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Ive been on Zoloft (50 mg.) daily for almost a year now and

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I've been on Zoloft (50 mg.) daily for almost a year now and doing very well on it. WIth in the last week, I've been experiencing some anxiety that I'm having some success combating, but not total sucess. Why would this be, and what can I do about it? Would it be helpful to increase the dosage of my Zoloft?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Anna replied 7 years ago.

Hey Jm

50 mg of Zoloft is a very low dose, so you certainly have room to increase it.
On the other hand, anxiety comes and goes in waves. The meds can give you the base to work from, but you still need to do the things that work for staying busy and exercising. You may just be hitting an increased wave. If this stays for a few more weeks, I would talk with your doctor about it.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
For Anna - can I increase the Zoloft on my own, and to what dosage?
Expert:  Anna replied 7 years ago.

Hey Jm,

I'm not a physician, so I can't answer that. A quick call to your doc's office will most likely fix your problem. If you take more, you'll run out at the end of the prescription.

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