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   Posted 3/4/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I went to my doctor a week or so ago.  I have been taking 50mgs Zoloft for about 2 years and it worked great for anxiety until August.  My anxiety came back and has since not left. She wants to switch me to Lexapro (zoloft has made my sex drive NON existant), but I am really nervous about it.  I am confused on if I should just up my zoloft dosage or try a new med all together?  Anyone ever made the switch or had anxiety return with Zoloft that was corrected by just upping the dosage?  I know everyone is different, but would love some advice.
(A little history about me, 27 years old, mod to severe anxiety, terrified of medication, have never taken a benzo for that reason, I work out 4 times a week and take yoga to try to elimate sugar or caffine as well.  any other suggestions??) 

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   Posted 3/4/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure about this med and the effects, but I wanted to pop on here and tell you that we see you :) I hope things get better for you soon, and there will be someone more informed than me on here soon to help you!
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   Posted 3/4/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

I have never taken Zoloft so I do not have any experience with the medication, however, we have many members that use Zoloft . I am sure one will be along soon and have some advice.

Take care,


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   Posted 3/4/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have any input on switching meds but I understand how you feel about taking new medication. I am in the process of convincing my doctor to try something different yet again because new medication scares me so much that I can rarely take it for more than a day before I talk myself out of it and throw them away. I did take a lorazepam once or twice but it was the smallest dose available and I cut it into tiny bits of dust and only took like 1/4 or so of a pill and still managed to get sick off it for days... I think it was really just my mind working myself up so much but I still refuse to take it. I hope your doctor can work with you on this to get you feeling better! Take care!

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   Posted 3/4/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
My daughter is on 150 mgs of this med and
for her it has made all the difference in the world

PLEASE make sure you talk with your professional /Doctor ......
prior to just upping the med

Keep us posted on how you are doing and thanks for posting

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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
hey i take zoloft and i had  to up mine. i think you should up it because it helped me.
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