5 months ago i had a mini stroke and even though I didn't suffer any physical damage I've been suffering severe anxiety and depression my Dr started me with Lexapro didn't do a thing now she switch me to Zoloft 50 mg I've been on it for 2 weeks haven't seen any changes except i get a little sleepy in the afternoon i take it in the morning and i hardly have any appetite.
Zoloft - How effective is this medication on GAD?
Question posted by mrtza1966 on 13 March 2022
Last updated on 5 April 2022 by WildcatVet
When you posted this question you'd only been taking it for 2 weeks which is a little early to see significant improvement. Also, side effects generally resolve in a couple of weeks.
I'm just wondering how you're doing now?
This medication is awesome for both Anxiety and Depression. The best SSRI for GAd i found was Paxil. Made me feel glad to be alive everyday and also i never felt so calm on it.
Loss of appetite can be a side effect in the early days. I’m not sure whether mine was the Zoloft or anxiety… probably a bit of both! It’s back with a vengeance now though.
It takes between 4-6 weeks to reach therapeutic levels so you really need to give it a bit more time before assessing the situation.
I found by week 4 I felt improvement.
50mg is considered a lower therapeutic dose but the maximum dose is 200mg so you still have plenty of options if your doctor thinks you need a higher dose.
- Lexapro uses and safety info
- Lexapro prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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