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zoloft question
« on: January 04, 2014, 03:40:43 AM »
First I want to say that I emailed my Dr, but she is out of the office until mon. So, I am suppose to increase my dosage from 50 to 75. Instead
 I want to do an 12.5 mg increase for 3 days before doing the whole 25 more. Smart?
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Re: zoloft question
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 06:27:09 AM »
I want to do an 12.5 mg increase for 3 days before doing the whole 25 more. Smart?

You'd probably do fine with the full 25mg increase, but if you're more comfortable with 12.5mg then go for it. Confidence is very important. However, upping it again after only 3 days may be counterproductive. As a rule of thumb antidepressant doses shouldn't be raised until plasma levels stabilize from the last increase. It takes 5-6 days for Zoloft levels to reach a steady-state.

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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 question
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 12:45:36 PM »
Ok, I think I may bite the bullet and just go ahead with the 25 then. After only thing 12.5 for one night, do you think it would be ok?
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Re: zoloft question
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 04:14:12 PM »
Ok, I think I may bite the bullet and just go ahead with the 25 then. After only thing 12.5 for one night, do you think it would be ok?

Sure. But one night on 12.5mg won't necessarily tell you much.Some get side-effects from a dose increase almost immediately, for others it can take a few days and some don't get them at all.

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