A 20-year-old member asked:
i just started taking a generic zoloft (sertraline) today and my chest hurts and im afraid if i get up ill fall over. is this normal for the first dosage?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Reidbord answered
35 years experience Psychiatry
No: These are possible side-effects, but they don't usually happen, ie, it's not "normal". Talk to the doctor who prescribed it — you may need a lower dose, or maybe a different medicine. In the meantime, drinking plenty of water (and getting up slowly) sometimes helps the "i'll fall over" feeling.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
Dr. Douglas Bey answered
56 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) takes days--even weeks to start to work your symptoms are likely due to the anxiety disorder you are trying to treat hang in there with the zoloft (sertraline) & give it a chance to work.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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