I am now going into my 6th week of being on Zoloft....started at 12.5, 2 weeks later went to 25, then 37.5, and I have currently been at 50 mg for 2 weeks. I have seen MINOR improvements.
My depression started with a panic attack, which then turned into weekly panic attacks, then daily....then i noticed i began feeling way too guilty for past mistakes i had made, which were causing me to feel bad and become more panicky. Thats when I realized I was probably suffering from depression also.
My question is - in the last week or so I have been waking up upset, panicky and with chest pain and a feeling of dread. I immediately take my 1mg ativan tablet and zoloft, and this feeling usually passes as I get ready for work and get to work. I called my doctor today to tell her of my new symptoms of decreased appetite and increased morning anxiety - she bluntly told me it sounds like worsening depression, and told me to increase my dose to 75mg. I wanted to know if anyone had any experience with zoloft and what dose they were on before they started to notice improvement in their anxiety and depression?
I am so determined to fight and beat this - i have joined a support group and get up and go to work every day no matter how bad i feel in the morning (and it's been pretty bad the past week)
Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you