Zoloft success stories

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Avatar m tn I was not officially diagnosed with these problem until recently but I have always had the symptoms......My doctor suggested that I start a 50mg regimine of ZOLOFT.....After a week I started feeling better....I was able to meet new people and go into large crowded areas with no problem......It also helped with the depression issues......After two-three weeks of taking this medication I began to experience some side-effects.....Being a student the one that effected my life greatly was insomnia...
Avatar f tn Hello all, I began .25 mg of Zoloft last Saturday (eight days ago) and am wondering if anybody else can tell me their experience with the drug. I'm both an anxious and an unhealthy person, so it's difficult for me to tell what's anxiety, what's sickness, and what's the drug. A week prior to beginning the drug, I think I had a touch of the flu, which in turn triggered more anxiety. I barely got out of bed for a week.
1198812 tn?1350629166 Hello !!! I Have recently started taking Zoloft for social anxiety that I cannot seem to get ride of. I am going on day 3 and was prescribed 50mg but was suggested to break that in half to equal 25mg to allow my body to get used to it before I up my dose. Which I will stay on 25mg for 3 weeks and then bump up to 50mg. From what It seems people bump up to fast and their bodys freak out. So far I have not had any side effects other then being a little sleepy.
Avatar f tn Overall, I think you're doing well, and just imagine, you're already seeing some vague improvements, in another few weeks, you'll be feeling even better! My pleasure, we're glad to help...I love watching success stories unfold. We've watched so many people transition from debilitating anxiety to a medication and therapy, to really feeling like themselves again. That's so rewarding! You're getting there...keep up the good work and don't forget to update us along the way...
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 f tn Remember for every horror story you read on the internet, I bet there are a hundred success stories out there as well, so don't focus on the negative. Go in with an open mind and ensure you get some sort of therapy along the way and I bet everything will turn out just fine. Also, please keep us posted!
Avatar n tn Some also find barley or wheat grass effective to help get the stuff out of your system without running you down so much. If you google withdrawal you'll find thousands of stories, including success stories, for those who have a hard time. Good luck to you.
1269044 tn?1393193503 I've noticed around 8pm and after every night I would start to feel like my old self. Even when first getting up in the morning. I've been taking my Zoloft first thing in the morning. By an hour or two after taking it I would get anxious then followed by the weird flat feelings. This would generally not fade until about 8 at night. Then I would slowly feel myself again. Maybe I'll go back on it but I feel like I need to stop and see if that's the root of my numbness.
Avatar m tn As for dealing with withdrawal, there are a lot of websites on this subject, and what you want to do is look for the success stories. And I know of no contraindication between adrenal support herbs and clonazepam. Some herbal relaxants might be a problem, as they would also target GABA, so if you have any questions I would research the subject or try to find a naturopath in your area (probably not easy to do in Arkansas, but my guess is there are plenty of herbalists there).
Avatar m tn my 16 daughter was just prescribed zoloft, because do the stories we hear from so many people we were TOTALLY against it BUT after a doc visit it was prescribed, we come to the realization that she does need it unfortunately! of all the stories your inspire me and give me hope; I pray she can eventually stop taking it! like you, it's 7 day 1/2 25mg, then 50. because she's a youth with daily suicide thoughts, anxiety, panic attacks I am watching her closely.
Avatar n tn org/wiki/Serotonin_syndrome and there are many other success stories on the net... I have also heard that 5-HTP is actually prescribed in Europe by doctors, but have not verified this (do a web search of "5-HTP is prescribed in Europe"). 5-HTP could also help you lose those extra pounds the Paxil put on. Remember to be careful when using 5-HTP with SSRIs! And if you know anyone considering anti-depressants, refer them to 5-HTP first.
Avatar n tn My doctor (psychiatrist) took me off ZOlOFT. I was on Zoloft for about 5 months at a max dosage of 100mg. When he decided to take me off he did the tapering down process in 25mg increments every five days so I thought that was a good tapering process. I even asked my family doctor and he said yeah that is a safe way to get off the med. I took my last 25mg dose this past Monday night.
Avatar m tn I, personally have had great success with Zoloft in the past. It was the first medication I ever tried after being diagnosed with panic disorder at age 18, and it along with therapy) literally gave me my life back. Zoloft is a good medication in that it typically doesn't have as many side effects, and any side effects you may experience with Zoloft won't be as severe as with some other medications. With ANY of these meds, there are some important things to keep in mind.
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.
784382 tn?1376934640 You have gotten so much really excellent advice and I'm glad to read that you're going to give the Zoloft a try. If you want yet another Zoloft success story, add mine to the list! I've been on Zoloft for almost 2 years now. I also began at 25mg and now take 150mg. I was nervous about taking it, too, which many of us are because we hear all the bad stories, seldom the good ones. The worst side effect I had from the Zoloft was a very dry mouth for about 2 weeks. That was it!
Avatar n tn Has anyone had success at loosing weight gained due to Zoloft??? I had been on 100mg of Zoloft for 3 1/2 years, and gained 40 lbs in the process. I started to taper off the drug, and have been completely off it since April 07. I'm excersizing and eating well but absolutely not a pound will budge. I'm so desperately upset about this. I feel like my body's metabolism has been completely ruined. Will I ever be able to take off this weight??
1460652 tn?1340252330 I recently had a bad reaction to zoloft, went off of it after 3 days because it made my anxiety worse. I havent had any appetite whatsoever since i took the first dose 9 days ago. My anxiety is constant and worse than before the medication. I havent taken it in 6 days but still feel anxious with no appetite. I am literally unable to eat, anyone else ever experience this?
2198057 tn?1338534805 Zoloft is actually the most prescribed SSRI for anxiety disorders, specifically panic disorder, and it has a great success rate. You are always going to hear horror stories with any med. As with any med, people will have varying experiences. Your best bet is to go into this with an open mind and not any preconceived notions based on other people's stories. Allow yourself to have your OWN unique experience.
Avatar n tn Did you ask the doc about trying a different SSRI and tapering off of the Remeron? My husband stopped Zoloft for several years and is back on and having success with it again. I don't know about it permanently altering your brain chemistry,but it must alter it for a time and there's sure to be after effects that last after discontiueing the drug. I would look at maybe just taking Celexa/Lexapro or another SSRI, Prozac maybe? And maybe tapering off the Remeron?
Avatar f tn I'd love to hear some zoloft success stories and also when things started to get better thx
Avatar m tn Hello, So I started taking Generic Zoloft Sertraline18 days ago for horrible anxiety and unwanted thoughts along with being in the lowest position I've ever been in. I was on Lexapro and Klonopin for a month and that did not work out for me at all. I had been on Zoloft about 1.5 years ago and it worked for me so I decided to ask for it again. I stopped the Lexapro and started on 25mg Sertraline for 4 days then up to 50mg. The first week and a half were incredibly difficult.
445263 tn?1208805016 Thank you for your post. It is nice to read success stories and I wish there were more out there like you who would write. I totally agree that many of the posts come from people who are having difficulty and far less from those who are managing their illness. Keep up the good work!!
Avatar m tn I had previously been on Zoloft a few years back and had success on it so I wanted to go back to it hoping that it would work the way it once did. I switched directly from Lexapro to Zoloft on Oct. 6th (today is Day 13). Things have been extremely rough to say the least. Every side effect imaginable has happened to me. Lately the days are rough and the evenings are ok. Yesterday and today have been decent days but the anxiety is still there.
Avatar f tn I would feel on a regular basis. I don't get that any more now that I am on the Zoloft - before Zoloft sometimes I would look at my husband and be so overwhelmed with love it would bring tears to my eyes. Now I can look at him and think, he's a pretty cool guy and that's about as emotional as I get. For those who are considering taking Zoloft or just starting, I am so glad I have tried it. If my anxiety was terrible I would take it again in a heart beat.
324184 tn?1308079803 You will hear good and bad about all these types of medications, but fortunately the success stories far out weigh the bad ones. We just can't predict how any of us will respond to any particular medication, and that can be very frustrating with it being trial and error. I hope you have great success with the Paxil, many of us have.
Avatar m tn For various reasons I've been on and off of the 50mg Zoloft a couple of times with mixed success. Then about a year and a half ago I had a somewhat serious health incident which put me in the hospital for a couple of days. I was treated with strong NSAIDS for several months (Indomethacin). At this time the Zoloft did not seem to be working anymore because I was so derealized ALL of the time. I quit the Zoloft and have been this way since.
Avatar n tn I've also had great success with Zoloft. Zoloft has one of the better track records among SSRI's for treating anxiety/panic disorders effectively and overall, most patients tolerate it pretty well. Thanks again for sharing! Best wishes...stop by and update us once in a while!!
1456780 tn?1310150497 For more info you might want to go to some of the withdrawal sites on the web and look at the success stories at how people managed to cope. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I am sure there are lots of success stories out there, everything is possible. It may just take time and patience. Have you been on it long?