So its been 8 weeks since i started the zoloft, i am at 150mg, i do notice a change for the better, but still having some symptoms of depression. It did not help that during the transition from prystiq to zoloft i forgot to take my BCP, and put my cycle all out of wak. I want to think positive and know that it takes time but i cant help but think that its been 2 1/2 months and 2 different antidepresaants and here i am still with symptoms. I have my first appointment with a psychiatrist next week, im hoping she can help.
Hello there nenag. In a nutshell, your dose of 150mg is not a high one. Depending upon the severity of your depression, an increase could be in order. Mind you, more, is not always a cure all. You might find that say, your zoloft is increased to 200mg, with the addition of another anti-depressant. You might respond better to a combination of drugs, than just the one. Either way, I'm glad that you're going to see a psychiatrist. A tip for you, let her or him know, how the medication is working, be it for you, or against you. Most pyschiatrists will if anything, lend an ear. You, also, as a client, are entiled to say what you may expect, from her/him, for you also have your aspirations. Good wishes and thoughts and don't be nervous, things always have a way, of working themselves out.
Hello nenag! It sounds like the Zoloft has started controlling your depression. Your psychiatrist may think you need additional medication. Since you are already at 150 mg, it sounds like you started on a higher dose than is usually recommended. The maximum dose is 225 mg but I have been on 200 mg for years now and 25 mg will not make much difference. ( as my doctor told me).I personally think you should continue on the Zoloft for awhile but your psychiatrist will make that decision. I wish you the best and I am sure that your psychiatrist will provide the best treatment for you. Sweetie Pie
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