I've been suffering from an anxiety type disorder for a while now and have been trying to keep it in check using natural methhods. I had a really bad episode over the weekend when I had some really disturbing thoughts - and although I was able to put them in check i was left reeling and sick to my stomach. I returned to my GP who suggested i try sertaline I had previously tried Citralapan but tthey were definately not for me. My GP said that sertraline seemed a much better AD for reduced side effectd.
I took my first tablet yesterday and managed to stay in work all day, felt a little queesy and light headed but nothing too drastic. I felt ok last night and managed to put my little girl to be without wanting to run away because of my negative thoughts about how much of a bad parent I am being.
Went to bed at 10 and was still wide awake until gone 3am, then when i did get to sleep i kept waking up with the worst nausea ever. when I finally did wake up this morning, exhausted I felt terrible, i felt as though i couldn't cope, didn't want to get washed or dressed or go to work and I can't even face food.
I guess i have posted this to see if anyone else has had a similar experience and to ask how long did it last, what did you do to help with side effects. I feel like stopping meds but owe it to my family and friends and myself to get better.