I have been on Zoloft for about 5 weeks and i have maybe seen a slight improvement in my anxiety but nothing major yet. I’m starting to lose hope. can anyone tell me how long it took for their Zoloft to start properly working? Thanks.
How long does Zoloft take to work?
Question posted by adam123451 on 5 March 2022
Last updated on 12 April 2022
I started on 50 mg and it took about three weeks before my mood improved. Still didn't feel great so we bumped up to 100 mg. Again, about three to four weeks before I really felt better. I have been on 100 mg for about a year and a half and am doing very well. Hang in there, there were times I wondered if I would every feel "good" again but I do! I know the days drag on when you are not well but there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Hey Adam. It can depend on the dose and your body's adjustment to the medication. My doctor said a base therapeutic dose is 50mg then adjusted up as needed as high as 200mg. It can takes several weeks to see a significant change. Be patient and lots of self care. Don't be frustrated if you need to adjust the dose. It can take awhile to determine the best dose for you. Good luck.
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