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Review by poppyjuice (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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5.0

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: I have been on this medicine for 3 month for my PTSD and I find it has helped somewhat, I can think straight, calm, centered. It's wonderful in combination with Lyrica for my GAD in which I'm in the-4% that gets euphoria from it.

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September 18, 2012 5:29 PM

Review by clarkdaniels (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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1.0

For Depression: I was put on this for depression. The first day I took it, I got extreme fatigue and it took so much willpower to get up and do anything. I just did not want to move. I also got out of breath doing the simplest things, like getting out of my car and standing up. I was a total zombie. These symptoms decreased within a few weeks, but it was awful to get through. In addition, I was 130 lbs. when I began taking it and blew up to 209 lbs. over one year despite not eating more or exercising less. It also didn't help my depression. So in the end it did not help me and I gained 79 lbs. in one year. As soon as I stopped taking it, my weight dropped down to 160 lbs. without doing anything.

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September 13, 2012 9:10 PM

Review by Rif Raf:

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7.0

For Depression: This is my second time on Zoloft. The first time it was recommended and prescribed by my physician for Hep C treatment. I had CRAZY side effects but back then I could not distinguish which medicine was causing this. I could not eat, trembling, sweats, etc. Two years later and Hep C cleared (ya-hoo) I found myself anxious and severely depressed. I was prescribed Zoloft 50mg and I have been taking it for two days. I have lost two pounds cannot eat, sleep and my head feels likes it going to explode with worry and pressure. I called my doctor but of course he was not in, so I got a professional opinion from a friend who told me to stick it out that the symptoms would subside.

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September 7, 2012 1:14 PM

Review by magua (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

For Panic Disorder: I have been taking Zoloft now for a couple of months. I started at 25mg for 7 days and then 50mg for about 6 weeks. Now I am up to 100mg a day. I have been diagnosed with panic disorder and agoraphobia. I have noticed a difference in the anxiety I have when I am at home, but I still struggle to go into public without supplementing with Ativan. I have just been prescribed Buspar, so I will be curious to see how that addition helps my anxiety. In the past, I have tried Celexa and Wellbutrin which did nothing for my anxiety. I will continue to take the Zoloft, but I would like to get rid of the Ativan if at all possible.

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August 23, 2012 10:54 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Social Anxiety Disorder: I have been on Zoloft for only a week and cannot believe how immediate the positive effects are. I had been taking Effexor for two years for low grade social anxiety. Whilst it was highly effective for the anxiety, I went from 120lbs to 150lbs in a very short time (very distressing as I am only 5'2'') and I completely withdrew socially. I also felt completely unhinged and even suicidal if I accidentally skipped a day. A week ago I switched to Zoloft (with only a day's gap in between my cessation of Effexor). Within an hour of taking it I felt better. I have felt like my old self again--exercising daily, dropping weight each day, feeling social--even a little sexy (!) and laughing more. Thank goodness I switched medicines.

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August 23, 2012 7:47 AM

Review by Erider (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Depression: I have suffered from depression for a long time, but never believed it. I always said "It's a rough patch, I'll come out of it soon" ..8 years on, I was down and out and suicidal. My Dr. recommended Zoloft. I was skeptical and afraid of playing with my emotions. I thought depressed was just "Me". But I gave it a go, after 3.5 weeks, the most wonderful thing has happened. I feel NORMAL. I can cope with my day, I am hopeful about the future. There were side effects for the first week, I took my pill at night which helped and kept up the exercise, they passed. If I can give any advice it's don't be afraid to take control of your body and don't feel guilty if you decide to try medicines, listen to your Dr. You deserve to be happy.

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August 20, 2012 9:08 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

For Depression: I have been taking Zoloft (100mg) per day for a couple of years now. I have tried to come off them once with a complete relapse into depression. Nearly a year later and on doctors advice I am to try Allegron, but first I have to stay off Zoloft for 4 days before I start the Allegron. Apparently it can take up to two weeks for the Allegron to kick in. I am only 3 days into my detox from Zoloft and I feel terrible. I'm not sure I can make it another two weeks! Does anyone else on this site go down hill so quickly from Zoloft?

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August 19, 2012 9:22 PM

Review by scorpio1961 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Depression: I was prescribed Zoloft many years ago and after only taking it once without any instant results I stopped using it. I was on active duty and had been deployed several times by then. Years went by and a new physician urged me to take Zoloft and I used it this time to ease me into a restful night's sleep. It worked wonderfully and the following day was easy going. I was a little hazy the following day as a side effect and my tummy was griping loudly. I lost weight and am still losing which will have me call the company and back the truck up to my house! No complaints here! I feel mellow but still connected to what is happening. I don't feel "high." Each person's experience will be different for sure and I am hoping for the best results for all.

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August 17, 2012 5:46 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Panic Disorder: I am in my 30s and have been experiencing debilitating panic attacks since I was a teenager to the point where I could not function on a day-to-day basis. Sertraline seems to be very effective in blocking this reaction. I feel like myself again, thank God. I no longer have racing thoughts and all the physical reactions of panic. This is my second time taking it, first was for PPD and it helped then too. I did have side effects for the first 4-6 weeks, including dry mouth, insomnia, and a foggy out of it feeling, but it all lifted.

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August 15, 2012 6:02 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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6.0

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I am 14, female, and I am diagnosed with an anxiety disorder NOS, moderate depression, and dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking). I have been on 200mg for a few months now. I am much, much happier and more stable. My side effects have been dizziness, I haven't had weight gain. If I miss a day, I can feel a little depressed towards the end of that day. I have had NO relief from my skin picking. It may have gotten worse. I tried to add Wellbutrin, 150mg to my Zoloft. I took it two days and I felt AWFUL so I've stopped that. Looking into a treatment center, OCD specialist, or dermatillomania-specialized doctor.

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August 4, 2012 12:06 AM

Review by Saved my life (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Social Anxiety Disorder: I felt the change after the first dose and now I can live again. I was always so scared to even leave the house, I was always so jealous of my wife thinking she would cheat or that someone was talking about me, always afraid what people thought. I look back now and think who was that person? Now with all kinds of energy my sex life is so much better, I am losing weight, I was an emotional eater. That's gone. I am a new man, I am a better person. Zoloft saved my life my marriage. I am so focused now I have accomplished more in 6 months than in 6 yrs. Not really any side effects that are bad other than a little tremble once in awhile and I cant sleep sometime.

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July 26, 2012 11:57 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Panic Disorder: I am a 30 yr old female who has suffered from severe panic attacks since I was 16 yrs old. I lost my mother of a fatal heart attack when she was 27 yrs old and have always feared the same would happen to me. I have seen a cardiologist since I was 17 and have had as many heart tests done that they would probably perform on an 80 yr old. I've always checked out fine and not seemed to have inherited anything my mother had. When I have anxiety, which leads into a panic attack my mind spirals out of control. I am a nurse also and picture worse case scenarios all these symptoms could be. I have been on Zoloft for 6 weeks now. It's helping but I'm still not 100% and using Xanax to cope. I'm pleased with results though and hopeful I will get better.

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July 21, 2012 3:40 PM

Review by Mjolnir (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

For Depression: I started on Zoloft due to a number of losses-deaths in family & a breakup. While they say it may take weeks to fully enter your system, I would say for me it took a few days to feel it. Mine was a lower dosage, 25mg I believe but it still worked well enough to jump-start my life again. I would no longer dwell on the negative things, however sometimes it was equally hard to concentrate on important things, as my mind would go "spacy" on occasion. Slight dry mouth at first but it went away. I became more social and dated more. The downside- while interest in sex never waned, it would take a long time to perform. You would THINK that would be a good thing, but after 20 minutes, most ladies started glancing at the clock. So much for dating!

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July 10, 2012 4:31 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Panic Disorder: I'm 23 and after 5 years decided to do something about it. I was put on 50mg of Zoloft. To be honest whether it was me being paranoid or what not my panic was worse in that first 3 days then in years. Felt insane and crazy. Stopped it and talked to doctor. He upped it to 100mg and gave me Xanax to take in meantime. I read online 50% of people get worse in the first few days but then it gets better (brain sensitivity to mess). I do feel calmer (been a week) but barely eat and I can barely get to sleep. I also wake up shaky out of the blue when I do go to sleep and have to take a Xanax to calm me down and put me back to sleep. I'm hoping to get counseling too. I'm hoping this will help. 1 week down... It's hard being patient.

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June 29, 2012 7:28 PM

Review by doingwell (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Social Anxiety Disorder: I suffered with social anxiety for many years. My neck would get red blotches when I had to be the center of attention. Zoloft along with alprozolam has helped me tremendously! I always thought I had to live with this and there wasn't a cure. After researching the internet, I found out what I had. My husband also takes Zoloft to control his depression, withdrawal, anger and road rage and it helps him sleep really good. One drawback is that it made us both gain weight, but that has leveled off. I hope my post helps someone else out there.

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June 27, 2012 3:21 PM

Review by CeeElGee (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Depression: I'm a 44 yr. old female and I've taken 50mg of Zoloft for 3 weeks now. I'm grateful for it. It's helped depression, OCD, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, terrible thoughts, mood swings, and my urge to drink alcohol. The biggest relief of all is that it's helped my PMDD! I felt a weird feeling in my legs, at night, for a bit, but that seems to have gone away a few nights ago. I have dry mouth and chew gum to help. I feel lifted, happier, calmer, make better choices and feel clearer in my thought process and more alert and aware. Pre-menopause/PMDD, can cause you to feel like your going crazy...you're NOT, it is HORMONAL. Ask your doctor about this! Wish I had 4 yrs ago, it is working for me and maybe it can help others. Good luck!

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June 18, 2012 2:54 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Depression: I am 23 and Zoloft has changed my life! I got postpartum after my first baby and did not think I was gonna make it. Hours after taking my first 25mg I have changed for the better. Now I take 100mg a day and life is so perfect!

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June 9, 2012 3:27 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Panic Disorder: I had mild panic attack disorder. I started taking the pill and there was a very light headache the first week that went away. I also woke up twice in the first two weeks feeling nausea, but I put up with it. Now I feel fine and I'm a lot happier. I don't like taking pills but my doctor thinks I should stay on it for at least one year.

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June 2, 2012 10:10 AM

Review by lovelyoregongirl (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Panic Disorder: I was experiencing panic attacks, which persisted for 5 days. I have had this disorder my whole life, but it was bad, and I developed depression along with it this time. I was prescribed Zoloft, and after a few days, I feel amazing! The panic has reduced by about 70%, and I feel happier than I have for a while. Instead of wanting to crawl in a hole and shy away from my responsibilities, I feel like I now want to do things, and no longer feel the need to take Xanax. I feel amazing, and more importantly, I feel like me again. The only side effect I noticed was lack of appetite, and I have to make myself eat. Other than that, no side effects, and hopefully my appetite will return when my body adjusts to the medication. Thank you Zoloft!

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May 31, 2012 3:31 PM

Review by CattleDogMom (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Depression: I first took Zoloft (50mg/daily) after my Mother died in 1995. I was on an emotional roller coaster worse than anything I'd ever experienced. I was devastated, deeply depressed, angry, irritable, suicidal, (all of which run in my family) and didn't care about my usual interests, hobbies, or job anymore. In combination with 6 months of weekly cognitive therapy, Zoloft quite literally saved my life. I stayed on it for about 8 years with good results. Fast forward to 2010: I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lymph node positive colon cancer, and in the last 18 months I've been through 2 surgeries, 6 months of chemo, and all the usual horrible side effects. Another emotional roller coaster. My friend, Zoloft, came to the rescue again.

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May 26, 2012 1:02 PM

Review by bike63:

For Depression: I have been on Zoloft for a year. Started at 25 then 50 then 100mg daily. As I felt better I decreased the dose to 50mgs and eventually the anxiety and negative thoughts came back. So now back to 100mgs and waiting for this to work. This is so hard because I maintain a full time job and have lots of responsibilities. Hope this works soon, please!

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May 18, 2012 6:21 PM

Review by AL1000:

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9.0

For Depression: I switched from Prozac (which if anything made me feel more depressed) to Zoloft about a month ago and it has been FANTASTIC. 75mg a day, kicked in about 2 weeks, little to no side effects, more energy and generally just a massive relief. In my case, it's also caused a bit of weight loss (around 5 pounds) which is likely due to the medicine causing a loss of appetite and some diarrhea which is far from pleasant.

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May 18, 2012 6:55 AM

Review by MikeyMike (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

For Depression: I'm a 39 y.o. male who had a job for 8 years that had it's ups and downs but pretty low with stress levels. I quit and got a new job for the new challenges and higher pay. With that, came more stress than I bargained for along with the stress of the rather long commute in horrible traffic. Long story short, I'm on Zoloft now for a week and most of the symptoms have gone. I'm feeling far more emotionally leveled and my thoughts are far more clear. I don't feel like a zombie either. I'm feeling less affected by life or issues. It will be interesting to see how I feel in about a month when it's fully working. So far, so good.

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May 15, 2012 6:29 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Depression: Zoloft is a life saver, I was depressed and suicidal since the sixth grade, and in 10th grade had a suicide attempt that ended me up in a hospital. About 2 months on Prozac, which is horrible (for me), I was put on Zoloft 50mg and have recently been brought up to 200mg for depression and 1mg twice daily Xanax for anxiety and panic disorder. I was 16 when I started taking Zoloft and am 20 now, I still have some depression and anxiety but it is at a much lower level than before, and can actually talk to people and no longer feel like I am a complete failure and a nobody; I feel like I have a purpose to life!

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May 15, 2012 2:21 AM

Review by red8110:

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7.0

For Depression: I absolutely love Zoloft. It took my panic attacks away on 150mg. But I had 40 pound weight gain, sexual side effects, no orgasm, lack of interest, very tired all the time. I could sleep any time of day, I'm a 22 year old female just stopped it to try Viibryd.

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May 14, 2012 1:45 AM

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