What can I expect the first month of taking Zoloft 50 mg?
Most common is initially feeling worse, this catches many off guard and cause them to mess with the dosage + or -, doing either just prolongs this.
So, knowing this going in you won't be so disillusioned (I wish more folks would ask this question, or Drs would advise of this).
Typical adjustment period is 2-3 weeks, for some 4-6. Best to wait it out until you are sure you are adjusted to it before making any decisions. Should you decide its not for you, please be sure your Dr allows ample time, again 2-3 weeks (more if you've been on it longer and/or on a higher dose than this) to reduce and get off of it before trying another, you'll avoid overlap as well.
Nothing worse than being in withdrawal from one and being hit with the adjustment period of another at the same time.
Hope this helps. Keep me posted if you like.
I have been taking Zoloft for many years and I love it. To me it has no side effects except one. Low sex drive. But nothing else don't even feel like I'm taking anything just gives me an even keel. But my depression is getting g worse so my Dr is adding abilify to. Not sure if I'm going to take that or not. But Zoloft has been very good for me cause no side effects like head feeling funny or fuzzy love it for that reason. I know it's working but don't feel all funny. It does take about 2 weeks before you can tell it's working
50mg is a very low dose. I take 100mg. Most people I know take 200. I had insomnia and sexual issues for about a week but that's over and I've been doing well for over a year.
50mg is a low dose..most have a little nausea the first couple of weeks..it passes.. you might feel a bit better ..I didn't.
I had mine raised twice resting at 150mg... added a tricyclic antidepressant at night in a low dose to boost it and for sleep. I was clinically depressed. I feel better now, I hope you get to where you need to be.
A lot of counseling from an awesome PhD helped too.
Good luck. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
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