I currently take Zoloft and it seems to work quite well for me, but as Shy has said it does take 4-6 weeks to work so you need to keep an eye on things until then. The helplines that Shy have given you are a great resource and I would take advantage of them. Please keep in contact with us and let us know how things progress. Perhaps your son would also benifit from joining?
Hi Shelter, I am so very sorry about your son. You have gotten wonderful advice and suggestions from ShynSassy and Darren. I just wanted to mention that if your son has changed from Effexor straight to Zoloft then it shouldn't take that long to reach therapeutic effect since he already has an SSRI in his system.
I wonder if you have considered inpatient treatment for him until he gets better or more stable? I would be concerned that the local law enforcement came to take whatever weapons out of your house so that he wouldn't harm himself. He wrote a note which shows intent and perhaps a plan to harm himself. In addition to his being gone for so long without you having any idea where he is or what he is doing. If you chose to put him into a hospital until he gets better at least you know he will be getting the right treatment and is in a safe environment.
Otherwise, as Shy said keep in close contact with his doctor.
I wish you both well....please keep posting and letting us know how he is doing.
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