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Old 12-26-2000, 07:24 PM   #1
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How Much Zoloft is Enough???

I'm on Zoloft 5 weeks for depression with poor results. I've been on 100 mg about the last 12 days, up from 50 mg. I'm going to try 150 mg in a couple of days. I have no pdoc for a while [insurance change]. Should I give up on the Zoloft and ask my family doc for Prozac, or hang in there and raise the dose to 150 mg to see if it works. I think 200 mg is the max on this med. Anybody have suggestions? Anybody on 150 or more mgs of Zoloft with good results? Help?
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Old 12-26-2000, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: How Much Zoloft is Enough???

Myself I didn't think it worked very good. I was up to 100mg. I am now currently going back to Remeron. It has the least side effects and it helps you sleep without waking feeling drugged. It cost a bunch thou. But heck they all are expensive. I like it and I know quite a few other people who like it. I think it has alot of potentional. Good luck Joy and may the lord be with you and watch over you.
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Old 12-26-2000, 07:44 PM   #3
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Re: How Much Zoloft is Enough???

And another thing Joy, I didn't have good luck with it. It made me feel worse.
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Old 12-26-2000, 08:36 PM   #4
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Re: How Much Zoloft is Enough???

I took Zoloft for I think 6 or 7 months, I forget, but I was taking 200mg a day and it was not helping me much. So I switched to Remeron. I have taken almost all the meds available, legal and illegal and Remeron works the best for me. Just be sure and take it at bedtime...it makes you very sleepy.

 
Old 12-27-2000, 05:45 AM   #5
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Re: How Much Zoloft is Enough???

When my psychiatrist gave me Zoloft this summer, she said to start at 50mg (you did that) and up it gradually to the 150-200mg range. She said that was the optimal dosage. My mom and step-dad swear by the stuff. But then again, Mom only takes 50mg a day. I decided to go the non-medication route and I cleaned up my diet (sugar, caffeine, processed breads/pastas, alcohol, all had to go out)and I am feeling much better. Good luck.

 
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Re: How Much Zoloft is Enough???

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It must not be the right drug for you. I tried a lot (celexa for example) and no matter how much I increased it, it just didnt do anything. Same with Serzone for me. Talk to your doc about switching to another one. I began to feel good by the end of the 2nd week on 100mg. I was up to 200 at one poing, but I wasnt taking my meds right or on time and it stopped working. I took a break and tried others that didnt work for me and now i am on it again with a positive result. You'd know by now if it was working, so I guess zoloft is not the one for you.

 
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