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Zoloft question
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:39:32 PM »
I have been on Zoloft for anxiety for 4 weeks and 3 days. I took 25 mg for 9 days, then 50 mg for 9 days, then 75 mg for 9 days and now 100 mg for 4 days. I haven't gotten much relief yet and I was wondering if those that had experience with Zoloft could let me know if I should continue to wait it out on 100 mg, or keep increasing until I feel better. Thanks!
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Re: Zoloft question
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 11:30:24 PM »
Hello SteppingStone...  Welcome to Anxiety Zone!  My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on the site.

You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations.   It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.

We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation.  Feel free to explore the rest of the forum.  You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.

We also have a chat room for members over the age of 18.  Once you have made three meaningful posts, you will be allowed access to the chat room.

SS, regarding Zoloft, 50 mg is considered the lowest therapeutic dose, so even though starting off at 25 mg was a wise move to limit/lessen side effects, don't count those nine days as part of your treatment.  That being the case, you have only been on a therapeutic dose of Zoloft for just over 3 weeks now.

Anti-depressants take a long time to work.  One will usually see degrees of improvement between 3 and 12 weeks of therapy on a therapeutic dose, and beyond that time.  That being the case, I would recommend that you stay on your current dose of 100 mg for another 3-4 weeks, to see how you do.  Most people I know that are doing well on Zoloft, are taking between 100-150 mg.

I am taking Celexa, another SSRI classified anti-depressant, and I did not see a decrease in my anxiety until I was in my 10th week of therapy.

Again, SteppingStone, welcome to Anxiety Zone.  The very best to you!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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