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Reviews for Sertraline to treat Depression
Review by LuckyMe03:
Zoloft (sertraline): 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.
Zoloft (sertraline): 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: 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!
Zoloft (sertraline): 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.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): My fiance and I broke up, which made me depressed. 3 weeks later, my mother passed away. I couldn't stop crying. A hospital was testing anti-depressants on me. We decided that Zoloft worked best on me. It made it easier to cope & I finally stopped crying. Eventually I was able to get back to my normal life. I took it for about 2 months.If it makes you tired, take it before bed, which I did. I believe it saved my life.
43 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): I was addicted to opiates for years and when I went to treatment and came off of them was diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders. Zoloft has really helped with anxiety and depression. No urges to abuse opiates, a general good mood (it's not a euphoric thing, just a normal human feeling). Only when I began taking it did I have side effects, and they were very mild. I felt overstimulated for a day or two and maybe had a few heart flutter feelings but after a few days no side effects and after a week or two no depression.
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Zoloft (sertraline): I have been on antidepressants since I was 23. I started on Paxil which made me a zombie and felt suicidal. Then switched to Effexor which worked for a while but made me have unconscious behaviors alot. I have now been on Zoloft for almost a year and I feel clear headed, not as reactive or erratic. I do have headaches and trouble sleeping off and low sex drive. Overall better Life on daily basis. I feel happier.
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Zoloft (sertraline): I have been on Zoloft 100MG for the last 3 years. It has been a life saver for me. Before Zoloft everyone kept telling me I was depressed and experiencing anxiety. I didn't believe them. I thought that was just me. Then at my doctors strong recommendation I started with the Zoloft. It did make me tired at first but I continued to take it and am so glad I did. I no longer have crying spells or lay in bed not wanting to get up. I no longer freak out(as my kids would say) or obsess about small things that really didn't matter. I no longer have a short fuse. I am calm, relaxed, nice, and very happy. I cannot imagine my life without Zoloft. Zoloft has made me a much better mom and person.
91 users found this comment helpful.
sertraline: 2 mths in now and I find it hard to put into words the difference Sertraline has made to my life. I realised last night I actually felt happy - I can't remember the last time that thought went through my brain. Obsessive negative thoughts just aren't there. I feel mostly calm and far far less anxious. Enjoying life again for the first time in YEARS!
21 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): This worked in the way that it got me back on track and made me feel like my old bubbly self. My social skills improved because I love talking to people now. I'm generally happier. Low days are few and far between. Confidence improved and my obsessive thoughts almost ceased completely. Did not experience weight gain. No real side effects I report. This medication helps to get your mind sorted and the rest is up to you to work on yourself.
65 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): I was on Zoloft for about 5 years. Before that I was on Effexor and Paxil which I did not tolerate well due to the half life. Zoloft was good but after several years I developed side effects. Tremor, jaw clenching, weight gain, sexual dysfunction...I weaned myself off of all meds which was really hard. It's been nearly a year and I'm ready to go back on something. I've tried natural therapies for SADD, PMDD, depression, anxiety and it's not working.
25 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): I was on Zoloft years 9 years ago for social anxiety and it worked great for me. I decided to get off it but slowly all my symptoms came back. Also got very depressed. Got back in Zoloft 7 months ago and I feel great again. I did have to get a night guard from my dentist. I chipped two from teeth and cracked a molar from grinding my teeth. 200mg daily.
41 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): This medication has turned me around and I had none of the side effects. I initially requested it from my doctor because, whilst I did not really have any problems, I had a negative outlook despite trying to be positive and I was not enjoying 'life' at all.
It has really helped with all this and as an added bonus I feel that I have more energy. I went back to my doctor and said "We hit the nail on the head". Previously I was looking for the magic vitamin pill to help reduce my stress and increase my energy levels. I tried vitamin B, Iron, and multivitamins to no avail. I no longer feel the need to take any vitamins at all. I'll continue to take this as needed and have no reservations about taking anti-depressants.
79 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): I have suffered from depression for about six years now. I am a female and about to turn 22. I was put on Zoloft because I recently began to experience severe anxiety over little things. Walking around campus terrified me. I couldn't go through drive-thru's or phone someone I didn't know. My mood swings were becoming ridiculous and I had been having more obsessive suicidal thoughts. I started Zoloft 50mg and everything was wonderful for a month then it wore off. I slipped back into severe depression. I just started taking 100mg and feel so much better! The only side effect I have experienced are a little insomnia, slight loss of appetite, random hand twitching, and some forgetfulness. I finally enjoy life and don't want to just give up.
72 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): My boyfriend of a year started on Zoloft 5 months ago, after trying many antidepressants. He totally lost his sex drive, and it changed his personality completely. He was no longer romantically interested in me and left me after 4 months on Zoloft. We would only reconcile on days when he didn't take his medicines. He recently switched and I hope the new medicine is an improvement.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): I started these pills when I was 12 for anxiety and depression and now I am 19. They work, that is to say I'm not suicidal and I can function in society, but I have certainly had side effects. No sex drive and cannot orgasm, terrible nausea and headaches, jaw clenching, vivid nightmares, and mood swings. It is definitely a give and take medicine if you can live with the effects.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft is amazing. I was put on Lexapro when I was about 18, gained about 20 lbs and felt like a numb zombie for about a year. Tried Celexa for about a year- a little better, but I was still getting very depressed. Then I tried Zoloft (50mg for a month and 100mg since). I've been on it for about 2 years. Depression and anxiety is minimal. I rarely have to use my Xanax. The only side effect I've had is dry mouth but it's minimal at worst. My appetite and sleep patterns are normal. As with the others I've tried, my sex drive is very low and I had moderate headaches for the first couple of weeks, so I won't pick on Zoloft for that. Overall, extremely satisfied, I can't imagine my life without it.
72 users found this comment helpful.
sertraline: I have been on 100mg a day for around 3 months due to bad depression and obsessive thoughts. It worked pretty good for what I wanted it to do....think of nothing.
It did however do some strange things to me:
I had constant thoughts of cheeseburgers and fries. Its like I new I was getting fat but didn't really care.
I went from 2 showers a day to 1 shower every 3 days and didn't care that people thought I smelt.
I went from being a complete germaphobe to basically eating other people's left overs in shopping centre food courts.
Zoloft (sertraline): I have been on Zoloft 50mg for about 6 months now. I got on it because I could not control my anger. I would go from okay, to completely angry in just a matter of moments. Everything and anything would set me off, and I couldn't control it. So, I went to the doctor and he put me on Zoloft. I have lost close to 40lbs since being on the medicine beacuse I have no appetite anymore. I do not feel like a zombie, instead I am able to control my anger better. I still get upset and angry, but I don't lash out like I used to. I feel like I have control of my life now.
126 users found this comment helpful.
sertraline: I had to stop just after 12 days. My breast was so tender. I couldn't sleep, walk or wear a bra. So much pain. I did find myself what was wrong with my breast after search on Internet.
They don't describe this symptoms in the lealeft as a side effect.
But can be happen and is warning side effect.
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft did not help me at all. I was on it for about 3 months, worked up to 100mg. I was tired and hungry all the time. I gained 20 lbs and slept all day. I was a complete zombie. Definitely made my depression worse.
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sertraline: I've been suffering from depression for five years now and I've been on several medications. About six months ago I was prescribed sertraline and my dose was increased from 25mg to 100mg within six weeks as it wasn't making any difference. The side effects were awful and caused me to miss a lot of school and fall behind at a crucial stage in my education. This medication has not increased my mood at all, if anything it has been lowered. Since I've been on it I've felt absolutely drained of energy the whole time. I have lost all motivation as I'm too tired. I feel emotionally numb.
Zoloft (sertraline): I am 22 year old female and taking Zoloft for social anxiety. About a day after starting this medication I began clenching my jaw really tight. My jaw starting aching after a couple of days because of the clenching. I had a panic attack on the train 3 days after starting this. I had nausea and a loss of appetite. The medicine did not really ease my symptoms in fact I would get random occurrences where I would feel extremely nervous and find it difficult to breath. My breathing became very shallow. I am weaning myself off it after 40 days on it.
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