Re: Zoloft: What's the right dose????
I was on zoloft for two years and found it to be VERY effective for treating depression and OCD. I was ultimately on 200 mg per day, so 50 sounds light to me. But I know several friends who have had very good results from zoloft at 50 mg, so it really does differ by body chemistry. It took me almost 5 weeks to the DAy for it to kick in, but that, too, varies a lot by person. All i can say for sure is that, when it finally DID take effect, it was like someone threw a switch and I was magically so much BETTER! I can even remember the look of the office I was sitting in when I realized I actually felt GOOD again! So I would say give it a little more time, and ask for an increase if it still doesn't seem to be working.
Epilog: For me, unfortunately, zoloft just quit working after about two years. Since then I've been on paxil and lithium for 6 years, and that has been pretty effective. But I still think that zoloft was the best depression relief for my brain!