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I have had all side effects, but no good effects from this drug so far. I am on day 7, and I am really wondering if it will ever get better. I am coming off of 20 mgs of Prozac onto 50 mgs. of Zoloft. Could I be experiencing serotonin overload?
[QUOTE=purebliss;2947295]I have had all side effects, but no good effects from this drug so far. I am on day 7, and I am really wondering if it will ever get better. I am coming off of 20 mgs of Prozac onto 50 mgs. of Zoloft. Could I be experiencing serotonin overload?

I doubt you would be on overload, that is not a high dose of Zoloft. From what I understand 100 mg is a therapudic dose for most people. I am on 150 and I am feeling so much better than 2 months ago. It does take some time for most people to get results. Why did you go off Prozac?
I had been on prozac for 10-12 years on varying doses. Since my mom, and two of my kids all take zoloft successfully, the doc thought maybe it was time for a change since this episode did not seem to respond to an increase in the prozac. I just feel like I am totally wired, like I have had 45 cups of coffee. Will this pass if I just suck it up for another week? I have xanax to take the edge off also. Anxiety affects me very physically---no appetite, nausea. When you add anxiousness to this mix, it sometimes becomes overwhelming. Did you have any side effects in the beginning? If so, what were they, and when did they stop? When did you finally start feeling better? Also, why did the doc prescribe it for you to begin with? Sorry for all the questions. Just looking for some help.
Thanks for your response. I talked to my doctor yesterday, and he said to try it more slowly. So I am taking 25 mgs instead of 50 for a week or so, and then see if I can increase it to 50 again. I certainly feel more anxious than depressed, like you. I sure hope it settles down real soon. I feel like I am wired, but I think part of that is because I didn't taper from prozac 30 mgs, but just went to 50 mgs of zoloft. It took me like ten years to increase prozac to 20 mgs! Also, I'm not sure even looking at all the stuff on the internet is a good thing, as you hear good stories to horror stories, did I make the right decision to change meds, will this just be worse, etc. But when you find someone, like yourself, who seems to be doing well, that does give me some hope. It's this interminable waiting for a good effect that is the worst. Please keep in touch. I need to hear positive things. Did you have bad side effects in the beginning? Did you start right at 100 mgs? If you had side effects, what were they, and did they eventually pass? Thanks.