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    Hi I was started on Zoloft for anxiety/ocd last Wednesday 25mg a day and increased to 50mg a day today. I have noticed it has been making me sleepy in the mornings and a bit jittery/anxious come mid to late afternoon. I take it between 7-8am and after increasing the dose today I had to fight to stay awake until dd had nap time it was very hard. And then woke up anxious/jittery. Has anyone else had this?
    I'm toying with the idea of taking it at say 7pm but afraid of waking up in the morning with the anxious/jittery feeling.

    Can anyone help with there experience? Btw also 37 weeks preg. TIA

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    It pretty much has the same effect on me. I take it at night but it's not really helping. I'm wide awake all night and tired all day long. I've even tried some temazepam to help me sleep but it does nothing at all.
    I think they are all common side effects unfortunately.

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    From experience, it took a couple of weeks to even out. I don't remember the tiredness but I definitely had the jitters and just felt weird. It will calm down though so hang in there xxxx

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    Did you originally take it in the morning harvestmoon? And were your symptoms the same way around... Wired then sleepy, or were you sleepy then wakeful?
    Good to hear the jitters restlessness etc should settle LouLaa I'm feeling better in some respects but hating these side effects

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummy12 View Post
    Did you originally take it in the morning harvestmoon? And were your symptoms the same way around... Wired then sleepy, or were you sleepy then wakeful?
    Good to hear the jitters restlessness etc should settle LouLaa I'm feeling better in some respects but hating these side effects
    Yes I originally took it in the morning and found myself struggling to stay awake all day. Come night, I would then be wide awake. The doctor suggested I take them at night but I'm still having difficulty sleeping.
    I hope it evens out for you. The side effects are awful, but at the same time it's awful feeling the way you do when not on the ADs.

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    Zoloft is actually a stimulating AD, it can take up to 4 weeks to take full effect. I find if I take it after 11am then I dont sleep that night. I would definitely keep taking them in the morning and if you want to discuss the side effects go to a pyschiatrist rather than a gp as they will have a better understanding of ADs than a gp. For a gp to advise taking a stimulating AD at night time, I'd be questioning their knowledge of the medication IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mumma View Post
    Zoloft is actually a stimulating AD, it can take up to 4 weeks to take full effect. I find if I take it after 11am then I dont sleep that night. I would definitely keep taking them in the morning and if you want to discuss the side effects go to a pyschiatrist rather than a gp as they will have a better understanding of ADs than a gp. For a gp to advise taking a stimulating AD at night time, I'd be questioning their knowledge of the medication IMO
    That's really interesting. I think i'll start taking them in the morning again and see if that improves the insomnia.

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    Hi , I take mine at night. I'm on 150mg.

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    I take 50mg at night and never had dramas getting to sleep. Guess everyone is different. I'm considering increasing mine as I have been struggling lately but breastfeeding so would prefer to wait until I've stopped.

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    I'm on 50mg which I take in the morning but I found it took about two weeks for the side effects to wear off. I felt drunk for the entire first two weeks. But now it doesn't have any bad effect on me at all


 

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