Zoloft side effects how long

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Avatar f tn If my decrease in libido is caused by my zoloft, how long after decreasing my dosage would I see a difference?
Avatar n tn I am asking with this condition I'm in should I discontinue the medication or should I continue taking the medication in hopes of the side effects lessening. Basically about how long does it take for the side effects to lessen while taking the medication?
Avatar f tn In the meantime, it's typical the first few medications tried don't really work, or may just have annoying side effects, or even intolerable side effects, such as insomnia, or more often being tired all the time. Either one can happen. (One med kept me awake like drinking 20 cups of coffee. The same med put my mother to sleep for 18 hours.
Avatar f tn But they will be able to ease your mind about what normal side effects are, how long they should last and if you can continue to take your Ativan..............in other words, everything I've been unable to answer for you. Good luck. Try to relax............your anxiety, while totally understandable, is only making the situation worse. Don't hesitate to seek out the answers you need.
Avatar f tn I experienced the most significant side effects at about the same time period on zoloft that you are. Some good folks on here, plus my psychiatrist, advised me to wait at least 4-6 weeks, because it takes time for the meds to level out in your system. I'm on day 55 on zoloft and all my side effects are gone. Just my experience, though, yours may be different. I'd give it a solid 2 more weeks. Keep focusing on good things - what is better vs. what is worse.
Avatar n tn I've been on it for over a year now so a 25mg change doesn't give me all the horrible side effects. But all of these types of medications all had the same side effects for me until I was on a constant daily dosage and DID NOT miss a dose, or drink alcohol. I still get the odd migrane and have horrible hot flashes, but having the feeling of being somewhat "normal" was better and safer for me. Perservere through the side effects and you'll eventually feel good.
Avatar m tn I have been on zoloft for two weeks and the side effects are still pretty bad, without any benefits (it seems like it has been two years!). (I have tried lexapro, paxil, and celexa, but zoloft was the first AD I have taken and from my first experience seemed to produce the least side effects for me (although this time seems bad). I know it takes awhile for SSRI's to get working and initial side effects are common. I started taking 25mgs for a week and have been on 50mgs for a week.
Avatar f tn Just wondering if anyone ou there is on zoloft or any other antidepressant and if you have experienced any side effects.
Avatar f tn I have mild asthma and allergies as well but I also take Zoloft without those side effects. Sure you could be having a reacation but, it could also be your anxiety so worried about side effects.... That is probably why your doc wants to wait to change your meds, to see if the feelings subside.
Avatar f tn Need some advice, I feel this jittery feeling is caused by the Zoloft as I don't feel anxious other then these side effects. MD thinks this is anxiety not side effects. I am wondering if I need a new med or a much lower dose like 50mg to reduce the jitterness so I don't need the klonopin. I hate taking the klonopin even though it is a super low dose. Read too many horror stories. Any advice appreciated, thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Hi I have just been prescribed zoloft ( 25 mg/day first week then 50 mg/day) for anxiety and have some questions. How long does it usually takes before it starts working ? I've read that a side-effect can be sexual dysfunction, what kind of sexual dysfunction and is it related to how big the daily dose is ? Are there any withdrawal effects ?
Avatar f tn Could someone please tell me what they think of this drug? Are there any bad side effects? How long does it take for it to start working? Thank you.
Avatar f tn Every Individual will response differently. My recommendation is not to foucs on the side effects (let it comes naturally if it really comes at all) but looking towards feeling better as the days go by. I know its not easy but read my post regularly to remind yourself. :) I hope this would help you.
Avatar n tn Also, keep in mind that it usually takes 2-6 weeks for the full therapeutic effects of Zoloft to take effect (shorter time for anxiety and longer time for depression symptoms to subside) and many people have unpleasant side-effects for the first week of taking Zoloft. These usually subside after this time. You may want to think about whether the potential benefits of taking Zoloft outweigh the side-effects you currently experience that could quickly pass when your body adjusts to the SSRI.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know how long it takes for prozac to get out of your system, I was only on it for 2 weeks but had very bad side effects from it? My last does was Wed morning and now starting Zoloft. Still feeling very very anxious!! Any comments would help!!
Avatar f tn I used to take Paxil which worked very well...loved it. Like you, I couldn't cry if I wanted to and didn't for an entire year. I stopped the Paxil (weened off gradually, not easy either) and now just started on Wellbutrin which I love. You can cry on Wellbutrin too! Wellbutrin is not an MAOI nor an SSRI, so it doesn't have the weight gain. From what I have read it tends to have weight loss. I took Zoloft a long time ago and became an emotional wreck while I was on it.
410475 tn?1262945967 However, this medication will work differently for everybody. I would suggest trying it, see how well it works and what the side effects are for you and then discuss this with your doctor.
1100140 tn?1260597869 In my experience with Zoloft, I would get some side effects whenever I started, stopped, or changed my dosage. The good thing is that you know what some of the side effects are and how you reacted initially when you started taking it. I was on the same dosage and it helped tremendously in the long term in my experience as I went through talk therapy.
Avatar f tn I just started on Zoloft and was wondering how long it takes the side effects to go away. Do you get worse befoer you get better?
Avatar n tn What are tha dangers of Zoloft? Side affects? weight gain or loss? How long should someone stay on Zoloft?
Avatar n tn 25 mg for the last year every night and cannot sleep without taking xanax. what are the long term effects of taking xanax that long? he does not have or has not been diagnosed with anxiety or any other disorders. i have slowly seen him starting to lose interest and feelings in relationships. i am wondering if this is why?? he would love to try and get off these pills and has been reducing the dosage for the past year now. But he cannot seem to get off of that .25 mg.
Avatar m tn 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.
447939 tn?1235065543 hi guys has anyone any experiences with zoloft? how long does it take to have an effect? has anyone had alcohol on it? any side effects?
2198057 tn?1338534805 They include hot flashes, drowsiness, restless, itchy, nauseous, and tight throat. Also if they are normal how long does it take for these side effects to go away for most people?