I am nervous about taking this. Worried about taking it for the first time because as usual, worried about side affects even if it is only 25 mg. Is this normal and could I maybe take it and feel nothing. Ive been told to take in the morning but then I read take it night because it causes drowsiness. What to do? Any suggestions will much appreciated...
Hi, cece! Side effects are highly overrated and you only ever hear from the people who have/had bad ones. The truth is far less than 10% of users ever have any side effects at all and those are generally in the first few days or weeks and resolve on their own. Also, OTC remedies such as ibuprofen for headaches, Pepto Bismol or meclizine for nausea are often all you need for mild side effects.
Keep a positive attitude: you can think yourself into having bad side effects if you believe all you read, especially if you're prone to anxiety.
Take each day as it comes and deal with it. Zoloft is an excellent medication for both depression and anxiety disorders and is certainly worth a try. As each person reacts differently to every medication there IS a chance it may not work for you but there is only one way to find out if it works for YOU, right? Worst case scenario, if it doesn't you try a different medication. Anything is better than feeling the way you do which is why this medication was prescribed.
Best regards and good luck! Wildcat
You have gotten some good advice from the folks here. I am on 50mg of Zoloft for depression and the first two weeks were rough, but then day by day things get better. You might have a few down days till you hit three weeks but then it got better day by day. The only side effects I have suffered is mild constipation. Try to take the drug at the same time every day, believe me you will get to feeling great. I wish you good luck. Let us know how you are doing in a couple of weeks.
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