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  1. Tamer, For me, I begin to feel improvement after two and a half weeks. I then experienced some pretty wicked mood swings for another week and by my fourth week on Zoloft, my depression had subsided considerably. However, I still felt very elevated anxiety at that time. I'm feeling pretty well all things considered and if I can get my anxiety under control (which is why my doctor upped my dosage to 100 milligrams daily) I'll be in a very good place. Good luck to you, Tamer.
  2. Hello everyone! I've been super busy with work the past couple of weeks and I haven't had much down time. I wanted to check in and let all of you know how my Zoloft regimen is working out. I visited my doctor earlier this week and he told me he wanted to increase my Zoloft dosage from 50 milligrams to 100 milligrams. I'm supposed to start taking 100 milligrams tomorrow. I'll let you know how my dosage increase works out. I've been feeling some moderate anxiety for the past couple of days, but nothing major thankfully. Depression seems to be in check. I haven't had a really bad day in several weeks, which is great! I'm hoping that increasing my Zoloft dose will help with my anxiety. My doctor told me that if it doesn't help, he'll increase it again. So, it's pretty much a wait and see game. I'll go back to see him in a month or so and he'll decide whether to adjust my dosage then. I'll keep you posted as things happen. I know that reading other people's posts have really helped me through my depression and anxiety struggle, so I hope that my posts will help others as well.
  3. Well, most of the past week was actually great! I felt normal for a change. All was well. Well, that is, until Saturday when I woke up with pretty heavy anxiety. Thankfully, it never developed into a full fledged panic attack. I felt a bit 'better' by mid-morning but the elevated anxiety remained until today, actually. I think the Zoloft is working as normally I would have had a panic attack and been a wreck for a week or so. This time it never got that far (it wasn't nearly as bad as a panic attack) and it only lasted a couple of days. I have my checkup coming up in a week or so and my doctor told me to expect a dosage increase. In any event, I'm in a much better place depression wise than I was prior to starting Zoloft. I'll keep you all posted! Thanks!
  4. It's been a very bad couple of days for me. I've been experiencing severe anxiety (though again, I feel my depression is much better). It's almost like my depression has been alleviated at the expense of increasing my anxiety. I'm not yet at the four week mark on Zoloft but even so I don't feel like my anxiety is noticably better. I wish my anxiety would improve like my depression has. If I don't feel any better in the next couple of days, I'm going to visit my doctor earlier than I had scheduled my checkup and see if he wants to adjust my medication.
  5. I take my Zoloft pill in the morning with breakfast. My doctor told me that taking it in the mornings is the best bet, but I'm not sure if that's because it's easier to develop a routine (which is to say, always remembering to take it) or if there's some medical reason for it. Then again, I've only been on Zoloft (my first antidepressant) for a bit longer than three weeks, so I'm still quite new to it.
  6. Your experience gives me some comfort. I started taking Zoloft (the first antidepressant I've ever taken) about three weeks ago. My depression has significantly improved but my anxiety is still quite high and unpleasant. My physician told me that if my anxiety doesn't improve, he was very likely going to increase my dosage to 100 milligrams or higher if necessary. It's nice to hear that increasing your dose helped your anxiety; it gives me hope that maybe it will work for me as well.
  7. Haha! That's no problem. Actually, I can relate to you. It's nice to hear others have been afflicted by incessant yawning. I thought I was the only one. I'm now about three weeks into my Zoloft regimen. Nothing has changed since my first post. I'll post an update as things happen.
  8. Thank you so much for your reply. I appreciate it. I've also noticed that I can't stop yawning! It's crazy.
  9. Hello, everyone! I've been depressed for some time now and decided it was time to talk to my physician about it. I also have problems with anxiety. He prescribed me Zoloft to treat both depression and anxiety (he told me that they are related problems and if my depression improves then so would my anxiety). He instructed me to begin dosing at 25 milligrams of Zoloft per day and then to increase my dosage to 50 milligrams after one week. I started taking the medication roughly two weeks ago. Prior to beginning my Zoloft regimen, I had been depressed for well over a year. I was essentially stuck in the funk of depression. I basically was sad all of the time; no happiness. Yes, it was bleak. Anyway, in the past couple of days I've been experiencing what feels like a rollercoaster of emotion. One moment I'm smiliing and happy (which I haven't felt in quite a while, I should add) and the next I'm feeling terrible and depressed. It's bizarre. My question to this community is whether this is normal? I'm looking for reassurance that my emotions will stabilize at some point. While I'm very happy to not feel sad all day, it's almost (notice that I said almost! ) as bad to feel so strange. Many thanks to everyone!
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