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Old 08-12-2007, 04:38 PM   #1
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Zoloft question

I'm on the generic Zoloft.
Took 50 mg for 4 weeks then increased 4-5 weeks ago to 100 mg.
I've improved some but not to the level I should be. It has helped my anxiety some but not the depression.
After increasing my dose, can it take the new dose the full 8 weeks or so to work?
I was on an SSRI's twice before in my life and it always took 8 weeks or so.

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Old 08-13-2007, 05:50 AM   #2
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Re: Zoloft question

Anytime you increase a dose you should give it 4 weeks to feel the full effect of that dose. If your time is 8 weeks then I would wait the 8 weeks.

Old 08-13-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Zoloft question

It takes at least 2-3 weeks to even get in your system. I only felt like myself again after about 2 months. If in a few months you are still depressed You may want to try a different SSRI like Celexa, lexapro, prozac, etc. I would talk to your doctor. Sometimes you need to just try others out to see which one works for you. I tried Zoloft and had sexual side effects so I switched to Celexa and that is what worked for me.

Old 08-13-2007, 11:59 PM   #4
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Re: Zoloft question

zoloft for me always took four to eight weeks (sometimes even longer) to actually start working. it also made my anxiety a whole hell of a lot worse before it got any better.

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