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Mazfire
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
ive been on anti depressants and sedatives for panic disorder, agoraphobia, and OCD since i was 14- im now 28.
im currently on Zoloft and Xanax-
are any of you on zoloft? if so, what are your side effects? it works for me, but it has some major negatives. does anyone get crazy carb cravings? i quit smoking and the nicotine cravings are nothing on the sugary/carb cravings that i get, which in turn have made me gain alot of weight.
would love to hear how other people deal find zoloft.
 
Maz
 
 
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/22/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Maz,

Welcome.  Many of the members do use Zoloft.  I tried it but I never could get past the side effects.

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zoloft.

Side effects may include:
Abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, constipation, decreased sex drive, diarrhea or loose stools, difficulty with ejaculation, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, gas, headache, decreased appetite, increased sweating, indigestion, insomnia, nausea, nervousness, pain, rash, sleepiness, sore throat, tingling or pins and needles, tremor, vision problems, vomiting.  Reference: PDR, Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs, 7th Edition.

I have read posts by members that state they have lost weight initially on Zoloft but then went on to gain weight.  The majority of the SSRIs and the SSNIs may cause weight gain.

I am sure you will hear from others that are currently on this med.

Take Care,

Kitt


 

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Ginny
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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maz,
 
I took my first Zoloft pill last night.  So far, nothing in the way of side effects.  I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing with it.
 
To those experienced with Zoloft - does it take a few days for any side effects to show up? 
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Mazfire
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   

ive been on Zoloft for 6 years. i have had a noticeable increase in weight, accompanied by restless sleep and mood swings that im aware of, but find tough to control.

Maz


 
 
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
 
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines,  acid reflux, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
 
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Mazfire,

Wow, you have a lot going on in your medical hx.  Perhaps the Zoloft is not for you.  I would talk with your physician about the med and see if there is a alternative.

Take care hun and know I am here for you.

Kitt


 

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