I just recently went up on my zoloft to 100mg 6 days ago from 75mg. 7 days before that I was on 50mg for about 6 weeks. I still don't feel better at all and I'm getting very impatient. How long is a dose increase suppose to take to come in effect. I don't know wether to wait it out or just have my doctor change the medication. Also, how do you feel when it does start working.It just feels like I'll never be happy again, it's terrible
Too much too soon, that's my take on your dilemma. I believe in a 2-3 week minimum before dosage changes are made. You had 2 in a very short time. Be patients realizing your system needs time to adjust, especially with 2 increases in such a short time. 21 days from today, if there's no change, I'd then say this maybe isn't the med for you, and you will need ample time in between if you do switch, again a 2-3 week period minimum otherwise you'll get overlap and won't know up from down. Make sense?
In the Lippincott's drug guide, you may not know the full effect of the medication Zoloft for up to 16 weeks. But dose increases can be prescribed at no less than 1 week intervals and can be increased to a maximum of 200mg daily. If you are able, consider walking for 20 minutes a day to increase your endorphin's to lift mood. If you can only walk 10 minutes a day, that is the minimum time to get the endorphin's flowing. If you read, I suggest the book Simple Abundance.It has been a great practical guide and inspiration to me and many others. Good Luck in your recovery!
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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