I feel dopey in the morning and wonder if better taken in evening.
30 May 2011
Hi, to some extent the time of day you take a/d drugs is down to personal preference. Try taking it at night and see how you feel. I take 2 different anti-depressants, one in the morning and one in the evening before bed as that one makes me sleepy. Give it a go for a few days/a week. How long have you been on the zoloft?
30 May 2011
Hello dbrennan. No need to comment or answer this, I was on zoloft some time ago. and as Delila, said, most often, in regards to our meds, its simply what you're most comfortable with, you know time of day, schedules and so forth. I took mine, meaning zoloft, in the morning. It was troublesome to take at night because more often than not, kept me up at night. I'm an insomniac. I also felt tired, more fatique, and that was why I stopped it. Otherwise, it was a comfortable drug to be on. The side effects are generally minimal. I know that the half-life, in zoloft is fairly quick. Well, went on a bit, ha! Just thought to share that. Best of wishes to you.
30 May 2011
Unless you have been told differently by your doctor maybe trying to take this in the evening or before you go to bed it might allow you to rest throughout the night and then work in your system throughout the day, anyway it something that you could try and if it doesn't work you could always change back. I do hope these effects either work better by you adjusting the time you take it or it may be such a thing that as time goes on your body will adjust to these side effects, I wish you the very best of luck!
30 May 2011
Hello dbrennan! I take Zoloft in the am but it does not make me sleepy. Nothing seems to make me sleepy! I wish there was something out there. You can also take Zoloft in the evening before bedtime if you prefer. If you have just started on Zoloft the sedation should go away in a week or so. I wish you the best! Sweetie Pie
31 May 2011
I was just put on zoloft within the moth and both my doc and pharmasist agree that YOU take it when you are comfortable takeing it.everyone reacts differently... so if your body gets tired after takeing it in the morning try at night time like others said... just make sure whenever you take it be consistant. If you stillhave problems in a few weeks talk to your doc about trying a different SSRI that may have a different reaction with you,. Only thing is you have to give yourself and body a couple of weeks to get adjusted.
1 Jun 2011
I've been on Zoloft for about 6 months, or more, cant remember. At first I was taking it at bedtime, then switched (due to insomnia) to half dose in a.m. and half dose at bed and still had insomnia. So now I take it all in the morning. I'm on 300mg. I've battled major depression, anxiety, and OCD forever, it seems, and Zoloft has been the absolutely best a/d of them all. Minimal side effects and I do believe it has taken the "very seriousness" out of my behavior and has allowed some "joy" to seep in through the cracks, if you know what I mean. On another note, I just found out I was approved for TMS at 2 sessions a week for 12 weeks. I'm so excited to try this out. Previously I did 11 sessions of ECT and that was absolutely horrible! To all of you reading this post - Dont ever do ECT!!! Maybe it works for some people, but I think for the majority it cuases worse damage than the benefits.
For me there was no benefits at all!
Anyway, sorry I got off track there! Good luck with your Zoloft. It didnt take me long to adjust to Zoloft and taking it at different times. However, I still have the insomnia... but also have a lot of stress in my life right now (taxes, bankrupcty... egads, hate it!!! ). Take care!!
27 Jul 2011
My husband takes Zolaft for bipoar depression, & always took it in the morning. After reading on thi site about all the problems people were having with it making them sleepy I talked him into taking it at bedtime. Now he is sleeping better, & more awake in the day as it should be, so good suggestions guys & gals...
26 Mar 2013
I just called my pharmacist and ask him about the best time to take Zoloft. I have been taking it in the am and the bottle said to take at bedtime. I had not noticed that on the bottle before. She said, whatever I was comfortable with. Some take it at night if it makes them sleepy. I don't get sleepy with it, so I am going to continue taking it in the am. So, I guess it works diff with everyone. I, too, have trouble sleeping. I have a sleep aid for night.
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