I have been taking Zoloft for 3 years with good results for anxiety. However, my anxiety is back. The dr. upped the dosage. How long will it take to be effective?
It can take several weeks for the chemicals in your brain to gradually rise and reduce your anxiety.
Generally you should allow for 4 to 6 weeks. All the best.
Hi, since you have been on it for 3 years, it should not take no more then 1 week before you start feeing some relief from the anxiety, after 2 weeks you should feel much better! Hope this helps
Dont' be suprised if your body chemistry is readjusting and becoming resistant to the Zoloft. This occurs very frequently with these types of meds.I know from experience that a med can work for years and then it either needs to be changed to something else, or as your Dr has done, upped the doseage.The Dr may decide that you need to accompany the Zoloft with another med to keep your anxiety at a healthy level.
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