What I mean is, with pretty intense OCD, and having been gradually upped from 25 to 200 over a period of 5 years, will it get to the point that even 200 won't work anymore? Or, if 200 works, then i may be OK for life? (I am now 38). I never want to feel like I did before, so I don't care if I take it until I die.
Hello SgtMommy. The dose of Zoloft is 200mg per day. Thats the maximum allowed by the FDA and manufacturer. If the dose were to be increased (my own opinion) it would be in a small amount say 25mg only because at that high level of Zoloft already in your system, any increse would have little effect or no effect to begin with in that your body has built up a tolerance. There are other drugs to treat OCD. Regards, pledge
My hubby is on 100mg of zoloft for his bipolar & they added Wellbutrin for the OCD. It seems to be a good combo for him, but everyone is different in the way the meds affect them. It could be as pledge mentioned there are other meds for OCD. I have heard Abilify is a good one to try too... Mary
My hubby is on 100 mg of zoloft for his bipolar, & takes wellbutrin for his OCD. As pledge said there are other meds for OCD, so if the zoloft doesn't help there are others. Everyone reacts differently to different meds , but I have heard that abilify is good for OCD too... Mary
I am on 150mg of zoloft for my depression,
anxiety and OCD. It has been worked good
for over 6 years. I was on zoloft in the past
with good success for 5 years before it quit
working. The good news is that there are a
lot of meds out there incase one quits working
but not everyone has that happen.
Hi SgtMommy. I understand how you feel. I'm not sure if anyone can give us a direct answer to your question because we're all different. What med works for me, may not work for you. And visa.versa. .I've been on a med for five years now and am starting to have some side affects. This med has kept me balanced for that entire time, with Gods help. It may be that I'll have to change meds, or maybe decrease the dosage. After all the meds throughout my 62 years I've been taken them, the med I'm on now stabilizes me best. I hope for the same outcome as you, even at the risk of taking this med my entire life. The fantastic part is, there are more choices of meds for our condition than what were taking now, that are just as effective. You can take a deep breath and relax. Why worry about tomorrows problems when today has its own? Bible, somewhere. If ya wanna know where just ask me and I'll find out.
Your 38 and you recognize the dilemma you could be facing, and that's healthy. Claim your experience and,,, wisdom,,, and common sense.```Who says your going to feel like you did before? Not you. You're saying I never want to feel like that again. Mark Twain once said "Patience" is doing something else in the main-time." Find something else to do. Please turn your precious time into something that makes you feel good. Everything is going to be fine. Stay in touch, SgtMommy. Anna
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