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Can anyone tell me, when first starting Zoloft did it make you feel tired? And what dose did most start out at?
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Hi, there!  I started on 12.5 mg.  Feeling tired is reported to be a common side effect.  It actually kept me awake - I have to take it in the morning!
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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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