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Zoloft Causing Nausea

I was prescribed Zoloft starting at 50mg doses for depression. I took my first dose today, and about 3-4 hours later I began experiencing really unpleasant bouts of nausea, along with some chill-like sensations. I have read that this type of thing is normal when first starting to take Zoloft. My question is would it be alright if I took 25mg (half a pill) instead of the full 50 for a while (maybe the first week) to get myself used to it? Would a smaller dose have lessened side effects, specifically nausea? Thank you for any help.
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Everyone here will tell you that you will feel worse before you feel better.  We all experience side effects when we first start on anti-depressants.  It does get better I assure you.

I would not advise you to lower the dose.  I really don't think that will stop you feeling nauseous.  Your body just has to adjust to the medication.  Stick with it and you will soon feel the benefit.  Not easy, I know, but try.  Let us know how you get on.  Depression is so difficult, but I think once you get used to the drug you will feel less depressed.
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It's important to keep your doctor informed of any concerns regarding a new medication, call your doctor and go from there.  Good luck!
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