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Sertraline and numbness

I'm taking sertraline for my anxiety and my left body feels numb and in pain...I'm shaky and feel lethargic...can't get out of bed today...anyone else experience this? :-(

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Hi Muss79, I have recently been taking Sertraline 50mg. I've been taking them for a month now and have not been experiencing any side effects, not yet that is.


Im taking 50mg too...its been over a week now...i think the doctor needs to lower my dose coz the side effects are awful


I'm no expert but I thought it takes a while for your body(brain) to fully absorb/work?


At least 2-3 weeks?


Yes they do but I'm worried about the side effects I'm having. Doctor also gave me diazepam to take when i feel a panic attack but I don't want to take much of it as they can be addictive



For what it's worth i can get those symptoms with my anxiety and I'm not on sertraline, those symptoms are common with normal anxiety. All meds takes time to absorb, usually 2 - 3 weeks.

Best advice is to stick with it and see your doctor I'd you're really concerned.

It's worrying but hopefully should pass soon


Thankyou so much for your kind words.

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