Zoloft Drug Info - Good And Bad


I want to know everything there is to know about Zoloft good and bad.

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I've been on it, along with a number of other people I know. Hated being on it. Takes too much control of you. Have never met anyone who thought it was good for them.

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I don't have a whole lot to complain about being on it. I never really noticed a difference, but I did find out not to take it within 4 hours of Depakote. It has some very odd side effects.

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I have been taking zoloft for approx. 9 years 100mg daily and it has been very good for me.

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I have been on this for about 3-4 weeks now. I was on Prozac for 15 tears but was having problems again with depression more and he switched me to zoloft 50-75 mg. As needed he said. So far no side affects to say but doing better. Took a leave of absense from work for about 6 weeks. To releave all the stress and what it was doing to me. It seems to be ok so far.

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Growing up, my Mom was always depressed. As a child, it was hard to deal w/ my Mom's emotional outbursts. I dealt w/ her depression for 18 yrs before she finally got on Zoloft. For the 1st time, I saw her happy & content w/ herself. She was on it for 2 yrs and now 4 yrs later she is still that happy person. I believe in it for the right people. It helped her emotionally cope w/ things & got her on a new train of thought.

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I have been taking loft for 6 months. It really help me. I am happier and not as stress out. I don't like taking medicines but Zoloft works good for me.

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i have been on zoloft for 4 years and I fel a liitle more incontrol of my life. The down side is, if I skip a dose, I get panic attacks and they say zoloft is not addictive

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I took zoloft for the first time 2 days ago. I absolutly hated it. I felt like a zombie. I was not my self and I didn't feel happy. I was less talkative, shakey, nervous, my reactions to things were very slow.
I think I am done with the medication alternative.

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I have been on it for 3 weeks now and I have seen a total change. My face is clearing up form acne, my weight is going back down (from lack of cortisol- a stress hormone that causes weight gain), I feel better about myself and I am no longer having panic attacks. Its a wonderful drug for me and I am only taking 50mg. I am a lot happier now and I can finally handle my stress levels better.

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I have been on it for 3 weeks now and I have seen a total change. My face is clearing up from acne, my weight is going back down (from lack of cortisol- a stress hormone that causes weight gain), I feel better about myself and I am no longer having panic attacks. Its a wonderful drug for me and I am only taking 50mg. I am a lot happier now and I can finally handle my stress levels better.

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I started on Effexor and it made me a zombie and cry
so Dr. changed me to Zoloft the end of last year and I can think better at work and situations dont bother me now-I wasnt depressed but Dr. said I had so much going on that my brain was releasing something and this would help-I cant even tell I'm on it (50 mg) and I feel great! I'm actually interested in projects again!

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I've been on Zoloft for approx. 8 months now. I was actually trying to figure out who felt the same way I do when a dose is missed. It's hard to describe, but it kinda feels like my body jolts on the inside. My fiance says he can't see it when it happens, but it sure feels like he should. I feel it in my hands, my head, and my face. I really can't describe it any better. I do feel better when I do take it, matter fact, I can't even tell I took it. It's only that missed dose.

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Mom has cancer and on Hospice
but is not bed ridden and dad is
getting that memory problem as
hes 84-we put her on it to deal with him and it made her really down
in a week so had to take her off.

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Its been WONDERFUL for me! I have been on it for about 6 years! Never want to go off. My life has been completely changed by this medication.

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I have been taking Zoloft for eight years and I have reduced the dosage and when things would get bad again I will just up the dose. It has been great for me. I can control my anxiety and handle stress a whole lot better. I guess I will be on it the rest of my life. I have tried going off of it but after awhile the anxiety starts back and I can't live with that, so back on the Zoloft. The only thing I am having a problem with is weight and that gets to me. Its not for everyone, my sister could not take it,but my other sister could.

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Has anyone every heard of being put on Zoloft for headaches? My husband was recently put on Zoloft at 50mg a day. He has never taken anyy anti depressents before does this make sence to anyone?

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i have a bottle of zoloft from april of 2003 i would like to know if it is sill okay to use or if it has expired

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is it possible to get high off of zoloft or to buy or sell it on the streets, im worried about my son

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No, it doesn't cause a high or euphoric effect, as to buying or selling it on the streets, well you can do that with just about anything, though I don't know why anyone would want this. It is an antidepressant, so it doesn't do anything that regular street drugs are popular for doing.

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I have been prescribed Zoloft by my psychiatrist for OCD, anxiety, depression, panic attacks (I have autism also and ADHD). I was on Pristiq for 15 years prior to this. I want to know other people's experiences with Zoloft and if it's worth taking, given the side effects? I tapered myself off Pristiq and had HORRIBLE withdrawals, so I don't want to go through that experience ever again. TIA.

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Hi Kathy, are you having weight gain or weight loss? And if so, how much weight?

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Re: Betty (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

Hi Betty-I was on 50mg Zoloft for 6 weeks, felt good but not quite there. Increased to 75mg 2 weeks ago and having depression and anxiety side effects just as before with the 50mg. I’m really hoping I just need to tough it out for awhile and then it’ll kick in, any thoughts?

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Kathy be careful with how much you take. At 300 mg I had a horrible loss of memory and have not fully recovered. Presently I'm back on 100 mg daily and it seems perfect for me. Overtime I am hopeful that I will recover my memory 2 weeks prior condition. Just to let you know it has improved significantly since I reduced to 100 mg. However quite logically I suppose. At 300 mg my OCD issues were nominal yet overwhelming.

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My name is Jacqueline and I just recently started Zoloft about 1 to 2 weeks ago and it’s making me feel a little too serious and also more angry. Should I stop taking it or what should I do? Should I keep taking it and see if the effects change? I’m confused and I don’t know a lot about the brain and I’m not a doctor so I need help on this. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it. {edited for privacy}. Thank you very much!

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It has attacked my short-term memory horribly. At 100mgs. it took the edge off my temperament. 300 MGS. will assist me with the OCD. But after a couple of years, I am somewhat convinced that maybe the therapeutic benefits aren't worth the emotional suspense I deal with daily. If you know anyone familiar with what I am going through, perhaps they would be happy to share with me.
My name is Rene

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I have a question. I have been on 150 mg for 10 days now and experiencing hyper ness in my brain and anxiety all day long- so much I am having to take more Ativan. I am 62 female and suffer from gad and cod. Is this dose too much?

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I didn't like Zoloft. My blood pressure was up, I didn't sleep, and my mouth was constantly dry. I was a happy go luck kind of person. But when I read that it effects Rem sleep I realize all it was doing was putting me into a partial sleep deprived state which upped my mood. So I tapered off of it. I sleep good now, all night. I lost 12 pounds. And though I may not have giddy and laugh as much I do feel normal. My kids like for me to be on it cause I don't make as good of disciplined decisions, thus they play me. So we disagree on that. I may not ever trust antidepressants again. They really don't do that much for me except make me tired after I finally taper off them. I tapered of them twice and both times I slept as much as I could for two weeks.

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Zoloft possibly saved my life. I was in a major depression and Zoloft helped me when quite a few other antidepressants could not. I now take it with Wellbutrin. These Medications have lessened the depth of depression I feel. I am extremely grateful of my Doctor for prescibing sertaline [Zoloft] + who evr discovered this med. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE RIGHT ANTIDEPRESSANT (AND POSSIBLE ADJUNCTS-- MIX OF MEDS.) WHEN IN A DEPRESSION. TELL OTHERS ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS. YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE; YOU MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE! Don't assume your depressed friends or others have ever heard of meds for depression. I had a friend who said I saved her life by telling her about antidepressants. Educate people in case they don't know; Dont assume people know anything at all. What are You going to say if you don't? Whooopsy? That's so lame. I'd hate to be saying whoopsy about my friend + I like the feeling of being told You saved my life!

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I have been on Zoloft on & off for over 4 years. It is fantastic. It makes me feel like I can cope with things & have some control. I do wean myself off over summer just to have a break and this year I was off them from the start to Jan to early July which was great.

I know my feelings & depression & know when it's time to go back on & it really makes a differnece. I am on 100mg a day.

A tip for those starting up, start slowly with small doses. If your GP prescribes 100mg, take 1/2 a day. As even I spin a bit if I got straight back onto 1 tab a day.

I do suffer weight gain with Zoloft and find it almost impossible to lose weight whilst I am on them. I do my best to lose weight during the times when I am off them & can can lose a lot of weight quite quickly.

I hope this helps, and I really recommend this drug as I'm sure it has saved my life at times.

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