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Re: Anyone try Zoloft?

Posted by Matt on July 20, 1998, at 14:56:44

In reply to Anyone try Zoloft?, posted by Darlee on July 19, 1998, at 23:29:58

> I have recently been put on zoloft 100mg. Has anyone
> been on this medication and if so did it help?

> Thanks, Darlee.

Been on it four weeks so far myself. Lots of people have been helped significantly by its antidepressant and antianxiety properties. Of course, there are the SSRI side effects that typically come along with taking the drugs. But, if your question is, "Am I on a good antidepressant?" The answer is "yes." (Though, that's not to say that Zoloft works for everyone--no antidepressant does.) 100mg is a normal starting target dosage. If you just started (like in the last couple days), you're probably going through some agitation. This is normal when first going on an SSRI, and it probably will go away in a week or two. Actually 100mg, though it is a normal dose to aim for at first, starting fresh at 100mg in many people probably isn't the best idea, just due to the agitation. It's a better idea to dose up over a week or even two from 25 to 50 to 100. But, if you're not having major problems with the agitation, then great!

If the agitation is a problem for you, you might try to dose up as I mentioned, and perhaps even short term add a benzodiazepine (e.g. klonopin) for a week or two to get past the initial jitters.

All that being said, I'm not a doctor, and before changing any med schedule you should talk to your doctor.

Best of luck





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