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For Panic Disorder "I had 2 miscarriages within six months of each other. After the 2nd, my anxiety was non-stop. I started having panic attacks. I tried paxil and Celexa which helped a little, but didn't take the anxiety away. I finally started zoloft a few months ago and at first I was zombie-like, and could barely stay awake, but my Dr encouraged me to give it 4 weeks. I did, and I am really happy that I toughed it out. I haven't been this calm since before my miscarriages. I am finally feeling relaxed and relief. The only negative effect I am having is teeth grinding/clenching but I had that on the other drugs as well. I am no longer exhausted, I feel normal again."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 23, 2016

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For Social Anxiety Disorder "I am taking Zoloft for social anxiety, depression, OCD (27yo F). I have to start out by saying I had TERRIBLE side effects for the 1.5months (nausea, dizziness, migraines, panic attack) to the point where I almost stopped taking the tablet. I persisted and 7 months on Zoloft has completely changed my life. I have had depression and OCD for years and anxiety had started to take over my life. After the initial symptoms subsided, I feel like a better, confident and much happier version of former myself. Like many others it's hard to explain what I mean. It's the best thing I've ever done! Please try to persist!"

   
10

finners (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 22, 2016

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For Depression "My 20 year old daughter was in a stump of being unmotivated , unhappy and very negative . She had always been very focused , happy and loved life. I recommended she go to her family physician and see about taking a low dose of anti depressant . 3 months later my daughter is back to herself . Zoloft has really helped her and she is a joy to be around again . She has claimed the only side effect is she had trouble sleeping the first 4 weeks when on Zoloft but now she's sleeping again ."

   
10

Maddcs May 21, 2016

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For Depression "I am in my early 50s. The "docs" gave me this med initially for "stress". I was referred to a "psychiatrist" right after & I complied. The "Psychiatrist" announced I had "full blown clinic depression" even though all I felt was stress. I took the medication as prescribed (25mg), & had to endure 1 week of agony, but figured it was part of "the drug". I had muscle twitches, sweating, hot/cold sensation was thrown off, Blood pressure would shoot up & drop low, NO SLEEP at all for 1 week, before the "medication" took hold. Getting off the crap was just as bad if not worse. As a result of this med, I have become well acquainted with the local Sheriffs Dept, who showed up twice to "Baker Act" me For the side-affect - suicidal thoughts."

   
1.0

PammiePi2 May 19, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Started at 25 for about two weeks, then went to 50. Each dosage change brought back a few symptoms, but all are gone in a few days. Zoloft helped me a lot, I had never taken an anti depressant before so I was nervous. My intrusive thoughts are gone one month later!! Don't read to much into this page, it caused me to have anxiety/panic attacks. My biggest problem was swallowing, but that was due to anxiety, I didn't want to take the anxiety Meds on top of zoloft, so I just waited the attacks out, last max two hours. Just know to gradually increase your dosage and to check in with prescribing person when you have concerns. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, loose stools, blurry vision in morning, breast felt numb (gone now), dry mouth (gum!!)."

   
8.0

Elsaaaa (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2016

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For Panic Disorder "I suffered panic attacks for 12 years from 1989 to 2001, almost every night. I switched doctors and he put me on Zoloft. I have been on it ever since, up to 150mg per day, and have suffered no side effects. It has been a life saver."

   
10

relenta3 (taken for 10 years or more) May 18, 2016

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For Panic Disorder "I do not take this for depression whatsoever. It is prescribed to me to prevent fainting (vaso vagul syncope). It works wonders. I am 45 years old and take a small 25mg/pediatric dose. Have been taking it for several years and have not fainted since starting it."

Michigan Mamma May 17, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "It doesn't work even after upping the dosage several times"

   
1.0

Dick (Richard) (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 11, 2016

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For Social Anxiety Disorder "After having several panic attacks over a 12mth period I was prescribed Zoloft. I had no idea that it would also help with so many other problems which I just thought were variations of "normal." I started on 25mg in the morning but found it made me feel tired so I changed to taking it before bed. Miraculously I was able to fall asleep within a few minutes instead of the usual 30 to 60 minutes. I also stayed asleep through the night, rarely waking but easily returning to sleep when I did. I felt less agitated and irritated by what now seems like fairly trivial things. Big problems in life still exist but they do not dominate my mind every waking moment. I no longer feel embarrassed in social situations and just feel generally content."

   
10

cocomonkey May 10, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Zoloft has been hard for me. At first it was okay (besides the side effects, those were brutal) but now that I've been on it for almost 2 years, im starting to forget things and my mindset is never balanced. Some days are okay, but some days I'm panicky, shaky, can't remember much even if it happened less than a minute ago, and my depression starts back up. I really don't wanna move on to another medication because the withdraws of this medication is as brutal as the side effects but i feel like Zoloft isn't a long term drug for me."

   
6.0

mirandaa. May 6, 2016

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For Panic Disorder "Well I've been taking Zoloft for anxiety and panic attacks 50mg for 7 weeks now and it does work for panic and anxiety I havnt had an attack and my anxiety levels are pretty much low as can be, my mind feels clearer and I feel more relaxed and able to concentrate on things again, the only down side to taking this that I have felt is being tired a bit and being a bit lethargic and less motivation to do anything, also had very vivid dreams but they can be good so that's not a bad thing to deal with, looking to go back to see if I can lower the dose of possible to help with the feeling of lethargic/less energy but it does what it says it's stops panic and anxiety of you stick with it, I can relax again!"

   
7.0

Shaun griffiths May 4, 2016

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For Panic Disorder "I took Zoloft for anxiety and panic attacks. It worked the first day! Only downside of this is I felt tired and zombie like. But it definitely helps."

   
9.0

LeaC21 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 3, 2016

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For Social Anxiety Disorder "In a desperate effort to get help for my anxiety, depression and PMDD symptoms I turned to Zoloft. I was happy with it at first as I did feel better. I was very tired however. A happy zombie really with poor concentration and memory and huge appetite. But after a few months the effects started to wear off. My Dr. Increased my dose steadily and with that my weight increased rapidly. Other side effects were uncontrollable diarrhea and TMJ. I discontinued the medication and after 9 months on it was left with a 17 pound weight gain mostly in my belly and back/upper sides. The other side effects are over and I didn't have many withdrawal symptoms. After 2 months my appetite and energy are back to normal but I've not lost a pound yet."

   
6.0

Peeled Pickles May 2, 2016

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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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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 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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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."

   
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Alixxx April 25, 2016

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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 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 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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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 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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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 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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"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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