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Old 09-03-2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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I just started taking zoloft for anxiety. I finished my one week smaller samples and started taking the larger dosage pills a few days ago. I have noticed since then that I have been getting light headed on and off. I was just wondering if anyone else has been through this and whether it will gradually go away or that this will be a long term thing.


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Old 09-04-2007, 06:44 AM   #2
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Re: Zoloft

I've been on Zoloft for several months now and it has some pretty intense side effects that can last for a few months. But they subside over time, at least in my case. They are still there, but to a lesser degree. The interesting thing is that even the slightest dosage change will bring back those side effects, but for a shorter period of time. Feel lucky if all you are suffering from is lightheadedness.

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Old 09-04-2007, 08:16 AM   #3
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Re: Zoloft

I think I am just going to continue taking the smaller dosage and breaking the pills in half. I am a full time student and I cant be unable to do any work because I am light headed all the time. Taking the smaller dosage I had no side affects so I think I should stick with it for a little while longer and try the larger dosage again sometime in the near future.

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Old 09-04-2007, 01:30 PM   #4
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Re: Zoloft

I also take Zoloft for anxiety. For the first week I got terrible side effects, was really nervous and shaky, which was expected so my doctor also gave Ativan to take 'as needed' to relieve the side effects. It worked, although I took the Ativan for two weeks, .5 mg/day. I was sometimes light headed, but mostly really anxious and sort of had this feeling like I wanted to jump out of my skin. I was also scared to increase my dosage cause my side effects were still bad after a week on 25mg, but my doctor strongly advised that I increase it, and she thought I would only get optimal results on the 50mg. Sure enough, she was right. Right now I've been on the 50 mg for 5months and I feel great. So you might want to ask your doctor what might be the best thing for you to do. They might even suggest a different medication, or give you something like Ativan to take as needed.

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