My partner is now starting on Sertraline, 50mg for one week then moving to 100mg for three weeks. I've seen on here that there are bound to be side effects. I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to help her while she is on them, and make things easier for her and support her while she's experiencing the side effects. Thank you very much.
Hello Charz. Just to set your mind at ease in regards to side effects. They are there but since we're all different, often you'll hear for example weight gain. I gained 30 pounds my first 6 months. Might be so, but zoloft is not known as one of the SSRI's where people gain weight on. Most people tend to stay at thier present weight, and others actually lose weight. Just be supportive such as you are by asking, how you might beable to help. Insomnia is a major culprit as well as lack of libido. These are the two major complaints, side effects that bother most people taking the drug. I wish her well, be patient, the first several weeks will be the ones (if any) that will likely be a issue. Best of wishes to you,pledge
I would fully agree with Pledge, the best way to help is to be supportive. Sometimes when you go on the drug and increase the dose you can become a different person, you want to cry, you want to yell and it takes a partner such as I have had in my wife to literally jerk a knot in my tail and bring me back to reality. You have to do it in love and of course I know she loves me. The libido and weight gain thing needs support, provide snacks but make it fruit or something that wont put such much weight on and provide your partner a daily schedule to stay on. I had to have that and my wife provided that for me. Lots of good luck luck and health to you my friend
Well i think you know exactly what to do, you demonstrated it by coming on this site and asking us. I think that it she is blessed to have someone like you by her side, i am sure it will make things easier on her. I know it helped me when i finaly talked to my husband, it helps to know that someone is there that cares and is willing to help.
I been on 100 mg of Sertraline for a month now I to started out at 50 mg for a week. I know Im driving my husband crazy but he is very supportive and it makes me feel good just to know he is listening and paying attention to me. Just make sure you are listening and paying attention to her but if you are on here asking questions on her behalf then I know you are doing a great job all ready. I hope she feels better.
Hang in there,
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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