I am 27 and my doctor put me on Zoloft about a month ago. Now i know they shouldn't take effect right away but within one week i felt better. Got up in the mornings, started doing things i was enjoyed such as piano and cooking, even started eating better and job searching. Now, a month later its like i took a complete turn around. I am more depressed then i have ever felt to the point of numbness. I sit on the couch and cant think of a thing to do i would normally enjoy. Don't even answer phone calls or texts or even get ready for the day. My motivation is dead. I just wanna sleep or stare into space. I feel like a black hole. Please someone help me, is this normal? I can't live this way anymore.
Hi, cckkww! No, of course it's not normal! Have you talked to your doctor about how you're feeling now?
I wonder if you weren't starting on a downward spiral into a bad crash when the Zoloft was originally prescribed for you and if your current dosage is inadequate. You don't mention the dose you're on, but your doctor may have started you on a low dose initial therapy to monitor your reaction to the medication.
It may be that you need a higher dose to achieve therapeutic blood levels... and there ARE other options available if needed.
Please contact your doctor ASAP because you can't go on like this and you don't want it to get any worse. Will you do that and post again to let us know what she/he says and how you're doing?
Best regards, Wildcat
Ask your Dr to put you on a tricyclic antidepressant at night for rest and slightly increase your Zoloft..50 mg is a very low dose..try a counselor too, pills aren't a miracle. Sometimes we need to work through the stuff we have bottled up for years. Good luck . Do not be afraid to advocate for yourself. You deserve the best health care and happiness!
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