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   Posted 12/3/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Is anyone taking Zoloft for depression? How is it working for you and what amounts are you taking? I'm taking 100mg. Sometimes I'll take another 50mg. I'm not sure that it's doing anything. I do know when I take klonopin that it takes the edge off anxiety. It works very well fo me. I have Her2 breast cancer and am taking chemo, than radiation & Herceptin. So my emotions are pretty mixed up. Think I might try a support group. Thanks for listening, Dee

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   Posted 12/4/2008 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   

hi, im on 150mg of Zoloft for panic disorder. it works for me, however the side effects have taken their toll- weight gain, carb cravings, fatigue, sleep disturbance etc. i also take it in conjunction with Xanax, as zoloft alone was not keeping a handle on things.

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   Posted 12/4/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to say that I am sorry that you are having to go through chemo for cancer. But I am so happy that you are a survivor.

That alone takes a toll on you. Could be that you need more medication. The side effects with zoloft was why I couldn't take it. But going through the depression of the cancer is hard sweetie, I would talk to the doctor and see if this is normal.

Stay with us, we are here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/4/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Dee,

This is Kitt and special hugs to you.  I tried Zoloft many years ago but could not get past the side effect trying to get onto the med.

I know it has helped many people. My sister has cancer and she won't admit to depression.  IMHO I feel the Docs should know she is just in denial and I wish they would put her on a little something.  I hate to think she is keeping this all locked up in her mind. 

I wish you the best and do keep talking to us.  We are a great group.



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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Zoloft , along with other meds for depression. I am at 150mg/day it seems to have helped, but for me is not the cure all I was hoping for.

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   Posted 12/7/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank all of you for your replies. It really has helped. I don't feel so alone. I'll see my doctor tomorrow and tell him how I feel. I'm sure he'll be able to help. Hugs, Dee
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