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Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« on: June 07, 2014, 09:27:21 AM »
This morning was finally the day to increase my zoloft to 50 mg
I've been on it for three weeks starting at 12.5 mg in order to help ease the side effects
Do those three weeks even count at such low doses? Anxiety has gotten better, still feel pretty depressed at times so hopefully now that I'm on 50 mg I will begin to see more of an improvement in the next upcomg weeks....
Thanks for all the continual support on here from wonderful people... Especially since I don't have much support at home sometimes
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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 03:49:35 PM »
Ugh feel off today.... Just want to lay down all day and feeling down....is this from the increased dose? Want to sleep it off but can't really fully fall asleep.... Any advice?
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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 05:37:31 PM »
Do those three weeks even count at such low doses?

Unfortunately, not a lot. Effectively, the 3-12 week time to kick-in clock has only now started running. :( 

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Ugh feel off today.... Just want to lay down all day and feeling down....is this from the increased dose?

Probably, though it could at least partly be your mind messing with you too.

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Want to sleep it off but can't really fully fall asleep.... Any advice?

If you have Benadryl available it could help you sleep. Most of the antihistamines are sedating.

Ian
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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: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 07:08:18 PM »
Yeah I figured that now is the real time to wait and see a difference in the next several weeks....
Feel better now, think I'm just having an off day
Got into a fight with the hubby last night and it really set off my emotions.... Benadryl doesn't really knock me out :/ I just relaxed and slept lightly throughout the day
Which means I may be up tonight
Oh well it has to get better sometime
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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 07:18:59 PM »
Another question..... How rare is serotonin syndrome? Was reading about some side effects of a med my friend just started and it's scaring me cause some of the symptoms of this syndrome are similar to those of starting a new med.... I need to just stay away from google!!!!  :(
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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 09:39:35 PM »
How rare is serotonin syndrome?

Much rarer than Dr Google would have us believe. Very few doctors would have ever seen a genuine case though they have have diagnosed it. SS is rare even when SSRIs are taken in massive overdose, and almost always occurs when two serotonergic meds are taken together because the combined effect can be greater than 1+1=2. SSRIs together with either MAOI class antidepressants, the tricyclics clomipramine and imipramine, illicit drugs such as MDMA (which causes hyper secretion of serotonin), or the synthetic opiates such as pethidine and tramadol are the main risk combinations.

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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 12:41:49 AM »
You have NO chance of developing SS!
It's so rare, it's barely worth mentioning...

I'm up to 125mg/day now, & things are much better for me! May even scale back to an even 100mg., but it's only been 9 weeks total.
I started ***** 25mg/day for a week, then 50mg/day for another week, then 75mg, then 100...and now 125mg/day for ~~ a month now.
I did feel kinda nervous/on edge/slightly panicky periodically for a day or 2 after each step up.
I'm a 52 y/o male, & doing very well on Sertraline!

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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 08:36:50 AM »
Thanks for sharing your succes with zoloft! I hope it will work for me as well!
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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 09:23:54 AM »
It WILL.
NO doubt about that...it just takes time. :yes:
Yes...the build-up can seem slow, & sometimes uneven, but you'll get there!
You're still on a fairly low dose. People respond differently at different levels obviously...

All the best!
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Re: Finally at 50 mg of zoloft
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 03:51:33 PM »
Thanks Faron :)
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