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   Posted 7/26/2005 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all I was wondering if anyone else had side effects while taking zoloft.  I am currently taking 100mg and the only thing I've notice about it is the drowsiness and it seems my anxiety is worse when I'm taking zoloft.  I never really noticed it before but I know this morning I was feeling great in a good mood and walking around with a little bounce in my step and then within an hour or so after taking my med this morning I definately felt the drowsiness kick in and I feel anxious.  More so than I did this morning.  It could just all be in my head but I'm definately feeling the drowsiness that I do know.  I know I'm in a very restless mood today and just can't seem to sit still.  I"m like that a lot.  I'm a mover.  I like to keep moving.  I was just wondering if anyone else had side effects from zoloft.  I mean yea I can tell it does level out things but it kind of makes me feel numb like almost lathargic(sp??) does that sound weird.  I need something to pep me up and keep me going not slow me down even more so.  I am restless today though.  I feel like doing something active yet I'm stuck behind this dang computer until 4 this afternoon.  arrrgg that drives me nuts.  I have a dentist appointment I need to schedule but I'll be in the dentist chair for 90 minutes just the thought of having to lay there for 90 minutes I can't imagine.  so i keep putting it off.  I don't sit down at home for 90 minutes.  oh well I know I need to eventually make that appointment but I dread it.

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   Posted 7/26/2005 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Angel,

Some of us take our anti-d at night. You might try switching the time that you take it. If it makes you tired, then take it an hour before bed. See if that helps.

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   Posted 7/26/2005 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   

It's my son on Zoloft, not me, but his adverse symptoms are insomnia and restless leg and limb syndrome. I wondered too if it causes him to be more depressed and anxious. We're looking to switch to something else. Stay in tune with your body while taking this. It'll tell you.

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   Posted 8/8/2005 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi angel. I took Zoloft for about 4 years and it definitely made me drowsy. I would come home from school and go right to the couch and sleep until dinner and then go to bed. I think that it might help of you take it before bed or maybe mid-afternoon. I have always had restless leg syndrome so I'm not sure if it was worse or not when on the zoloft. The thing that really turned me away from it was the fact that while taking zoloft, I doubled in size and was unable to lose weight. So I always remain aware of my appetite and I also disliked the numb feeling I had while on it. Personally zoloft was not for me and I no longer take it. But while I was taking it, I definitely noticed an improvement in my life. I hope I helped with your questions!

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   Posted 8/9/2005 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
the thing is i'm drowsy all the time whether i'm on zoloft or not. I haven't gained weight with the zoloft in fact i've lost weight. I don't feel like this is the right med for me but I don't want to be bouncing around from meds and doses and what not and take the risk of gaining weight and other concerns. I guess i'll talk to my psych doctor tomorrow when I see him. We may need to up it a bit more who knows. I just don't want to be putting my body through half a dozen different meds to find the right one. I can deal with drowziness. It does help me sleep at night I'm so tired by 8:30 or 9:00 i usually don't have trouble falling asleep its staying asleep that I have problems with. My anxiety is a bit better these days. I better go.
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