Sertralin side effects
Hi all been on sertralin for a month, still wake up in the morning with anxiety,then within the next 1-2 hours I have 1-4 bowel movements. Question is this just the nerves or is it a side effect of sertralin? Any answers would be musc appreciated.
Have been offered Sertraline , but never taken them
If you read the posts on here there are quite alot on these meds though
People do seem to have side effects but they do say they calm down after a while
It is a difficult one is it the tablets or is it nerves as each one can send you to the toilet
I would have a chat with my GP , maybe they need changing , maybe they dont , but if you are not happy & its making your anxiety worse then let them no , make an appointment or ask for a phone call
Post on here all you want & let us no how you go on
Someone might come along later with better advise that has took them , but if i wasnt happy , I would tell GP
Hi & thanks for reply. I think it's most probably the anxiety it comes on every morning about 10mins after I wake & it can last most of the day,but tends to go off in the evening. Plus I get bloated after a meal & that can last for a few hours.Oh what joy!
Cheers for now
I get IBS , not dangerous or anything , but my symptoms are exactly as you describe ,may be woth seeing GP ? i take meds for it which helps
Watch if certain foods make it worse as they do for me , then you can try avoiding them
Let us no , keep posting
Hi whywhy,I will let you know how I get on.
Hi Lancia, do you drink alcohol prior to your sertraline.I has similar effects when I mixed booze with sertraline...Sam
Hi Lancia, I have been taking Sertraline for years now, and for me, they have helped me enormously. The only side effect I get is a dry mouth, but that I can cope with. Try them for a little longer, sometimes they take awhile to get into your system, which then regulates itself.
Hope you feel better. Eunice x
Thanks Eunice,something to look forward to.
Hi Sammy77.no I havnt touched a drop of alcohol since starting the sertraline.But thanks for the reply.
I have been on transferred from Citalopram 40 mg to Sertraline 100 mg for the past three weeks I too have been waking up with urgency and looser than normal bowel movements -several times. I have IBS and take medication for this and this is unlike my norm so I think it must be the Sertraline... seeing the GP on Thurs morning(tomorrow) and will ask - will let you know. I think it is just a side effect and that after a few more weeks it will settle down.
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