... been on 50 mg of Zoloft for 15 yrs and lately my doctor tripled the doze because my depression symptoms are coming back (maybe due to back pain). Should I switch to Prozac?
Hi Onechan! I have been on Zoloft for years now and it has really helped me. I rarely have any Depression now. I know that my dose needed to be increased over the years for my body to feel the total effect of the drug. I am currently on 200 mg of Zoloft. I have tried other antidepressants but Zoloft has worked for me. Every individual's body chemistry is different so they will not respond the same way. My advice to you is to try and stay on the 150 mg for a couple of months and see how you feel. Sometimes it just takes awhile for the drug to take effect. Please discuss this with your doctor. There are alot more new antidepressants now which gives us a better chance of getting our Depression under control. I wish you the best! We are all here for you so don't give up. Things will get better! Sweetie Pie
Hi onechan. The answer to this question is EASY. YES! Depression does tend to run in families. I think that you need to speak to your doctor about putting you on an antidepressant that is also effective in controlling chronic pain. I'm not 100% sure about this, but I believe that Wellbutrin is used for this reason. I've been on it for years, along with pain medication for chronic pain. Another nice thing about Wellbutrin, is that it does not have some of the same side effects as many of the others. Most importantly, it does not interfere with or impair sexual function. I believe that this has been medically proven, but in addition, I can speak for myself when I say this. I was on several different antidepressants & EVERY other one had a negative effect on my sex drive/sexual satisfaction.
As with ALL medical questions, speak directly to your doctor. If you don't LIKE your doctor, or find that he/she is "too busy" to take the time to speak with you, it's time to find a NEW DOCTOR!
Please feel free to contact me, if you'd like to chat further. David (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I know it can be hard to make a decission like that but i agree with the others. If zoloft has helped before it should do the trick again. My aunt has been on welbutrin for years and she says that she feels wonderful so i always have it in the back of my mind that i should switch to welbutrin, but im sticking it out with the zoloft @150 mg. Hang in there and let me know what you decided.
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