Hello! Just started taking Zoloft recently ( 25mg first 14 days then supposed to up to 50mg) I'm actually on day 4 and the side effects are really freaking me out. I've struggled for as long as I can remember with anxiety ( Health Anxiety to be exact ) it's taken me MANY years to accept anxiety and panic is what's caused my physical symptoms and now I'm finally accepting it... and the medication to help me but I'm having a hard time. My symptoms include a spacey, unsteady feeling, muscle tension in my neck and shoulders As well as mild nausea and major headaches.. not to mention more anxiety. I've never taken any kind of med like this before and honestly it's major effort for me to take a simple Advil just because of the way I am. I'm scared of everything it seems. Any advice of personal experience would be greatly appreciated. Everyday I think I'm sick with something major... but I keep telling myself it's the medication trying to work. Curious when side effects will subside and the meds will start to work. I'm ready to feel normal!!
ll; Yes this sounds like the side effects of the Zoloft some have several and others none at all because we are all different what happens when you start on the Zoloft you have these side effects for at least 2 weeks but if the doctor increases the dose like you did then you have to put up with them a bit longer normally not as long because its already in your system. So do your best to continue to take it and it really does help to take it about the same time each day and don't miss any days. But this should all clear up soon from what you have said above. If you continue to have problems let the doctor know about it. But also you reach the full blood level in 6 to 8 weeks But by that time these side effects should be long gone. Good luck to you. Chuck1957
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