Zoloft for Anxiety??

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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Just saw a new doctor today and she prescribed Zoloft to help my anxiety, has anyone used this before for that reason??
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   Posted 4/1/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi April,

Before I had kids I was on zoloft and it worked great for me. Now I have two kids 1 and 3. My anxiety has come back full force and I have developed a bit of OCD as well as irritation and abundant stress. I went back to the dr last september and she went ahead and put me back on zoloft. Again it helped immediately, but I kept having to increase my dosages. I also notice I was bruising easier. My appetite comletely went out the windo and I started losing weight. I am 5'7" and weighed roughly 133 and now in March I weigh 113-115. The medicine was working good despite the weight loss; however, the bruising was getting worst. Last week I noticed my legs were pretty much completely bruised from my toes to my butt. When I went to the doctor she was really concerned and ran all kinds of blood work (no insurance...eeek!) everything came back normal. I wasn't even aneimic. It was a bad reaction to the zoloft. I loved zoloft so much that I was scared to switch. I am now taking celexa. Tonight was my first dose and it is making me super jittery. I already miss my Z!!

I would definitely reccommend zoloft for anxiety. But it goes to show that everyone is different and medicine can have completely different affects on two individuals. Try it out and see. The bruising in my situation is extremely rare. If my dr would let me I would live with the bruising, but unfortunately that can not be the case!

Good luck with the zoloft. It helped with my anxiety and hopefully it will help with yours minus the bruising!

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   Posted 4/1/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, April!
I have GAD, which has been extremely bad at times. I first came down with it in 1992/93. I was put on Zoloft and Xanax at the time. I responded very well to the Zoloft and was on it for about 12 years! Then my GAD started getting bad again and after doing some research on my own, I found out that antidepressants can "poop out" eventually. So I was weaned off zoloft and put on Paxil I've been on Paxil for about 3 years now and it has been good for me too. So in my experience, Zoloft was VERY helpful for anxiety! Be sure to give it time to get into your system well. It may take several weeks or so before you start feeling some better.
Hang in there and I wish you the best!

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   Posted 4/2/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
My Cait is on zoloft and it seems to help with her anxiety n depression but i have noticed as others have said it does tend to poop out
recently she had to go on xanax prn
this young lady has been thru alot this past yr

keep us posted on how you are doing

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