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Also known as: Zoloft

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "I moved out to Arizona 6 years ago. Since then I have had difficulty transitioning from the Midwest to the southwest. I struggled keeping a job and maintaining any relationships due to my depression and anxiety. I tried Prozac , but had to many highs and lows. After 5 years, I finally got relief. Doctor put me on Zoloft. Zoloft has been a miracle drug for me. I have maintained the same job for over a year and have been in a munogonus relationship with my boyfriend. I sleep better and don't think so much. My family is so happy for me that i got the help i needed and we get along better. My thoughts would go into turmoil before and I would think the worst of everything then get stuck in a rut. It was hell."

   
10

Lisarose (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 11, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "After having several panic attacks over a 12mth period I was prescribed Zoloft. I had no idea that it would also help with so many other problems which I just thought were variations of "normal." I started on 25mg in the morning but found it made me feel tired so I changed to taking it before bed. Miraculously I was able to fall asleep within a few minutes instead of the usual 30 to 60 minutes. I also stayed asleep through the night, rarely waking but easily returning to sleep when I did. I felt less agitated and irritated by what now seems like fairly trivial things. Big problems in life still exist but they do not dominate my mind every waking moment. I no longer feel embarrassed in social situations and just feel generally content."

   
10

cocomonkey May 10, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I suffer from PTSD from my military experiences. I am in my early 40's female. I to find that 25 mg works for me. Any thing more and I have several side effects. Seriously, I am told it isn't much. it seems to be just enough. Without it I am grumpy and a bit mean, negative in my head and really anxious around crowds. With it I am normal, nice, funny, easy going, and my head is still clear because of the low dose."

   
10

Jen2016 May 7, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Major Depressive Disorder: "Zoloft has been hard for me. At first it was okay (besides the side effects, those were brutal) but now that I've been on it for almost 2 years, im starting to forget things and my mindset is never balanced. Some days are okay, but some days I'm panicky, shaky, can't remember much even if it happened less than a minute ago, and my depression starts back up. I really don't wanna move on to another medication because the withdraws of this medication is as brutal as the side effects but i feel like Zoloft isn't a long term drug for me."

   
6.0

mirandaa. May 6, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "Well I've been taking Zoloft for anxiety and panic attacks 50mg for 7 weeks now and it does work for panic and anxiety I havnt had an attack and my anxiety levels are pretty much low as can be, my mind feels clearer and I feel more relaxed and able to concentrate on things again, the only down side to taking this that I have felt is being tired a bit and being a bit lethargic and less motivation to do anything, also had very vivid dreams but they can be good so that's not a bad thing to deal with, looking to go back to see if I can lower the dose of possible to help with the feeling of lethargic/less energy but it does what it says it's stops panic and anxiety of you stick with it, I can relax again!"

   
7.0

Shaun griffiths May 4, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "I took Zoloft for anxiety and panic attacks. It worked the first day! Only downside of this is I felt tired and zombie like. But it definitely helps."

   
9.0

LeaC21 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 3, 2016

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For Depression: "I have been suffering with depression since I was 9 years old. I was also diagnosed with PTSD, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and AD/HD. I was going to start medication years ago, but found out that I was pregnant and unable to start a medication. After I delivery I developed PPD bringing the end of our relationship. A year later i decided that it was time for me to start taking a medication. I started out on 25mg daily and I felt better within days, but was still have depressive episodes, so moved up to 50mg. I have been on 50 for 2 months and still have some depressive episodes during my cycle but it's manageable. I have trouble sleeping but that's really it. My appetite has lessened but nothing major."

   
10

15YearDepression (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 2, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "In a desperate effort to get help for my anxiety, depression and PMDD symptoms I turned to Zoloft. I was happy with it at first as I did feel better. I was very tired however. A happy zombie really with poor concentration and memory and huge appetite. But after a few months the effects started to wear off. My Dr. Increased my dose steadily and with that my weight increased rapidly. Other side effects were uncontrollable diarrhea and TMJ. I discontinued the medication and after 9 months on it was left with a 17 pound weight gain mostly in my belly and back/upper sides. The other side effects are over and I didn't have many withdrawal symptoms. After 2 months my appetite and energy are back to normal but I've not lost a pound yet."

   
6.0

Peeled Pickles May 2, 2016

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Wow, I had a bizarre eperience with this medicine. I took it at 11AM. About an hour later, I developed a headache. Then an hour later I started having diarrhea. I began to feel giddy and very happy and hyper, restless, couldn't sit down, thought I was having the most amazing day ever - euphoric-type feeling. Then, as I went to bed, I turned off the lights and I began having bizarre, vivid hallucinations of elephants and ladybugs on my ceiling. Immediately, I decided I was no longer going to try this medicine! Too weird!!! I called my dr. and I'm going back on citalopram instead. But i know zoloft helps a lot of people too, just its not for me..."

   
3.0

Hope78555 April 30, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "Zoloft has helped me tremendously! I am going on week 6. I kept going on the Internet reading the terrible side effects. I kept putting it off even though my sister in law is a pharmacist. I was scared. Terified. I'm in my 40s very fit. I kept thinking I would feel better. I thought it was hormones. I kept having panic attacks which didn't last long, but it still happened.There was a lot that happened over the course of the months and I believe my body just said enough. So once I experienced the panic attacks it fueled to the fire, worry set in and it was a terrible cycle. I started it after my friend opened up. I didn't feel alone. The first week I experienced diarrhea three days. No insomnia, no weight gain. I'm calmer for sure!"

   
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Ddc2030 April 28, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "33 y/o female, 5'5, 125lbs, 200mg/day, 1 1/2 years and will continue indefinitely. Pros: social anxiety gone. Unbelievable. Able to start spontaneous conversations with "strangers", now able to develop and share deep, intimate friendships. Not hyper self conscious anymore. I joke around and enjoy making people laugh. Sexually uninhibited (with my husband)- seriously, the best sex I've ever had, I'm not self conscious at all anymore and I have no problems with orgasm- actually the opposite (best. ever.) Weight loss, 25-30lbs, and I feel light, energetic and happy with my body now. Food! I used to be a horribly picky eater my entire life, now I try new foods without a second thought and enjoy them! Zoloft has changed my life."

   
9.0

HeartsOpenWide (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 28, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "After breaking up with my high school sweetheart, I would have panic attacks that would violently wake me up at night. I knew I had a problem but it wasn't depression (later I realized anxiety) since I was happy to start over in college. My stress of attending school even as a commuter laid heavy on my mind as well. I went to my doctor, crying that I did not know what was wrong. After 3 years, I still remain on Zoloft/Sertraline at 25mg. I've always been told it's not a lot but it still really helps me. I rarely get panic attacks anymore, and if I do, I don't throw up or feel dizzy. I am happy that I haven't had any side effects or problems involving this medication."

   
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Melissa S. April 28, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I've been on Zoloft for 4 years and it's worked great for my depression. I take 50 mg per day."

   
9.0

Better84 April 26, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "Depression has disappeared! You know those blue moods? that come with not enough reasons ? They will disappear completely, No more mood swings. your life is going to be so stable and manageable. This drug won't make you happy, it will only stop your depression and stabilize your mood. Again, it doesn't add anything to your own happiness. Took it for social anxiety, Now my mood doesn't switch around people anymore, I have more confidence In myself, but I'm still a quiet person! Because i'm not a talkative in my nature. The drug has stopped me from getting stressed around people."

   
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Alixxx April 25, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "Wish I could rate this a zero. I have always had clear skin and no problems with acne or anything, no allergies, but this made me break out in hives. My depression and anxiety worsened exponentially. Worst experience, temporarily destroyed my life"

   
1.0

Ash474 (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I have been takin sertraline now for nearly a year. .I was adamant I would never take tablets for anything psychological but after confiding in a Dr about things from my past I thought I had nothing to lose...I will never ever b able to envision just how much these tablets have changed my life. .I didn't know people's brains actually worked so slowly!!! Mine had done over time for the last 30 years!!!! ...absolutely given me my life back :)..ohh..no side effects at all btw :)"

   
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Anonymous April 22, 2016

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I suffer from GAD as well as OCD, with compulsions ruling more than obsessions. My grades at university started to fall and I knew it couldn't go untreated. My psychiatrist prescribed 100mg Sertraline daily and since then my grades have improved to reaching distinctions again. I am also much more calm and don't get angry as easily as I used to. Side effects: I sleep muuuuch more and struggle to stay awake in the afternoons especially. Being a former ballet dancer, I don't have much motivation for exercise anymore. I started to note a little bit of short term memory loss (e.g. entering a room and forgetting why I had gone there - nothing major). Worst, however, was chronic diarrhoea. This motivated a change to 40mg Citalopram daily."

   
7.0

Ballet boy (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 20, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "Horrible. I was put on it right after the birth of my 2nd son for anxiety. It took me 2 years to realize that the Zoloft was the cause of my increased desire to drink (I would drink a bottle of whiskey and think nothing of it, and before Zoloft, that never would have happened), weight gain (over 30 lbs) and overall depersonalized and foggy feeling. I felt like a robot going through the motions. I became very lazy (I am a go-go-go person. Never have I been lazy in my life) and it negatively affected my relationships with my husband and kids. I was just disinterested in everything. I was really unhappy. I never thought it was the Zoloft, I just thought I was a stressed, tired and burned out mom... I've successfully weaned off and will never take it again"

   
1.0

LilyMae39 April 19, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "I'm at 5 months and I'm finally feeling better. The first 2 weeks were TERRIBLE (nausea, insomnia, increased anxiety). The first 2 months were bad but bearable, wouldn't have made it through without the emergency ativan my doctor prescribed me. Finally started to feel better around 3 months. Started at 25mg and slowly moved up in 12.5mg increments to 75mg. Also went to therapy, practiced mediation, and exercised to help recovery."

   
8.0

pennyls April 18, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Panic Disorder: "I had some anxiety in college, then graduated, and the anxiety stayed. I used medication as my last resort, and after my doctor decided taking clonazepam everyday wasn't cutting it- I went on Zoloft. I expressed my concern about the weight gain aspect of this drug, and my doctor told me this was weight neutral....HA. a year later and I am 25 pounds heavier despite strict diet and exercise. The drug does wonders for anxiety, but I cannot deal with the weight. I am now considered obese. I've tried everything, and the only thing that seems to work is simply not eating (which obviously isn't practical). I am in the process of getting off this drug."

   
6.0

Lpars (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 16, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Social Anxiety Disorder: "This medication has changed my life over the past 5 wks I've been on it. I take zoloft for severe anxiety; I have always been a high stress, high functioning over achiever. I started having all kinds of odd stomach issues, heart palpitations, I hardly slept, etc. With this medicine I feel MUCH less stress and anxiety with every day things. I am more patient more relaxed. I started on 50mgs for 2 wks and asked to increase to 100mgs and been on that for 2 wks too. I take ativan and hydroxyzine as needed. This medication has changed my life!! I have lost about 10lbs on it. I think some of my appetite was anxiety driven. But I love this med and this has made me a better person!!"

   
9.0

Type A Overachiever (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2016

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For Depression: "Sertraline changed my life. My anxiety attacks began in the fall, and as a university student, there were little options or ways to cope without it affecting my studies and social life. I eventually stopped going to class, believing that there was going to be no solution. I began taking sertraline and even with a small dose (which eventually increased) I felt better. I almost feel better than I did before I was aware of my anxiety. I wasn't educated and was a non-believer thinking that medication could truly solve problems in your head but after finally listening and taking advice it did for me. May not work for everyone, but thought I would share my experience."

   
9.0

Adgram (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Major Depressive Disorder: "I have had good results with 200mg of zoloft, and .5 clonazapam 3 times a day, for ten years. I've tried many ssri meds, and zoloft has been the best so far. I suffer from depression, agoraphobia, panic and ocular migraine. This current combo ( sometimes I add gabapentin if I'm still anxious about leaving my house) has been the most effective for my mood. I gained weight on paxil and getting off was a nightmare. No additional weight gain with the zoloft."

   
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notin heck April 15, 2016

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Zoloft (sertraline) for Depression: "I have constant mid-level depression and have also self medicated this with marijuana, helps a lot but only if you smoke all the time so I decided to go to the docter and right away he started me off with 100mg zoloft and I just tried this for the next month, the first 2 weeks my emotions were uncontrollable happy, sad, angry, numb, energetic, then tired. So then after the 2 weeks I didn't feel depressed really but didn't feel happy either?just a neutral feeling. So i stopped and decided medical marjiuana works better for me."

   
5.0

Baustin all natural April 15, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Seretine saved my life .. I'm now on 150mg And feeling fine"

   
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alion_66 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 15, 2016

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