I have a drug addiction and I am in recovery the doctor I went and saw prescribed it to me and he said it wasn't but the feeling I get wen I take them gets me high is the doc rite or is he a quack?
Is zoloft addictive or a narcotic?
Question posted by samarsh on 9 Dec 2011
Last updated on 11 September 2018 by Mawmaw33
Generally speaking, Zoloft is not an addictive drug. It does however with time create physical dependance, but no real craving for the medication. As was already mentioned, it functions very differently than do narcotics (the government seems to think that coke and pot are narcotics, but going under classical definitions, I'm going to assume that you mean depressants, primarily Opioids). Opioids hit on opioid sensors, however Zoloft and most other antidepressants do not do this (Ultram excluded - used for pain though). Just like morphine is called an Opioid, Zoloft is called an ssri, or Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Some of the Opioid receptors create euphoria, and thus addiction. Seritonin does not create anything of the sort, but instead simply has a balancing effect.
As always, I am not a doc, and did not spend years in med school, so you shouldn't just take my word for it, but do some research, and if you feel it is necessary, by all means get a second opinion. I hope that this has been of some help to you!
Hey jk, I just want to add if the feeling you are getting from zoloft is a " high" I would contact your dr.asap.I had a problem with ,zoloft,Prozac and yes they are used all the time and most people are fine with them but I am just over sensitive when I see this kind of post.it may be a normal reaction but why not play it safe.good luck to you,c.
Zoloft is a prescription medication used to treat a number of conditions within the brain. The medication works by balancing serotonin levels in the brain, which often helps with symptoms of depression and similar conditions.
The medication is licensed to treat a number of conditions, including: Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression); Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Panic disorder; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD); Social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
The doc is mostly/usually right, but would recommend you seek a second opinion, please.
Take care, best wishes!
Thankyou and way is PMDD
From what I have read no anti depressants are addictive at all. Some can give you a hard time if and when you stop but that's not addiction.
Some do get relief from various opiate based drugs but they are not classified as anti depressants as I underdtand it.
Zoloft is not addicitve. And I can't say I've heard of anyone becoming dependant on anti depressant drugs. Certainly people keep taking them as they don't want to feel the worst again. But it's not physically dependant as drugs of addiction can be.
Welcome, did you ask what is PMDD?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome, afflicting 3% to 8% of women. It is a diagnosis associated primarily with the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Up to one-third of women diagnosed with PMDD report residual symptoms into the first 2 or 3 days of the follicular phase.
Take care, best wishes!
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