I have been on 25mg of Zoloft for a couple weeks. Most of the symptoms have gone away except for the sweating, dry mouth, and insomnia. I have always been great at sleeping and now I have a hard time going to sleep and an even harder time staying asleep. This is not helping my current mental state and I have been taking sleeping pills in the hopes of getting a decent night's sleep. Will the insomnia go away soon??
It can take a couple more weeks, I had very restless sleep on the beginning. I’ve tried to go to 37.5mg but even the 25mg makes me tired & I could sleep all day! I wasn’t able to function on a higher dose. Even 25mg has helped my depression 70% after trying many many other antidepressants. Have you tried taking it in the morning? It doesn’t seem to matter for me, but for some people it does. I’ve been on 25mg for 5 months now so I’m stuck with being tired... hang in there & hopefully you’ll see improvement soon.
Many anti depressants affect people in very different ways, such as some are sleepy and fatigued while others may feel amped or jittery. This is just your brain and body adjusting to the new medication.
I hope this helps as I have experienced the highs and lows of many different medications.
I used to take Zoloft years ago. It can cause insomnia, but it depends on your body chemistry on how long that can last. If it causes you many nights of not sleeping, you should call your doctor to see if there's something else that can be taken. You'll want to give your body a good month for you blood levels to adjust to it. Any side effects that you have won't that long. There a lots of other medications out there for you, in case Zoloft isn't the one. I personally had to go take four different kinds before Zoloft helped me. Hang in there!!
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