I Am Taking Zoloft

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    This has been the best drug

    for me. An entire year with our depression or anxiety. I know it works differently for everyone but it shire did great for me!
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    Last week (exactly a week ago) I decided to do

    something about the severe panic attacks that I have been having, as well as the depression I have been battling for many years, but refused to get help for. I was diagnosed with major depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I am a mother of 3, a student, and a wife of a police officer...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2014

    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
    15 Responses Aug 28, 2010

    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
    1 Response Apr 24, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

    Has anyone taking zoloft noticed an increase in

    nightmares or just really strange dreams? I have bad dreams every night and don't know if it's because of my medication or because of my depression.
    mwdot mwdot
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    I have been taking zoloft on

    and somedays off. I try taking zoloft when I know I am going to have a stressful day or I am stressing and it works fine even though it makes me a tiny bit tired. Is it true that if you stop taking it daily it doesn't work? Am I feeling the placebo effect? I feel it working...
    tinyDragon23 tinyDragon23
    36-40, F
    Dec 24, 2014

    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

    Today was better. Morning to noon felt

    so edgy and jittery but it lifted and I started to feel ok. By 5 this afternoon I felt awesome. Awesome is abating somewhat but probably from being tired. I hope tomorrow morning goes better than today.
    supergen supergen
    36-40, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    I was just wondering

    if anyone had any side effects taking the first tablet of Zoloft 50mgs ?
    firecat23 firecat23
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 12, 2014

    1st day-50 mg then I go on 100 mg.

    The side effects hit me about 5 hrs after I took the pill! Severe nausea, jaw clenching, jittery, and I'm tired but feeling "awake" at the same time! My mom said I have to stick with it and wait for the symptoms to stop! Blah!!
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

    Crying and anxious this morning.

    Had to take .125mg Ativan just now. I don't know if this is going to be worth it. It's only day 5 and anxiety feels increased right now.
    supergen supergen
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 9, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2012

    Been taking it for almost 3 years now

    and it has completely changed my life. I'm anxiety free most of the time and have never felt as positive as I do just now.
    LazyApe LazyApe
    36-40, M
    Jan 26, 2015

    Hi, I have bi-polar disorder.

    I have not took any anti-depressants in a couple years. I have taken Xanax for sleep and Ritalin in mornings as I am ADD. Recently I have no energy, don't want to get out of bed, no motivation, agitated, depressed and racing thoughts. So I decided to get back on anti...
    Cenaye77 Cenaye77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2016

    Zoloft is literally the best!

    I was diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder when I was 9 and it got really bad when I was in junior high. I started seeing a psychologist and she prescribed me Zoloft. I have never been better. I've been taking it for over 5 years now. Thank god for it.
    Samhopexo Samhopexo
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 12, 2014

    Actually I just stopped.

    I weaned myself off for the past 5 months and now have completely stopped for 3 weeks or so. I am kind of freaking out, I think all my anxiety is coming back. But I don't want to take it again. I decided to gradually wean myself off, after consulting my doctor about stopping...
    roxslide roxslide
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    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

    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
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 25, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

    Just Started Zoloft

    Hi everyone. Just started on 50 MG eight days ago. I was told it would take a few weeks to kick in, but I can feel the difference already. My body and brain are finally at ease. I have this wonderful feeling of being protected. It feels wonderful. I can't remember the last...
    Bear19067 Bear19067
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

    It helps out a lot. That

    and adderoll.
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    I've been taking Zoloft

    for a bit under a year and I just started taking riddalin. My doctor was a bit on edge about prescribing it for me, but my parents pushed for it. I feel like they have more control over what goes in my body than I do. Not that they're doing anything wrong; they're doing what...
    exceptionthrown exceptionthrown
    18-21, M
    Jun 22, 2015

    Starting tomorrow I'll be taking Zoloft!

    I really hope it helps :)
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2014

    I have been taking Zoloft

    for a few weeks now. I find that I am unmotivated to do anything. My psychologist asked if I thought it was the medication or the grieving...I honestly do not know. I do know one side effect that I am is 99% sure is the Zoloft...my libido is gone. For the time being...this is...
    Myzery Myzery
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    Almost 6mo on Zoloft now.

    No sign of panic whatsoever. I'm ok w taking it the rest of my life to have this trade off :) gradually bumping back the time taken to day seems to be more effective.
    supergen supergen
    36-40, F
    Feb 4, 2016
    SofaKing9000 SofaKing9000
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

    A month on Zoloft. Learned I can't have much

    alcohol with it and expect to sleep all night. Staying at 25mg and it's working for me. Felt briefly anxious in a meeting because I started thinking 'what if I had a panic attack now'. Simple solution there was to get distracted fast.
    supergen supergen
    36-40, F
    Sep 5, 2015

    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
    Feb 8, 2008

    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

    trying to ween myself off,

    but as of right now, I am still taking Zoloft....
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    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
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2014

    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
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

    Day 4 on Zoloft. Briefly felt dreadful this

    morning like 'what's the point', which was odd because I'm taking this for anxiety not depression. Also felt groggy first 2 hours awake again. Felt briefest surge of panic an hour before the grogginess lifted. Woke up last night again.
    supergen supergen
    36-40, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    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

    Day 18 I think on Zoloft.

    Leveled out, feeling good, able to control and redirect thinking. Side effects abated.
    supergen supergen
    36-40, F
    Aug 22, 2015
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