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Sertraline - Would it be ok to go from 25mg to 50mg of Zoloft after the first week?

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Jess5354 26 Nov 2015

My doctor started me on 50mg of Zolofot and told me to increase to 100mg a week later, I am now on 150mg, Hope this helps. Jess

Jotakusan 27 Nov 2015

I've started Sertraline on two different occasions now. While I don't remember what my doctor had me do the first time, I know this time he told me to start at 75 and move up to 100 in a week. I stopped taking it after 4ish years after taking a year to ween down from 150 mgs because I thought I was ready to live a life medication free. Unfortunately, the last few months have been miserable without it, so I started it up again 2 days ago, and unfortunately got so sick after the first dose that I don't know if it was the medication or the flu. And I missed Thanksgiving dinner which was pretty lame... I contacted my doctor and he told me to move down to 50mgs for a few days then go back up to 75 for a week and move to 100 after that. I took 50 last night, and although I wasn't experiencing any flu symptoms so far today, my anxiety level has been at an all time high since an hour after I took 50mgs last night.

chuck1957 27 Nov 2015

Kimbo; Your doctor has started you on a low dose because the side effects in most case when we first start but if your doing okay you may give your doctor a call and see if it's okay to raise the dose.You never want to raise the dose without the doctor telling you. Have a good weekend

tyler2599 18 Dec 2015

That's to fast I didn't read other comments cause what I know I'm saying is true. Maybe wait 2 week it's good to see what side effect this medicine has. Climaxing is an issue with it where you can't at all.
So try that a couple of times don't like take it for two months go to do something and then you can't figure out why you can't climax it's a side effect not everyone gets it but it can happen. Also it's not good to move up fast on these types of meds. 25 is a low dose by my psychiatrist wanted me waiting to go from 50 to 100 for a month. A weeks not long enough free discount card

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