Zoloft - Increased anxiety at first? HELP!!?
- 10 Jan 2018 by Tyger2194
- 5 April 2018
- zoloft, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep
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.
This is more common the younger you are, but it can happen to anyone. If you still feel worse than when you started at day 10, call your doctor! They’ll either tell you to give it a little longer or have you try something else.
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