Increasing dose soon and curious on other experiences?
- 22 Aug 2017 by LL1979
- 31 August 2017
- zoloft, side effect, dosage, nervous
I feel ridiculous asking, but I'm curious to know. How are people finding their side effects when increasing dose(s). I'm supposed to increase my dose from 25 to 50 mg of Zoloft. And VERY nervous to do so. I was actually supposed to increase 3 days ago but this last week I've had a roller coaster of emotion. My anxiety and physical symptoms have been messing with me and I was nervous if I increases they would become worse. I've been on the meds for 17 days now and seen slight improvements but also slightly more symptoms too. I'm hoping to get some feed back on your personal experiences on what people have dealt with first hand when increasing their Zoloft...
Even though It has crossed my mind to stop the med, I'm not going to give in. I have read and heard so much positive results as long as I can get through the rough patches.
You and I are in the same boat! I started Zoloft 20 days ago. My PA prescribed 25 mg Zoloft for 10 days then I was supposed to increase the dose to 50 mg. I am afraid of meds and didn't dare to take the Zoloft for fear of it making my anxiety worse. I decided to start at 12.5 mg for 10 days, I then increased to 25 mg for a week. At this point I was supposed to start the 50 mg dose but I did not dare, so, I tried to increase to 37.5 mg. I have been on 37.5 mg for 3 days and so far so good! I am with you when you say you have heard a lot of good things about Zoloft and do not want to give in.
Each day I feel a little better, and for my own piece of mind I have increased slower than my PA had prescribed.
As far as side effects at this dose, no increased side effects! YAY!!! Next week I will start 50 mg & I am not afraid because of the way I have slowly increased.
I am not a Dr. and there might be some out there that feel I should have taken the medicine exactly as prescribed, "BUT" I did not dare, so I feel that doing it in a way that didn't scare me is A LOT better than not trying it at all. I will get to the 50mg, it just will take a little longer :)
GOOD LUCK and since we are on the same schedule I would love to hear your progress. Have a great day!!
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