Ups and Downs - zoloft

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I am on week 5 of taking zoloft 50mg. The 1st 3 weeks were very tough - higher anxiety, intrusive thoughts and little sleep.  I then started feeling much better, would not have near as many low times.  Now today after quite a few good days I woke up and instantly felt the same I did prior to starting the zoloft.  Is it normal for this to happen? I was under impression once it started working you usually kept you in good place.  I have tried breathing excercises and going to gym but can't seem to lift spirits.  

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    Have you spoken to your doctor? That's what I would be doing.
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    It can sometimes ha that you will feelel better when first taking an anti depressant.  I think if you give it a few more weeks, say up to eight, then you should feel better.  If not, perhaps it is not a medication that suits you.  Perhaps it is just taking its time to work.
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    Yes Andrei, you will still have down days even months into taking your medication.  But as long as your good days heavily outweigh the bad I wouldn't really recommend changing your medication.  But if you have any concerns take Arwen and Annes advice and go and chat to your GP.
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    Hello there.  How are you doing?  Are you feeling any improvement yet?  I do hope so.  Keep in touch and let us know how you are. 
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    Still struggling a bit.  I am defnatley better off than where I was but am just having a hard time accepting that this is not something that is going to fix itself quickly.  I guess  figured once the zoloft kicked in I would be back to normal. Going into dr on Tuesday and am going to discuss options.  Biggest issue is I have been relying on klonopin when symptoms get bad and am not sure if they will refill ex or not.
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    Went to dr today and they bumped me up from 50 to 100mg of zoloft.  Curious if first few weeks will be as rough as when I first started the 50 or if it won't be as bad?
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      No it wont be so bad.  Your body has already got used to the lower dose, so although you may feel a little rough for a while, you should feel a lot better soon.  I am glad you went to the doctor, and I do hope you feel better soon.
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