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612551 tn?1450025775
How fast to benerfit for Zoloft/Generic?
I started Sertraline (Zoloft generic) 6 days ago.  I am still testing at a low 25 mg dose.  I think I had/have an increase in fatigue, a side effect and can not say I feel any "better".   Happily, no serious side effects but the fatigue is also present due to bereavement/grief struggle and that may the main driver for fatigue, Sertraline may eventually reduce that depression-type symptom, fatigue.  

Welcome any experience on how long it took to notice: 1) benefit, 2) decrease in side effects.

Yes, I can search the web but look form the personal touch of a living patient telling of their experience.
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All these drugs are said to take between 4-6 weeks to feel the effects.  Side effects, unfortunately, start immediately.  Now, many people will feel the benefits earlier, but that's the standard line.  Sedation is probably the most common side effect of these drugs.
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612551 tn?1450025775
Talking to myself?   Now 8 days on sertraline and still fatigue side effects, an no noticeable reduction in my troubled ruminations.  I will go to the full 50 mg on day 10, and if things get no better I'll ask my doctor for advice.

Others have told me it takes a couple of weeks, so I should give it at least that long.  
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612551 tn?1450025775
Thanks for your input I commented to myself before seeing your reply.. may be another side effect for me, incompetence.
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