So I'm on day 12 of starting zoloft 50mg and am having some serious second thoughts about it, I have a trip planned next week and was hoping to be feeling better by then, mostly just anxious... I never planned to beyond this medication long term, but out of fear and desperation I decided to try it because I wanted to be in a good place for this trip for my family, I'm currently doing CBT but feel that I didn't give it enough of a chance and that if I had not started this medication I might be okay right now. I'm also on buspar 5 milligrams twice a day. Anxiety and a general sense like I'm going crazy like the last 2 months has been a dream is this normal even it day 12th?
Day 12 on Zoloft having some serious doubts?
Added 4 Sep 2015:
Also this medication and my condition is the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing I think of when I goto sleep and I don't know if all of this is because of the medication or because of me?
Give it more time. It usually takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to kick in. Maybe you should ask your doctor for something that is for instant relief for anxiety like Valium. I've had depression and anxiety for most of my life and it still think about it at night and in the mornings. My anxiety seems to run my life more than I do. That's normal to think about it especially if its controlling your life. The medicine can make you feel worse sometimes before feeling better. A downfall I know. Try to hang in there are talk to your doctor about everything you feel. Good luck.
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