Hello, again! And welcome to the forum! There are a lot of great people out here, come often.
I've learned from my own questions that it helps if you can bring similar questions together - it makes it easier for people to comment & you to get feedback. I took the liberty of grabbing your other question and pasting it here. From your other thread:
"Zoloft users how long before you started to feel better on it? And what mg were you on? "
I'm on day 172 of Zoloft. I started at 12.5 mg & am now at 62.5mg. I'm happy to share my experience with you, but please know that I am not a medical professional. Everyone's experience may be different - we all come with our own set of chemistry, metabolism, medical history, etc. that can impact how a medication affects us.
That said, it took me about 20 days or so before the anxiety began to noticeably lessen. I know that may sound discouraging,especially since it sounds like you may have just started. But what I've learned from some super smart folks on here is that this is a type of medication that has to build up in your system to reach effectiveness. This takes places over a period of 2-6 weeks, depending on the person.
It's also important to note that Zoloft is simply 1 tool in my box for managing my anxiety. I also regularly see a good therapist, I try to get plenty of rest, eat well, & exercise. I focus on activities that I enjoy. I have a network of dear ones I can reach out to for support. And I've learned to identify my triggers, and coping techniques to help me work through it when my anxiety gets bad.
Like I said, there are lots of people - smart, kind, supportive people - who have been through/are going through the anxiety journey. Don't hesitate to ask any questions!
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