I've been on zoloft 25 mg for two years and every time I see my doc he tries to up it telling me its not even a therapeutic dose. When I started the med I was feeling much worse anxiety/OCD then I am now so I feel it has helped. I'm sure I could feel better but I am anxious to up it, it was hard enough to take it at all since taking medications is a BIG hurdle for me. I do tend to be more of a light weight. Is anyone else on this low of a dose?
The thing you need to watch with Zoloft is whatever dose your on leave it alone my doctor had little to no exp. with these types of medication I started at 5 mg everytime I went back he would say did you notice a difference? I would say no and he would double it next thing I know it went from doing nothing to making me a zombie couldn't every find a correct dose took myself off of it and felt a lot better. One thing you have to watch and I've never seen anyone mention this or if was just me but marijuana and Zoloft adversely effect each other and things can get really bad hope this helps
The 25 mg of Zoloft is considered a child's dose. Nevertheless, while I was suffering suicidal anxiety, 25 mg helped me ENORMOUSLY. When my psychiatrist was emphatic that 50 mg was the therapeutic dose for adults, I complied. I began to "zone out." Every time I sat down I would just stare at the floor, or out the window. Everyone is different. 25 mg works for me, and keeps the anxious thoughts at bay. I listen to my body. I believe the majority of people when they say 50+ mg works for them. It just doesn't work for me.
25 mg worked for me as well. When my doctor urged me to increase the dosage to 50 mg, I felt detached and "zoned out" every chance I got. As long as 25 mg keeps me feeling "normal," I will continue on that dosage. This medicine works for me, and allows me to cope while I am under an enormous amount of stress. I wish you all the best, and pray it works for you, too, whatever the dosage that is right for YOU!
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