I have a good friend who’s taking Zoloft. When I told her my doctor was prescribing it, she told me it was about 4-6 weeks before she really noticed a change in her mood.
When I was on the phone with my doctor, she flat out told me that it will take 4 weeks or possibly longer before I notice a change in my mood.
When I looked on the internet, every message board post I found said that it took the person about 4 weeks before they noticed an improvement in their mood.
Knowing that, can someone please tell me why I was hoping I’d feel some relief after only a week? What made my brain even think it was appropriate to hope for that? Please tell my brain to shut up.
I just want to feel better. I want to not have this crippling anxiety that is making it so difficult to focus and be a productive member of society. I want to be able to look at my to do list and not feel paralyzed, which in turn increases my anxiety because I’m not getting things done that need to get done.
Does it make sense that I didn’t even fully understand how off I’ve been feeling until I started taking these pills and wishing I could feel better?
I think I need a life pass for the next 3-5 weeks. No work. No stress. No curve balls. Just let me float in the pool with my wife and my kiddo and occasionally bring me some frozen drinks and sunscreen.