You need to increase and decrease your dosage on these medications as your dr advises for reasons. It's not a good idea to go messing with the dose on your own. If you don't feel the 100mg is working then talk to your dr. If it's been the appropriate amount of time for it to work then your dr, I'm sure will increase your dose. Just taking another pill isn't going to help in one dose...
Absolutely NOT! If you feel that the prescribed dose that the Dr. gave you is not helping you, I implore you to contact your Dr. straight away, BEFORE you change anything. I am just guessing here, but I doubt you are a medical professional yourself, or you would understand the dangers and risks of "self medicating".
Aside from the potential of doing yourself harm, you also run the risk of damaging the relationship you have with your Dr. Dr./Patient relationships are built on mutual trust and when your Dr. sees that you can not take your medications AS prescribed, he could decide to drop you as a patient and list you as a "drug seeker". Yes, even for something that is relatively safe such as Zoloft, because it IS a mood altering drug.
Do the right thing, don't play around with your medications or your health. Set an appointment with your Dr. and work it out with him.
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