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A 45-year-old male asked:

How long does insomnia last with zoloft. i've been on it for 3 weeks and now taking ambien (zolpidem) and still can't sleep. how long does insomnia last on zolof?

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Dr. Jennifer Boisture
Psychiatry 16 years experience
It varies: The highest risk period for antidepressant side effects is the first 10-14 days after starting, but side effects can last up to a month before resolving. However, your insomnia sounds quite severe and given it has already been 3 weeks, in my opinion, likely warrants a change in medication.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
INSOMNIA: First have a physical exam to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions. Research indicates with psychotherapy you can change & find better coping mechanisms. Please see a Psychiatrist for medication better for you than Ambien and Zoloft. You may also qualify for a sleep study.

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