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When will I feel better after taking zoloft

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Yes, but....: Yes, but, first, you're lucky that you haven't experienced an adverse reaction to doubling your dose. We always advise patients only to change their ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It can: Many people have therapeutic effect at 50 mg but some people require up to 200 mg per day or even higher off-label dosing. Please talk with your presc ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
34 years experience Psychiatry
6 months or longer: I'm glad you're feeling better. Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depressive and anxiety disorders, so the length of time you will need on it will ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor : When the SSRI's are initiated, sometimes they trigger a worsening of anxiety symptoms due to stimulation. Over a period of a few weeks, the anxiety im ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No guarantee: Often the effects of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (like Zoloft (sertraline)) become more prominent after 4 to 6 weeks time. Some people n ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Talk w/your doctor: Are you working with a psychiatrist who prescribed the zoloft (sertraline)? It and other antidepressants require at least 4-6 weeks' trial for effect ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Pierce
39 years experience Psychiatry
A week or ten days: If you are having discontinuation symptoms from stopping zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) they should go away by ten days after your last dose. Thes ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Discuss w/ doctor : Lexapro's therapeutic effect is better seen at 20 milligrams. Discuss with your doctor as he or she knows the plan best.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know why: but you are PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE. This is a bad combination !
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
40 years experience Psychiatry
Unexpected.: Daily sertraline at 150 mg., after beginning to help anxiety, would be expected to continue to continue to help and not suddenly stop. There is a po ... Read More
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