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User Reviews for Sertraline

Also known as: Zoloft

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Summary of Sertraline reviews 7.4 1,985 reviews

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Major Depressive Disorder: "Saw no affect"

   
1.0

Needaxanax December 10, 2017

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "I was on Cipralex for 3 years and it destroyed my life. I lost 3 years of my life leaving school and doing nothing but sit at home worthless. Then I switched to Zoloft, I felt better on Zoloft but still the same complaint of being a “zombie”. I have never felt it is me for the past 10 years. I had tried getting off these drugs so many times but everytime I do it I feel better for the first few months then I collapse, again. It is very hard to be on them, and to be off them at the same time. My advice for you is to try them at last. Never start with antidepressants. Thank you and good luck."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) December 9, 2017

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Felt like this drug made my problems a whole lot worse. I had antidepressant-induced mania. I'm now in loads of debt lost my job with a mortgage. Turns out I'm bipolar! These tablets triggered a sweating problem that I've not been able to shift in two years"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 6, 2017

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I just started this medicine today I don’t know how it’s going to work I have been so scared to take a pill because of past experiences. I have been feeling like this for a long time. It started in about 2005 when stress level went sky high. I used to hold everything in and not talk about what I was going thru, always trying to make everybody happy and that as long they was happy I was good. I was a people pleaser and I was helping people and couldn’t say no to them and that just impacted me so much that I was hurt emotionally and broken. But now I am trying this medicine because I heard so much good report I want to feel good too, I want to feel alive and happy again"

   
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Felipe13 December 4, 2017

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I wish it could have worked but this is poison... only took one pill but it made me nauseous for 24h. And I'm not talking about a small discomfort but actual pain, wishing I could puke but didn't. I spent one of the most awful night of my life. My stomach was really upset, with any kind of food or drinks. I won't take another pill ever."

   
1.0

Anna_2801 December 3, 2017

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For Social Anxiety Disorder: "I find this medication helps with my depression- it doesn't get rid of it but makes me go weeks without having a breakdown, as for my anxiety I find it doesn't really do anything for it. I'm still struggling with social anxiety. I'm on 200mg"

   
3.0

Raz taz 123 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 3, 2017

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Have gone off and on this medicine a couple times, 50 mg for anxiety, especially social anxiety. Am just starting to go back on it for the third time because it’s been a month since I was off it and I’m back to having panic attacks. Only went off it to lose weight (it definitely makes me gain weight) but it is worth it to be on it for the peace of mind that I feel when I’m on it. I know a lot of people worry about losing or changing their personality when they go on medicine - but it makes me feel like “myself” only better. Everyone’s different but this could really help and work for you too."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 1, 2017

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For Depression: "I’ve had severe depression and low mood my whole 24 years.. self conscious, always think about sleeping/napping when I have nothing to look forward to, can’t get myself up and motivated. It’s been on and off for forever! I’ve never talked to a doctor about it until 2 months ago. (My mom made it seem like it was normal which is why I never talked with anyone about it before) My doctor recommended Zoloft starting at 50mg. The first time I took it, it literally felt like something filled the part I was missing in my brain. It was pretty wild to experience! I immediately felt like this is going to change my life and outlook. It does give you weird bowel movements for the first two weeks anytime you up the dosage. I’m on 100mg now!"

   
9.0

Alexislynn (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 1, 2017

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For Depression: "I was prescribed Sertraline by my doctor as I am suffering situational depression. I am on day 4 (4th tablet). I don’t feel any different - I was told 4-6 weeks it takes to feel any different. The side affects are awful but manageable. The worse bit is feeling sick, nausea. The only way to describe it is similar to hunger pain, your stomach constantly churns and it feels very uncomfortable, this has put me off a lot to continue. I feel like it’s all I can concentrate on. I decided that taking it before bed was best as my stomach was affecting my work. I also found that it gives you head aches & feeling zombie like. Very sleepy and tired... so I’ve spent most of the week yawning at work. I haven’t had any further symptoms yet."

   
4.0

Carab123 (taken for less than 1 month) December 1, 2017

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Hi all , I've been giving sertraline 50mg and quetiapine 25mg for my anxiety . I'm at a stage of my life now where this is eating me up . I'm 31 and had these issues for about 5 years . They all started after my mum passed away , never suffered before her passing . Everyday I feel I'm going to die of a heart attack , I keep getting these pains in my chest but all the doctors say it's anxiety . The question is does anyone know what can help reduce my fears because this is effecting my relationship with my wife and my son ..... Many thanks to all who have taken time to read this"

   
5.0

Bruceearns November 23, 2017

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For Panic Disorder: "Day 4 if taking a small dosage (prescribed 50mg but from past experience with medication I decided to quarter the tablets to ease into the side effects). First day I got heartburn for a few hours and slight tingles in my face and hands, nothing major. Day two was fine. Day three I had some diarrhoea which settled after a few hours. Day four (today) I feel terrible, I have diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, headache & muscle aches. I feel like a big bag of urgh. I’m on such a tiny dose I don’t know whether to keep going or stop. My panic disorder stems from a fear of being sick so I’m thinking of just stopping unless this settles and I feel brave enough tomorrow to go through the same thing"

   
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Stph (taken for less than 1 month) November 23, 2017

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Been on clomipramine for 25 years for OCD. Brilliant but gave me the shakes! Stopped dispensing in UK couple of years ago. GP put me on Prozac...ok for depression but not for OCD. On Sertraline for 2 years. Great but feel disconnected to myself. Numb that's what I feel. No ups or downs just numb. Haven't even cried when my mum died. But at least I'm alive."

   
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Mogstar (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 22, 2017

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "MIGRAINE SUFFERERS BEWARE: this medication took my migraine condition to another level of pain and frequency. The worst part is that my doctor did not share with me that Zoloft can make migraines worse before I started the medication. I had at least 2-3 days every week that not only was I completely incapacitated by the pain of them (something typical with migraines) to the point that I could not go to class, but the vomiting and nausea was relentless. I lost 15 pounds on this medication after taking it for just 6 weeks because of the vomiting from migraines. I went to the hospital toward the end of trying Zoloft because of dehydration and the worst pain I've felt in my life from the migraines this caused. be careful if you have migraines"

   
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ptsd patient (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 21, 2017

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For Depression: "Does not work. Made me worse!!!! And made me sick. This drug is like poison no joke. I don't know how any body could put a good review about antidepressants I was on 100mg for 6month"

   
1.0

Big Dane November 20, 2017

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For Depression: "I've been on Sertraline since June and now it’s November. So let’s call it 5 months. I started off very small dosages. Eventually increasing all the way to 150mg a day (which I’m on now). I’m 34, Male. The side effects make it very very difficult to ejaculate and very, very hard to have a good nights sleep. Both problems are a direct result of the Sertraline. The positive side - less frightened and less scared. Less anxiety. Less depressed. I actually feel good. I do not think I’m ‘high’ or ‘delusional’. I am still 100% my normal self but my fears and worries and low mood seem to have went way down. I actually look forward to waking up now. hope it lasts. Starting these was definitely the right thing to do."

   
9.0

Jodeen November 18, 2017

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "If your scared to try something new I completely understand! I was really nervous about trying Zoloft, but I have to say I'm happy I did! I've only been taking it for a week for my anxiety disorder, stress, ptsd and depression. It has helped me feel more balanced and I'm a lot more calm. I'm happier and I can tell it helps me not have so many negative thoughts that bring on my anxiety about things. I can tell it's helping become a better mom and wife already. I hope it continues to work for me, because I was under a lot of stress and always worrying about stuff and I couldn't take the way I felt anymore. I had nausea and dizziness like the first 2 days, but then it went away. Stick with it if you want to see a difference! :)"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2017

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "My Doctor prescribed this for anxiety. 10mg. Although it seemed to help my physical affects of anxiety it made everything else much worse. Tired, anxious, head aches, brain zaps, ringing in ears, spacey, edgy, and not myself at all. I was turning into a walking zombie. It was awful. I couldn't tell if it was my anxiety or the side effects. I thought I was going crazy for 6 months. I finally talked to a Therapist and he took me off of Zoloft and put me on Lexapro. Which was much better but still pretty awful. I finally found the courage to ween myself off over a period of two months and I feel GREAT! So thankful to be myself again. Please make sure you really need to be on these before you take them. Do your research and good luck!"

   
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vincent zoloft bad (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 17, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "Started 2007, when I was in 7th grade(age 13) prescribed 25mg before breakfast. At first I didn’t notice any change so two weeks later that was increased to 50mg, after 2-3 month of no signs of improvement, 100mg daily. During this time I went from weighing around 130lb to 180-190lb and for a 5 foot tall thirteen year old that’s excessive in my opinion, thinking about it now. Ultimately before the end of my 1st year taking this as I was at 200mg(did so 5yrs). I by that time had been put into this daze for what seems like forever, not complacent but not there mentally. Drug made me: zombie like, isolated, suicidal. More (-) results than (+)’s. I still experience side effects and stopped taking in ‘12 "

ChazK (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 15, 2017

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Military Combat veteran with previous history of trauma. After ten years of talk therapy, Zoloft cut panic attacks almost to nothing, also brought about a lot of memories, and real therapy finally began. Erectile dysfunction curbed with Buruprion daily and Viagra for intercourse. It took 4 days for side effects to wear off, it took about three months for therapeutic benefits - went back to school, made friends, found a girlfriend etc."

   
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Frost1232 November 10, 2017

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Postpartum Depression: "I was prescribed Zoloft for postpartum depression, anxiety and OCD of contamination. I took 10mg of Zoloft for two weeks only as it was ineffective for me. I experienced no side effects, which was the only upside. All medications work differently for different people. I experienced postpartum depression and anxiety only one month after my first and only son was born. As a first time mom I thought everything I was experiencing was typical, until I began having suicidal thoughts and resorted to self harm all taking a toll on my relationship with my son and husband. Waited until my son was 10 months old to finally get help. I felt severe anxiety still while taking Zoloft. Again this is only my experience with this medication."

   
5.0

Mamanainteasy November 8, 2017

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I am currently on day 2 of this medication at 25mg increasing to 50mg in a week due to suffering several panic attacks each day for the past month. I have always had them but would only happen once every few months whereas now it was got extremely bad. I constantly panic about dying all day and barely get any sleep. It has started to effect my life in lots of ways and I'm desperate to at least ease it a little so I can enjoy life. I am at the point where I will try anything. Reading all these comments has helped me feel better about trying this medication.I will post back when I have been on this longer. I have diazapam to help me the next two weeks while my body gets used to the sertraline. Had no major side effects yet, just a bit brain foggy."

natnat1995 November 7, 2017

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "Came off Opioids in March after taking them for 2 years till I had my hip replaced. The anxiety and depression I experienced post the pain medication was horrific. I had no idea that I would become suicidal because of stopping opioids but I did. Every morning I awoke with the most intense panic and major depression which lasted day after day after day because I hadn’t been producing my own dopamine or serotonin whilst on pain meds. I thought I’d never recover. I stuck it out for two months when I got to the point of truly fearing for my life and afraid for my sanity. My doc was fantastic and very understanding. It’s only coming to light now the dangers of opioids, anyway I started on Zoloft and I’m feeling so much better again. Thank Goodness!"

CL77 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 6, 2017

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For Depression: "Really good medicine for my depression problem."

   
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Pradip adhikari (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 6, 2017

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For Depression: "Have been taking Sertraline for 3 months and it has changed my life. Was prescribed it for anxiety which had led to depression. Was hesitant to take it (bad experience with Cipralex 7 yrs ago - no emotion/ loss of inhibitions) but my doc said this had less side effects and prescribed 50mg. 1st week was horrible, nausea, spaced out, twitching etc, Libido was 0 and had anorgasmia (like you're not depressed enough!) Noticed an improvement in energy after a week, things felt lighter and I was able to think more clearly and from then it's just been a steady improvement. 3 months in the depression is gone and my anxiety is at a normal level. I still feel emotion and best part is the big O came back after about 8 weeks!"

   
9.0

simone86 November 4, 2017

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For Borderline Personality Disorder: "200 mgs daily... bpd-adhd +gad. the only affective antidepressant for me, reduces panic, depression, agitation, aggression and very few side effects in the first few weeks of treatment (personally). couldn't cope with citalopram, fluoxetine, mirtazapine."

   
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mm31 (taken for 10 years or more) November 3, 2017

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