I've just been diagnosed with mild depression and high anxiety. In general, I have off days and some good days. During my off days I feel like very unmotivated, lethargic and feel like packing my bags and running off somewhere. I'm a very closed person, I find it very hard to talk about my feelings. Been to the doctor and been prescribed 50mg of Sertraline. After researching, it seems that Sertraline has very mixed reviews and I'm unsure whether to take them.
Can anyone please provide any clarity? Thank you in advance. (I'm a 28 male studying a masters)
Start at 25mg to see how you feel, even though 50mg is considered the lowest therapeutic dose, I can only take 25mg because it makes me tired. I tried to go up to 50mg & was a zombie. 25mg helped my depression within 2 weeks, I wish I could take more but I’m very sensitive to meds. I’d try the 25mg to see how you feel and then increase to 50mg after 1-2 weeks. I’m not a doc, just someone who’s tried many antidepressants.
Hello! Every individual reacts differently to every medication, but Zoloft is one of the top three prescribed for depression/anxiety and it's helped tens of thousands of people live happy, healthy lives. It's certainly worth a try! You should be aware that 10% or less of users do experience side effects such as drowsiness, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, and headache. They are usually mild and transient lasting for just a few days to a week or so. You should expect to see improvements in the first few weeks although it may take 6-8 weeks for all your symptoms to fully resolve. Best regards and god luck to you! Wild Cat
3 Mar 2019
I agree. I am currently on 25 mg and have been on it for 11 days now. I'm starting to feel better and am not so tired anymore. Hope you get some relief soon.
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