If so, on the day I switch should I skip that night and take it right when I get up in the morning? I'm just really skeptic about taking medicine for my PTSD. I am 19 btw
I am currently taking 50mg of Zoloft in the morning after starting at 25mg the first week. It does make some people tired so it's really up to you how you want to approach it. I would recommend taking it with food because I am still experiencing nausea while forcing myself to eat toast in the morning because I have not been hungry at all. I tried switching to night (and didn't double up the day I switched) for a few days but felt it wasn't as effective. Everyone is different though. I switched from being on Prozac for about 8 years due to crying spells and now am struggling with anxiety on the Zoloft. I have only been on it for a few weeks now though and am going to give it a bit more time. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you :)
Hello Colb, I took at night and had no sleep problems.
PTSD is helped with meds and therapy. Under the PTSD is a depression you may not even identify. If you read my bio, there are a few statements that hint at PTSD. Have had many, many causes throughout life. Fought a lot of PTSD. Even though I thought I could tough it out, until I worked with a therapist and finally stopped thinking about it, I was unable to get better on my own. I was very good at constantly reminding myself. Dumb idea, really. Once one stops, it really does get better. I started counseling at age 19.
You have a long, long life ahead of you. What is painful now will leave and much joy is ahead of you. It does not matter what it was. You have now and complete control of it. Once you believe that, you will be amazed how quickly the tragedy will be gone. trust me, I know. I did find a wonderful life, a beautiful daughter, and a great husband. Sure stuff happens, however i handle it so much better. You will as well find your happiness. Stay strong, Karen
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