Zoloft horror stories

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Avatar n tn It was suggested that i re post my zoloft horror story,not using all capitols,so here goes. I was on 25 m.g. of zoloft for fourteen years.I was experiencing a lot of stress when i started taking it in 1994.I believe it came on the market in 1992.It was and still is advertised as non additive. I lowered the dose to 12.5 m.g. on October 31,2007 and had no problem. I stopped taking the zoloft on feburary 4,2008 and four days later i started to feel a tightness in my chest.
Avatar m tn Welcome to the forum! OK...there is a lot of info in your post.....so let's try to break this down a bit. First, the sensations you are describing (the "zaps") are almost definitely caused by the cessation of the Zoloft. That is typical withdrawal phenomena with Zoloft, along with a lot of other similar AD meds (ie Celexa, Lexapro, etc). While the symptoms are certainly bothersome, they won't last forever...you just have to give it some time. As far as HOW to address your anxiety.
Avatar f tn Yes, dizziness is one of the possible side effects, but as you already mentioned, it is nearly impossible to determine what the culprit is...could be something else causing that (your illness, etc). The good news is, any side effects of Zoloft will typically start to resolve after about 2 weeks (give or take, varies per person). The key to really being able to fairly determine the success of these kinds of meds is sticking it out.
1198812 tn?1350629166 I have read some horror stories about guys unable to get a pump and loosing all muscle mass. I just dont want this drug to affect me physically in a bad way. I do have a underlying social anxiety issue and I know this drug can be beneficial to helping me over come this problem. So If anybody has any tips or words of motivation it would be greatly appreciated to ease my worries.
Avatar f tn like Zoloft did for me, and the countless others that have shared their positive stories.....because of horror stories that may not even relate to them. We need to let everyone have their own experience without putting the fear of God into them. Sharing your experience is important, and I'm not saying not to do that, just asking you to be careful how you word things, and be sure to indicate that this was YOUR experience.
Avatar f tn I just know when people start getting very discouraged or scared, based on reading the horror stories, it helps to explain that there are also a lot of success stories, and as with any new med, it's just kind of a crap shoot as to how that person will do on the med. I don't like to see ANYONE putting too much stock in either kind of story, and that's why I always encourage people to allow themselves to have their own experience.
Avatar m tn More than likely you may get some horror stories. But take what you want and leave the rest. It is a good idea to withdraw from them. If the anxiety or depression gets worse, please take something but just a small amount.
Avatar f tn My doctor told me he wanted me on Zoloft and he told me it can effect the feelings I have with my kids. I told him that I did not want to be on a medicine where I do not feel happy towards my children. He said he will put me on a pediatric dose since I am hesitant and maybe if my kids drew me a picture that I would be happy about that....................Ok, my question is this.. Can this medication really not make you Care about your children or you can not feel love for them?
Avatar f tn Just want some advice, I hate taking the klonopin afraid of having difficulty getting off although I know it is a very low dose. Reading to many crazy horror stories. I know that Zoloft if generally very well tolerated so not sure what to think. Any advice is appreciated.
Avatar m tn The bad news is, if it's you, it's not treatable that anyone knows of because nobody is looking for a treatment. So you are going to find horror stories and you're going to find people who had no problem at all. Brains just aren't the same person to person. In your case, it's made more difficult by the fact you radically altered your metabolism by losing so much weight so quickly -- it's a great thing but it left behind a different you.
1269044 tn?1393193503 You will hear all kinds of stories about different experiences with ADs...horror stories, and stories where the meds gave people their lives back. Personally, for ME, Zoloft was a miracle (along with therapy) for my panic disorder. It allowed me to not be housebound anymore with debilitating panic. It took a while to adjust, and I definitely felt a little worse before I felt better. If you have not been on it at least about 6 weeks, it's hard to say if it would help you or not...
1090984 tn?1463773450 To anyone starting a medication they all work differently for each person so ignore the horror stories and be guided by your doctor, if one doesn't work there is always something else that will. Using all my strength to stay positive as I know it has worked for me before and it will again I just need to give it time. P.S my brother was on Effexor 150 and has reduced to 75 now 37 and has had no side effects and feels great.
Avatar f tn I hate taking the klonopin even though it is a super low dose. Read too many horror stories. Any advice appreciated, thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn I hear about all the horror stories of all the people who quit and their problems returned, but the medication wont work anymore. Im also afraid that my body is so used to the medicine that it wont function properly without it. But if I keep taking it I am causing harm to my body. What should I do, and if I decide to taper off, how would i go about doing that? I am currently taking 50 mg. Thank you so much for your comments and suggestions.
1354136 tn?1331878917 Thank you for the info. I'm looking to just give this zoloft a try for now. I had just read all these weight gain horror stories about zoloft and now that I have taken it I notice I get a hunger feeling more often. However I still keep my meals in check. I was just thinking if this makes you feel hungry more often maybe people are more prone to eat more and that could be a cause if the weight gain. Just an observation.
Avatar f tn Please no lectures against meds and no horror stories. I have agonized over this already more than you can imagine. My choices are limited and I am at an all time low.
Avatar f tn the same is true with Zoloft, BUT for every horror story out there, there are thousands of good stories where will people do so much better because of them. Just remember that as you wean off of one SSRI and onto another you will feel some side effects, but if your prepared and you do it under the supervision of a doctor, you will be fine. Welcome to this forum and please keep your questions and concerns coming! Keep us posted!
Avatar m tn As a nurse, I've seen people with horrid outcomes from NATURAL remedies as well...those horror stories are not unique to prescription meds. Do I SHARE those stories with people interested in herbal/natural remedies? Usually not, and if I DID, it would be in factual, respectful manner as to not scare the daylights out of those who have chosen THAT route for anxiety help...because ultimately there is no WRONG approach...only individual ones that are unique from person to person.
Avatar f tn Let us know how you're doing on the Zoloft. Try not to listen to too many horror stories, remember that EVERYONE is different. What may have been a nightmare med for one person, is the next one's miracle. Patience is necessary going thru this process, and if you are sincerely wanting to give this a chance, then be sure to give it plenty of time before you make any decisions about how it is working.
Avatar n tn I do realize that it is habit forming, but with Paxil, you can't just quit taking that either and I don't see that Xanax has the same horror stories attached that Paxil does. I don't feel that I am in anyway abusing Xanax as some people do, where they keep increasing their dosage etc. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments?
784382 tn?1376934640 i still havent filled it yet because im nervous about taking meds, i dont want to be on them for forever, i just want to feel better i was having a few good days, im thinking the therapy is helping, i been trying hard to use the CBT tools she is giving me and i been forcing myself to go out of the house to the park,the mall where ever it doesnt matter i just go and it does calm me down, and then yesterday was horrible.
Avatar f tn My first question would be, is it just the one phobia? Do you suffer other phobias or any generalized anxiety? I ask because, for one phobia, usually a person would be sent to therapy, most likely cognitive behavioral therapy, rather than start with a medication. Generally, medication is used when the problem so interferes with your life you just can't live it anymore. Almost everyone has a phobia, but medication isn't recommended for everyone. So that's the first question.
Avatar f tn I stopped having such strong episodes, started going outside more, and decided to simply not give two hoots if people thought I was crazy. I share my horror stories, insane thoughts, insecurities and even my infertility pain with pretty much every one. I have been SO much better when I stopped trying to hide my pain. I haven't had a single suicide attempt or plan since. I haven't brokwn down for two years when someone tries to "scare" me for fun.
Avatar n tn I would also be interested in knowing about long term side effects, because every time I come off my meds, I experience a profound episode of depression within three or four months, which makes me think I will be taking some kind of drug for a long time. I have heard horror stories about tics and uncontrollable behaviours, some of which have been associated with SSRI medications.
2198057 tn?1338534805 I have pretty bad anxiety and about a week ago was prescribed 25mg of Zoloft, what are the usual side effects? Is it worth it? I've heard an equal amount of horror stories as I have positive stories. I took Celexa for 3 days but it caused me to have a severe panic attack that lasted 3 days and I'm not willing to have that happen again. About a year before taking Celexa, I took it with Wellbutrin for about 4 months for depression and never had a side effect like that.
672514 tn?1265658741 mind up for set back, MY QUESTION - all I keep hearing in here are horror stories on SSRI's and like I said this one changed my life last time. Anyone had in good experience with zoloft?????
Avatar m tn I really REALLY want to get off the Klonopin but I am scaered that I am going to go through nasty withdrawls, increase in anxiety, seizures etc. I have read HORROR STORIES. I need to be off this drug. I am in therapy now and am going tomorrow. He says to take it that I should not be addicted and it will help, but I feel as I am physically dependant and am scared not to take it.
7389797 tn?1390599324 MD does not think it is klonopin but anxiety that has not resolved. I hate taking the klonopin read too many horror stories about stopping LOL. Do you think this jittery feeling will get better with the increase? I have never had anxiety or depression until 3 months ago other then some postpartum which resolved quickly. MD thinks hormonal? since periods are slightly off too.
Avatar f tn Hello all, I have been on Zoloft 25mg for about 5 months. I take it for anxiety which came on strong this winter. Over all it has helped me, it is rare that I feel anxious which is very nice. However I have noticed some other changes and I wonder if anyone else has experienced this..... I feel quite happy and full of energy yet I seem to do everything in excess now without out really thinking abou it, like working in my garden all day with out a break and barely remembering doing it.