Sertraline dosage increase

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Having said that, I would say that if you haven't noticed ANY change in your mood within 6-8 weeks, you could probably discuss a dosage increase with your doctor at that point. With antidepressants, the by-word is "patience!" You HAVE to give them time to reach therapeutic levels and that wait can be frustrating, I understand that, but these are not magic pills that will make you happy overnight. Give them time to work for you. Just hang tough, OK?
I saw my doctor yesterday and I told him how I was feeling better but that alot of my physical symptoms were not going away yet. He doubled my dosage to 100 mg of sertraline. I really hope I start to see improvment soon! I hate scarry myself into thinking I have something worse. I'm sick of it, my boyfriend is sick of it, pretty much I think everyone is! I would rather be put through every test imaginable and pay whatever they cost to determine THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME!
After a period of time, if you're still not feeling as good as you think you should be, then it would be appropriate to discuss a dosage increase with your doctor. This can take some time...both adjusting to the medication, and the progress you'll start to see with therapy. I think until you've given the therapy some time, it's a bit premature to keep bumping up the dose. Very best to you. Let us know how it's going!
Hello, I've been on Sertraline for over 10 years after being diagnosed with panic disorder and GAD. I've had a couple relapses over the years and had to increase my dosage from 50 to 100 to 150. My latest relapse was earlier this year, and my doctor has put me on 250 mg. The doctor also says I have OCD to my surprise, but it must only be the "O" part because I don't have any compulsive rituals... I just obsess and worry about my health and well being a lot.
I am a 22yr old female and have been taking 50 mg of zoloft for anxiety/panic attacks for id say atleast 5-7 yrs. something like that. Anyway i recently increased my dosage to 75 mg because the 50 has stopped doing its job. Just a little about me. Back to you, i'm not sure if the zoloft and alcohol cause liver damage or increase damage to your liver. However i do no this, i use to drink quite a bit, and i was having worst anxiety. It got really bad actually.
Now my hands shake like crazy. I never had joint or hand tremors before the increase in the dosage. I have never been diagnosed with Parkinson's, nor Arthritis so I'm just wondering if this is a weird side effect of the Sertraline...
and the push to increase the dosage so I would feel better...and yeah, the ole xanax to quiet it all down. Thank god that my 2nd Dr. pulled me off of it, but not until I suffered for weeks, was taking 100 mgs., and couldn't leave my bed, couldn't work, had to file for medical leave... And yes, it is the good ole drug companies doing the heavy detailing and sampling...I know first hand, because I was a pharma rep. for 3 years...and I was great at it.
200mgs was my effective dosage (when I was on Zoloft) Effective dosages of Zoloft (Sertraline) range from 100 to 250Mgs a day depending on the person and the severity of the depression. Some people say they get relief from just 50Mgs a day, but most doctors find that to be rubbish.
I have been on 100mg of Topamax since the end of April. I immediately experienced the loss of appetite. I seaked the advice of a naturopath to use it to my advantage because I had about 80 pounds to lose. I see him every Friday and since then, I have lost 43 pounds...:-) It has not been difficult. It seems like he weight is coming off on its own now. I don't crave anything. I'm hoping to reach my goal by January.
Perhaps the stress in your life has gotten worse and the previous dosage of sertraline is no longer working for you. You may want to explore an increase or a new medication altogether with your psychiatrist. The important thing to remember is that you have been able to get better in the past and you will get better again, you just need a bit more help right now. Best wishes...
Talk to your doctor. Even a small increase may do wonders. It's not unusual to need a dosage increase from time to time, as ADs tend to peter out to an extent. Let us know how you're doing!
I believe that the most important factor is the too-large dose of sertraline. Cutting back to 100mg has not seemed to increase depression or anxiety. I figure, the lower the dose of anything, the better. It is difficult to find much certainty from any information source about Zoloft and twitching, but it has not gone without being noted here and there. Check with your medical professional -- of course -- before changing anything in any way. I am only telling you what I have experienced.
I was just curious. I started 12.5 mg of zoloft (sertraline) 10 days ago. I didn't taper down to that or anything its just the dose my dr gave me due to my sensitivity to meds. Since then a bad insomnia issue has gotten worse and I also notice my appetite is less but I seem to be getting a bit bigger in my tummy. I am very very petite so I noticed it right away. Has anyone else taken a tiny dose of zoloft like 12.5 mg and noticedweight gain?
In all reality you are not far off that number and it is hard to say with certainty that you would find improvement for your symptoms with an increase - BUT for the chance you did find improvement, personally I would push my doctor for a very slight increase in dosage. If they agree, you'll need to be patient as it takes anywhere between 4 - 12 weeks (average 6-8) for levels to stabilise before you may see improvement.
What is kind of strange and what I don't understand is the low dosage. 25 to 50Mgs a day of Zoloft (Sertraline) is not even enough to produce a theraputic response in a mouse, much less an adult human. Average dosage range for Zoloft is between 100 to 250Mgs a day. When I was on Zoloft my dosage was 250Mgs a day. Unless you just happen to be super hyper sensitive to SSRI's I just can't see that small of an amount being enough to shift your condition to good or bad.
I was prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) by my doctor. I was told to take half a pill, 25mg. This was a couple months ago. I haven't started taking it yet because I am taking an anti-arrhythmia drug called Pacerone (Amiodarone). I've had two doctors tell me that such a small dose of Zoloft won't interact with Amiodarone. But my other big worry is if it will make my anxiety and panic worse. I've read many posts here where people tried Zoloft and had to stop because it made them worse.
I have had this since 7/2004, now eight years later my dosage was just increased to from 100mcg to 125 mcg Levothyrroxine. In the past 4 months, I have had massive headaches, usually 1 week prior to the onset of menses, increased menstruation flow, dizziness, muscle and joint pains,puffy face all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. I'm currently seeing a primary doctor who is an internal medicine doctor.
The doc upped it to 150 mg, but it almost feels worse now while being on the increased dosage now. Can Zoloft caused increased anxiety or depression for a while then start to get better eventually?
If it's been at least 6 weeks...let your doctor know that it's not working, you may need a dosage increase. Try pushing the negative thoughts out with positive ones like......I can do anything I want to......I didn't get this far by not being smart, so I can do this! Prior and during the test do deep breathing exercises....deep slow breaths in thru your nose and out of your mouth. Anxiety feeds off our fears and worries....take these away and it can't survive.
If you feel it isn't as effective as you'd hoped, it's very possible you need a dosage increase. Talk to your doctor about it. Don't just give up on it. Find yourself a new p-doc too. And...start looking for a therapist. Most therapy committments are only twice a month for an hour, more or less, depending on your needs. You should never have to miss work to go to therapy. You sound like me in so many ways...
Your Dr would most likely either increase the dosage of the med you're on or change it. It's not uncommon for people with anxiety to have trouble breathing. Maybe it's because we breathe shallow. Have you tried any deep breathing exercises?
n Overview of Zoloft Dosage The dose of Zoloft® (sertraline hydrochloride) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including: •Your age •The medical condition for which you are being treated •Other medical conditions you may have •Other medications you may be taking. ****************As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
hi carol again, i dont really know what therapuetic level is , is paxil's dosage the same with seroxat dosage ? yes ofcourse i have been to the psychiatrist for like 4-5 times during this whole 9 years, and to a psychologist for like 10 times.
If so then before you make a snap change to Cymbalta (tried it after Effexor and found it to be useless) then you may be better to augment Effexor with a drug such as Lithium or Zyprexa then maybe increase the Effexor dosage. One can go as high as 450Mgs a day according to my Psychiatrist. An increased dosage combined with augmentation can often kick start that Effexor into working again like it once did.
SNRI's don't usually make you tires. Have your B-12 checked and ask about one dose a day instead of two.
I have since been taking Prevacid, Sertraline, and Xanax with the Synthroid. I take the medications at least 4 hours after taking the Synthroid to avoid interactions among the medications. Since seeing the GI, I had minor relief from the symptoms in my neck, and they have since returned and are getting progressively worse (tightening in throat, choking, pill-like feelings; tightness in sternum and back behind lungs).
I'm very concerned about the Clonazepam - if I try to stop taking it abruptly I can't sleep at all and heart beat seems to increase, and my anxiety and worries (be them irrational or rational) become overwhelming and my cognitive capacity decreases terribly. The same happens if I ever stop taking Citalopram. Sometimes I feel stigmatized so I try to feel normal by doing what seemingly "normal" people do, not take medications and try to be normal. It's hard.
I would recommend to cut down the dosage since you have anxiety and insomnia that are potentially disabling.
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