Skip to Content

User Reviews for Sertraline

Also known as: Zoloft

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Sertraline.

Filter by:
Condition DownUp Reviews Compare Avg. Ratings DownUp
Dissociative Identity Disorder 1 reviews 0 medications
   
10
Vulvodynia 2 reviews 9 medications
   
10
Major Depressive Disorder 20 reviews 46 medications
   
8.8
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder 28 reviews 39 medications
   
8.5
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 33 reviews 5 medications
   
8.4
Panic Disorder 147 reviews 19 medications
   
8.4
Dysthymia 2 reviews 3 medications
   
8.0
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 63 reviews 13 medications
   
8.0
Social Anxiety Disorder 105 reviews 6 medications
   
7.9
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 32 reviews 7 medications
   
7.8
Anxiety and Stress 147 reviews 9 medications
   
7.8
Depression 391 reviews 76 medications
   
7.5
Postpartum Depression 7 reviews 7 medications
   
7.4
Bipolar Disorder 22 reviews 46 medications
   
7.3
Trichotillomania 3 reviews 3 medications
   
7.0
Body Dysmorphic Disorder 1 reviews 2 medications
   
1.0
Dysautonomia 0 reviews 53 medications Not rated - Be the first
Transverse Myelitis 0 reviews 2 medications Not rated - Be the first
Summary of Sertraline reviews 1004 reviews 7.7

Reviews for Sertraline

Sort by:

For Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: "After living with horrible PMS symptoms for over 2 years, a doctor diagnosed me with PMDD. I had 3 weeks of pure hell and 1 week (my period) of feeling semi-normal. The mood swings were so intense, I felt like it wasn't me. I could feel myself getting emotional but I could not stop it. It was like I was outside looking back at myself. Extreme highs and extreme lows. I was violent and unstable. After about a month of being on the meds (25mg) I felt more normal than I had in 2 years. They really saved me. 6 months in (1pill a day) I am back to being myself. Side effects I have had: decreased sexual desire, dry mouth, some bouts of mild depression, dry mouth, nausea. I'm very happy with the medication."

   
10

Samela67 July 28, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety and Stress: "I have been in sertraline for 4 months now as I suffer from anxiety and stress. Here is my experience. As an 18 year old teenager I suffer from anxiety due to family issues. I went to the doctors and they prescribed me with these tablets and counselling. I took my tablets and attended counselling. The first few weeks of taking my tablets I felt awful , shaking, dizzy, being sick, heart was racing like mad and I felt just unwell. When a month went past I felt a lot calmer and a lot more controlled. 4 months later at this moment in time I am having a bit of anxiety due to more stress. Still on the tablets but hopefully it should calm down soon. I am very aware of anyone who suffers from anxiety how hard it is. :)"

   
8.0

barker1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2015

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I'm 14 years old with OCD. I tried Prozac and it just made me make decisions that weren't like me. Ive been on Zoloft for awhile and it's really helping. I haven't obsessed at ALL. I just don't overthink and I live a great life."

   
9.0

Jay man July 27, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I have been taking zoloft for years to treat OCD Depression and anxiety. It works great for these however my orgasm take forever and are significantly less stimulating. Should u try to go off these med from time to time to see if you even need them anymore? Or try a newer med with less sexual side effects."

   
7.0

McShane (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 27, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety and Stress: "I'm 27 years old and have always had a terrible temper. It's always resulted in episodes of rage. God forbid if I cant find my keys or lose my wallet in the morning. While my anger was never directed at people, I could tell my temper was taking a toll on my fiance. The doctor started me out on 50mg and then bumped me to 75mg after a month. After a couple weeks I noticed I wasn't so quick to lose it and when I did snap and I was able to come down after a few moments. Never was a fan of being medicated, but this has definitely helped my anxiety to a point where my fiance is making sure I take them every night at 10pm with a smile on her face."

StevieGmicheal July 27, 2015

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety and Stress: "I just started taking 50 mg after 10 mg of celexa wasn't keeping the panic at bay. First few days I felt my head clear and the negative thoughts slip away. By day 5 I'm feeling out of sorts, afraid and a bit emotional. I'm cutting down to 25 mg but hoping this will all pass. I'm really hoping for the medicine to give me my life back but worried about side effects."

   
6.0

Anonymous July 26, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Panic Disorder: "I quit my birth control basically cold turkey which caused depression and panic attacks on a daily basis for over a month. I couldn't get in a car without having an attack. My doctor put me on sertraline and my depression lifted after about a week of taking it. It took a good month to actually work on the panic attacks. I honestly did not think anything would help and that I would be reliant on my Ativan for life. I haven't had to take my Ativan in about a week which is amazing! The only noticeable side effects for me are restlessness and insomnia in the early morning. The benefits far outweigh the side effects for me though!"

   
9.0

NikkiAK (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 22, 2015

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "Many years in pain ....Zoloft saved me . Side Effects -Minor Relief From Depression - Tremendous Been on it for over 15 years . Started at 50mg per day , now 150 per day . Thankyou Pfizer ...for giving me my life back ."

   
10

RP Dee July 19, 2015

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, severe depression and OCD when I was around 18 years old. I couldn't do anything and shut down. I went to a mental hospital to take classes on how to cope and I began trying different types of SSRI's. I tried two others and I felt horrible on them both then I tried Zoloft. My mom made me stick with it even though I was skeptical. I started with 25, 50, then to 75 ml. Nothing helped. As soon as I went up to 100 ml is when I felt my life coming back. I could feel emotions of happiness, and felt like life had finally had a meaning to it. I was able to be okay again and felt like this medicine saved my life. The thing that is hardest is all the people judging saying "you're on so many Meds""

   
10

Trusso18 July 18, 2015

21 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "Honestly, I feel guilty for feeling great... But I've been taking Zoloft for 6 months now and I feel totally different. I was diagnosed with GAD, generalized anxiety disorder. I had serious issues with social anxiety, irritation, nervousness, constant worrying, and seldom depression. After taking the medicine for about 3 months I felt like a I've never felt before. I started to worry alot less, I started to avoid confrontation, and also was able to talk to people without feeling intense anxiety. This medicine really works well. The only negative side effects I've experienced was nausea in the first month and consistent fatigue. Working out and mid day naps have subsided the fatigue. My suggestion would be to take your dose in the evening."

   
9.0

Ydunvme July 17, 2015

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was on Zoloft in my early 20s, but never found it very effective them. Fast-forward 15 years and every other anti-dep med later, my Celexa pooped out on me and I started having daily anxiety and panic attacks. It took nearly eight weeks for me to feel any positive effects from the drug. The start-up side effects were terrible - I was sick for weeks. However, when I was switched to Zoloft (150mg) from Celexa, they cut me off Celexa cold turkey and ramped me up to 150mg within four weeks. It was hell. Side effects: sleepiness, anxiety, depression, jaw clenching, dizziness, panic attacks, diarrhea, loss of appetite. Side effects hung on for at least the first four weeks. I'm about three months in now and feel much better. 90% normal."

   
8.0

callisto9 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 17, 2015

2 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "I think zoloft for me is great. The only downfall i have with it was headaches. They started right when I began taking zoloft daily. They were intense and hurt like hell. Lasted about 2 weeks. Then bam they were gone. I took it at night before bed. I thought they made me tired. Since I've been on it , I've lost about 20lbs. I don't have the munchies at all & honestly I have to tell myself to eat because it curbs my appetite. I don't feel bloated like I did on Lexapro that's why I switched. Zoloft really works for me and I'm on a low dose. Headaches suck the first few weeks but what a difference from lexapro. Everyone's different."

   
7.0

Jenn w (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 16, 2015

16 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Depression: "I have been on Sertraline for the last 4 months..started on 50 mg then 100 mg and now 150 mg..I was very wary of taking anti depressants as I had tried citralopram several years earlier and as soon as sexual side effects kicked in I gave up..figured I'd rather be miserable but still able to perform..Most recently I became more and more down, could barely face work, felt completely bleak and uncomfortable in most social situations..Since starting with Sertraline it has been a very up and down journey to say the least..at first quite a lot of side effects..bad stomach (2 days) trouble sleeping (would wake early and be unable to go back to sleep) some weight gain and a loss of sex drive..I got to the point where I thought "your having all the"

   
9.0

JimJam43 July 15, 2015

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety and Stress: "previously been treated for anxiety & low with citalopram, I did feel better after 2 years, reduced & came off. After 6 months I started to feel low again, irritable, unable to concentrate, terrible sleep patterns, abusing alcohol & pain killers, night sedation & phenergan! I was depressed! Tried sertraline 50 mg od initially & felt worse! But gradually my mood lifted! After about 2 weeks my mood was definitely better however the anxiety took much longer! It's been about 8 weeks now & I feel great. Taking 100mg sertraline od & it's fab! My advice is stick with it, if you initially feel rough it will pass xxxxx"

   
9.0

Mrs. A July 13, 2015

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "My 15 year old daughter was practically a recluse. She is bipolar and taking seroquel, lamictal and intuniv but she was depressed and had such social anxiety that she couldn't even leave her room. After 3 weeks she is the daughter I knew to be . She still has issues but going outside of the house is not one of them. I am so happy with this medication . She started at 25 and is now at 50mg. What a godsend ."

   
10

Cathy1023 July 12, 2015

10 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety and Stress: "I have had depression since I was 17 and recently started dealing with major anxiety issues, I was put on the 50mg pill and the first 2 weeks was really hard i was anxious,weak, and had mood swings.. 2 months later this has honestly been amazing for me and has helped me on so many levels,"

   
10

NSG480 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 12, 2015

19 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "I have struggled with depression since I was a teenager and always assumed it would go away on its own. After someone close to me passed, I hit rock bottom. I was depressed, anxious, couldn't sleep, etc. Talked to my doctor and he prescribed this for my depression and anxiety. Besides making me apathetic I have been surprisingly happy. This pill is amazing, I have not been this genuinely happy in a long time."

   
8.0

Sydney91 July 12, 2015

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "I'm ready to feel better, although I'm still skeptical. I have read good reviews so I hope that same outcome for me."

   
5.0

Lady D (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2015

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety and Stress: "I have been taking it for a month, side effects have been awful. Constipation, feeling like a zombie, not sleeping at night, tired in the day, no sex drive. I'm thinking about switching cause I feel like my head is so foggy and I am not living life to the fullest. Anxiety symptoms decreased, OCD behaviors increased."

   
6.0

Harshtone4 July 9, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety and Stress: "Istarted taking Sertraline 11 months ago due to anxiety caused through major life traumas and problems but work tipped me over the edge. I felt like i was unable to smile fuction talk and walk some days horrible feeling so went to Doctors and started treament. No side effects and after 2 weeks the black cloud lifted from my life! I cant tell you how brilliant i feel im generaly happy calm and do not over react anymore. I do not plan on coming off this medication at all... I am 52 years old."

   
10

ReeBazza (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 9, 2015

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "This was the first drug I was tried on for my depression BEFORE my OCD started (I'm 14). I have PTSD, so along comes depression, anxiety, etc. When the psyciatrist prescribed me this, he had only seen me for 45 minutes and that was his decision. The first time taking it, I wasn't feeling right. Week 1 was unbearable. I felt like I had the stomach and head flu combined. I also started having more suicidal thoughts so I called my doctor and they stopped me. Not an effective drug for me unfortunately, that is why I give Zoloft a 1."

   
1.0

BringOnTheRain (taken for less than 1 month) July 7, 2015

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zoloft (sertraline) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "for a long time I've struggled with OCD, trichotillomania, depression, anxiety, and adhd. now I take vyvance for adhd but for the rest I take Zoloft and I take 150mg everyday. btw I'm a 15 year old female. it's really helped with the anxiety and depression and my trichotillomania has gotten better with the use of the drug lamictal at night which is a mood stabilizer(50mg)"

   
9.0

mentally ill?? (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 6, 2015

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have been on Zoloft for about two months the lowest dose and have had wonderful help on it with therapy! I had severe panic attacks daily , depression and I had withdrawn from life and fun! I am improving daily and see the light again but I believe you have to do your part with therapy and find the triggers to the anxiety to truly heal but this medicine has helped me get out of the dark place !!!"

   
10

Lala girl July 5, 2015

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Social Anxiety Disorder: "Horrible reaction to Zoloft , ended up in the ER after 5 doses(12.5 mg) . That morning I awoke at 5 am sweating , achy, nauseous , heart racing, could barely walk legs hurt so bad. It's been 3 1/2 weeks since I stopped it and I still have pain in hips and muscle aches / burning sensation in legs and constant chest pain from palpitations."

   
1.0

Holly70 July 4, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I started sertraline 4 years ago and it has honestly helped my GAD so much! I still get panic attacks from time to time but that's my mind running away with me, and I'm only on the lowest dose of sertraline. I wouldn't have the confidence that I have today without this drug, and I certainly wouldn't be a good mother to my son, I would have no doubt been a depressed mess. This has helped me see that there is a life outside of GAD and depression, no matter how hard it is to find...keep going. It's there."

   
10

ANervousWreck (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 3, 2015

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...Next

Learn more about

Hide