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  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Depression

    Hi Lisa,
    I have recently.It worked great for the first 10 days then I had serious nightmares.I forget the name they switched me too but it seems to be working.
      • 2 months ago
        Hello.. Can you tell the new med that you are taking right now. I am searching myself of deppression meds, there are more than 50 of them.
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Depression

    I've used Zoloft before and it has done a good job for me. I had no side-effects at all. Good luck with your treatment.
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Depression

    I have been taking Zoloft for a couple of years. It helps, kind of. I have had no side effects from it.
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Depression

    Hello, Lisa. I'm on a high dose of Zoloft and it does help with your anxiety and depression.

    For the first two weeks you will feel a bit...not there as it enters your system. You'll have some weird dreams, but you'll also notice that things aren't getting to you anymore.

    Your doc will probably start you out on 50mg. Most insurance coverage brings the costs of the medicine to about $6.00 per order, so it's affordable.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Depression

    Hello Lisa. I have been taking Zoloft too long. After 2 yrs a I am asking my doc to change to a new drug I have no energy, loss of appetite.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Depression

    HI Lisa,

    I'm sorry that you are suffering from depression! I think that depression can be worse and harder to deal with than many physical ailments and I wouldn't wish it on anyone!

    I have personally not tried Zoloft, but like any other med, all meds work differently on different people. It could be a life saver for some and not do a thing for others.

    Did you doctor prescribe it to you recently? If so, I hope that it works for you. I would say that one of the more frustrating things about starting taking anti-depressants is that it can sometimes be a long process before finding the right one(s). The fortunate ones are those where the first medication given worked for them, though my guess is that's not as common as the reverse.

    So the key is don't give up! You may be one of the fortunate ones where the first med you try works - I hope so!

    Have you also considered seeing a therapist (if you aren't already)? I can tell you from experience that when you find a good therapist that you like and you are ready and willing to do the work and be honest, your time in therapy will be invaluable! Medication can only do so much - therapy is what can help you make and take the life changing steps that help develop you into a stronger person and teaches you how to use the new learned tools to be able to live your life happier and with more meaning instead of being ruled by depression. That's not to say those things come easy or fast, but they will be lifelong tools that you sharpen with each passing year.

    Consider it.

    There is hope!

    Debbie