Why am i getting worse again?

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spacingspaces

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I've been on zoloft for about 6-7 weeks now and i was doing well on it but there was one problem. I was in a very bad sleep cycle where i would sleep from 6am to 3pm. I decided to try fix this like a week and a half ago and i gradually started fixing it by staying up later each time. So for example i would stay up until 8am one day then 11am the next and so on until i done a full circle. During that time i had to take my medication at different times. I full fixed it like two days ago and since then i've been feeling really crappy. My symptoms are coming back and i'm also feeling like i have a cold too. Why are things getting worse for me again, could it be that i was taking my meds at a different time for about a week or could it be the sleep deprivation catching up on me?
 
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Hi @spacingspaces

Sorry to hear your struggle with anxiety symptoms again.
You should regulate both of your sleeping and medication schedules. Medications are more effective when they are taken at the same time every day. I think your symptoms coming back due to both.

Now, since you fixed your sleeping cycle, it will be best to choose a time for your medication that ryhmes with your sleeping schedule. For example, if your medication make you sleepy let’s say after 3 hours from the time you take it, then that’s the best time for you to take the meds 3 hours before bed time.

I had to go through the same experience when I first started my medication. It used to make me extremely tired and sleepy after 5 hours.

I hope you feel better soon.
 
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Hi @spacingspaces

Sorry to hear your struggle with anxiety symptoms again.
You should regulate both of your sleeping and medication schedules. Medications are more effective when they are taken at the same time every day. I think your symptoms coming back due to both.

Now, since you fixed your sleeping cycle, it will be best to choose a time for your medication that ryhmes with your sleeping schedule. For example, if your medication make you sleepy let’s say after 3 hours from the time you take it, then that’s the best time for you to take the meds 3 hours before bed time.

I had to go through the same experience when I first started my medication. It used to make me extremely tired and sleepy after 5 hours.

I hope you feel better soon.
Thanks i guess i have to wait it out. It sucks not knowing how long i have to wait for until i feel better again.
 
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Thanks i guess i have to wait it out. It sucks not knowing how long i have to wait for until i feel better again.
You are very welcome 🙂

I hope you get everything under control quickly. It shouldn’t take long since your body got used to the medication.

Good luck
 
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You are very welcome 🙂

I hope you get everything under control quickly. It shouldn’t take long since your body got used to the medication.

Good luck
I'm feeling even worse today. I feel how i felt when i was adjusting to the medication when i just started it.