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I Am Taking Zoloft

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    My Zoloft Diary - Getting Off Zoloft.

    I am a 39 year old lady who is very successful in business, I have two beautiful children and a loving husband, regardless of this I have a story to tell about how I started Zoloft and then a diary of the side effects I am having whilst trying to stop – I hope that this helps...
    Elisabeth1972 Elisabeth1972 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    I've never tried med's

    because I always assumed I was normal until I was forced by my wife to get help because I couldn't beat this on my own so I was prescribed Zoloft 50mg twice a day and now I feel a lot better and you can follow me from day one of my experience on www.zoloftexperience.com
    zoloftexperience zoloftexperience 31-35, M Dec 10, 2013

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    Finding The Right Dose

    I've been up and down with dosage for the past couple years. I had a bit of a rough go of things recently so I was bumped up to 150, and I've been doing a lot better since. I still get symptoms of anxiety/depression occasionally, but they are much more manageable.
    Astroluxgal Astroluxgal 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Day One

    I am a 35 yr old mother of four. My oldest son is 18, my daughter is 9, and the twins are 2 1/2. Lately I've been feeling like my life has no purpose and I'm doomed to just tread water forever. Today is the first day on Zoloft. I'm hoping that this will be a new beginning.
    taygem27 taygem27 36-40, F Sep 10, 2013

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    I take 100 mg of Zoloft

    for anxiety. it comes with sexual side affects (difficulty becoming aroused, difficulty ***********, etc.) my doc prescribed me wellbutrin to help but he took me off after I had a seizure. is there any other meds that would help would help? either by suplimenting with the Zoloft...
    nosferatu777 nosferatu777 26-30, M Jan 4

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    I was prescribed Zoloft 25mg about 5 days ago

    and the very first night I had a panic attack. I'm unsure of the medicine because since i've started I have hardly ate anything. I have alot of days where I feel off "not normal" and today def was one of those days. The doctor prescribed it because I have anxiety, panic attacks...
    KJmommy24 KJmommy24 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Young Male Adult On Zoloft

    I have been taking 50 mg for about 4 months now. The stuff definitely does "work"; my depression and anxiety have both gone way down, even though I am only taking 50 mg. However, for a sexually active 20 yr old male, this drug is a sex life murderer. I literally cannot...
    UGAdawg UGAdawg 18-21, M 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    Not Anymore

    I am no longer on Zoloft and am leaving this group soon. I thought I would share my experience before leaving though. I am fifteen years old, and have been depressed most of my life. About six months ago I was prescribed Zoloft after a particularly bad spell. I was taking a...
    kotori4444 kotori4444 13-15, F May 26, 2013

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    Helps, But For A Price!

    I have been taking Zoloft for about 10 years now for my OCD. It has helped me tremendously deal with some of those repetitive and ruminating thoughts. While I still have the tendency to revert back to old habits, I am at least able to be myself a whole lot more. The one thing...
    Djambo500 Djambo500 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    Anyone Get Muscle Twitches?

    So I've been on zoloft for about 2 months and its working great :) Anxiety has increased but I take calms forte for that. The thing is,I get these weird muscle twitches but only when I'm laying down in my bed relaxing or sleeping. I can only describe them as: when you have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2013

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    I take 100 mg of Zoloft I started at 12.

    5 mg 3 years ago but i finally think i am at a good dosage, but i still feel like a failure for having to take it at all.
    Claire1111 Claire1111 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Starting tomorrow I'll be taking Zoloft!

    I really hope it helps :)
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm On Zoloft...

    I'm curious as to how Zoloft affects weight in most people. I myself have lost weight on Zoloft but I'm changing the dose soon, so who knows what will happen
    emanuella emanuella 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    My father was an alcoholic/drug addict.

    His sickness was at the center of everything my family did when I was growing up. I was chronically depressed. I spent 7 years in therapy and learned to cope. I always, however, returned to being depressed. In 1993, a friend mentioned that he was taking Zoloft. He said it was...
    SabinesFeast SabinesFeast 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    My Experience With Zoloft

    Hi all. I'm a 29 yr old female and I've been taking Zoloft for 7 months. It started working about 1 month into it and it has been great. I have been depressed on and off since I was a teenager and the first time I took Zoloft was after a suicide attempt at 17. At the time, Zoloft...
    1Snowflake 1Snowflake 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Zoloft Newbie

    Yeah, I started like 3 weeks ago so I haven't really experienced any changes in my mood (I think...). However, I have gotten some side effects, I'm sweaty and my mouth is dry 24/7. I know some antidepressants can do a lot of harm to a person, like thoughts of suicide. Many...
    Lola91 Lola91 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    I was just bumped up to 37 1/2 mg.

    zoloft and feeling very anxious. Anyone else have this problem. Supposed to go to 50 mg. in a week....scared!! Any responses would be greatly appreciated, anyone with similar experiences, etc. Thank You
    Janice906 Janice906 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Zoloft Great But Stopped Working After 10+ Years

    About twelve years ago I was prescribed Zoloft for depression. It kicked in after a week or two and I was in heaven for months. The initial high subsided but my depression was gone. Zoloft was a great pill for me. About 3 or 4 months ago it seemed to just stop working. Huge...
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    No worries... I've been using it

    for 4 years now. Might cause low blood pressure and increase in appetite. If you're taking it in the morning make sure to have a breakfast first otherwise you might experience nausea.
    daphiedoofie daphiedoofie 13-15, F Mar 24

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    A Very Positive Outcome From Zoloft

    I guess everyone's situation is unique. I'm a 34 year old female and I've had a panic disorder all my life. Sometimes it's been manageable, other times it has made normal functioning impossible. I have been prescribed prozac, aurorix and valium before with no positive effects but...
    feelingbetternow feelingbetternow 31-35 15 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    Used to

    well I'm not taking it anymore. They took away my pills after my last overdose. Of couse when I find a counsellor I'll get more. Psychiatrists love to prescribe pills.
    Semety Semety 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2008

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    Switching Fron Celexa to Zoloft

    Celexa stop working for me. Maybe because I still can not deal with what cause my depression to begin with. Anyway my doctor switch me to zoloft. It's been only one week, I guess I feel a little difference. Is zoloft better than celexa?
    rammar68 rammar68 41-45 1 Response Apr 24, 2009

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    Hi! I recently went to the doctor

    for severe social anxiety and maybe a little depression. The smallest things make me "flip out". The doctor prescribed me 50mg of Zoloft and I am on day three and I'm in a fog. Does it get worse before it gets better? Also, I've been reading how a lot of people experience having...
    cbjohnson52 cbjohnson52 22-25, F Dec 14, 2013

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    Curious About Zoloft

    I just started Zoloft 5 days ago...it seems to be helping some. But my mind is foggy, I get headaches, my mood is up and down, hoping it will help my anxiety and panic attacks...all I know is that starting anti depressants sucks. To be honest I wasn't even depressed prior life...
    carrieb2781 carrieb2781 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Weighing Out The Goods And The Bads...

    Today is day 6 on zoloft althought per doctor request i've been taking half my cymbalta i'm getting off of and half of zoloft...also she perscribed me 2mg klonopin. I have always had depression really, but lately its been the worst because of concentration issues...Lack of engery...
    vintagejane vintagejane 18-21, F Nov 29, 2009

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    Bad Side Effects

    I was taking Zoloft for seasonal depression. I began on January 3 of this year. My starting dose was 50 mg for 2 weeks then go up to 100 mg for the duration of therapy. 5 days after I began to take the 100 mg therapeutic dose, I started to have the unladylike side effect of...
    ashleerox ashleerox 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Read

    PLEASE EMAIL THIS TO ALL YOUR OFFICIALS I AM ON BORREWD TIME AND THIS IS MY best effort i am capable ofS.o.S i am under supervision of satellite intelligence. made black i have been going on under reprimands for 22months since before dec. of 2011. During process i am unable to...
    ryan333 ryan333 26-30, M Sep 14, 2013

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    I'm Not Kidding

    This stuff saved my life. No bad side effects or anything. I had severe bdd, and now while taking it I barely have it at all. I'm so thankful I have this medicine.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    Getting Off Zoloft

    I took Zoloft 50mg, for almost ten years for anxiety. In May of 2013, I stopped taking it, because i had gained 50 lbs on it and it made me very lazy and unhealthy. I am a former body builder. I tapered down my dose to 25mg for a couple of weeks then 12.5mg for two weeks...
    rickv32 rickv32 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    I've Taken Zoloft For 5 Months

    I've been on it for 5 months now, maybe less. At first I felt it do wonders for me but lately my mind has only gotten worse. I don't feel happy at all unless I'm high on narcotics. I'm not addicted to pills by any means, just addicted to that happy warm feeling of feeling...
    Rinneness Rinneness 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    And have been in it for 3 days.

    Today I feel like Crap. Is this normal? I called the doctor and he said just keep taking it.
    slatham4696 slatham4696 36-40, M 3 Responses May 25

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    Can't Do It! Question Please!

    Tried Zoloft for the second time this week,50mg last nite and the nite before. Prescribed for anxiety,first time being 4 years ago. I had forgotten the first experience..... Absolute horror from the second dose. Took it about 11pm and was crawling walls,vomiting,by 1:30 am. Haven...
    Macone39 Macone39 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    My Zoloft experience started quite shaky,

    to an upset stomach to horrible discomfort of heart burn and ear aches. I'm Actually enjoying the new found pleasant dreams and sudden burst f hyperactivity, I found myself dancing and singing. Coupled with frequent physical activity, I feel Zoloft has been quite positive for...
    babyblueclouds babyblueclouds 22-25 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Actually It Was Prozac

    I was taking it in an attempt to deal with the pressures in my life.  It didn't help so the Doctor said i could take more.  I did and it was making me sleeping during the day.  Driving was a hazard so I just stopped taking it.  I guess there's gotta be a...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 10 Responses May 10, 2008

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    Whens This Stuff Supposed to Do Something Again?

     Well a month of daily Zoloft and feel just as ****** as always. When will I be able to feel a difference? There's supposed to be at least subtle change by now but I feel no change. When will this **** work and if it doesn't by now should I be taking something else??
    Dimebagage Dimebagage 16-17 4 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Zoloft 10 Years +

    No doubt about it ..Zoloft saved me. Definite side effects..shakes,  cinematic dreams, spaced out, fatigue  but..... still better than the blues ! Started on 50mg daily then moved to 100 mg during dark , long, cold Canadian Winters. Back down to 50  in the...
    Primotee Primotee 51-55, M Apr 12, 2010

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    I was just wondering

    if anyone had any side effects taking the first tablet of Zoloft 50mgs ?
    firecat23 firecat23 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    Side Effects.

    hello c: i have been taking Zoloft for about 2 or 3 months now and it seems to help but some odd things have been happening since i started taking it. i've been getting random pains that feel a bit like growing pains and they happen all over my body. i'll have the pain in my...
    usuallyperfectingloneliness usuallyperfectingloneliness 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    My Little Happy Pill

    I have been taking zoloft for over 3 yrs. now. I had been depressed over my wife's death and also suffered from panic attacks. Zoloft has smoothed things out somewhat for me and haven't had any serious side effects. It's not perfect, but better than before.
    Goodguy09 Goodguy09 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2009

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    It helps out a lot. That

    and adderoll.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I started taking .25mg Zoloft 7 days ago

    for depression and anxiety. I have two children who recently moved out and are getting married next year. Hubby also wants to move from TN to Florida next year so my anxiety is awful. My GP also prescribed Xanax 1mg in case I have a bad attack while starting the Zoloft. As of...
    Jan4glen Jan4glen 51-55, F Jun 8

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    Zoloft Side Effects

    I have been taking zoloft for a year now and topped off at 150mg. I started of course with 25mg slowly going up pver a period of 6 months. Within 8 months I had gained 30+ pounds. It seemed at first my clothes were starting to fit a bit snug and every month it got worse. I can...
    SammySunshine SammySunshine 26-30 Aug 25, 2009

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    Thank God.

    as i've mentioned in other stories, i truly believe that my medications have saved my life. i've been on zoloft for about ten years now, and it's done absolute wonders for me. i used to be trapped and paralyzed within my mind, but now i'm finally free to actually be me. no, it's...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 14 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    This is my second time on sertraline

    and it's about as effective as it was the first time. Which is to say not at all. It just makes my tongue tingly and taste weird. I've got klonopin to fill in the spots where the sertraline fails though so, I guess that's okay? Here's to finding a new drug. Cheers, -Dizzy
    dizzygurl dizzygurl 22-25, F Dec 11, 2013

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    Zoloft + Lithium = Okay

    I take Zoloft and Lithium both. Zoloft for my depression and Lithium to treat my bi polar disorder. Lithium makes me kind of drowsy so it's good that I have the Zoloft to give me engery that I need. Both of these medicines work great for me a very good combination.
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    I thought I was better

    so I stopped taking my Zoloft and now I'm back in this spiral of depression and I cant find the motivation to start taking it again I just see no reason right now it feels like i will never be better and it hurts
    firecat23 firecat23 22-25, F 3 Responses May 9

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    Tried To Dc Meds

    I am a 36yo male who is successful at work and happily married. When I was bin my early 20s I had my first bout of depression with anxiety. Refused to get help and suffered through over a month of anguish. I am suprised I made it through the other side. As the years progressed...
    fightingeveryday fightingeveryday 36-40 Apr 20, 2013

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    Zoloft And Wellbutrin

    Hi. I'm on 100 mg of Zoloft a day and it's done wonders for my anxiety, OCD and hyperchondria. Unfortunately it made it so I couldn't sustain an erection or *********. I brought it up to my doctor and he supplemented the Zoloft with 150 mg of Wellbutrin. Now I definitely have...
    Medsnwhatnot Medsnwhatnot 26-30, M Aug 22, 2013

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    I first took Zoloft in 2009

    when I had knee surgery bc I started feeling anxious and depressed that I wouldn't be able to walk again or workout. I went through intense physical therapy and it was painful.. What made me even think of getting on it was in 2003 and 2004 for about 3 months straight I was...
    Nursem8 Nursem8 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I Can T Eat On Zoloft. You?

    i started on zoloft 5 days ago. the doctor perscribed it to me for panic disorder as well as clozapen for the panic attacks. and i swear ive eaten maybe twice. i have ABSOLUTLEY no idea why.  i dont feel like i have a stomach ache, or 'diet pill jitters' but i...
    dblepaddy dblepaddy 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    Zoloft Newbie

    I just started taking Zoloft a few weeks ago. I have already noticed a difference and am much happier *taking for depression/anxiety*... The negative side effects I have had are jaw clenching/teeth clenching *which causes headaches*, and not sleeping as well. Positive side...
    Twiddlebug Twiddlebug 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    So I started taking it about a week ago, don't know if it kicked in yet but I've been feeling calm lately. I've had bad days but I haven't been down yet or went in to a fit of rage...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Anyone on Zoloft? Lowest dose possibly.
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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