Zoloft makes me tired

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I am trying to figure out when to take Zoloft. It makes me sleepy so I am thinking at night is best before bed... Also, is Zoloft one that should be taken at the same time every day?
i don't know if it is i'm sleeping rotten or what. but the 50mg versus 25mg zoloft does make me a bit more tiresome. or that could be MS fatigue, who the heck knows. i care but i don't care. it's like i want to do something but then i'll just go lay down. LOL strange isn't it?
Can anyone tell me, when first starting Zoloft did it make you feel tired? And what dose did most start out at?
I love taking Zoloft. It makes me feel "normal". I have dysthamia (spelling?)--that is depression that has always and will always be. I dont notice any side effects at all, and it makes me feel a lot better. I only take 25 mg a day.
The doctor prescribed zoloft for me about a week ago but I am so scared to start taking it. Does anyone know of any known side effects please tell me.
Well in all honesty, you shouldn't be adjusting the dose yourself, any noone on here can really reccommend any meds as we are not drs. You should see your psychiatrist if you feel your meds are no longer working or you want to stop taking them. That being said, if you feel our of control, why did you want to decrease your medication? If you decreased and the anxiety was back, then the meds might be doing their job. Please let us know how everything goes.
I have to say that I disagree with the person who told you that your depression is your only problem and not the Zoloft. As for me, my doctor prescribed Zoloft for depression and OCD. I felt like an absolute marshmallow, all I wanted to do is sleep and I always felt like I was in a fog. I too am very active and sociable and just want to feel normal,,,I can really relate to what your going through, just fromyour comments you sound alot like myself.
That seems a bit extreme and unhealthy to me. The Zoloft HAS made me feel sluggish and tired all the time!!! I'm not sure how you can claim to know as much as you do on this subject being that every single person is different! If anyone has come away looking 'bad' it is YOU masonmike!!
I tend to be very sensitive to meds it seems. It is hard for me to believe that 12.5 mg of zoloft would have much of any effect. But it tends to make me a bit tired for about 2 hours after taking it, then about 5-6 hour after taking it I feel like I just drank a pot of coffee. Very jittery, shaky, odd bowel feelings. Today is my 5th day of taking 12.5 mg. Last night about 5-6 hours after taking it, I felt very odd.
Not sure how much I can help, but I can give you what worked for me.. Zoloft was one of the first things I tooked! I hated it! It made me feel tired all the time! I made my Dr. change my Rx to something else. Honestly I have probably taken them all! They would work great for a little while, then stop working! Right now I take Pritiqi. So far it has been the best for me. One thing that makes me upset about Dr.'s is the will RX anything, with out blood work.
i tried paxel...that just plan didn't work...now they gave me zoloft...100 mil..i cut them in half taking half a day...took it 3 days ago...then once each day...i'm stoned off of them...really sleepy ...is this normal??? i could sleep anywhere...anytime...my heart check up went great...no problems at all...i want to start tx in like 3 months or so...will this fatigue go away in a week or so...makes me wonder how many zombies are out there driving around eating this stuff like candy...
rarely taking medications at all, but I have a girlfriend that takes zoloft and she says she loves how it makes her feel. If it makes me feel better along with losing weight,,,I have a lot to go before i would be concerned. I have yet to find anything to suppress my appetite. Sounds like a lot of people spend a lot of money on weightloss surgeries and diet pills etc, but if this does both help you be in a good mood and combat weight loss that would be a good thing.
I want to stop taking the Zoloft. My psych told me I could stop it at any time but I'm not sure. I've gone through withdrawal from stopping other medications (Vicodin for chronic pain) and know how horrible it can be. I know that Wellbutrin increases the chance for seizes and I don't want to risk one by stopping the Zoloft cold turkey. I have to take anywhere from 5-8 Tylenol PM to fall asleep now and I drink 1-4 cups of coffee and 1-2 Red Bulls a day to make it through an 8 hour workday.
p I'm going to try to make it through this week then suck it up and make that appointment if improvements don't come quickly. I did go to work today, and until the afternoon, I was pretty sure that I was feeling much better, but just about all of my symptoms came back full-force around 5 pm. I'm calling in tomorrow. I haven't tried fish oil, but I will! I've been taking a lot of B12 and a general multivitamin. I've also started a regimen of Panicyl...
I also tried combining Zoloft with Wellbutrin but that really made me sick to my stomach so I stopped the Wellbutrin. The Zoloft made me feel emtionless, slow-witted, and dull - like the world was passing me by very, very quickly but I was moving very, very slowly - NOT a good feeling at all but I felt that I needed the Zoloft and so I kept taking it.
There is no love lost between me and the big pharmaceutical houses, but if Zoloft WAS causing miscarriages and heart problems, do you really think it would still be on the market among the top 5 most commonly prescribed antidepressants? No, it would not. You can scare the wits out of yourself by reading the insert on your bottle of aspirin.
Then again, myabe it would solve the underlying depression or what not and I would be less tired...? What do you think I should try - give Zoloft another chance (I mean, hell, I'm tired all the time anyway) or something else (but what will they do to me, yikes??)?
Have been on Zoloft 25mg for 3 weeks new doc wants to put me on abilify 2mg with the Zoloft to see if it makes it work better. What sort of side effects does this cause and is it helpful?
I am still waiting for Zoloft to work, I still feel depressed most of the time, all Zoloft seems to do is make me tired. I have tried taking it at night and it makes no difference. I have been waiting for the phone call to see a psychiatrist my doctor recommended but they have no appointments available yet. So I guess if you are depressed and need to desperately talk to someone before you go crazy you have to wait till it is convenient for them.
Zoloft is most effective for my obsessive thinking, but also makes me very tired. Can I take both at the same time? ( Currectly take Effexor XR 150mg.. Used to take Zoloft 100mg. daily.) If not, is there a different med that can be taken with the Effexor to help control the obsessing?
My wife is a stay at home mother and does so many things for the family that it makes me wonder if I should shut up and just be grateful for her consenting to marry me. I have no basis to decide if I am overreacting to her drinking and I have no way to determine if I am actually the root of the issue. However, one thing is perfectly clear; I have a problem with my wife’s drinking. When she drinks, I get angry. She drinks a bottle of wine 4-5 nights a week.
Hey, I am on Wellbutrin, 150mg twice a day and you're quite correct in that it's affecting the dopamion levels, whereas most other anti-depressants are SSRIs, affecting mostly the serotonin levels. I refuse to take serontonin reuptake inhibitors although they probably would make me feel calmer, less upset, but I prefer anxiety to feelings of lethargy, a "nothing matters, but so what?"-feelings and being tired, having no sex-drive and no reactions to things.
Yeah I am still on 50 now not as wired but still have alot of energy when I first take the zoloft. I am suppose to be taking 3 mg of colonazapam a day with it but it makes me pretty much want to sleep so I cut them in half and it seems to be working. I still get wired in certain situations just not as bad as it was and I can sleep now.
I have been taking Zoloft for approximately 4-5 months because I've been struggling with anxiety and depression. It seems to have worked well for the most part, as I am less anxious and not at all depressed. However, I also feel like it has made it hard for me to talk (I don't know if that makes any sense, but that's what it seems like) because my reaction time is slower and I constantly mispeak and it's like I can't say what's really on my mind.
I have just switched to Wellbutrin XL because I heard it doesn't cause that weight gain that Zoloft does... Can someone pleae tell me if they have gone through this and what I should expect?
I've tried a lot of medications though and in the end, Zoloft seems to have less negative side effects on me than other SSRI's such as Paxil witch made me very tired and increased my appetite. A guy that I knew a few years ago was a professional body builder and he once said something that makes a lot of sense in looking back. He told me if you like the way you look and feel then don't even look at the scale.
I am not an expert but I can give you a few suggestions. As always ck with your dr. I would try the med at night. Give it a chance. You won't know if it makes your insomnia worse until you try. You should not need to sleep your day away and this will definetly interfere with school. If taking it at night doesn't help with your daytime tiredness and pm insomnia, it is likely that you are on too high of a dose. Some people are more sensitive than others when it comes to meds.
Though I have some 'control' over how much adderall I take, I am aware I border on addiction. How could adderall be the only thing that makes me feel real? Stopping zoloft scares me as the typical withdrawal symptoms are stronger versions of the symptoms that already cripple me. But unless I can stop the zoloft, reducing or stopping the adderall is not an option. And if stopping the zoloft doesn't help?
response from the people around me, which kind of makes me question going off Zoloft in the first place, but I don't want to just assume that what I'm feeling now indicates that I need to be on medication...I want to give my brain a chance to be "normal" and I think that's a totally reasonable goal. Anyway, good luck Louzwife...you're not alone...
I had hoped my body would balance out and that this lukewarm emotionlessness of mine would go away, but it has not, so today he switched me to Effexor, which is supposed to work as Zoloft had for me, keeping tummy trouble at bay, and giving me the benefits of a much needed "brain boost". Is this a reasonable, effective, and safe solution to this mood flatness I have experienced? Also; what are the common side effects experienced with Effexor?
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