Starting Zoloft Again and Sick!

Hello all,

I am hoping to find a buddy/friend through this web group.  I am 35 years old and a wife and a mother......I got depression 10 yrs ago after having my daughter and started on zoloft and xanax.....It was horrible going on it but worked well for about 10 years.  I went off of it cold turkey in January and stayed off for about 4 months - I got crankier so I went off but now I know I shouldn't have....I think it was because of my hormones and my period.  I did pretty good for the 4 months being off and then I started to feel down again.....I tried wellbutrin for a week and that did NOT WORK.  So I have been back on the old standby Zoloft now for about 3 weeks.  I am on on second week of .50 mg and the past few days have been awful!  I have high anxiety and nervousness and insomnia.......I throw up in the mornings and then I feel better after lunch....I can't sit still at work in the mornings which worries me because I need to work......Any advice and has anyone else experienced this before and how long before it goes away?

2ndtimearound 2ndtimearound
31-35, F
3 Responses May 17, 2007

i am on zoloft and xanax too. u said u were only on the zoloft now? maybe u need anti anxiety meds again. Some antidepressants have them in it, like lexapro. or just get an anti anxiety med again. Theres tons of stuff out there, you kinda have to play around to figure out what works best for you.

Hi.<br />
I am also a wife and mother. I have battled depression off and on since I was 13. The last 6 years have been the most severe. I was diagnosed with major depression, anxiety, and PTSS after the birth of my first child. In the last six years, I have had two severe breakdowns and became suicidal - it's all I could think about at the time. I have taking Zoloft for about two years and I am on the maximum dose of 200mg/day. At times I have to augment the Zoloft with Ativan for bad anixety. You will find that as your Zoloft dose increases, your sypmtoms will subside - it can take up to 4 weeks from the initial start of the meds to level off. I too tried Welbutrin - it didn't work, I reacted badly to the drug and nearly passed out behind the wheel of my car while driving over a bridge - not good. You're not alone, I can relate to what you are going through. Has it been determined whether your depression is chemically caused or circumstance caused? This was huge determining factor for me when trying to find the right meds. I also hate taking them and even on them I have days where I struggle with the depression. I try to stay focused on the things that give me release, my creative side. I draw, handcraft, knit and crochet. I also find reading helps as a temporary escape. If you need someone to talk to - I'm here.

How do you find zoloft? I cringe when ever I hear it. I was on zoloft for about 4 years and all it did was make me gain weight and feel suicidal, though coming off it was worse. Have you thought of any other medication or are you content with this combination.