicals, you'll have some effects until your brain 'adjusts' to the new 'added' brain med. If it isn't better in a week to 10 days, give your DR a shout to see if there is something else you can try. I've been on depression meds since I was 25. I'm now 44, the sertraline is by far the best med for my depression. Have tried them all... I can handle a side effect if the med is actually making me feel better... good luck! :-)
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