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sertraline causing intense dreams.. anyone else?

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ive been on 50mg sertraline for anxiety for just over 2 months now and i’ve been having the most insanely vivid and intense dreams since the pills started to take effect.

I was a heavy marijuana user before going on actual legal medication and have since cut down to a few times a week rather than all day every day - i mention this bc its super common for weed to fuck with your dreams the opposite way and cause you to have barely any / not remember them, but even on days where i do smoke and go to bed stoned i get hella dreams anyway, when i usually wouldn’t before being on meds

i find the topic of dreams pretty fascinating tbh but with these meds it’s just too much and i find it increasingly difficult to distinguish between dream and reality, like i’ll dream SO much and be able to remember so many different bits from one night that i wake up confused and disorientated and go about the rest of my day almost in shock bc im suddenly thrown back into reality.

The last few nights theyve been really graphic / violent / emotional which is pretty distressing, feeling overwhelming sadness and crying my eyes out in my sleep and waking up sad for no reason and the feeling following me all day.

I’m enjoying not having to live with a knot in my stomach but honestly there’s more cons than pros for me so far... i miss having emotions and empathy and a sex drive.

Ive done a bit of googling and it seems that whack dreams are a fairly commonly reported side effect but wanna know if anyone here has any experience with it?
 
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