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Reviews for Zoloft to treat Depression
Review by oopie2:
I've been on Zoloft for 3 weeks (100mg) and it's done wonders for me. I was always sad, uninterested in anything, quick tempered, very negative...you get the picture. Within a week that changed. I'm able to laugh, I want to do things again; best of all, my sex drive is returning! My appetite has lessened, but I'm not complaining. In the first week, I was taking Zoloft by itself; now I'm taking Seroquel XR in the evening in conjunction. I'm sleeping like a baby the night through (first time in years, really!). My family and friends are as glad as I am that I'm now on the right track.
156 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking 50mg generic sertraline about 2 weeks ago. I have had a very good experience with it and I love it. Thank God for this medicine and the improvements that it makes on the brain chemistry. Only experienced diarrhea for 1 day (which was okay for me because I've always struggled with constipation which only contributed to fatigue and depression). I'm more social (before I didn't care about doing much, even though I wanted to go out, when it came time to, I would end up going to bed), more easy going, less irritable and cranky. So much more patient with my kids. No side effects for me. Oh and I'm not eating ravenously at night because of stress and anxiety like I used to so it's helping me lose weight. Yay!
341 users found this comment helpful.
Been taking Zoloft for about 2 months (50 mg). At first my hands shook bad, I yawned all day long and was tired, and lost complete interest in sex. I do feel better, I am not yawning and tired anymore, and my hands don't shake as bad (still shake though). Still zero interest in sex.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Withoug Zoloft I would probably be dead or killed. I have been taking Zoloft for 19 years. Since my daughter was born the doctors have tried to take me off, but the depression started again. I did counseling and reduced the dose, but to be completely off makes me mean. I snap at people, easily irritated, road rage, body feels like it will explode with anxiety. It has never effected my sex drive. No weight gain can be blamed on Zoloft, probably feeling more sociable and going out to eat has caused a little weight gain. No headaches. Thanks for reading and I hope I helped.
601 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Zoloft for about 2 weeks and notice a little difference. I'm much happier, not so tired as usual. One day I had this urge just to go out and I get my hair cut, nails done and my tongue pierced. I have no idea where that came from. I felt very social and wanting to talk to people. Before I liked to stay in my room with the dark curtains and hope it will rain soon because I couldn't stand the sun. I also didn't want any company..just wanted to be left alone. It still comes and goes. I'm pregnant so I'm only on 25 mg but I know if I was taking a higher mg I would feel better.
31 users found this comment helpful.
After experiencing severe anxiety from Wellbutrin, I started taking Zoloft 4 days ago while decreasing Wellbutrin. While I think it will work with my brain chemistry, as I am already much more relaxed and easier to be around (no more snappishness), the eye dilation, sweats, nausea and general sick feeling aren't fun but expected. Thanks for all the feedback from others. It helps manage my expectations.
28 users found this comment helpful.
I went on Zoloft, 50mg, in December 2009. About a month later I pushed it up to 100mg. It has definitely helped my mood and also seems to help me to lose weight (which is a most wonderful thing for me). I also take lamotrogine.
I have been experiencing a clenched jaw and stiff shoulders though, but when I asked my psychiatrist about that today, she said she had not heard of that happening with Zoloft before.
I don't sleep well, but I have always been an insomniac. My psychiatrist told me that Zoloft will not help me to sleep.
23 users found this comment helpful.
I started using Zoloft at the recommendation of my doctor who thought I may be experiencing mild depression. I take 25 mg before bedtime and have been able to sleep peacefully (one thing I could not do before Zoloft). I am not sure if my better overall mood is because of the drug or the fact that I am finally getting sleep at night, but I no longer burst into tears, scream at my family or contend with overwhelming negativity as I was prior to taking Zoloft. The symptoms associated with PMS have definitely improved, as well. I had side effects (shaking, dilated pupils, nausea) for the first two weeks, but have been fine since. My doctor recommended that I take vitamin B with the medication daily - works well.
31 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Zoloft for about a month and a half now. I have noticed severe loss of appetite and I have been vomiting after I take the medication (even with the consumption of food). I have also been dizzy and more tired throughout the day. I also experienced low sex drive, slight memory loss and lack of motivation. On the upside, I haven't had any panic attacks, thoughts of suicide, and I have not cried since taking the medication.
24 users found this comment helpful.
Finally, after being reduced from 100mg to 75 mg to 50 mg, it was working great. Then on 50mg I started getting dizzy spells that lasted a week. They just came out of the blue. Went to the gym in winter and was getting dizzy after workout. Lowered to 25 mg...was still working and no dizzy spells but I was still having mind body functioning problems. My doctor switched me to Prozac. It is not helping the depression and 5mg makes me nervous and is not lifting the depression so back to the doctor to get put back on 25mg of Zoloft. I hope the 25mg starts to make me feel better. Yes, I fear if dosage is increased to 50mg the week long dizzy spells will come back. 50mg Zoloft was working so well.
10 users found this comment helpful.
I'm in my mid-40's and have been on Zoloft for six years. Anxiety gone...it no longer rules my life. I am able to go out in public and not feel like my world was going to end. Still am subject to turning inward at times..but doesn't everybody? I do notice some memory issues like really having to think longer about names and places. (Sometimes I feel like a slow computer trying to load a page!) Dosage has been 150mg.
52 users found this comment helpful.
I was having very bad depression from last 5 years and this caused my digestive system to break. I am not able to eat anything , all tests were negative, my doctor said that this is only depression. I started taking Zoloft, first week was bad for me as I was feeling stomach upset, sleeplessness, dry mouth and sexual problems, however second week is now very good for me. I am able to control my depression and anxiety. I pray this to let my digestion become normal again. Thanks
20 users found this comment helpful.
Thank God for Zoloft! I wish I knew about depression decades ago! For the first time in years I see the world in color, have patience and actually care. Zoloft makes me a better me, a better parent and better person. I take 100 mg in the morning and 100 mg at night. NO SIDE EFFECTS! Sure wish I had weight loss, though! A smidge of loss of interest in sex, but can still enjoy.
155 users found this comment helpful.
I have been on Zoloft for about two months for disthymia (constant mild depression), however I had about a 2 week gap where I wasn't taking it. I was prescribed 50 mg, but since my side effects were pretty heavy at first, I decided to only take 25 mg for a while to start off. I wasn't aware that 50 mg is the threshold of therapeutic effectiveness, so by taking 25 mg at a time I may have just been wasting it. However, after taking it for the first month, I thought I noticed myself smiling and laughing more (a rare thing for me). I am back on 50 mg, and I really hope that it helps me to feel happiness and excitement again in appropriate situations, where usually I will barely raise an eyebrow.
42 users found this comment helpful.
Had to start out with a very low dose 12.5 and work my way up to a 150 MG. Would up dose by 12.5 each week. Been on it for three months and have lost 15 pounds, also my hands shake and I can't sleep at night. Also had bad stomach pain. Only been on the 150 mg since Nov. 27th. My doctor said to give it two more months. So far have not gotten results yet with my anxiety or depression but it can take up to six months for some of these meds to start working. Will just have to be patient and give it more time to work. Will try Prozac if Zoloft doesn't work. My doctor said Prozac is the easiest one to get off of. Have read some good reviews on it and have tried two other ones before Zoloft so I'm hoping this one starts to kick in soon.
11 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking Zoloft about 1 month ago for Depression. I take it in the morning. Right now the side effects out weigh the benefits. I too have the shakes, some sexual side effects, loss of appetite. I'm feeling a bit more anxiety, excessive yawning. The worst of it has been the problems with my lower GI (diarrhea). My Doctor wants me to try and wait it out. He seems to think the side effects will subside. I'm reading positive things here. I'll stick it out and see if things improve for me.
27 users found this comment helpful.
I've only taken 50mg for two days now, so I can't rate it or say too much about it yet. So far, I can honestly say I feel a little more at ease, less low, but no drastic change yet. (as expected!) The only problems so far is loss of appetite and I found it hard to sleep for more than 4 hours last night. I hope this works for me as it's worked for so many others.
32 users found this comment helpful.
I am 16 years old. I started taking Zoloft for my depression. I took it for a year and it worked, it made me happy for a few months but after a while I started noticing something. I had no remorse, I just didn't care about anything. I was like a zombie. someone in my family died and I didn't cry. I couldn't cry. It was very scary. I told my friends mom who also took it she said it did the same thing 2 her. So I knew I wasn't imagining things. If you feel like this or notice it in your children tell your doctor. I didn't like it at all.
60 users found this comment helpful.
Zoloft works for me. I've tried other medicines, and had too many unfavorable side effects. Zoloft has just sort of evened me out. I can cope now, with therapy of course. I'd recommend Zoloft for anyone who has bad side effects from other medicines, and who is getting therapy too. I'm on a high dose, and my doctor wants to start weaning me off soon, so the therapy is key, I think.
14 users found this comment helpful.
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