I was put on Zoloft for pregnancy depression (I am currently almost 38 weeks) and also because I have had depression since before I was a teen. My OB was aware that I was also diagnosed with anxiety and that I had received an OCD diagnosis from one therapist and a PTSD diagnosis from another so she put me on Zoloft. Since I have been on Zoloft I have felt like I am losing my mind. I have thoughts that just kind of barge in and severe anxiety attacks lasting hours at night to the point I want to go to the ER or be admitted just so I know there are doctors nearby if I need them. I have had nausea, kind of an out of it feeling all the time, teeth grinding, persistent headaches, and the anxiety has triggered some of my colitis/ibs problems. I am scared to talk to my fiance in fear that something I don't mean will slip out since I'm having intrusive thoughts. It's horrible and I am TERRIFIED!! Anyway, I told her and another Dr that I am having a hard time with the medication and they botg told me to come off of it immediately after 6 nights of continued use and that I shouldn't have any withdrawal symptoms. Tonight is my first night not taking it (it's been about 28 hrs since my last dose) and here I am again having all the same problems! I just want to know when I will get my mind back and if I've caused long-term damage. I wanted so desperately to get better for my fiance and son but I feel I've done more harm than good to them and if I don't return to my normal self soon I'm scared I'll lose my fiance! Not saying he isn't supportive, he is very supportive, but THIS isn't the woman he fell in love with or what he signed up for. I can't expect him to put up with this forever if I did mess up my mind permanently with this crap! God, I pray someone here has reassuring news for me. :'(
6 days on Zoloft and I can't handle it?
- 22 Jul 2016 by Helpmeplease0914
- 22 July 2016
- zoloft, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, postpartum depression, pregnancy, diagnosis
Added 22 Jul 2016:
Oh! I was on 25mg of Zoloft for 6 nights if that helps at all. I never upped my dose to 50mg.
Hi, Help! Don't worry, Zoloft can't possibly mess you up permanently as it's metabolized and eliminated from your system. Sadly, what you describe are normal side effects for a few people but they resolve within just a few days to a week or two. It's not permanent!
Best wishes and good luck. Wildcat
Thank you all. I do feel the symptoms trying to lessen themselves. I am still getting anxiety, forgetting names, and having intrusive thoughts but it's back down to an almost manageable level. I'm used to having problems with all three of those things just not to the extent I felt them with Zoloft. I was scared of myself and the thoughts I was having. Not only that, I still wake up to thoughts that almost seem like someone else put them there. I don't know if that makes any sense if you haven't experienced it but it just almost felt like they were being spoke into my mind. I have to go to bed with the tv on so I can tell what's real and what was just a bad dream or thought I woke up to. It's definitely been a new and scary experience. I would encourage anyone who is sensitive to medications like I am to never pick this stuff up. I feel "messed up" when I take over the counter pain relievers so I don't know what I was thinking with this. :(
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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