How long before you feel the effects of upping your Zoloft dose?
Question posted by Mamamountainm on 28 Feb 2020
Last updated on 28 February 2020 by goved6
Hello! I have been on Zoloft 50mg since December. I recently was still struggling with postpartum OCD, so I upped my dose to 75mg. I just took my 4th dose at 75mg. I’ve been feeling pretty good the past few days and am wondering when I would feel the effects of the increased dosage? I feel like maybe it’s placebo effect right now? I guess I’m just worried about “the other shoe dropping” or “the monkey on my back.” Is it possible it’s working already and I won’t have side effects? I did feel good for about a month on 50mg before I realized I should probably up my dose, but wanted to wait at least 12 weeks to give it proper time. I definitely get an uptick in OCD and anxiety around my period. I guess I’m so hopeful/anxious about wondering if this dose will work since I am a SAHM and the intrusive thoughts really make me feel awful. Thanks so much for any insight!
Added 28 Feb 2020:
I also wanted to add that before starting Zoloft, I do have a history of c-ptsd. Not sure if this matters!
Give your dosage increase a little time, let it build up in your brain, you shouldn't have as bad of side effects as you had in the beginning of starting the med, I take 100mg of Zoloft twice a day, I've been on it for 12 years and I take it because I have Bipolar 2 and PTSD, and some other issues, when you increase the dose of a psych med, you need to let it build up in your brain and bloodstream, that could take a little time, so give it a little time and see how you feel, and definitely talk to your doctor and let them know how you feel also, I hope this helps a little, and just hang in there.