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question about zoloft

I have not yet had our baby, but i have been feeling really down lately and i feel i should be happy.  the whole first trimester symptoms and getting old and on my nerves.  I still get sick everyday and i also have to eat every 2-3 hours and it's wearing on me too, my life has to revolve around my eating schedule, i keep being told this will subside, but it has not yet. nor has the m/s.  I am not on top of things around the house as i use to be, i get discouraged when i think of everything i need to do and it seems as the weeks go on the worse i get.  the whole summer has just flown by and is a blur to me and now fall is just around the corner.  I feel i've missed so much out of life already.  I was talking to my doctor and she prescribed me zoloft 50mg, and i am going to start taking it tomorrow, have not yet because i was scared of all the side effects i read, but i really think i need it now, can't decide when to take it because i read that it can cause drowsiness and insomnia, when do you ladies take it.  Thanks!
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Re: question about zoloft

  • I'm sorry you are feeling this way but I'm really glad that you were able to realize that you needed help :)  I'm on the generic of Zoloft, Sertraline, and when I first started taking it I took it in the evening.  I then realized that it seemed to wear off around 5pm, so I switched to taking it in the morning and it works all day now.  I don't sleep as well while on it, and switching from night to morning hasn't made a difference in my sleeping.  I'm tired most days, but I attribute that to not sleeping as well.  I think that some ladies on here have also been prescribed a sleep aid, such as ambien, along with Zoloft.  You could try taking it in the evening and see if it makes you drowsy and know that's the best time for you to take it.  If you notice that you can't sleep at all, try moving it to the morning.  If that doesn't work well, try asking for a sleep aid to help.  I hope this helps and I hope you start feeling better soon!
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  • how long before you started noticing the good effects?
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  • i noticed an improvement over night.  I felt like the automatic negative thoughts coming to my head were weaker.  I had a CHOICE not to believe them.  I felt better for 4-5 days, then I accidentally went to bed two days in a row without taking it and went right back to being miserable, so now I know it made a difference.  My mood was much more even and pleasant for those 4-5 days!  Took one this morning when I realized I'd forgotten two nights in a row.  No nausea from it yet, so I think I've gotten used to it.
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