I have been on antidepressants for 10 years and found that zoloft had giving me relief, but after the birth of my child and my husband getting cancer i have not been able to be the same. my dr switched me effexor and my depression lifted but i was not myself, i still stuck it out for 3 years, now the effexor stopped working, i went to prysitc MADE ME WORSE, so now im back on zoloft... i know it worked before so it should work again, but its like a horrible waiting game. I keep reminding myself that I have alot to be greatful for, my son, my husband, who has fully recovered, a great job etc.. but i still cant find normal... I want to enjoy my life, im on my fourth week on zoloft
20 Jul 2011
I too take Zoloft and I definitely understand your frustration and feeling like it is a waiting game. :) I am currently playing one myself. If you are on your fourth week and still see no change in the way that you are feeling, I would contact my doc and see what he/she has to say. They can increase your dosage. The normal dosage is around 100mg and you can increase to 200mg if needed. Hope this has helped you and wish you the best of luck. Keep your head up! :) ~ HOPE
20 Jul 2011
Glad to hear your husband made full recovery,i am the same as you-feel guilty about feeling so low when have so much to be thankful for,but we cant help how we feel..
I can relate to both you and Hope with the waiting game,i am currently along side you both waiting for seroquel to kick in,my physc has switched me from prozac to this in hope that it combats both my anxiety an depression and ocd,so far its only made anxiety worse and moods,well??Not sure.Its so very frustrating,i wish they had something to hurry things along for us,but what can we do only stick it out and wait!
Hope ye guys get to feeling "normal" again.
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