Does Sertraline/Zoloft really help bad Anxiety? And how long befour I see the effects?
- 8 Mar 2016 by nbell744
- 8 Mar 2016
- zoloft, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, sertraline, anxiety and stress, male
I am a 25 year old male and I was just looking to know if any of you know if Sertraline really does help Anxiety/panic I've just came down with really bad anxiety this past week and have been with periods of anxiety from I was young age. I knw it's just more than just an illness and there is a root to the Anxiety. But from last Monday (starting sertraline) I have felt quite weird with high anxiety and scared of really silly things. Also having really silly thought that also scare me and I have never felt like this befour. I just wana feel normal again and get back to living my life right this time. Please can someone give me assurance that this antidepressant will work and make me feel normal again.
Many people take Zoloft for anxiety and do well on it. You are having side effects from the med. Antidepressants tend to make things a bit worst before better. It can take 4-8 weeks for it to reach a therapeutic dose. Not to say it won't help you sooner, it might. Try to be patient and wait to see if it will help you in the long run. If your silly thought involve harming yourself, call you doctor immediately. You may want to check in with your doctor and tell him the side effects you are having.
Hang in there. I hope you get better soon.
I definitely agree with with the first answer you received, if the weird thoughts you are having involve harming.yourself or others, it is imperative that you call your Dr ASAP. Otherwise, if they are just weird thoughts and you are feeling unusual, its the Zoloft beginning side effect. I felt similar when I first started taking it but these feelings and thoughts soon subsided... and within three weeks, so did the daily anxiety I was having. It does take time to build up.in your system but once it regulates, you should feel the anxiety lessen and become a feeling that you dont focus on as much.as you.did before taking the Zoloft. I stand by it. It worked wonders for me an continues to do.so years later. I have had to increase my dose and I occasionally still have an anxiety attack but its like the edges of it have been sanded down and its quick in passing. I say give it time. IMHO, its a remarkable drug and does what it is supposed to do in time. Good luck to you. Kind Regards, boryzark1
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