Depression medication zoloft

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Avatar n tn This pertains to my first question about the multiple depression medication. Do these cause memory loss as well, for I have told my partner a lot of things about myself in just a matter of 3 months and she doesn't seem to remember most of those things. She also seems apathetic about what and how her kids talk to her. I don't know if this is a result of this medication or not.
Avatar f tn I am currently looking for a new depression medication. I need some info on something that is NOT a SSRI, a hormone, and is not zoloft, celexa, or prozac......also something that does not contain salicylic acid aka aspirin. If anyone can help I would appreciate the help.
1032715 tn?1315987834 Things from our past that we haven't truly dealt with or tried to forget normally rear their ugly heads in depression and/or anxiety, making us deal with it. You still need the medication, so don't be in a hurry to get off of it. Many of us need it for the rest of our lives, if that's what it takes to keep us happy, and living a fulfilling life, so be it.
Avatar f tn I tried Zoloft when I was a teenager for depression and sleep issues. It did great for the sleep issue. Clonopin I have not taken. But have not heard anything good. I did not like Paxil at all as a female, It killed all want and desire. I personally like Lexapro. It manages both depression and anxiety. Like most other RX's it take 3 to 6 weeks to get fully in your system. Mean while xanax during the 3 to 6 period of time. What I judge a medication on is this: Am I groggy?
Avatar f tn I have tried many antidepression medication with severe side effects; gastritis and weight gain. I am presently on 20mg Prozac which is ok on my stomach but is ineffective with the depression and of course weight gain. I'm thinking of trying Zoloft. Does it bother your stomach. I've pretty much accepted the weight gain, but can't handle the stomach pain & depression. Ialso take 0.5mgof Ativan daily. Any advise?
Avatar n tn The good news is that since Zoloft was effective for you over a very long 12 years, then you know for sure that your not medication resistant. Trust me you don't want to be medication resistant. I am and it *****.
Avatar f tn Zoloft reaches therapeutic levels in approximately one week and you have been on it for three months.........how is your anxiety? Do you feel the Zoloft is helping with that? You say the depression is recent but I can't tell you if it is from the Zoloft or not. I would have guessed that if Zoloft was going to cause you to have depression, it would have happened before now. But I'm not a doctor, so I suggest you get back with your prescribing physician and tell him/her what is happening.
Avatar f tn My doctor just put me on 100 mg of zoloft for anxitey/stress/depression. I really dont know if i need that high of a dosage. He also told me when it was time to get off of them that i could just stop taking them and i would be fine? I have always herd that you need to gradually do it expecially since i am on 100 mg. Does anyone know anything about this?
Avatar f tn It might have nothing to do with not taking my medication though but I just wanted to see. Also if I stop taking Zoloft altogether, does this mean I will be depressed all the time. at the moment I feel good.
Avatar n tn My 15 year old son was prescribed 50mg of Zoloft for depression and suicidal thoughts. He also has a lot of anxiety issues. He's been on the meds almost 4 weeks now and I'm not seeing much change in his moods. And he has stated he doesn't feel much better. We have an appt with our family Dr tomorrow. Should we ask to.change meds or up the dosage maybe??
Avatar f tn Call your doctor and explain what you did, he will understand and tell you how best to get back on the proper dose of the Zoloft. For many of us medication is a lifelong thing, as stated above anxiety/depression can be like any other illness requiring daily medication to control the symptoms....and that's okay. Some have a "root cause" for their anxiety and/or depression, normally something traumatic from their past which was never truly dealt with.
410475 tn?1262945967 I am now taking Effexor XR 150 mg and have noticed that it takes longer for me to orgasm, but still isn't as bas as when I was on the Zoloft. However, this medication will work differently for everybody. I would suggest trying it, see how well it works and what the side effects are for you and then discuss this with your doctor.
Avatar f tn If you have never had to take medication for anxiety or depression remember it takes a couple weeks to build up in your system. So you can't expect a miracle over night. Secondly the meds do not make you "happy" like many people believe, they make you feel normal. And if you have had depression before feeling normal is an amazing thing. It feels like you finally get your head above water and can breathe again. Depression and anxiety are crippling and I wish you the best of luck!
12693075 tn?1442249992 Please let your doctor know that you've stopped the medication and why. If you're struggling with depression and/or anxiety I strongly recommend you consider therapy. It can be very helpful and has no side effects. Depression and anxiety can both have negative effects on you and your baby. Best wishes!!
Avatar n tn I have recently started to take 50mg of Zoloft for depression. I am worried about the side effects of the medication. Will this medication cause weight gain? I am also concerned about the interaction that this medication might have with coffee or Coke. Is there any reason for me to worry? I would appreciate any information.
Avatar n tn that works well for me and I have been fighting this off and on for 2 years. I am about to start taking zoloft and before it made me feel weird and spacey. Is this normal at first? I just want to be happy and back to how I use to feel. I have every reason to be happy. I pray everyday to get better. Is zoloft a good one to take?
Avatar n tn I agree with you that zoloft does make a person gain weight because i have taken zoloft. Not only did Zoloft cause me to gain weight, but it also did nothing for me but make me a zombie. As for getting off of the medicine, it should be done ( as with any medication) carefully and gradually. I think mabey you should try another doctor.
Avatar f tn Hi, As you probably know already zoloft is a SSRI and often used to treat anxiety or depression . I've tried Zoloft before and it was not bad but I had some side effects and swapped. Personally I think Zoloft and Lexapro tend to be a bit agitating, so they may be more useful for someone who is more depressed than anxious. As to side effects, until you try it you won't know, sometimes you will notice some side effects in the first week.
Avatar n tn I was recently pris. 50mg of Zoloft to cope with the loss of a baby. This was 5 months ago. I want to get off these meds. I have reduced my meds to a half a pill every couple of days. My husband said to just stop taking it because it makes me feel crazy. It's been about a week since I have taken any pills. I feel fine in the day, but at night I feel down right out of my mind. I don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn Zoloft affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Zoloft can cause side effect which include, trouble sleeping, panic attacks and anxiety. The Klonopin may help, depending on the dosage and the scheduling.
Avatar m tn I was just prescribed zoloft (50mg) for anxiety and depression. I haven't started taking it yet because I'm afraid that: 1. I'll become addicted to it 2. If I have to stop taking it (tapering off of it versus stopping cold turkey) that I won't be able to and/or I'll experience all the withdraw symptoms Is 50mg too much? The pharmacist who filled my medication said that it would help initially and then could make the symptoms worse, has anyone experienced this?
Avatar f tn I'm not 100% but wieghtloss is only a possinble side effect of the drug. There have been lots of people on Zoloft report the exact opposite sideeffect. They have added wieght. And are now having a tough time shedding the extra pounds.
Avatar f tn I am a stay at home mom of three children. I have been taking Zoloft for 11 years at 100 mg. I have so much going on in my life now and feel absolutely out of control. I had tried to decrease the zoloft a couple of months ago and had severe diziness and anxiety was back. I am so scared to increase to decrease the anxiety I'm having. Does anyone suggest a great anxiety medication that weening off of zoloft wont make me crazy! This whold anxiety thing is so hard to deal with.
Avatar f tn Hi there. Zoloft is very dangerous during pregnancy. With my last pregnancy, my doc told me it was fine to take while pregnant. Well it wasnt fine. My son ended up developing many congenital defects and sadly was stillborn at 24 weeks. Its a devastating thing to go thru so please be careful and talk to as many docs as you can before taking it. Good luck and i wish you a healthy, happy pregnancy.
1756969 tn?1332440763 Im On Zoloft now and I'm taking 150mg a day Zoloft made me more sane then the Wellbutrin and my doctor said its the best thing to take while being pregnant idk if sleeping has anything to do with the pill but it is sometimes hard for me to fall asleep and sometimes stay asleep so I take naps during the day I'm a stay at home mom because my husband doesn't want me to work
Avatar f tn I did get another opinion and i was told that because i am not having what is considered sever anxiety and i have no signs of depression that taking a drug such as zoloft is uncalled for. I have been given instructions on how to reduce my stress without using drugs an so far it seems yo be working. like i said i do believe that in some cases meds are needed.
Avatar n tn I too have been on zoloft (approx 1 year), and have diminished sex drive. This is an unfortunate side effect, but I agree that the medication does wonders for anxiety. What dosage does your husband take? (I'm on 50 mg), and does his doctor plan on having him come off the meds any time soon?
1173196 tn?1292920090 I tend to get very hormonal and depressed and I had really bad postpartum depression with my first child...so the Zoloft helped a lot. Taking it didn't cause any problems at all and it was prescribed by my OB while I was pregnant.