Been on zoloft for 4 weeks, initially 50mg and in last 4 days 100mg, before that I was on Cipramil 60mg. However, I have had terrible anxiety attacks in the past few days, zero motivation, rapid mood swings and the agoraphobia that has been dormant for sometime is creeping back. It is a long time since I felt this bad. Am I being impatient? Is there a possibility I am on too high a dose? I am going through major stress too right now so need to factor this in. Thanks.
Hello Aud1. I'd contact your doctor. The increase in the Zoloft is having a negative effect. The drug has already been in your system for a month. Time to take a look at another option. Best wishes,pledge
Maximum benefits of the Zoloft should be felt by one month. I suspect the anxiety is either from the increase of from the added stressors in your life right now. I would give it a little more time unless it becomes unbearable. Then you and your doctor need to sort out the cause and regroup like Pledge says.
I was prescribed Zoloft back in the 90s I was on 25mg x 2 daily it did nothing for me except create nervous twitches, excessive persperation, and a bad rash. Most of these types of medications usually require 7 - 20 days before they kick-in though they're effect is suttle and difficult to know if it is working and everyone is different. To be be safe you might have another talk with provider as for your dosage I can't say but would recommend a qualified scecond opinion. For anxiety I'm prescribed Clonazepam .5mg x 3 daily whether psychosomatic or not I don't know but it seems to work.
I do hope you can get sorted out.
Self awareness is underated by the profession at least it seems that way here in Toronto. But you've taken a big step in acknowledging that Zoloft may not be the magic for you. As for the stresses in your life and depending in what situations they occur avoidance may be the best thing. That said like I suggested earlier we are not in a position to diagnose ourselves. But we can and should think about things from A to Z if necessary make notes and be sure to bring them to your doctor(s) I personally have 3 I'm 60 years years old unemployed for 14 years and still pretty messed up.
Best wishes to you and you absolutely have to get done.
I had terrible anxiety on Zoloft, immediately stopped it wothout my dr's approval. People literally thought I was on speed when I took it and I felt just as horrible as if I had been. I will never re comend Zoloft. If you continually have anxiety to a point u feel nearly out of control, call ur doc STAT! Do not take more Zoloft. Hang in there
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