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Getting on SSRI, using clonazepam in meantime...how will I know when Zoloft starts working??

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Graciegoo

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Hi- I am about 6 weeks into starting Zoloft. I started at 25mg and then upped to 50mg about 3 weeks ago...so only been on 50 for 3 weeks. I recently started using clonazepam .25mg 3Xday to control anxiety that was debilitating. I had been trying to be patient and wait for the Zoloft to kick in...but couldn’t stand it anymore. Luckily the clonazepam has helped quite a bit...still get anxiety and depression, but the anxiety isn’t consuming and verging on a panic attack constantly.
My question is—if I’m taking clonazepam regularly—how will I even be able to tell when/if the Zoloft starts to work??
Hopefully other people have had similar experiences. Anything would be appreciated!!
 
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I’m on both diazepam (2mg 3 times a day or if needed) and clonazepam (1mg) ... they way over prescribe me as I’m stockpiling lol.

The SSRI will produce a different effect neurologically, and the other medication will still provide relaxation, more to the body than the mind.

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Thank you so much for your response. Are you on an SSRI too?
 
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