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when is best time to take Zoloft? Day or Nite?

post #1 of 13
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my doc just prescribed me zoloft and i am wondering when is best time of day to take it? Morning or Nite?
post #2 of 13
If it makes you sleepy, try taking it at night - and vice versa. Best wishes and I hope you start feeling better!
post #3 of 13
I take it in the am, but I don't really think it matters when you take it. Like the PP said, if it makes you sleepy, take it at night. For some people, it makes them jittery at first, so they take it in the morning. Both the drowsiness and the jitteriness will go away after a few weeks so it won't matter by then when you are taking it. Do it when it will be easiest for you to remember.
post #4 of 13
I take it at bedtime. It really knocks me out. I have been taking it since November 2006 and it still makes me very sleepy.

I hope it helps you feel better soon.
post #5 of 13
Whenever you prefer!
post #6 of 13
I was on it for like 5 or 6 years for long standing clinical depression before TTC number one.

I took it BOTH am and PM -- the normal dose was split for me.

it was more calming for me.

something to think about --

if your DC nurses less at night -- I'd do it before bed and after nurseing for the "last time" (like if you know you will have 4 or 5 hours). Or if you have an "all night nurser" maybe you could take it after the Breakfast nurse?

I know it is safe for BF -- but still if there is a way to reduce the exposure -- why not try it?

AImee
post #7 of 13
I take it at bedtime (or after the evening meal). It does still make me a bit drowsy, and I also want to limit the amount DS gets in the breastmilk (and he doesn't usually nurse at night anymore).
post #8 of 13

Tr

Hi, My husband is currently on the Theordore Roosevelt.
WE have something in common :-)
I have 2 children ages 2 and 5 and I am currently on zoloft, although I think it makes me tired, so I am not taking it this morning, and going to skip this morning's dose and instead take it after dinner this evening and see how that goes.




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Originally Posted by Momma Aimee View Post
I was on it for like 5 or 6 years for long standing clinical depression before TTC number one.

I took it BOTH am and PM -- the normal dose was split for me.

it was more calming for me.

something to think about --

if your DC nurses less at night -- I'd do it before bed and after nurseing for the "last time" (like if you know you will have 4 or 5 hours). Or if you have an "all night nurser" maybe you could take it after the Breakfast nurse?

I know it is safe for BF -- but still if there is a way to reduce the exposure -- why not try it?

AImee
post #9 of 13
I hope it works for you.

If the depression does not impvoe, or you can't make it work. PM and I will tell you what else i have taken and how it effected me.

everyone is differnt,

I hope it helps.

Aimee
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Momma Aimee View Post
if your DC nurses less at night -- I'd do it before bed and after nurseing for the "last time" (like if you know you will have 4 or 5 hours). Or if you have an "all night nurser" maybe you could take it after the Breakfast nurse?

I know it is safe for BF -- but still if there is a way to reduce the exposure -- why not try it?
Mmm. Interesting....I was told it peaks in about 8-10 hours from taking it. Maybe I totally misunderstood what was said to me.

Either way, I agree with trying to reduce intake. I take mine in the AM, because DS nurses the least during the day, but a lot at night. That way the closer we get to morning, the least meds are running through my body.
post #11 of 13
Just one more thing to consider. Zoloft makes me drowsy, and I cosleep with dear babe. I'm only on 50 mg, so it's not likely it would knock me out cold, but I don't like taking it at night knowing I'll be more drowsy while sleeping beside him. I fear I won't be as alert. Just my own paranoia...
post #12 of 13
I take mine in the morning. I think that's what the doctor told me to do, and it seems to work well for me.
post #13 of 13
It does peak about 7 hours after you take it.
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