Hi,I have been unwell for just over a year lots of medication and a hospital stay,2 weeks ago I was put on 50mg sertralin and was surprised how quick I saw an improvement then my doctor said increase to 100mg now I feel awful can't believe it,went back today told to go back down to 50mg has anyone found that 50mg worked well for them and did not require an increase?
Sertraline 50mg great 100mg awful?
Question posted by Katyf on 16 Sep 2016
Last updated on 11 February 2017
Katyf; Yes what it sounds like is similar to when you first go on the Zoloft or when the doctor increase the dose, the first couple of weeks it is very common to feel worse prior to getting better during those first 2 weeks as your body adjust to the new dose many of the reasons you are taking it for the symptoms can increase then after the full 2 weeks they start to get better until you have reached the full blood level of the medication. Which is 6 to 8 weeks and it is very important that you take it every day and about the same time each day. Best of luck to you.
Before it pooped out 50 mgs used to work well for me. If you do well on 50 mgs Sertraline then stick with it. Also, you could make the next increase to 75 mgs rather than 100 mgs.
We are all different. I have known some who only needed 25mgs, but it usually is higher. You may need to stay at 50mgs or wait longer time inbetween increases. See how you do staying at 50mgs and if you feel yourself slipping contact the doctor.
- Sertraline uses and safety info
- Sertraline information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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