Zoloft - Started with 25mg, then 50mg... after 1 week I felt GREAT!! I was so happy to be out of my depression. 1 more week went by... and I started to feel like the old days (not good at at all). Is this just "adjusting"... or is it not working anymore? Anyone else experience this? Does my dose need to be raised? I felt amazing last week
Hi, olive! While 50 mg is the recommended maintenance dose for some people Zoloft may be dosed to a maximum of 200mg/day for others. It may simply be that your metabolism requires a slightly higher dose, especially as you haven't been taking your Zoloft for long enough to say it's been given a fair trial (4-8 weeks).
Another option to look for in the future if you don't see significant improvement is adding on another medication.
Best wishes, Wildcat.
I agree that you may have to increase your dose. But if you still do not have the desired effects you want or need in a month or two, it may not be the med for you. You may want to consider other antidepressants before adding something else to the mix. Why be on two meds when one may work for you. Best to talk to your doctor about your options.
Hope it all works out for you :)
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