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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