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time of day to take zoloft

as some already know, im on my 8th day of taking zoloft and klonopin.
i was taking 25 mg of zoloft then sunday night i up'ed to 50 mg.
i take both the pills right before i go to bed, at 10 pm.
since i've up'ed my dosage i've been more tired during the day (maybe because i have to get use to the increased dose). But the thing is, i've been waking up around 4 am every morning & cant get back to sleep. im usually a late sleeper so i know it has to be the meds!

should i start taking the zoloft in the afternoon.

would it have any effects if i change the time i usually take it?
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It is different with various people, and as you know, I am also on Zoloft.  I actually take mine in the early evening because if I take it any later I also cannot sleep.  Make sure you discuss it with your doctor first though.  
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my docs original directions said take it in the evening...no exact time?
it wouldnt hurt to just take it a few more hours earlier though right?
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I don't think so, but I am not a doctor  Another thing you can do, is call your pharmacist where you had your perscription filled.  They are very knowledgeable and it just takes a quick call and that is what they are there for; that is what I do whenever I have a question about my meds.   With mine, it just says take one a day.  I usually take it at 6, but I have forgotten to take it and have taken it at 8. As long as it is once a day around the same time, it never affected me in any adverse way.  The last time I was on it 3 years ago, I actually took it in the morning.  

Also, in my experience, as you go up in dosage, you do feel the effects for a little bit, but it will level off again.  I know that there is anxiety going on this sometimes, but remember you get more side effects from many OTC meds; I have much worse side effects if I take a Claritan than Zoloft.

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so i called my doc yesterday and she told me to take both pills (the whole pill) right before i go to bed & stop taking the klonopin in the morning.

i was taking the klonopin in the morning too to help control my daytime anxiety? but i guess i'll just have to see how this works.

-K
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K,
You are doing the right thing by talking to your doc....I just don't want to give bad advice:) I realize that each of us are different in how tolerate medications, but overall I think that it will help along with talking it through with someone.  I am glad that you keep me informed and feel free to ask any questions on the forum or through a Personal Message.  I gain motivation and inspiration on a daily basis from people like you that confront these issues.
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