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How long does it take for zoloft to start working?
A week ago my Dr. Put me on zoloft for anxiety and depression. Last week i took 25 mg and starting today i will take 50mg. I was just wondering how long it takes to work because my dr is having me go back next Monday to see how i am doing on it, and i feel confused because will i know by then? Everything ive read says it will take 4-6 weeks.. and I just feel pretty similar to what I did last week ( i do feel slightly better on the anxiety end but not the depression side of it) .Thanks
You're right, it normally takes an SSRI (Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac, etc..) 4 to 6 weeks to reach its "fully functional" levels in your system, although you should feel it starting to work after a couple weeks or so. If the doctor that prescribed it is a GP doctor, they may not know about that. After only a week or so, you probably don't feel much different - although it's good your anxiety is better. That's a start!! I would suggest staying on the 50 mg dose for a couple months - to find out if that is a strong enough dose to take care of your anxiety and depression. You don't want to be on a higher dose than you need to be, to keep the side effects to a minimum. Best of luck to you =).
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