My doc just changed me from Celexa to Zoloft because I have had anxiety pretty bad lately. He also gave me Xanax. I have been taking ambien at night for a few years now but still only sleep about 4 hours. When I read up on Zoloft, it said that it helps people with hypersomnia but it also says it helps with insomnia so I don't know if I should take it in the mornings or at night. I have both. I can't sleep and I don't feel like doing anything during the day. I have chronic depression, by the way.
Zoloft in mornings for hypersomnia or at night for insomnia?
Question posted by jcook0113 on 25 Feb 2015
Last updated on 24 August 2018 by LenLita
Being in the medical field for many decades with a career of medical transcription, and having some knowledge of inner workings of pharmaceutical companies, doctors advising patient to take Zoloft at night is only from the pharma company recommendations they are passing along to their patients. Everyone is different and reacts to medications different ways. I've been on Zoloft for over a year now, and I've come to the conclusion that I do better with taking it in the morning around 7 am. Have to find what fits and not necessarily get peg-holed into a recommendation. Our doctors only know us from what we tell them, and what our lab tests show. Trust your intuition and go with that.
Any chance you can ask your Dr? You're seeing conflicting information online because there are so many unique factors in play that only your Dr knows about you, all you'll get online is conflicts because of the way these meds work in each individual, then especially when there's interactions involved.
jcook0113 I tell you what i do when i have nothing to do the next day or two the best way to do or tell what the zoloft is going to act on you is to take it at night to start you know how it works with these meds it takes a day or two to see which way it is going to work on you so decide which time bedtime or morning you want to try it and stick with it for at least a few days to find out which way it works on you for me it turned out it worked best in the morning but we are all different. on how medications plus it gave me some of my energy and interest back Best of luck let me know if i can be of any help best of luck... Chuck1957 also remember to get full benifitit this is one of the meds you have to take it between 4 to 6 weeks and any mild side effects go away have a good day.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.