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Hello- Thank you for asking the question. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families & am happy to reply.
I am sorry to hear about your discomfort.
Some of the most common side effects of Sertraline are dizziness, tremor or shakiness and this could very well be the result of you having increased this medication to 100mg- your body is still adjusting to the medication.
It appears from what you have written that you are under a Doctors care.
If these symptoms persist for more than a few more days, I would encourage you to contact your Doctor to at least keep them in the loop as to what is going on.
Cutting back the Valium is probably a good idea if so advised by your Doctor. The fact that you have not been taking it for more than a couple of weeks does not present any significant withdrawal complications -however- symptoms that you describe are also associate with Valium withdrawal.
Detailed information on Sertraline is here:
Again- if the anxiety persists or worsens- you should talk to your Doctor about increasing the medication. Depending on your unique needs this can be increased to as much as 200mg per day.
You also want to continue to monitor your pulse and notify your Doctor if it does continues at this rate. In many situations this is a result of anxiety and panic........information on which I will attach below
If you have further questions for me- feel free to ask- I am happy to help.
Kindest regards, Bill
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I think the way i worded was a little misleading i have had valium since initially starting the sertraline which is approx 7 weeks though i never took the full dosage ,is this then more likely to be benzo withdrawl and do i need to go to the DR for advice about stopping them properly? Ive also heard that sertraline can have an effect on the heart and can cause arrythmias i do get palpitations is this true?