I just started taking 50 mg of zoloft 5 days ago for GAD. I find that I am waking up a lot at night (which I can deal with) but I feel so jittery or nervous. I understand it takes time for the medicine to start to work and I really want to give it a fair chance but this nervousness is driving me crazy. I am just looking for some advice from someone with experience on how long this can take to go away. Thank you.
7 Feb 2012
Hello cjbg. You'll be feeling more of the same for possibly another few days, might be a bit longer then the side effects, anxiety that you're going through will gradually ease up and disappear. Its a common one, so not to worry. Hope you do well on the drug, best of wishes and good health to you,pledge
7 Feb 2012
I had to stop taking zoloft. I was only on 25 mg for about a week and a half. I don't want to be negative, but it did not work for me. I had bad feelings of impulsiveness and anxiety. Had to stop. I would talk to your doctor about how you're feeling. If you're not sleeping, especially. So many different drugs out there and some work better for others.
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