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Review by Cat - 20 yrs old:

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9.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I started Zoloft about 2 months ago. I was taking 25 mg to start, as I am very tiny. After about a month, I increased to 50 mg, and the results were felt within days. I'm not hitting my dangerous lows nearly as frequently, and when I do get upset, it feels tolerable. Yes, I still cry; no, I'm not happy all the time, but that's normal! For the first time in over 3 years, I understand what it feels like to be normal. PS-for those of you out there desperately looking for help, but not wanting to disappoint your loved ones who are opposed to taking psychiatric medication, do it for yourself. Here's what might happen: they don't work so you stop taking them, or they work and you never look back. Life is far too short to feel awful throughout it.

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April 25, 2015 1:47 AM

Review by Tiffany B. (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: When I find I'm very angry it gives me time to pause and the ability to shake the bad mood I'd normally have afterwards. I rarely experience unjustified sadness, yet when something sad happens I still feel sad. I think it just gives me some breathing room to sort things out.

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April 20, 2015 9:22 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Anxiety and Stress: Makes you feel worse for the first few days but the side affects start to wear off. On my 4 th day still got a little light head and a bit anxious but I feel so much better than what I did 4 days ago! Can get up and get dressed and do what I need to do. Taking your mind off it will make you feel better, constantly thinking about it will make you more anxious. Think positive:) overall I feel better than I did before, can't wait until it takes the full effect.

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April 20, 2015 1:03 PM

Review by Liamh5659:

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8.0

For Depression: Started taking 50mg sertealine for depression and anxiety, I started getting nausea after the first day, after a week it settled and after 2 weeks I felt a slight change in my mood but it seemed to be more effective for my anxiety. After 3 weeks I started getting some terrible side effects such as a bad stomach and diareha also long painful headaches. Anyway a month down the line I feel a lot better I can honestly say the medication is working although it has it's ups and downs try to stick with it, I would recommend seeing your Doctor to get the medication changed or the dosage changed if it has no effect because it's what I did. My quality of life has become so much better. I try to ignore the occasional side effects! Stick with it

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April 19, 2015 6:54 AM

Review by lisaxxxx:

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2.0

For Depression: I've been on Sertraline for 5 months now I started out at 50mg and it seemed to be ok my anxiety attacks were becoming far less and I was a lot happier then about 3 months later I found I was having panic attacks again and now for the last month I've been on 100mg my mood is so bad it's affecting my relationship and I always just feel down and worthless I'm going back to the doctor soon to hopefully sort it out

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April 19, 2015 4:11 AM

Review by Kels-x:

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8.0

For Anxiety and Stress: This is truly amazing. Really helps, can't fault it. Started to work nearly straight away I feel alot happier. It has saved my life.

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April 18, 2015 9:50 AM

Review by FlBa:

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10

Zoloft (sertraline) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I've suffered from OCD for about three years. It was pretty bad but still manageable, but then two months ago it became unbearably horrible, my life was a nightmare. I would spend almost every waking hour ruminating about my obsessions while feeling intense anxiety. Then I began taking zoloft. I was started on 25 mg and I noticed some improvement within 5 days, and there was massive improvement within 9 days. I've been on it for a month now, and I'm at 100 mg. The OCD is definitely still here, but it takes up much less time and I am able to ruminate without feeling intense anxiety. I didn't have any major side effects. At the beginning I was yawning a lot and I felt more irritable. There's also lack of appetite, and I've lost 4 pounds.

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April 18, 2015 2:23 AM

Review by melitta (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Zoloft (sertraline) for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Since I'm on Zoloft I am calm and lovely person every day of every month. Before I was put on Zoloft every two weeks It was living hell for me and others around me with my mood changes. I was fighting with everybody, crying. I was depressed and miserable.

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April 17, 2015 7:26 AM

Review by gugugaga (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: Since I'm on Zoloft I didn't have any panic attack and I was in more than one trigger situation but I reacted like normal people do. I'm so happy that Zoloft exist.I can truly say that Zoloft saved my life and improved it.

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April 17, 2015 7:16 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Awful side effects! Caused me to feel very uncomfortable in my own skin, confusion and dizziness, severe anxiety, jaw clenching so tight it hurt, muscle pain and stiffness, sent me into a panic attack, which was what I wanted to prevent in the first place!

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April 16, 2015 3:33 AM

Review by Mark_Jones:

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8.0

For Panic Disorder: I've only been taking this medication for a few days but I already feel like I owe it a review. Been on 25mg for a week for panic disorder and it has completely changed me. Reduced the negative thoughts leading to panic, and a more secure feeling about my life in general. I have also begun to have a better quality of sleep. When you begin taking this medication you may experience slight nausea and increased panic. This is normal and goes away after a day or 2 to leave you feeling relaxed and happy. The only drawback I find to this medication is that orgasms can be too intense, other than that I couldn't recommend it enough. I've given it an 8 rating for now as I've yet to see how I go in the future.

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April 16, 2015 3:29 AM

Review by Alabama Brown:

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10

Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I had been a marijuana smoker for many years but stopped and then found I was depressed, couldn't sleep or concentrate very well and would get panic attacks. My drug & alcohol physician put me onto Prozac but after just one tablet, I suffered anxiety and was very jittery and almost felt sea-sick and terrified. He then prescribed Zoloft for me. What a WONDERFUL drug! After one day, I felt focussed, clear headed and happy. I went on to attend Melbourne University as a mature aged student and studied philiosophy - it was amazing. I'd never felt so intelligent or capable in my life. I eventually came off Zoloft after a few years and have never looked back. It may not suit everyone but it certainly was just what I needed!

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April 13, 2015 10:34 PM

Review by Dandalion (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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2.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I decided to try Zoloft after seeing the great reviews online for panic disorder and its overwhelming support for it. I have been on 75mg Zoloft for 5 weeks and cant say it has helped at all, in fact I'm having more panic attacks than usual on it. I also can't get to sleep and feel a depressing numbness throughout the day. I am prepared to accept that maybe I need a higher dose or need to wait longer but I highly doubt it, I feel certain in saying that this medication does not work at all for me. PEACE.

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April 12, 2015 2:53 AM

Review by Th3Machin3:

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1.0

For Anxiety and Stress: Was on for 3 weeks. Went from having anxiety and panic attacks to having severe depression and suicidal thoughts.

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April 10, 2015 7:49 PM

Review by Gem1030:

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9.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I have had anxiety, panic attacks & obsessive thoughts for years on and off. About 5 months ago I started to get horrible non-stop intrusive thoughts I knew the thoughts/fears/worries were nonsense but I couldn't turn them off. I was in a panic attack from the moment I woke up to the moment I fell asleep. I would wake up several times at night in full blown panic....it was horrible. I never ever wanted to take medicine I was so afraid of it not working or it making me worse. Zoloft has helped me so much at first I had a good day then a bad day and I wasn't sure if that was normal. after 2 months the doctor upped my dose then a month later I felt better then 100% still a little anxious during my period but very mild and manageable.

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April 10, 2015 1:22 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: I am a recovering alcoholic with 20 months sobriety and it became very clear to me that simply working the steps and following the AA program would not alleviate my depression. I have been on 50mg sertraline for a week now... I have moderate side effects ranging from insomnia (which I already experience anyway), to constipation and a feeling of being drugged. I somehow have the inability to cry, which is good because I sobbed uncontrollably from depression and PTSD nearly daily. I have faith that combining an SSRI with therapy will finally give me relief. I already feel as though my emotions are evening out, as I have had less ups and downs this week. If you are in recovery I highly recommend seeking mental professional help.

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April 9, 2015 10:33 AM

Review by 2344415emz2626266 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I have been on Zoloft for a bit now and am on a 50mg dose. I find it has made a world of difference. I was taking it after dinner and had real bad insomnia and buzzing etc. So I told my doctor and we changed the schedule so I started taking it in the morning and I sleep great at night. Zoloft has helped with my depression and anxiety. I haven't felt this great since I can't even remember when. If your having bad side effects like the insomnia talk to your doctor and change the times you take your meds.

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April 7, 2015 11:07 PM

Review by sazz22:

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10

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: Zoloft is a miracle. I was having panic attacks and anxiety and since taking them I feel so much better .I can sleep at night and wake up refreshed and feel I could climb a mountain. Truly a wonderful medicine.

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April 3, 2015 9:25 AM

Review by Need sugessions (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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5.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I was on 100mg of Zoloft and started suffering from severe insomnia after being on it only 2months. Dr tappered me down to 50 mg and then done in a week, withdrawls were dinging head, zap and buzzing ears plus severe insomnia.

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April 3, 2015 1:36 AM

Review by red4:

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8.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I've taken Zoloft off and on within the last 3 years. I do much better with it. I went from being so low that I couldn't take care of myself because of anxiety and depression. With Zoloft and better life circumstances I am doing much better. I'm actually happy! Right now I'm on 25 milligrams. Sometimes I'm on 50. When I had postpartum blues, 100 milligrams was necessary to feel positive.

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April 2, 2015 2:52 PM

Review by kitkat4224:

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10

Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I've tried several medications and so far this one has been the best anti-depressant that prevents panic attacks. I used to have at least three a day, now I only get them in extreme circumstances like when a family member passed away. It used to be dangerous for me to drive since events on the road would trigger a panic attack. Life is a lot easier on Zoloft.

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April 1, 2015 9:46 PM

Review by stripednalem:

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10

For Anxiety and Stress: This stuff has really helped me! Before taking it, I was always angry or depressed. Now for once I finally feel relaxed and I'm not so high strung either! I've never been able to just take a break! Finally I can! I wish I took it sooner!

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April 1, 2015 12:04 AM

Review by Joey576 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I thought I was too far gone. I have Pure O - every second of every single day was torture. I didn't want to live any more, I couldn't with the obsessive thoughts that were so antithetical to who I was. Constantly I would tell myself who I was but the OCD would always trick me out of my logic; but OCD has your whole imagination at its disposal. I got a lot worse before I got better on Sertraline: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE AND STICK IT OUT. One day you'll feel like you've been punched and woken up from a bad dream. If I can do it when I was on the verge of suicide, you can too. I believe in you.

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March 31, 2015 7:47 AM

Review by mrsalhurt (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: It took a little while to get the dosage right because I took it slow but now I have improved so much! I did 50mg for a month, 100mg for a month and finally 150mg a month. I have my life back! My anxiety and panic is no longer crippling.

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March 30, 2015 10:05 AM

Review by Clay D:

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9.0

Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: Changed my life. Night and day difference. Only side effect... Sleepiness

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