I have a question for the "experts." I have been on 100mg a day of sertraline for about 7 weeks (up from 50mg for 8 weeks). After the first two weeks of the increase I was feeling great and started to feel I was getting back to normal. Felt this way for about 3 weeks or so. I wasn't doing anything in the way of exercise at all. Then over the next two weeks I was doing a lot of yard work. Tearing down a deck, removing an above ground pool and digging up a space to place a shed. I have noticed that for a few days after doing this that i began to feel anxious again. I woke up with that 'wired' feeling again in the morning, felt edgy and nervous most of the morning until about 3 or 4pm, then i began to feel great again. It was exactly how I felt when I started the medication and how I felt when my dosage was increased.
So my question is this. Could it be that by exerting energy and speeding up my metabolism, that my body metabolized the Sertraline at a faster rate than I was used to? Therefore giving me the same feelings that I had in the beginning when my dosage was too low? Now that we are about a week or so removed from the work being done I am feeling better and better everyday, but still not completely back to normal. Is there any validity to this line of thinking.