Anxiety - any zoloft users?
- 17 Jul 2011 by turkee25
- zoloft, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress, nervous
dr just gave me an RX for zoloft 50mg for panic and anxiety but said take half the pill. i havent filled the RX yet cause im nervous abut taking meds.
the past few days i had pretty good days until yesterday and today not so much. so im just on the fence about it.
any good stories about zoloft?side effects? hard to come off of them...
uggg i feel so frustrated (sp??)
18 Jul 2011
I also began using Zoloft 50 mg. for depression/anxiety- day 6 for me, 1/2 dose for first 7 days then full dose, at night. It's going fine except for weird bruises on my arms and one on my leg. When I noticed them I stopped taking a daily baby aspirin and am waiting to see if it keeps happening. I was getting ready for a party & also a big class reunion so was busy cleaning, setting up tables, etc. May have bruised myself without realizing it, but don't know ...
I feel fine. It supposedly takes several wks. (like 4-6) to slowly build up to a therapeutic level in the body. I would recommend you give it a try.
19 Jul 2011
ok so just saw therapist, and then i went and filled my RX
i guess tomorrow is the big day and i will start taking the zoloft. im praying for good results.
17 Jul 2011
Sorry I can't answer about the Zoloft but I can tell you that I recently changed from Seroquel to Geodon and I was SO afraid of the change, put it off for about 6 months and 30 lbs ago. As it turned out, it's been about 10 days and I haven't had any bad experiences and actually losing weight, which was my goal for a change, so please try it if your doctor thinks you should and you have trust in him/her. Hope this helps and you feel better soon.
19 Jul 2011
I have been on Zoloft for quite a while now. It has mellowed me out a lot but as for my panic and anxiety disorders it did nothing. I am currently taking 200mg of it daily so don't worry yourself over it. I've had no side effects at all. They slowly increased my dosage over time as to figure out the correct dosage needed. As to going off the medication - Consult your doc. They will help you find a safe way to stop taking it. Do not just stop. They aren't habit forming but you don't want the chemical balance in your brain to drop that quickly. I hope this has helped you with your fears of the medication. Best of luck ~
17 Jul 2011
I just increased my dosage from 25 mg to 50 mg of Zoloft and I feel a lot better. I did have some nausea but it went away after about a week. My anxiety is so high right now that I can't think about not taking it or coming off of it. I'll cross that bridge later. I have had no weight gain. I would encourage you to give it a couple of months.
24 Jul 2011
today is the end of day 4 and its been ok/... been rough today , it was the first day i had to take a xanax during the day to stop the anxiety. had a panic attack yesterday but got myself out of it.
so hopefully it starts getting better everyday
22 Sep 2011
I take Zoloft myself and i can tell you it is alright if you are dealing with depression or if you are nervous all the time. the first week or so they want you to take 25 mg because it will make you pretty tired. Then once you are use to it they increase your dose. I have been on Zoloft for around 7 months and so far no bad side effects. I myself, didnt want to take anti-depressants but if you are depressed and dont take something it seems you only seem to get worse. I actually started to get some energy back and certain things i use to enjoy are becoming pleasent once again.
3 Aug 2012
I have been on zoloft quiet awhile, kept breaking them in half and have them pretty good regulared. Now you will get alittle asleepy at first using zoloft but your body gets use to it. Don't know how much you are to take but I started off with the 50mg and cut them in half because it don't take much medicine for me. Just start off slow nad see how it work, my grandchild swears by zoloft she is 28.
I always hated to start new meds and am glad I have the same old ones: zoloft and xanax. The xanax is an old stand by, keep them in my purse and only take 1/2 of a 0.5 in the daytime. Take a whole one at night but it don't do anything but keep me relaxed. My son takes them for nerves and my daughter always liked them. Good luck. nannywiz
17 Jul 2011
I don't really know anything about zoloft, but when I started taking my meds, I I was so nervous and scared about being on antiD and antianxiety meds. I was afraid that they would change me and the person that I am, which theyu don't. They have changed me but they changed me for the better and they made into a more calmer and more balanced person. They meds are prescribed to take care of the disorder and the symptoms. There are some side effects, which do get better, I didn't gain any weight, I actually lost weight which is a good thing. I have my good days and sometimes I have some bad days, but mostly good. Don't be afraid to take them, once you get adjusted to them you'll be fine. Let me know how you're doing.
17 Jul 2011
Hello turkee25. Nice to meet you. I answered a question much as you are asking not two days ago or so. I was on it some years ago, and used it for my panic disorder along with my depression.I believe I stopped taking it because my body built up an immunity to it. I might be repeating what I've said in my previous answer, so if any one read it, please bear with me. Zoloft has very few serious side-effects. Most people tolerate the drug very well. It has a very short halflife. Meaning the drug will leave your body, usually within days. Some of the common side effects are stomach cramps, insomnia, nausea. Most people seem to use for a daily dose between 100 to 150mg. All in all, in regards to my opinion, did it help me against my anxiet? yes, against my ocd?yes. Would I still be on it if my body did not build up an immunity to it? Most probably yes :0) I'd say give it a go turkee25.
If you don't feel comfortable taking it,(meaning side effects) you can always ask your doctor to prescribe you another medication. best wishes and try not to worry so much, things will work out. you'll see.
1 Oct 2011
I was prescribed zoloft 200mg for mood modiftication and after a month i still didnt think it had kicked in so i stopped but my mate was on it and started hallucinating whilst riding his motorbike and nearly killed himself. I think they are way better meds for anxiety than zoloft but everybody is different and you have to account for side effects of each individual medication. I take valium for anxiety and i fine it works for me but it is very addictive so i cant recommend it in good conscious. I hope you find something that you are happy with. Skins1970
17 Jul 2011
I really can identify (many years ago) I had experiences with panic, aggoraphobia, depression and chronic pain but in the earlier years the same that you are dealing with, first of all the very horrible traumatic nightmare of panic I think intensifies us of being afraid to try new treatments, it's so difficult if you can get up and function you heve fears of things not being as well as they are. But I think that's when we need someone who has experienced (so to speak walked in the shoes and at least can identify what you feel) I wasn't on Zoloft for very long (about 25mg as I recall) if there is any hope of it giving you relief at least from meds very much like it it is trial and error at least by the doctor having you to start out by halfing the pill then if you seem to notice problems then it can be discontinued, I know you are scared but if it can alleviate those symptoms then it seems worth the trial. If you have further questions or just need someone to talk to this site is filled with knowledgable, caring compassionate people who've experienced what you're going through, you need to start somewhere and I remember clearly whatever it had been I had fears, I wish you only nothing but the very best. feel free to keep us posted, and just know if you do (and probably won't) have problems give the prescribing doctor a call and allow him to know. Again please take good care.
14 Jul 2012
I have been on Zoloft for 7 years and It helped me tremendously..I too was afraid of taking any medication but after having horrendous attacks and unable to function. Dont be afraid... its nice to be back in the sunshine!
2 Nov 2011
Zoloft in my opinion is a great med for anxiety and depression, but I am currently trying to stop taking it because of wanting to get pregnant and with all these warrnings out about birth difects it worries me. Anywho just a warning the withdrawls are horrible! I have not taken any for over a week and I weened myself off of it and have had horrible dizzy spells and can't shake the nausia. So just remember that before you decide to take them, Zoloft and many other antidepressents are VERY adicting!! Its probably way to late since you posted this in July but just a little fyi
18 Jul 2011
I am like you. I have the Zoloft Here. But I can't seem to take it. So nervous about it. That's probably the problem (Anxiety, Fear of the unknown).
The sad thing is I had this same thing 25 years ago and took Zoloft and at 100 mg Everything went away. I felt great. I couldn't believe it. Now here I am faced with the same problem and afraid to take it. What a bummer. I might have to go to the hospital and sit there while I take my fist dose to make sure I don't die. Sad isn't it, but thats anxiety and stress.
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