Zoloft dosage social anxiety

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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.
im thinking of increasing my zoloft dosage up to 100mg so maybe the fear would lessen and i could ask ashley out on a real date. i could feel comfortable again, like i used to. what should i do? any feeback would be great. thanks.
you still need to learn how to COPE with the anxiety. How long were you on the Zoloft? I suspect probably not long enough to really give it a try, which is very common with these types of meds. The bothersome side effects often lead people to throw the towel in before truly giving it a chance. Most people see a vast improvement of the side effects after a few weeks, and eventually, when the body adjusts to the med, they go away completely.
I'm 17 years old, and have been on zoloft since May 2006 for anxiety, a panic disorder [severe panic attacks] and social anxiety [which caused most of the panic attacks] I have not have a panic attack since October 2006, and decided recently, after much thought and talking to my doctor, to go off zoloft. Starting the first day of August, I took a half dose every day for ten days. Now I am taking a half dose every second day for twenty days, and then going off completely.
But I think the dosage of Zoloft is a big factor also. I didn't notice dosage amounts in any of the posts above. If Zoloft does cause weight gain, you'll probably notice more weight gain with higher doses.
My 16 year old daughter has been diagnosed with depression and started taking Zoloft 4 weeks ago. She has increased social activity and is not crying all the time. She has really benefited from the medication. The only 'bad' thing is that she has been having terrible migranes. She has always been pre-disposed to migranes (hereditary). What can she safely take and at what dosage? I know Triptans are out of the question. Also - How long does she need to stay on the Zoloft medication?
I haven't seen a doctor about this, but I seem to fit the description exactly. I was treated for social anxiety about 10 years ago, along with depression. I am not depressed and haven't been since I was treated, but when I try to break my isolation and socialize more, it makes me depressed when it doesn't go well. It seems I'm left with the choice of self-imposed isolation or depression, but I would prefer neither. Are there medications that can treat this?
I take Zoloft and I also have Xanax in case I need them. Zoloft is for the overall everyday long term treatment. Xanax (in case you haven't tried it) is for fast relief. When my panic and anxiety kicked in and I was waiting for the Zoloft to kick in, I had Xanax and took it 2 - 3 times a day. Then I decreased it to night time so I wouldn't wake up in an attack. Now that the Zoloft has kicked in full blown I only take 1/2 pill at night or so to sleep.
My mother has depression, OCD, and social anxiety disorder, and lately it is getting worse. I am 15, and I have Bipolar disorder and OCD, so I get depressed a lot, too, but nothing like this. At night, she will sit on the couch with her head in her hands, and will stare at nothing for hours, no matter how much we try and talk to her, and we eventually give up. This happens every night, no matter what.
May 30th started 12.5 mg of zoloft and tapered up every 2 weeks. I am med sensitive so have to go slow. I am now on 50 mg and have been for little over a week. Anxiety is better and have only take .25 mg ativan every once in a while in nervous social situations. My question is I still get crying depressing episodes once every couple of days. Will this get better or will I need a higher dosage??
I am now on 50 mg and have been for little over a week. Anxiety is better and have only take .25 mg ativan every once in a while in nervous social situations. My question is I still get crying depressing episodes once every couple of days. Will this get better or will I need a higher dosage?? I am going to stick it out till my psychiatrist appt on the 30th but want to know how or if it will get better. I am trying to be patient and positive as my psychologist has been working with me.
I have had severe anxiety for 11 months now I already posted a comment in January about it and it has since gotten worse, I don't know what to do they have put me on celexa, and Vistaril for anxiety and still can barely go out in public, I can't go to offices and stores where I have to talk to people 1 on 1 I get so nervous and almost paralyzed that I can't move or talk, I don't know what to do anymore, my son came to live me last week and I have to go to social security to switch payees and I k
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.
Hello !!! I Have recently started taking Zoloft for social anxiety that I cannot seem to get ride of. I am going on day 3 and was prescribed 50mg but was suggested to break that in half to equal 25mg to allow my body to get used to it before I up my dose. Which I will stay on 25mg for 3 weeks and then bump up to 50mg. From what It seems people bump up to fast and their bodys freak out. So far I have not had any side effects other then being a little sleepy.
//www.medhelp.org/posts/Anxiety/anyone-take-zoloft-for-anxiety/show/1557194#post_7684641 YOU can do it!!! You're very early into it, but like I said, the turning point is coming soon for you...just stay busy busy busy! The busier you stay, the less you will be overthinking the symptoms, the med, etc. I have faith in you...you've come this far...keep pushing ahead!
I have pretty bad anxiety and about a week ago was prescribed 25mg of Zoloft, what are the usual side effects? Is it worth it? I've heard an equal amount of horror stories as I have positive stories. I took Celexa for 3 days but it caused me to have a severe panic attack that lasted 3 days and I'm not willing to have that happen again. About a year before taking Celexa, I took it with Wellbutrin for about 4 months for depression and never had a side effect like that.
agoraphobia social anxiety not really improving and still hate when people watch me do everyday things and i dont leave the house much also fear of all the people and cars.
I have not suffered from any withdrawal symptoms. My anxiety symptoms and associated depression which led me to take Zoloft in the first place persist and have increased in intensity on some episodes. Zoloft definitely helped me with these symptoms but never completely rid me of them. I am now considering Paxil since it appears to be more directed to social anxiety disorder which is definitely my core problem.
I may ask my doctor about Buspar, that sounds like it might be a good thing to try for me since I have the social anxiety. The Zoloft has helped with my social anxiety, but it is still pretty bad at times where I am freaking out in advance just over having to make a phone call! I don't like to answer my phone still, I get a rush of panic and I don't want to answer because I am then short of breath! Ugh! Good luck Darla! You should see your doctor. Don't think a thing about it!
I am now on 50 mg and have been for little over a week. Anxiety is better and have only take .25 mg ativan every once in a while in nervous social situations. My question is I still get crying depressing episodes once every couple of days. Will this get better or will I need a higher dosage?? I am going to stick it out till my psychiatrist appt on the 30th but want to know how or if it will get better. I am trying to be patient and positive as my psychologist has been working with me.
hi, i am on clonazepam and zoloft as well. i have started zoloft 50mg, and i take klonopin for anxiety attacks, 0.25 x 3 daily.
And I also I didn't know they have property on social phobias and anxiety benefits, I should document myself about this, thanks for the lead. I have the sense that Zoloft is like trying to kill a fly with a hammer. Next I will talk to my doctor about referring me to a therapist for exposure and CBT (I just looked it up on Google).
This concerns my daughter. She suffers from depression and social anxiety. Any meds she has been put on are low dose. She started on Prozac, then to Paxil and was just put on Zoloft. She is frustrated because nothing seems to level off her emotions. She believes it is because they are all in the same family. She actually got worse on the Paxil. Also, now the Zoloft is making her sick. She is a college student and it is hard to go to class with the nausea.
After almost 3 years fo taking Effexor Xr I've been getting nothing but worsening sypmtoms. Anxiety, DEPRESSION 10 fold. My social life if gone, due to my fear of people. I had a Dr. appt. yesterday and asked to be switched backto Zoloft. I am a 6'1 male in my mid 30's and since I started taking the Effexor Xr, I went from a prefect 208 lbs. to 150 lbs. As you can imagine I look disgusting, which is probably why I have a hard time meeting new people.
a couple days on the zoloft was a bust. Incredible anxiety,hge headache,tremmors..the whole 9 yards(sorry for the football reference,but hey,the game is on).Actually,even watching the game is getting me a little strung out. Have been told today that zoloft is active as a stimulant in most folks,and i sure believe it. Not gonna take it anymore....worst 2 days ever,and I over-used the benzos just to stop crawling the ceiling. Thanx again.....
Whats up everyone. I'm new to this site. I found it through my searches online about quitting zoloft. I've been taking 150 mg of zoloft for about 6 years now for OCD. I've tried getting off of it twice. First time I weaned myself all the way off. Then I started a new job, got stressed, and felt I should get back on. So I did. Once I got comfortable with my situation I tried again. That time I noticed I got very anxious. In turn I went back to the meds.
I have been on Zoloft for anxiety for around 2-3 years and range from 50 - 100 mg. Most recently I have been on 100 mg for about 8 months and was 50 before that. Anyway, I started weaning down from 100 to 50 about 12 days ago. I did about 1 week of taking 100 one day and 50 the next and then just started taking 50 every day. I plan to take the 50 for about another 4-6 weeks and then go to 25 and then to 0.
Although it seemed to be working for the first two weeks for her social phobia it seemed it got worse after that. So the doctor increased her dosage 4 days ago to 50mg but it seems it is the same maybe even a little more anxiouse. She is much better with her OCD and depressive episodes just not her main issue which is her anxiety. School is starting soon and she isnt prepared to go back like this. How long does a dosage increase take to work?
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