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Zoloft 100mg to 150mg
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:15:15 PM »
My psychiatrist decided to up me from 100mg to 150mg recently.  I am about 5 days into the switch and I feel very anxious.  When I went from 50 to 100mg I didn't have any side effects.  Should I wait it out a couple more days and see if the symptoms subside or should I call my psychiatrist?  I know there are side effects while taking this drug...I guess being anxious is a new one for me.
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Re: Zoloft 100mg to 150mg
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 10:32:03 PM »
My psychiatrist decided to up me from 100mg to 150mg recently.  I am about 5 days into the switch and I feel very anxious.  When I went from 50 to 100mg I didn't have any side effects.

Welcome to AnxietyZone.

Anxiety is among the most common side-effects when starting to take antidepressants or increasing their dose. It may have been a little easier if you'd gone up to 125mg for a week and then to 150mg, but there's no point in dropping back now as the heightened anxiety should begin to ease soon.

If it doesn't, ask your doctor to prescribe one of the benzodiazepines, or if s/he reacts in horror, the antihistamine hydroxyzine (Vistaril, Atarax). Benzodiazepine are the more potent anti anxiety meds, however, some doctors are reluctant to prescribe them.  Another alternative is Benadryl. It is less powerful than hydroxzine, but it might be just strong enough.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Zoloft 100mg to 150mg
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 05:48:33 PM »
Thanks for the response!  I seem a little better today.  So I will continue to monitor.  If it gets worse I will go see my psychiatrist earlier.  I see her every month the way it is :)  Hate to bug her more!
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