Hi sugarfootz, (btw I totally love your username! how original )
I havent posted on this forum in quite a while so plz bear with me if I get winded...I have to agree with djdaz in that you may need to go to a totally different class of antid's.
My background here is that I spent many yrs working in the mental health field, have knowledge on these meds but besides that I also have depression & anxiety/panic disorder myself. Just like you Zoloft was one of the first antidepressants that actually helped my depression way back when so I stayed on it for yrs (9 to be exact). I did stop taking it and over the course of 2 yrs my depression came back. My doc prescribed Luvox which worked but not as well as the Zoloft did (my opinion only). After another 2 yrs and being off of the Luvox for 6 months of those I was in a really bad place and tried to restart the Zoloft. Nothing. Didnt work.
I suffered through with it for well over 8 months, then I ended up in the hospital for medical reasons and my doctor wasnt willing to adjust my 200mg dosage anymore. He wanted to consult a psychiatrist on it. Which turned out to be the best decision as the psy doc was able to assess my past history with medication, medical disorders, and family history to better come up with a medication combination that works for me.
I dont get depressed like I used to but more important I am able to have real feelings, able to cry, smile, and laugh. A lot of these feelings I dont remember having when I took Zoloft. I was just flat.
Sugarfootz, depression can be a nightmare of a roller-coaster but we have to realize when it is right to make our own healthcare our first priorty. We stop the cycle and try to find the right medication & or the right doctor to help us or we can keep getting on that buggy that rides you around the depression coaster. I dont know?...Changing meds or even the idea of it is scary. It was for me when I switched but my options had run out, but you never do know what something can do until you try. Have you thought about calling your doctor?
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