I start my first dose of sertraline tomorrow morning. Im scared to death. Any thoughts that could ease my mind. Anything positive would help me through being afraid of the side effects. 25mg
There is no contraindication for taking both drugs. Relax on that issue. Anti-depressants have a lot of listed side effects but one person usually has only a few of them.
The most common side effect is nausea, which is in tandem with your dosage. At 25 mg you are starting at half the usual starting dose. This will help reduce any side effects. The nausea goes away as you become used to the drug. You may experience no nausea at all. If you can, relax because worrying doesn't make anything get better.
I've been on all kinds of SSRI's with minimal side effects. We all have some increased anxiety worrying about a med change. Take it easy and do something enjoyable. The less you worry yourself, the better you will probably do with the sertraline.
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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