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User Reviews for Sertraline

Also known as: Zoloft

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "Zoloft has helped me tremendously! I am going on week 6. I kept going on the Internet reading the terrible side effects. I kept putting it off even though my sister in law is a pharmacist. I was scared. Terified. I'm in my 40s very fit. I kept thinking I would feel better. I thought it was hormones. I kept having panic attacks which didn't last long, but it still happened.There was a lot that happened over the course of the months and I believe my body just said enough. So once I experienced the panic attacks it fueled to the fire, worry set in and it was a terrible cycle. I started it after my friend opened up. I didn't feel alone. The first week I experienced diarrhea three days. No insomnia, no weight gain. I'm calmer for sure!"

   
10

Ddc2030 April 28, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "33 y/o female, 5'5, 125lbs, 200mg/day, 1 1/2 years and will continue indefinitely. Pros: social anxiety gone. Unbelievable. Able to start spontaneous conversations with "strangers", now able to develop and share deep, intimate friendships. Not hyper self conscious anymore. I joke around and enjoy making people laugh. Sexually uninhibited (with my husband)- seriously, the best sex I've ever had, I'm not self conscious at all anymore and I have no problems with orgasm- actually the opposite (best. ever.) Weight loss, 25-30lbs, and I feel light, energetic and happy with my body now. Food! I used to be a horribly picky eater my entire life, now I try new foods without a second thought and enjoy them! Zoloft has changed my life."

   
9.0

HeartsOpenWide (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 28, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "After breaking up with my high school sweetheart, I would have panic attacks that would violently wake me up at night. I knew I had a problem but it wasn't depression (later I realized anxiety) since I was happy to start over in college. My stress of attending school even as a commuter laid heavy on my mind as well. I went to my doctor, crying that I did not know what was wrong. After 3 years, I still remain on Zoloft/Sertraline at 25mg. I've always been told it's not a lot but it still really helps me. I rarely get panic attacks anymore, and if I do, I don't throw up or feel dizzy. I am happy that I haven't had any side effects or problems involving this medication."

   
10

Melissa S. April 28, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I've been on Zoloft for 4 years and it's worked great for my depression. I take 50 mg per day."

   
9.0

Better84 April 26, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "Depression has disappeared! You know those blue moods? that come with not enough reasons ? They will disappear completely, No more mood swings. your life is going to be so stable and manageable. This drug won't make you happy, it will only stop your depression and stabilize your mood. Again, it doesn't add anything to your own happiness. Took it for social anxiety, Now my mood doesn't switch around people anymore, I have more confidence In myself, but I'm still a quiet person! Because i'm not a talkative in my nature. The drug has stopped me from getting stressed around people."

   
10

Alixxx April 25, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "Wish I could rate this a zero. I have always had clear skin and no problems with acne or anything, no allergies, but this made me break out in hives. My depression and anxiety worsened exponentially. Worst experience, temporarily destroyed my life"

   
1.0

Ash474 (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I have been takin sertraline now for nearly a year. .I was adamant I would never take tablets for anything psychological but after confiding in a Dr about things from my past I thought I had nothing to lose...I will never ever b able to envision just how much these tablets have changed my life. .I didn't know people's brains actually worked so slowly!!! Mine had done over time for the last 30 years!!!! ...absolutely given me my life back :)..ohh..no side effects at all btw :)"

   
10

Anonymous April 22, 2016

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I suffer from GAD as well as OCD, with compulsions ruling more than obsessions. My grades at university started to fall and I knew it couldn't go untreated. My psychiatrist prescribed 100mg Sertraline daily and since then my grades have improved to reaching distinctions again. I am also much more calm and don't get angry as easily as I used to. Side effects: I sleep muuuuch more and struggle to stay awake in the afternoons especially. Being a former ballet dancer, I don't have much motivation for exercise anymore. I started to note a little bit of short term memory loss (e.g. entering a room and forgetting why I had gone there - nothing major). Worst, however, was chronic diarrhoea. This motivated a change to 40mg Citalopram daily."

   
7.0

Ballet boy (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 20, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "Horrible. I was put on it right after the birth of my 2nd son for anxiety. It took me 2 years to realize that the Zoloft was the cause of my increased desire to drink (I would drink a bottle of whiskey and think nothing of it, and before Zoloft, that never would have happened), weight gain (over 30 lbs) and overall depersonalized and foggy feeling. I felt like a robot going through the motions. I became very lazy (I am a go-go-go person. Never have I been lazy in my life) and it negatively affected my relationships with my husband and kids. I was just disinterested in everything. I was really unhappy. I never thought it was the Zoloft, I just thought I was a stressed, tired and burned out mom... I've successfully weaned off and will never take it again"

   
1.0

LilyMae39 April 19, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "I'm at 5 months and I'm finally feeling better. The first 2 weeks were TERRIBLE (nausea, insomnia, increased anxiety). The first 2 months were bad but bearable, wouldn't have made it through without the emergency ativan my doctor prescribed me. Finally started to feel better around 3 months. Started at 25mg and slowly moved up in 12.5mg increments to 75mg. Also went to therapy, practiced mediation, and exercised to help recovery."

   
8.0

pennyls April 18, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "I had some anxiety in college, then graduated, and the anxiety stayed. I used medication as my last resort, and after my doctor decided taking clonazepam everyday wasn't cutting it- I went on Zoloft. I expressed my concern about the weight gain aspect of this drug, and my doctor told me this was weight neutral....HA. a year later and I am 25 pounds heavier despite strict diet and exercise. The drug does wonders for anxiety, but I cannot deal with the weight. I am now considered obese. I've tried everything, and the only thing that seems to work is simply not eating (which obviously isn't practical). I am in the process of getting off this drug."

   
6.0

Lpars (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 16, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "This medication has changed my life over the past 5 wks I've been on it. I take zoloft for severe anxiety; I have always been a high stress, high functioning over achiever. I started having all kinds of odd stomach issues, heart palpitations, I hardly slept, etc. With this medicine I feel MUCH less stress and anxiety with every day things. I am more patient more relaxed. I started on 50mgs for 2 wks and asked to increase to 100mgs and been on that for 2 wks too. I take ativan and hydroxyzine as needed. This medication has changed my life!! I have lost about 10lbs on it. I think some of my appetite was anxiety driven. But I love this med and this has made me a better person!!"

   
9.0

Type A Overachiever (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2016

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For Depression: "Sertraline changed my life. My anxiety attacks began in the fall, and as a university student, there were little options or ways to cope without it affecting my studies and social life. I eventually stopped going to class, believing that there was going to be no solution. I began taking sertraline and even with a small dose (which eventually increased) I felt better. I almost feel better than I did before I was aware of my anxiety. I wasn't educated and was a non-believer thinking that medication could truly solve problems in your head but after finally listening and taking advice it did for me. May not work for everyone, but thought I would share my experience."

   
9.0

Adgram (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I have had good results with 200mg of zoloft, and .5 clonazapam 3 times a day, for ten years. I've tried many ssri meds, and zoloft has been the best so far. I suffer from depression, agoraphobia, panic and ocular migraine. This current combo ( sometimes I add gabapentin if I'm still anxious about leaving my house) has been the most effective for my mood. I gained weight on paxil and getting off was a nightmare. No additional weight gain with the zoloft."

   
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notin heck April 15, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "I have constant mid-level depression and have also self medicated this with marijuana, helps a lot but only if you smoke all the time so I decided to go to the docter and right away he started me off with 100mg zoloft and I just tried this for the next month, the first 2 weeks my emotions were uncontrollable happy, sad, angry, numb, energetic, then tired. So then after the 2 weeks I didn't feel depressed really but didn't feel happy either?just a neutral feeling. So i stopped and decided medical marjiuana works better for me."

   
5.0

Baustin all natural April 15, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Seretine saved my life .. I'm now on 150mg And feeling fine"

   
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alion_66 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 15, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "My husband has had depression and at times severe anxiety for years. He would have anxiety attacks so bad he was sure he was having a full blown heart attack every time, and his anxiety prevented him from sleeping because he was sure he would die in his sleep. His depression was bad as well, he was sure the world would be better off without him. He tried different medications but nothing really worked, some seemed to improve things a little bit but for the most part I had given up hope that any of them really do much. Then he tried Zoloft. For him, this was the one. It took the edge off after about a week, after two weeks I could definitely tell a difference. After about 6 weeks he was back to his normal self."

   
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tini00072 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 14, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Out of nowhere I got extremely depressed and had horrible anxiety! I was horrified.. I even had to quit my job. I went to the doctor so many times, I just knew something was horribly wrong. I had blood work done, urine tests, Ct scan on my stomach and MRI on my brain.. After ALL of that came back normal..I knew it was anxiety/depression. I tried celexa 20 at first but it made me so weak I quit taking it.. the doctor switched me to Zoloft and it gave me my life back. It took about 4 weeks to fully feel like myself again. I want you to know if you're reading this searching for answers..I was once you and I turned to these forums to help me. The Zoloft made me nauseous but it goes away, the side effects go away. HANG IN THERE. I'm on 25mg."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 14, 2016

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For Depression: "This has to be one of the worst drugs I have ever been prescribed , the side effects are horrible , and have to take more medication to deal with them ! I started off on 50mg , then was weekly increased to 200mg . After 6 months of feeling like death I have decided to wean myself off of them . Everyone I talk to seem to be taking them , they appear to be the fashionable drug at the moment ( probably the cheapest ) and I have heard good and bad reviews , but everyone I've spoken to has some kind of ongoing side effects . Definitely not the drug for me , can't wait to get off of them and hopefully start to feel more human again !"

   
1.0

Daft punk April 13, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "I am a former soldier who has suffered for 12 years with anxiety and panic . Some nights I would lie in bed and feel like my body was clenched trying to stop the anxiety , I would wake up having panic attacks . I tried citalopram but it made me feel like a zombie , I tried it for 1 year and came off . I tried CBT and it just didn't work . My doctor asked me to sertraline as I couldn't handle the anxiety anymore even after 12 years of resistance and methods to relax myself . So far I have had minor side effects , burning hands and neck but very occasionally and not severe and mild headache here and there , but my god I feel relaxed and composed , I'm 2 weeks in , I'm actually sleeping through and feel like it's starting to work ."

EvansCA April 11, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "I have been on Zoloft for almost two years. It has done wonders for my anxiety. I used to have horrible panic attacks that would make daily things hard and nearly impossible to do. The first week I was on Zoloft it was hard. It makes you feel like crap but after the meds get in your system you start to feel better. I was first on the 25mg but had to get it raised up to 50mg. The side effects do come back when you raise the medication but it helps more than the 25 so I am glad that I raised the dose. One more raise and it should be perfect."

   
9.0

Tyler453 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 11, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for : "I got better instantly. No side effects. I lost 30 pounds on this medication and it has helped me tremendously. I have no more eating disorder symptoms, and I did not relapse after I stopped taking it. My depression resided completely."

   
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Anonj26 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "This drug has been amazing for me! I went from not being able to think clearly and rationally after a very abusive marriage and stressor of special needs children to being a calm supportive single mother. I used to avoid cleaning or spending time with my kids because I was so in stress survival mode that I could not handle the little things. The side effects for me are near to nothing and I think it even helps my metabolism. I was really reluctant to take a drug but I am happy I listened to older experienced people and my therapist. Really has helped so much. I still hate the idea that I need it. Yet, I am so happy that I have it available to me. I don't have a foggy brain and I sleep really well. I used to even avoid sleeping."

   
8.0

Onyx23 April 11, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I've suffered from anxiety my whole life. It was exacerbated 11years ago when I gave birth to my daughter at 17. I've tried so many different medications with horrible side effects. I'm diagnosed with PTSD and hypervigilance so no side effect, no matter how minuscule, slipped by me. During my last bad episode of depression/anxiety, I reluctantly agreed to try sertraline. My dr started the lowest dose possible, 25mg (lower than she had ever prescribed) in the hopes it would ease my anxiety about side effects. I'm now on 75mg a day and so happy I finally found the medication that works for me! My only side effect is night sweats and vivid dreams. Don't give up! Sertraline is med #4 I've tried and the first one that really worked for me."

   
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Colbym April 11, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Awful stuff. Made me feel really bad. Do not recommend it. I felt every bad side effect and did not benefit from it one bit. Am much happier not taking it."

   
1.0

Rewt April 9, 2016

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