Zoloft dosage levels

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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 f tn i have been taking zoloft for 6 years got very sick a month ago and stopped taking it never realizing it had such withdrawel symtome. my doctor gave me zanax temporily.
1173196 tn?1292920090 I've been taking anti-depressants for about 7 years, zoloft for the last 3. When I got pregnant, I researched it online and everything said that it should be discontinued after 28 weeks because it can cause hypertension in a newborn. I asked all 3 of my midwives, and they each told me that there was no danger in continueing zoloft for the entire pregnancy and even while breastfeeding. I've already cut my dose by half anyway. Is anyone else on zoloft or has anyone taken during their pregnancy?
Avatar m tn I was just prescribed zoloft (50mg) for anxiety and depression. I haven't started taking it yet because I'm afraid that: 1. I'll become addicted to it 2. If I have to stop taking it (tapering off of it versus stopping cold turkey) that I won't be able to and/or I'll experience all the withdraw symptoms Is 50mg too much? The pharmacist who filled my medication said that it would help initially and then could make the symptoms worse, has anyone experienced this?
Avatar f tn Hello all, I began .25 mg of Zoloft last Saturday (eight days ago) and am wondering if anybody else can tell me their experience with the drug. I'm both an anxious and an unhealthy person, so it's difficult for me to tell what's anxiety, what's sickness, and what's the drug. A week prior to beginning the drug, I think I had a touch of the flu, which in turn triggered more anxiety. I barely got out of bed for a week.
Avatar m tn , but the longer I was on the Zoloft, the more short lived that side effect was and the more mild it got with each dosage increase. The jitters were the worst the first few days of my starting the Zoloft. Those were the only side effects to speak of, I tolerated it pretty well (better than I had expected), and from what you've said here, I think you will probably have a similar experience. The very best thing you can do is to TRY to stay distracted as much as possible.
Avatar m tn Can the medication stop working from this? Also when you increase your dosage is it bad to go by levels of 50 (eg. from 50 to 100) instead of levels of 25 (eg. 75 to 100) ?
Avatar f tn In other words, they have found that typically depressed patients have low levels of Serotonin in the brain, Zoloft, and other SSRI's raises levels of Serotonin in the brain. I don't know of any tests that measure the levels of Serotonin in the brain but I could've just never heard of it.
190885 tn?1333029491 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.
Avatar n tn She said to stay with the zoloft as it would act on the anxiety. If this dosage doesn't work, she suggested I return for an increase or change to another medication. I hate being in this continual cycle.
Avatar f tn I have a few questions. Is this a possible side effect of Zoloft? If so will it go away? If I up the dosage would it help? I am on a low dose. I feel discouraged. I have a family gathering to attend today and am so embarrassed by these tremors I just want to cry. I know my family will wonder what is going on with me. Please help. I'd appreciate any advice.
Avatar n tn What are the withdrawl symptoms of coming off of Zoloft? I'm a 27-year-old female and have been taking 100 mg. daily for chronic depression for a year and a half, and decided not to take it anymore due to the side effects (anxiety, nausea, headaches, dry mouth, light wallet). I abruptly stopped taking it 10 days ago and am starting to feel crazy. I'm lightheaded, dizzy, disoriented, sleepy, irritable, and more emotional than usual. I'm having difficulty concentrating.
Avatar f tn I am currently in a very small town and the only doctor here that can speak English prescribed me 50 mcg of Euthyrox and I am wondering if it's the correct dosage, or even correct medication. For symptoms, I have an extremely hard time losing weight. I am only 22 and grew up quite thin, and for the past few years I've been struggling with my weight although I eat well and exercise like crazy.
Avatar f tn I am prone to low blood sugar if I don't eat which will produce the same feeling.. I did read somewhere that Zoloft can affect your blood glucose levels.. Is this a side effect of the tablets.. kinda assume it is.. not a stranger to feeling shaky.. but its not something I commonly get, and have noticed this "rattly" feeling much more in the last month since taking these meds. Is this something I just need to ride out, and will it happen every time I increase my dosage?
Avatar f tn com/2011/11/psychiatric-complication-of-hepatitis-c-therapy/ having said that often these types of medications may have the oppsite effect on patients and anxiety levels may actually highten ,especially if dossages are not carefully monitored.. Below, if you are interseted is a short vidoe segmant on "depresssion and anxiety issuse whie doing HCV therapy This psychologist has worked with hundreds of HCV patients in regards to anxiety and clinical depression while treating..
Avatar n tn Hi I'm on 275 mg of Zoloft for OCD because I was not responding to lower levels after going on and off too many times. I do however seem to be responding to 275 mg's but I know that it is above the usual max dose. However my doctor right now believes that it is best to get me stabilized over a period of months before we consider another medication because he believes that switching right now would throw me into a downward spiral.
Avatar f tn I have been on the 100mg a day dose for 5 days and my anxiety has increased significantly and I am having trouble sleeping. The Zoloft has always made me feel wired, but this dosage has really increased my anxiety levels. Will this anxiety increase go away after a few weeks? I also take 300mg of Wellbutrin each day and have for 2 years. Do you think I should lower my Wellbutrin dose or my Zoloft dose or both?
362387 tn?1207277719 Now it is 7.8? Have you started back on Zoloft? Did anyone explain how the Zoloft is affecting your TSH? If you go back on Zoloft is your TSH going to drop? Your TSH needs to get down between 0.6 and 1.4, give or take for most people. It needs to hover there for a while, not a day or two. Then you will still feel off for a few weeks because your TSH has shifted so much and so fast. It takes time for the body to heal. At least that's what I keep hearing.
Avatar n tn old female who was diagnosed in April with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression. I am currently taking 150 mg. of Zoloft daily, along with 1/2 of a .5 Klonopin tablet at night and 1/2 of a 1mg. tablet of Ativan in the morning. I wake up shaking, anxious and crying every morning. The trembling, shivers, and anxiety last for about 6 hrs. The crying usually stops after an hour or two. By late afternoon and evening I feel much better. I take the Zoloft in the late morning.
Avatar f tn I have heard so many good things about Zoloft for anxiety - I am hopeful for some decrease in my anxiety levels. I hope you the best, and I'm curious if others are experiencing similar effects.
Avatar f tn Saw your post and a good friend of mine is on Zoloft and doing fine. She started off on a low dosage and worked her way up.
737515 tn?1252556023 What you can do if the withdrawal is very bad and isn't going away is go back on the Zoloft at the last dosage at which you felt fine, and then taper more slowly. Sometimes psychiatrists will add a benzo for a short time to ease the anxiety, and some natural remedies have been used successfully by some people to cushion withdrawal. There's a book on this called The Antidepressant Solution by Joseph Glanville which might give you more armament for this now and in the future. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I felt a little depressed with the anxiety and he started me on Zoloft at the beginning of November. I have been having the jittery caffeine feeling with this med consistently having to take klonopin ..25mg in the am with the dose as it seems to be works about 5 hours post dose. These symptoms did get somewhat better over time but I have tried to stop the klonopin twice and the jittery feeling returns.
Avatar m tn I just don't know what to do anymore! My doctor has mentioned Zoloft to me and said that it isn't sedating like Paxil and maybe with the help of Wellbutrin I can keep my sex drive. I've also heard that Prozac might be a good option because it isn't sedating. Can anyone give me any advise on these two medications before I call my doctor and accept one of them witch will most likely be Zoloft since that's the one that she's been leading towards.
5467587 tn?1370012147 I was on Zoloft ofr 15 years. I would say you should give it a few more weeks just to be sure. I'm sure it will get better and better as time goes on.. Hang in there!
18070169 tn?1463179514 But as I read through countless posts regarding Zoloft, I realized it is all part of the drug settling in. My dr gave me clonizepam for times when I was having an anxiety attack, but never really used it because most of my major anxiety was during the day and that stuff makes me sleepy and I can't work. Here are the side effects I had - for the first two weeks, anxious every day, hot flashes, cold chills, fell asleep quickly, but always woke up at 4 a.m.
Avatar f tn Also, isn't 50 mg the usually starting dosage for Zoloft? I just want to get to the point where I feel better and am thinking my doctor is being too conserative on the dosing.