Zoloft/meds, motivation and concentration gone!

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nymike
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   Posted 7/15/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Zoloft for about 12 years and have recently been questioning wether or not It's still working.
 
I tried to go off for about two months but things got a little too tough and started back on them, this was about 6 months ago.  Since then my attitude has been awful.  I'm not like I used to be at all.  I'm tired and like to stay in bed all the time.  My concentration and motivation are gone.  I was a really outgoing motivated person who is now the opposite.  I was thinking of switching my medication but before I go to a Dr. for one opinion I thought I would get all of yours...
 
Thank you for you help.
 
 

getting by
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   Posted 7/15/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I think that you should talk to your doctor about increasing or switching the meds. It sounds to me like it quit working, but you know that it worked enough to when you stopped, you noticed a change.

BTW welcome to HealingWell Depression forum. You should get a lot of responses, though I think that they will all say the same. Does your doctor know that you stopped the med? Make sure that you tell them when you see them. You may have stopped long enough for them to take time to work again.

Best wishes to you
Karen
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nymike
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   Posted 7/15/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome! 
 
I never thought I would be on meds but a long time ago someone close to me told me I should look into an AD because of my temperment.  I would get angry quick without going through 'steps'.  I would go from talking 'regular' to being explosive.  That's the original reason for the meds.  After my Zoloft took affect I found my 'range of emotion' is smaller and I'm able to let the 'little things' go more.
 
However now I'm just not myself and havn't been for about a year.  I used to be such a go getter.  I was also very comfortable socially.  Now I like to stay in bed even on a sunny day.  Going out for a get together somewhere seems like more trouble and anxiety than it's worth.  Projects that I initiate are now just laying around.  I'll make a list of things I need to do tomorrow then might only get one thing done or possibly none.  I just keep pushing things back until I notice that I've wasted months thinking about this or that and not doing anything about it.  Feel totally useless.  My concentration and motivation is nearly non-existant.  Socially I feel like I'm going backwards.
 

getting by
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   Posted 7/16/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I really think that you should talk to your doctor about switching meds or increasing what you are now taking.

Wanting to sleep all the time is a sure sign of depression. I get that way and take adderall for that. It keeps me going. Though I have fibromyalgia also. So I take quite a few different medications for my problems. But now I am out and about some. NOt like before but with the fibro and aging, I guess I will never be like I use to. But you can be. So get to that doctor and see what he/she can do for you.

Best wishes,
Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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