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Avatar f tn Just wondering if anyone ou there is on zoloft or any other antidepressant and if you have experienced any side effects.
Avatar m tn I have been on zoloft for two weeks and the side effects are still pretty bad, without any benefits (it seems like it has been two years!). (I have tried lexapro, paxil, and celexa, but zoloft was the first AD I have taken and from my first experience seemed to produce the least side effects for me (although this time seems bad). I know it takes awhile for SSRI's to get working and initial side effects are common. I started taking 25mgs for a week and have been on 50mgs for a week.
Avatar n tn I took both drugs together for 3 1/2 months and now I off the Zoloft but I was only on 25 mg. The main side effect of Zoloft was I felt very subdued to point I stopped taking under doctors supervison. The biggest hurdle now is getting of the Clonzepam and Trazodone because I use them for sleep.
Avatar f tn Be proactive in your mental health care. I'm not going to scare you with my side effects on Zoloft. Everyone has different brain chemistry. Does this help a little? I hope so. Also talk therapy is so helpful. There are free support groups thru NAMI web site. You will feel better. Please let us know how you're doing.
Avatar m tn Zoloft caused insomnia and sexual side effects for me. I could not even drink a 4th cup of coffee without feeling like I was on crack. I stopped Zoloft and went back on prozac. I stopped the prozac after a couple traumatic events with increased panic. For some reason i thought the prozac no longer worked. i doubt the zoloft would have either. The sexual side effects will happen with any ssri, but prozac was much more suttle and only lasted a few days.
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 f tn I took about 4 days for the Zoloft side-effects to go away, in my case. My only side-effects were EXTREME hyperactivity (which lead to lack of sleep) and a slightly diminished appetite.
Avatar m tn What you describe with the Zoloft is VERY run of the mill as far as start-up side effects go. I too just resumed Zoloft after years of not taking a long term (antidepressant) medication for my panic disorder, and I experienced almost exactly what you did. The feeling like I drank 3 pots of coffee, feeling VERY jittery, to the point I would tremble and shake at times.
Avatar n tn I was on Zoloft for awhile. It actually made me lose my appetite, so I ending up losing about 20-25lbs. while on it. It all depends on your body chemistry and how the drug will react. There's a few other people i know that lost weight while on the meds. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am on my 18 th day of starting Zoloft 25 mg, I had some appetite loss and doctor think that I have postpartum anxiety. However first 2 weeks was horrible with side effects but no still when I wake up I feel nervous and anxious and nausea. My problem was appetite loss sometimes and now since I started this med i feel it killed my appetite. Anyone had the same thing and then the appetite came back? how long should I wait? :( Thanking everyone who will respond in advance.
1460652 tn?1340252330 In 6 days since your last pill and after only 3 doses, the Zoloft is long gone out of your system. Were you having trouble with your appetite before the Zoloft? I thought I remembered that being one of your symptoms, along with increased anxiety? What has your therapist been saying, and what have you discussed with your doc as a new plan to try? I know you're in a hellish spot right now....but you REALLY need to amp up the anxiety treatment bigtime, even if it is just the therapy...
Avatar n tn They also are best for anxiety which she claims I have major depression and a najor anxiety disorder. I tried Celexa, similar to Zoloft only Zoloft has more side effects and Celexa is the newest of the SSRI's. I had bad withdrawal for about one week after I stopped taking it for having severe diahrea for over one month: a side effect. The withdrawal was similar to your experience with zoloft only mine also included nausea and vomiting for five days.
Avatar f tn ) i was treated with zoloft because of lack of appetite and till now i see side effects are killing more the appetie.
Avatar f tn When I came off of it, my doc put me on a taper as I came off of it. I did notice some side effects like naseau and increased anxiety, however I kept an open line of communication with the doc. I asked if it would be okay to go on a slower taper as I came off of it. He agreed and the slower taper seemed to help with the side effects. I am glad that you are seeing a psychiatrist to help you with your medication prescriptions and questions.
Avatar n tn I'm on 10 mg right now and am finally through the side effects (still no appetite though), just waiting for the meds to kick in a little more.
Avatar n tn Paxil has worked quite well at resolving these issues, but side effects of lethargy/fatigue and loss of sexual function are unsustainable. Urinary hesitation is a bother, but no big deal. I've also gained weight, but from what I've read, Paxil is supposed to decrease appetite for carbs--maybe unrelated (who doesn't love a good carb?) Questions: 1) Is Zoloft or Wellbutrin a better answer, or something else or another combination, based on my former symptoms?
Avatar n tn I want you girls to really check out the side effects of Zoloft because the doctors told us everything would be fine....today my daughter, 21, has horrible effects caused by Zoloft such as an uncrontrollable urge to drink massive amounts of alcohol and cutting herself and aggression...it landed her in jail this week.
Avatar n tn How long could it take to rid the side effects of Lexapro? My doctor gave me a 3 week supply of Lexapro on Jan. 15th, 2009 because she thought that anxiety was the cause for my uncontrollable blood pressure, but it did not lower the pressure. I have now been off this terrible drug for 13 days and still have terrible side effects. To give you some history, Sept. 2008, I went into the hospital with chest pains, spent the night with all the tests and ruled out a heart attack.
Avatar n tn So, unfortunately, I took her poor advice, went off Zoloft cold and had terrible side effects such as mood/mental changes, lack of sleep and weight loose. From that she started her brainwashing by taking some of our issues, embelishing on them and tainting my husband as an abuser monster (which he is not) and convinced me to get a restraining order against him or I would never see my children again. She would then continue to put her past expirience with her ex husband into the picture.
2193833 tn?1339414902 Especially when a person is trying to adjust to the meds and may be having some side effects. When I started on Zoloft a long time ago, I was still having several massive panic attacks daily. I needed something to help me get through that. As the Zoloft started working, I needed the Ativan less and less, until I didn't need it at all anymore. Also, it is not entirely true that benzodiazepines are "downers", in the same way that alcohol would be.
Avatar n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
Avatar f tn Some people have a rougher time adjusting to Zoloft than others, and what you describe is pretty par for the course as far as start up side effects go. The most common side effects are an increase in anxiety and feeling very "jittery", as if you drank WAY too much coffee. Other common side effects include GI disturbances (nausea, lack of appetite, heartburn), sleep disturbances, headaches.
Avatar f tn I got pretty confused, but I see what you mean about not being sure about side effects. Zoloft can cause insomnia, but most people find it quite sedating, which is why it's often recommended it be taken in the evening. And also why we say everybody is different. Zoloft can also cause nausea in the beginnning of treatment which is why it is often perscribed with a medication like phenergan. Gas is yet another annoying side effect which also goes away as your body adjusts to it.
Avatar f tn Had to stop which was a big disappointment. Tried others but had different side effects and settled on Wellbutrin with no side effects but didnt feel as good mentally. This past year I developed side effects from wellbutrin. Off all antidepressants for 3 months and felt good but gradually went downhill. Dr. and I decided to try an extremely low dose of zoloft again but 2 days into it, started jaw clenching again. Calling Dr. tomorrow. So sad.
Avatar f tn I am back up to 230 pounds. Is there anything else I can use instead of Zoloft but the same effects as Zolft. Meridia really helped me. Please help.
Avatar f tn Now another doctor put me on lexapro which I had taken in the past and I have no side effects so far. Perhaps zoloft is not good for certain people. Me and you seem to have the same side effects on it. I don't think it's worth it, there are other options out there. Talk with your doctor and try something else. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I went to the doctor yesterday and he put me Celexa (10 milligrams for three weeks and then down to five) and I'm hoping that I don't have the same side effects that I did on Zoloft. I took 200 milligrams of Zoloft for about six months and I was a complete Zombie! The side effects that you describe while taking Celexa are exactly the same side effects that I experienced on Zoloft.