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How Much Zoloft is Enough???

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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.

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 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.

Old 12-27-2000, 11:45 AM   #6
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Re: How Much Zoloft is Enough???

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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