Taking Zoloft For 7 Weeks, Can't Sleep!

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Samantha Says:
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Started me at 50 mg for 4 weeks, slept very little. I was prescribed Ativan 1 mg helped me sleep about 6 to 7 hours. My Doc took me off after prescribing me 5 pills 3 times, total of 15. My Zoloft was raised from 50 mg to 100mg, now I'm having more trouble than ever sleeping.
I went to my pcp and was prescribed zolpidem tartrate 5 mg, tablets. I took a 5 mg tablet once a night for 2 nights and couldn't sleep. I called pharmacist and was told to take 2 5 mg tablets, total of 10 mg per night. It worked for awhile but it made me feel worse, more depression, shaky. I'm down to 2.5 mg of zolpidem tartrate and feeling shaky and I can not sleep. Any suggestions please!

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Samantha! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having.

However, once you're on one steady dose of the Zoloft for about 4 to 5 weeks, this should start to improve and you should be able to sleep, again. It just takes a few weeks for your body to get used to the medication.

Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain.

If it doesn't improve after that time period, then you may need to speak to your doctor about switching medications.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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