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Zoloft dosing
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:47:09 PM »
My doctor prescribed Zoloft in a titrate dosing.....25 mgs for 4 days, then increase every four days so I went to 50, then 75 and today was dat two of 100 mgs. I am to increase to 150 mgs. Has anyone else had this kind of dosing? Ive read a few posts where ppl are on each level for much longer.
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Re: Zoloft dosing
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 10:29:59 PM »
It took me 5 months to get up to 125 mg, because my psychiatrist wanted me to take a few weeks at each dose after I reached 50 mg to see how well I was responding. Turns out that after a few weeks on 100 mg my anxiety still hadn't gone, so he put me up to 125 mg and it seems to have done the trick.

You can ask your doc if you can titrate up slower to help with start up side effects.
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Re: Zoloft dosing
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 04:29:24 AM »
My doctor prescribed Zoloft in a titrate dosing.....25 mgs for 4 days, then increase every four days so I went to 50, then 75 and today was dat two of 100 mgs. I am to increase to 150 mgs. Has anyone else had this kind of dosing? Ive read a few posts where ppl are on each level for much longer.

Have you taken Zoloft before at that dose? If so it might be okay, but if not then I don't understand the hurry to get to such a high dose. Most people do need to take 100-150mg for good results, but it is unusual to be put onto 150mg immediately. The speed of the increase is also a little too fast IMHO. Weekly increases would be better.

I think you need to clarify with your doctor why s/he wants you on such a high dose before going any higher.

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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 dosing
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 11:07:43 AM »
No, I've never been on Zoloft before. A friend of mine was put on 100 mgs right off the bat a few years ago. I was also prescribed Clanazepam (.5 mgs) as a bridger med to take if needed and while waiting for the Zoloft to kick in. The side effects haven't been too bad....I've prob made them worse by my own thoughts about them.
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