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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I started taking Zoloft October of 2011. Although it has helped me tremendously with anxiety, depression, and severe mood swings. It makes me very tired and withdrawn. And I've gained 20 lbs since October 2011! I haven't seen a lot of reviews with this type of side effect for Zoloft, but I know I'm not over eating to that degree. 3lbs I gained since my Dr visit last week. My Dr lowered the dosage by 1/2. But needless to say the weight gain is more depressing then anything.
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Review by Teadybear 1960 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
sertraline for Depression: I have been taking Sertraline 50 mg for 8 months now after my marriage broke up. I am taking it for depression and anxiety, Initially the side effects were really horrendous for the first two weeks, loss of appetite, night sweats, and generally feeling sick, my mood did not really pick up until about week four, but since then I have felt much happier I would even go to say that I have not felt as calm for years. For you men out there worrying about sexually dysfunction, don%u2019t worry I have no complaints there at all. All I can say really is at first nothing seem to be getting better, if this happens to you hang in there because when it does its well worth the wait.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I have struggled with panic disorder off and on for 11 years. I was previously on Lexapro but built up a tolerance after 4 months so I switched to Zoloft. After week four I am FINALLY getting some relief from the anxiety. Started on 12.5mg due to sensitivity to SSRI'S. The reason Zoloft does not get a 10 is because of terrible side effects: increase in depression and anxiety, nervousness, de-realization and insomnia. I could care less about my sex drive right now. Word to the wise: BE PATIENT, IT WILL GET BETTER.
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sertraline for Depression: I have been on Zoloft for almost 6 months. I went from 25mg to 50mg and am now on 100mg. It took a while to get the dosage right but now I'm feeling a lot better. I take it for depression, anxiety and social anxiety disorder.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: After changing jobs I was feeling depressed and was having anxiety attacks. Although Zoloft worked, and the first day or so were fine, I experienced intense prolonged anxiety in the remaining days of the first week. There were a couple of days there when it was relentless and extremely difficult to deal with. I'm on day 6 now and it seems to have passed. I get the odd pang but it goes away reasonably quickly. I feel calmer and more relaxed. Much less likely to react to little things. I do feel like my sex drive has dropped and it is harder to orgasm. I have a slight dizzy feeling that's manageable (I hope it goes away). I also commonly have a dry mouth. Lost my appetite. Haven't felt like exercising. Only 1 week in.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: After 1 week of taking Zoloft, I became depressed and had uncontrollable suicidal ideation. Never experienced anything like it. Went to ER 3 times in 2 days to protect myself. I couldn't shake the horrible urge until about 3-4 days off the medicine. I told my psych on the 4th day and she said that sometimes happens to people under 25?
Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I've been taking Zoloft for about 3 months. I've felt very little side effects, all of which I did experience was tiredness but other than that I went from a emotionless zombie to feeling great all day long.
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sertraline for Depression: I have taken Sertraline for two years now. I have never had a problem. I started off with 100 mg, and now take 50mg. I used to cry all the time, and found myself deeply depressed when there was something sad.
Now I hear myself laughing and it shocks me--- wow ! That's a sound I haven't heard in a long time! It takes a lot to make me cry now, and I am the non-worrier, relaxed person that I want to be. I have had no side effects or problems.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I am male, 53 years old, & have been on Zoloft (Sertraline) 75mg for 1 year. My problem was with anxiety & I became very sick. I first tried Celexa & I felt worse. After 3 weeks I switched to Zoloft & quickly noticed an improvement. It took about 3 to 4 weeks for Zoloft to start working effectively. By the 3rd month I felt even better & any side effects stopped - they are: trouble sleeping & I took Ativan to relax me and fall asleep, and after 3 months my sleep returned to normal; as for sex, maybe slightly longer to orgasm but no sexual dysfunction. As for alcohol, I still drink & feel fine; there was sweating but this went away. Zoloft works, good luck!
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 yrs ago after years of suffering and take Lamictal and Seroquel but when Zoloft was added I haven't looked back. It has saved my marriage I had uncontrollable jealousy negative and suicidal thoughts social anxiety and panic attacks. Now I stand at the school yard socialize and have started going out with my husband again. Have put some weight on but compared to how I felt it is worth it.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: I have been taking Zoloft for about 6 years for depression. Coincidentally, I also have had post traumatic stress disorder for about 8 years due to a severe medical emergency (53 days in hospital, surgeries, etc.). I have not had any post traumatic stress disorder episodes in months, thought I was better. I just went off the Zoloft (WoHoo!), but just had a TERRIBLE PTSD episode. I had no idea Zoloft was helping with PTSD. I can't afford to have crying/screaming bouts while sitting at my desk. Back on Zoloft I go.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I'm on Zoloft and Abilify, not sure what milligrams but I recently stopped my Zoloft and so far I've been experiencing extreme paranoia and terrible nightmares. Also while I was on Zoloft I felt numb and sat down one day and discovered I couldn't write songs/poetry/stories anymore. When I used to be fairly good at it. It did, however, help with depression and anxiety but not my obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I've been taking Zoloft for 8 years. It has created stability in my life. Prior to taking medication I always felt off...anxious, depressed, emotional, dwelling of things and this interfered with the quality of my life as well as affected my relationship and professional life. I take 50mg and I feel even keeled and normal instead of a basket case of emotion. Nobody would ever know I'm taking a medication and I'm often complimented on my temperament. I feel neutral, in control of my feelings and everything is within normal range. If you are overly emotional, anxious, feel off balance and have difficulty feeling consistent in your life...this could help. I feel content and normal now.
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sertraline for Anxiety and Stress: After suffering a bereavement and going through menopause I suffered anxiety attacks. I continuously felt stressed - had the shakes when I woke up, and heart palpitations ...all in all life was bad. Eventually I asked my Dr for help. He prescribed SERTRALINE ( one week 25g second week 50g). The first 2 weeks I felt as though they weren't making any difference, but after the third week the shakes and palpitations stopped. Now nearly three months later I feel so much better in every way.
I sleep better ..enjoy my life again. I would recommend that anyone trying sertraline not to give up after the first two weeks if you don't feel any benefit, it does take a while to get into your system. As for side effects, I haven't had any.
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Review by Logan Thrasher (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Zoloft (sertraline) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Zoloft has saved my life. I have been on Zoloft 200 mg for 7 months and the results have been amazing. I suffered from severe OCD, anxiety, and mind racing. Zoloft and Abilify 5 mg have completely eliminated my symptoms. I can now live and enjoy my life thanks to Zoloft 200 mg and Abilify 5 mg.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I have been going through some really tough times, job loss and a terminally ill partner and I have been experiencing a lot of anxiety as a result. My Dr prescribed Zoloft. If anything Zoloft made things worse, I tried sticking it out for three months but the ongoing nausea, increased anxiety, jaw clenching, restless legs and insomnia were just too much to cope with along with everything else. It also numbed me and made me very indifferent to things. To cut a long story short I stopped after three months and have changed to Citalopram. Citalopram has lifted my mood without all of the side effects I experienced on Zoloft.
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sertraline for Panic Disorder: I've been on this medication for 2 days and it has made me feel very low chills, dry mouth, suicidal thoughts, felt like I was going out my mind, I'm scared to take anymore, they put me on straight 50mg so I think it might be to high amount, but I can say I feel less anxious.
Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: I am a 44 year old women, I have had anxiety attacks since I was 30 but didn't know what it was. A year ago I started having panic attacks, I would wake up with them I thought I was going to die. I went to the E.R about three times everything was fine. I was depressed, paranoid, scared to drive, had every panic symptom, went to the doctor and couldn't stop crying. Thank God they knew what to do. I was put on some medicines at first that made me sicker then having a panic attack. It was horrible I then was put on Zoloft. I started on 25mg and work up to 150mg I slowly started feeling better besides not eating and sleeping but I am now feeling like myself and haven't had any panic attacks, minor side effects but I feel so much better thanks to the Zoloft.
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Review by TheGingerLover19 (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: This is the best medicine that I've ever been on for depression. I still have some symptoms but I've seen a huge improvement in my happiness and social life since I started taking it.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I have been on Zoloft for the past two months now, and last week went up to 100 mg from 50mg. No real great dramatic feelings of elation and euphoria. I would honestly say though that it has diminished my depression quite a bit, and I am not quite as troubled by my regrets, which really bring me down as well as the living situation I am in now.
I have been struggling with suicidal thoughts for the last six months and go back and forth between wanting to just end my existence, to realizing I don't want to end my life; I just want a higher quality of life.
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: Made me mood swingy, fuzzy headed, increased irrational thought patterns, impaired short term memory, permanently damaged recall memory. It helped numb me, but it was almost impossible to be happy on it.
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sertraline for Depression: After bad side effects from citralopram doc put me on 50mg of sertaline. This is my first day and after an hour of taking it I felt its effects! I felt brilliant and haven't really had an intrusive thought unless I search for it. However started feeling quite unstable as such on my feet. Pupils are very dilated and feel like my legs want to shake. A little bit anxious as well. Hope this helps me as much as its helped others. I have seen more good reviews than I have bad!
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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: I have been taking Zoloft for 10 years. I take 100 mg daily. I have found that all of my symptoms have diminished. In times real stress, I take an extra pill. All I can say is that none of the previous drugs I took helped me at all. I have depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At age 59 I still react to anything that sounds like gunfire. I spent 33 years working for the government, 2 in the Army the rest in law enforcement. I have found that I have no issues to deal with. I did once while out of the country lose my prescription while backpacking. It was horrible for me and my two friends. I take my pill in the evening before bed. No side effects at all. I found Zoloft to be a God send for me.
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