Zoloft side effects

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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/26/2008 2:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Im on 150mgs of Zoloft and have been for several years- i take it with Xanax as well. I was just wondering what your experience has been with Zoloft, particularly side effects? if you can share that would be great.
 
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getting by
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   Posted 12/26/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
My main problem with zoloft was severe diahrea (sp). Other than that, it worked fine. And not everybody gets that.

I hope that it works well for you.

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/26/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Sorry Maz, I tried Zoloft years ago without luck. 

Kitt


Mazfire
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   Posted 12/26/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Yep it does work well for me, but as with any AD the side effects are a massive pain.

-weight gain/swelling in feet/fluid retention

-carb/sugar cravings that are insatiable

-light/fractured sleep and mood swings

-abdominal upset

-sun sensitivity

My biggest gripe with it is the weight gain and the NEED for sugar.

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


getting by
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   Posted 12/26/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mazfire,

It sure does seem like a lot of antidepressants make us crave carbohydrates. That is the bummer of it all. But try to keep exercising and walking as much as you can. Also try to eat things other than the sugar. I know that it is easier said than done. But you can do it. We have to remember that we are getting older too, so some of the weight is normal.

I hope you find a way to fight this. When you figure it out, let me know. LOL...

Hugs, Karen
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ruby22
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on zoloft for 2years, varying between 25-100mg depending on how I am

Start-up or increasing dose side effects are plentiful but the effects I seem to consistently have are night sweats and inability to orgasm
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