Zoloft dosage anxiety

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Avatar_n_tn I tried hormone replacement and CBT but the anxiety is still bad. So about 2.5 weeks ago I started zoloft at 25 mg. The zoloft lifted my mood and energy level but as the first week progressed I developed worsening tremors and internal shaking. I dropped the Zoloft to 12.5 mg to see if it would help. The very next day the tremors and shaking stopped. Will the zoloft be effective at all at the 12.5 mg dose or do I need to switch to another medication.
Avatar_n_tn Hi There I suffer from depression and am on 200mg Zoloft daily. I increased my dosage after giving birth to my daughter because I (of course) had antenatal depression. Every day I wake up with nervous tension and it is driving me nuts! I was wondering if this is because I am taking a high dosage of Zoloft? I am scared to go down because I don't want to be in that depressive place.
Avatar_f_tn I also feel emotionally numb. Not sure if it is from the Zoloft increase 50mg to 100mg. I have an anxiety disorder-OCD. I really would like to try natural methods. Complementary/Alternative medicine.
Avatar_f_tn Also I have been taking a trazodone 50 mg at night and it really was a struggle to sleep when it usually knocks me out. Is it the Zoloft dosage increase?
Avatar_n_tn What about the hair loss? Does Zoloft contribute to hair loss? Would a higher dosage cause more hair loss? A bald head = BIG TIME anxiety.
Avatar_n_tn Zoloft seems to be causing anxiety, unclear thinking, inability to focus, insomnia, physical discomfort. What is the best way to wean oneself from a 100mg dosage?
9266905_tn?1402812481 Hello, I am prescribed with Zoloft and Xanax xr due to my anxiety and panic attacks. I am taking Zoloft 50mg in the mornings for 9 days and yesterday I took extra 50mg afternoon (as my doctor prescribed) and after 2-3 hours I felt my regular symptoms (heartbeat increases and my left arm and left feels like there are ants walking on it) and I took 0,5mg Xanax immediately. Now, I am very scared to increase the dosage.
Avatar_m_tn As ParamedFlorena mentioned, it's wise to ALWAYS consult your doctor before adjusting your dosages. I used to take Zoloft many years ago and my dosage was 150Mgs a day. I took it for clinical depression and anxiety and it was effective. Depending on the person and the exact condition, Zoloft is usually prescribed from 50Mgs up to as much as 200Mgs a day. This all depends on factors such as the patients tolerance to SSRI's and the severity of the condition being treated.
Avatar_f_tn My doctor's instructions were to go all the way up to the maximum dose of zoloft because he believes that my combination of depression, anxiety, PTSD and bulimia might simply be treatment resistant. I've been on zoloft twice before, but never at a dose any higher than 150mg. I've been on the 200mg dose of zoloft for five weeks now, and though I had initial side effects they did go away.
Avatar_f_tn I was on zoloft for 1 year 100 mgs. Recently I got back my anxiety and my dr. upped the dose to 150 mgs a week ago. When should I be back to normal - yesterday I felt great and today not so good.
Avatar_f_tn Doctors rarely start you out on such a high dosage, they prefer to start with the lowest dosage and if needed increase it with time. Also, even lay people know that you should never just stop these medications cold turkey.....bad withdrawals. Psychiatrist are the most knowledgeable when it comes to these types of medications, I would make an appt. to see one and hold off on starting such a high dosage until you speak to him.
Avatar_n_tn I recently started taking zoloft for panic and anxiety . I also was bacoming depressed. I've had some very stressful events happen and I was really off. I was resistant to start the zoloft as I had taken it about 5 years ago for about a year,and I remembered the horrible side effects when starting it. Anyway my question is this. I am currently taking 25 mg of zoloft. I've been on it for 3 weeks. I was supposed to up it to 50 mg in after a week.
Avatar_f_tn For those of you on Zoloft, did you notice an increase in anxiety and tiredness when your dose was upped from 50mg to 75mg?
1100140_tn?1260597869 Common side effect after a change in dosage is nausea that tend to go away after several days. You might have rebound anxiety if you think about having rebound anxiety as a nocebo effect. So i would tell you that you are not supposed to have rebound anxiety after upping a dose.
Avatar_f_tn I'm on zoloft and I'm 30 weeks pregnant and everything is fine
Avatar_f_tn I can definitely say that in 5 weeks on Zoloft you probably don't feel much different. It takes at least 6 weeks to build up the Zoloft in your system to help combat the depression and anxiety. My question to you is...do you suffer from depression or anxiety or a combination of both? When I first was diagnosed I was diagnosed with depression so they put on on an SSRI and that was that.
Avatar_m_tn M 60, just started Zoloft 5 days ago at a dosage of 25mg Im totally anxious ridden and it seems that i feel even more anxious now after starting the zoloft. I was on effexor xr 225mg for 4 years. Earlier this year i went into status ellipticus and was hospitalized for five days The doctors attributed it to effexor as it was low salt hyponatremia which almost killed me. I was taken abruptly off of the effexor and dont remember the withdrawl as I was out for the five days.
1073431_tn?1255967289 I am not really sure. Did your doctor tell you split the dosage during the day? I actually prefer Zoloft, but everyone is different. Remember, that it can take your body a good couple of weeks to adjust to the medication.
4170713_tn?1350582710 I have been on zoloft for over a month and for the last week my anxiety has been real bad and I get real irritated. My chest feels weird which makes me freak out more. I was on celexa for years and it stopped working. I was put on effexor and it put me in a deep depression. Now I've been on 50 mg of zoloft for over a month....I'm thinking of getting off of it to...
Avatar_f_tn I have been on Zoloft for years (on and off). I had to go back on it in January after a 6 month break. My anxiety got so bad I was having severe panic attacks. This time when I went on the Zoloft it had the opposite effect....it was more stimulating that calming for me and I'm not sure why. Neither is my doctor. I also have OCD and it increased my OCD by 10x almost immediately. I'm at 100 mg now (for almost 7 weeks) and it hasn't gotten much better. I aslo take .5 mg of lorazapam twice a day.
Avatar_n_tn I sometiems forget to take my zoloft, sometiems for days. What should I do for a missed dose?
Avatar_f_tn Again, take it as prescribed and do not mix any of this with alcohol. When starting Zoloft or adjusting the dosage quite often it can raise the anxiety a little, but the body adjusts to it with time I believe it really helps. Continue to work with your doctor and use this forum for questions and advice going through this experience. Keep us posted!
Avatar_m_tn Hi, there - I'm on day 60 of zoloft. I actually started at 12.5 and have worked up to 37.5. I looked back through my log and saw that I started noticing improvement on my anxiety on day 11 with more consistent "good day" notes around day 18 (I upped to 25 mg on day 12). I've had WAY more good days than bad! Hang in there!
Avatar_f_tn But it's also a stimulating antidepressant, so it doesn't tend to work for anxiety as well as, say, Zoloft even though it's an easier drug to quit taking.
Avatar_f_tn Could someone please give me any info on taking zoloft. I am on 100mg of it and have been taking if for a month. I have not begun to feel better and was wondering what anyone thought. Thank you!
Avatar_f_tn Read this link about zoloft, it was not designed as an anti-anxiety drug, those are in the class of benzodiazipines, zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor , or SSRI, link here:. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001017/. It is in reality, designed as an anti-depressant, and treatment for OCD.
Avatar_f_tn Zoloft affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Zoloft can cause side effect which include, trouble sleeping, panic attacks and anxiety. The Klonopin may help, depending on the dosage and the scheduling.
Avatar_f_tn I was just wondering if it's normal with the first couple of days of use of Zoloft if it's common for it to make you a little more anxious and if so how long before it subsides?
Avatar_f_tn Yes, dizziness is one of the possible side effects, but as you already mentioned, it is nearly impossible to determine what the culprit is...could be something else causing that (your illness, etc). The good news is, any side effects of Zoloft will typically start to resolve after about 2 weeks (give or take, varies per person). The key to really being able to fairly determine the success of these kinds of meds is sticking it out.