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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

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

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9.0

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I suffer from moderate to severe OCD (with mild depression due to it) and I was prescribed Zoloft. It helped me to control my obsessive thoughts, I was able to get fully-rested sleeps and I was more social and outgoing. Unfortunately, I stayed on it for only 6 months before weaning myself off of it due to weight gain (20 lbs) in a short amount of time and my lifestyle was a lot more active when I started taking it too, I also had very vivid and detailed dreams, which wasn't horrible, but it was nice to be able to fall asleep easier.

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May 13, 2012 1:56 AM

Review by Jess4456:

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10

For Depression: Started taking Zoloft after weaning off Tramadol for torn ACL in left knee. Zoloft saved my life! I have tried coming off Tramadol several times with no success I had to keep getting back on it because the withdrawal symptoms were so severe, that's even with my DR weaning me over 4 weeks down to 1 - 50mg tab a day! Zoloft kept me from having suicidal thoughts and anxiety along with the hot flashes and made it to where I could function and live a life again. The best advice is to start the Zoloft while you wean then it will be in your system when you completely go off the Trams, the side effects are less noticeable as your body gets adjusted. The only side effect that was annoying was yawning all the time but after a couple of days that went away.

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May 11, 2012 12:02 PM

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

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10

For Panic Disorder: Long story short, I've had panic/anxiety disorder for about 4 or 5 years. Lots of things has happened through my experience... I've taken it all, Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan, Buspar, Trazodone. Zoloft is the only thing that works for me without upping the dosage every month then having withdrawals. I've been on Zoloft (50 MG once a day) for about 7 months, and it just works. Other anxiety medications work, but they're not meant for daily use. Zoloft is an everyday medication that makes me smile and proud of what I've been through.

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May 11, 2012 3:32 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I started Zoloft 2 weeks ago for obsessive compulsive disorder. At first I hated the thought of being on a medicine that controls your mood at the age of 19. Anxiety went up like crazy when I first started at 50mg, and I was thinking this is not going to work, and that I should just get off the medicine. I stayed on strong with hope and 2 days ago I woke up feeling like my old self! I had a lot of energy, I did not have any anxiety at all, the racing thoughts in my head were gone to the point where I felt awesome! My old self is back within 2 weeks because of Zoloft. If you are concerned about this medicine, try it for at least a month if not longer, it gave me great results so far with no side effects, and it can do the same for you.

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May 5, 2012 11:49 AM

Review by edupuis:

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4.0

For Depression: I have been on Zoloft for 4 months . I am now at 125mg per day. Depression has slighly improved but not much effect on anxiety and panic attack. Not sleeping better I am dealing with chronic pain and professional burn out. I am thinking about swithching to Pristiq but I am afraid of side effects. I am amazed with the no side effects of Zoloft.

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May 4, 2012 10:53 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Depression: I've been on Zoloft for about month now, I was suffering from Depression for a few yrs now. I'm 30yrs. About 4 months ago I became severely depressed and suicidal. I finally went to the Doctor to start something. My depression was horrible. The first week I began taking this my suicide thoughts stopped. I still had a hard time getting out of bed but I wasn't feeling this horrible despair, I was just depressed and continued for the next weeks. I knew I felt a little better. About 2 days ago I started feeling better, I was able to get out of bed easier, and stay out, I do have trouble sleeping. But I feel okay. This medicine has saved me.

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May 3, 2012 7:02 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Depression: Been on Zoloft 25mg a week. It killed my depression (almost) and my anxiety. I've been an opiate addict for 6 yrs and only quit 1 week ago. I can't believe I have no interest in painkillers all of a sudden. Several side effects occurred the first 4 days. Insomnia/ migraines /diarrhea. It's impressive now though.

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May 2, 2012 8:13 PM

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

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9.0

For Depression: I have been on sertraline for 4 weeks now. I started on 6 mg...yes I cut up the pills into 1/8! After 1 day of nausea I felt much better. After 2 weeks I moved up to 12.5 mg. still feeling great. I wish I had done this years ago. While my main problem is anxiety, on reflection I have been depressed for years. Hope the very low dose continues to work. Life is just so much better, I am not constrained by wanting to go home all the time and most amazing anxiety over ridiculous things like waiting in line, etc.

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May 2, 2012 7:36 AM

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

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9.0

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Zoloft pretty much saved my life. I was suicidal due to my trauma and many life failures. I hated the medicine at first, though. The adjustment period is horrible. I felt constipated, sweaty, sleepy, high and dissociated from the real world. Once you get past that (it takes a couple of months), it is great. I am so much more relaxed now. I used to be very aggressive and now I think about other people's feelings. Being depressed from my trauma, I was very tired. Zoloft made me more tired until I adjusted to it. Now it actually gives me energy.

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May 1, 2012 11:38 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Depression: I went to the doctor because I was having anxiety/stress issues. I was getting along with any of my co-workers, I was crying at work for no reason, and I just wasn't myself. I had never taken any prescription medicine before Zoloft. My doctor said she thought I had anxiety, and maybe depression. I was prescribed 50mg Zoloft to start for a few weeks. I was supposed to move up to 100mg, but the 50mg are doing just fine. I have been on Zoloft for about three months now, and I do no have any side effects, nor did I when I first started. I was also prescribed Xanax as needed, but I haven't even had to take any since I started the Zoloft.

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April 28, 2012 8:02 PM

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

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10

For Depression: Was able to deal with my depression with cognitive therapy. Also helps my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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April 26, 2012 9:52 PM

Review by Africanchick:

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9.0

For Social Anxiety Disorder: I have been taking Zoloft for 1 year 4 months and at the back of my mind I have this niggling voice that tells me I cannot be on this medicine forever. Zoloft changed my life, saved me my marriage and kids and gave me back my life and laughter. If it was not for Zoloft I would have jumped off a bridge by now! Why I rated it 9/10 is because I have gained 9 pounds since I have been on it and the pounds are just refusing to fall off. Very increased appetite due to being sane and happy, hanging out, having good and bad food and having my glass of wine! Rather be fat and happy then thin and miserable.

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