I have been taking Zoloft 50mg for a week now and last night (Day 7) I woke up around 4:30am and had a severe anxiety attack that took me nearly an hour to even be able to get back to sleep. I am taking Zoloft for OCD-related anxiety (intrusive thoughts) and depression.

Is it normal for anxiety to increase before it gets better? My next visit with a doctor isn’t until Feb. 15 and I’m just worried about how long I have to deal with this increase in anxiety. I know this medication can take weeks and sometimes even longer to really ‘work’ but I just need some serious reassurance.