I feel dopey in the morning and wonder if it is better taken in the evening?
Hi, to some extent the time of day you take a/d drugs is down to personal preference. Try taking it at night and see how you feel. I take 2 different anti-depressants, one in the morning and one in the evening before bed as that one makes me sleepy. Give it a go for a few days/a week. How long have you been on the zoloft?
Hello dbrennan. No need to comment or answer this, I was on zoloft some time ago. and as Delila, said, most often, in regards to our meds, its simply what you're most comfortable with, you know time of day, schedules and so forth. I took mine, meaning zoloft, in the morning. It was troublesome to take at night because more often than not, kept me up at night. I'm an insomniac. I also felt tired, more fatique, and that was why I stopped it. Otherwise, it was a comfortable drug to be on. The side effects are generally minimal. I know that the half-life, in zoloft is fairly quick. Well, went on a bit, ha! Just thought to share that. Best of wishes to you.
Unless you have been told differently by your doctor maybe trying to take this in the evening or before you go to bed it might allow you to rest throughout the night and then work in your system throughout the day, anyway it something that you could try and if it doesn't work you could always change back. I do hope these effects either work better by you adjusting the time you take it or it may be such a thing that as time goes on your body will adjust to these side effects, I wish you the very best of luck!
Hello dbrennan! I take Zoloft in the am but it does not make me sleepy. Nothing seems to make me sleepy! I wish there was something out there. You can also take Zoloft in the evening before bedtime if you prefer. If you have just started on Zoloft the sedation should go away in a week or so. I wish you the best! Sweetie Pie
I was just put on zoloft within the moth and both my doc and pharmasist agree that YOU take it when you are comfortable takeing it.everyone reacts differently... so if your body gets tired after takeing it in the morning try at night time like others said... just make sure whenever you take it be consistant. If you stillhave problems in a few weeks talk to your doc about trying a different SSRI that may have a different reaction with you,. Only thing is you have to give yourself and body a couple of weeks to get adjusted.
I've been on Zoloft for about 6 months, or more, cant remember. At first I was taking it at bedtime, then switched (due to insomnia) to half dose in a.m. and half dose at bed and still had insomnia. So now I take it all in the morning. I'm on 300mg. I've battled major depression, anxiety, and OCD forever, it seems, and Zoloft has been the absolutely best a/d of them all. Minimal side effects and I do believe it has taken the "very seriousness" out of my behavior and has allowed some "joy" to seep in through the cracks, if you know what I mean. On another note, I just found out I was approved for TMS at 2 sessions a week for 12 weeks. I'm so excited to try this out.
Previously I did 11 sessions of ECT and that was absolutely horrible! To all of you reading this post - Dont ever do ECT!!! Maybe it works for some people, but I think for the majority it cuases worse damage than the benefits. For me there was no benefits at all!
Anyway, sorry I got off track there! Good luck with your Zoloft. It didnt take me long to adjust to Zoloft and taking it at different times. However, I still have the insomnia... but also have a lot of stress in my life right now (taxes, bankrupcty... egads, hate it!!! ). Take care!!
I would recommend taking it at night. I was taking it in the morning and I was so tired I passed out in all of my classes and I felt sick to my stomach. At night I don't feel anything
My husband takes Zolaft for bipoar depression, & always took it in the morning. After reading on thi site about all the problems people were having with it making them sleepy I talked him into taking it at bedtime. Now he is sleeping better, & more awake in the day as it should be, so good suggestions guys & gals...
I just called my pharmacist and ask him about the best time to take Zoloft. I have been taking it in the am and the bottle said to take at bedtime. I had not noticed that on the bottle before. She said, whatever I was comfortable with. Some take it at night if it makes them sleepy. I don't get sleepy with it, so I am going to continue taking it in the am. So, I guess it works diff with everyone. I, too, have trouble sleeping. I have a sleep aid for night.
I take mine right before bed. Then its not so bad if it makes me dopey.
Take it one per day and the dosage will work better at night before sleep as is the case with most pills.
I just started Zoloft approximately a week ago. After getting off Effexor. My Dr prescribed 50mg to take in the morning. All I do is sleep the day away watching Netflix. I want to do my usual activities like go the gym. Also need to be motivated and the energy to shower daily. But, I'm just too darn tired! I'm definately switching to nights despite the crazy dreams. I took the anti depressants to get me out of this horrible depression and to get me going not lay around like a cow in pasture. I will give this some time. Hopefully I will see some improvement with my moods.
Ya know ... I took a diet pill and felt like a million dollars, mood lifted, energy etc., I don't know why it has this effect but I sure wish they would put a little of this in my anti depressant...
I have not started my zoloft meds yet and I'm super nervous about it. But I'm definitely going to give it a try. I was told by the pharmacist it could make me sleepy at first but then it could change within a few weeks or so to make it hard to sleep. And to start it on my weekend so if I am sleepy I can rest without having to be up early. And that I should prob start it at night but may have to switch it later on to morning if it starts keeping me from sleeping. He said you will know yourself because everyone is different.
If the Zoloft is causing you to feel that way, it is perfectly fine to take it in the evening. Actually, as long as you take it around the same time every day to keep a constant bloodlevel, you will be ensuring that the medication is doing it's best for you.
I had the same problem and just switched to evening and it really helped. My doctor said it was better in the morning, but not for me.
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