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Greetings all...

Today is my first day on Zoloft and I'm already feeling great! Is that weird to feel less anxious and depressed on the first day on this stuff? My doctor prescribed 50mg/per day dosage. Is that a lot for an initial dose or is it about normal?

Anyone have any pros/cons to taking meds in the morning or at night? Is one preferrable? Also, is it OK to take 1/2 pill in morning, and the remaining 1/2 later in the day or early evening?

Just wondering...

Thanks everyone for the great posts!

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[QUOTE=GTIVR6]Greetings all...

Today is my first day on Zoloft and I'm already feeling great! Is that weird to feel less anxious and depressed on the first day on this stuff? My doctor prescribed 50mg/per day dosage. Is that a lot for an initial dose or is it about normal?

Anyone have any pros/cons to taking meds in the morning or at night? Is one preferrable? Also, is it OK to take 1/2 pill in morning, and the remaining 1/2 later in the day or early evening?

Just wondering...

Thanks everyone for the great posts!

G[/QUOTE]
I hope you continue to feel great and the Zoloft works for you. I had a bad time on it BUT I am one of those people who has bad reactions to lots of meds. I would take it at night as many of these meds. make it hard to sleep. They tend to make your mind race. I am on Buspar and it causes very vivid dreams. I can't win for losing :p
If you have doubts call the Dr. and ask to speak to a nurse or call your local Walgreens and speak to a pharmasist and ask what they think. That is just my own opionion from my experiences.
Good Luck and I hope you continue to feel great :wave:
xox
[QUOTE=GTIVR6]Greetings all...

Today is my first day on Zoloft and I'm already feeling great! Is that weird to feel less anxious and depressed on the first day on this stuff? My doctor prescribed 50mg/per day dosage. Is that a lot for an initial dose or is it about normal?

Anyone have any pros/cons to taking meds in the morning or at night? Is one preferrable? Also, is it OK to take 1/2 pill in morning, and the remaining 1/2 later in the day or early evening?

Just wondering...

Thanks everyone for the great posts!

G[/QUOTE]

Zoloft begins its real work a few weeks into treatment. However, your 'good feeling' could easily be explained by the fact that you know you're getting treatment. It's sort of like how I am with Klonopin (I'm on Zoloft too for anxiety, but I was prescribed Klonopin as a 'just in case' pill when I go out.) I feel better just knowing I have it in my pocket, and that in turn calms me down because I know if anything starts, there's something that will help me.

50 mg isn't anything. I started with 25 initially, then 50 the next week, then 75 the next, and now I'm on 100 mg (which is what he planned on putting me all along.) So 50 is nothing, really. Not a high dose at all!

I take my Zoloft at night, just because it oddly makes me tired. The effects of this kinda medication always is per user. What's good for one isn't for another. Just make sure if you get any strange side effect, you talk to your doctor. No use taking meds like that that give you extra problems!

Glad to hear you're feeling better regardless. :jester:

~Tracey





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