can Zoloft make youmore depressed?

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   Posted 6/24/2008 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope someone can help me, I'm very depressed and have withdrawn from just about everyone except hubby, and just want to run away from everyone, I don't know what to do I was on Paxil but my family said I was too outspoken and opioniated, so now I'm on Zoloft but I feel more depressed than ever before. if anyone has any encouraging words of helpful info I would appreciate it very much, I feel I'm at the end of my rope, thanks

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   Posted 6/24/2008 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
How long have you been on the zoloft. It takes a good four to six weeks to really have it's full effect. If you have been on it for a while, it could be that it isn't the right medication for you. I would talk to the doctor about it and see if you need a med change.

Besides what is wrong with being outspoken and opinionated? Maybe that is just who you are. If you weren't going to extremes, I don't know what would be the problem.

I hope that this helps some.

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   Posted 6/24/2008 3:15 AM (GMT -6)   


As Karen has said, Zoloft (LIke all AD's) will take 4-6 weeks to reach full effectiveness. It might be that Zoloft does not suit you and is causing irritablilty. Give it 6 weeks and see how you get on. If your no different, see your doctor.


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   Posted 6/24/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Granny, I have been on many a/d meds, seems I tried them all and my dr. finally found the one that helped me.  I take remeron and the only side effect I had at first was sleepiness but I took it at nighttime and did not have any lethargic effects the next morning.  I have been on it for about 6 yrs and it has truly helped.  I think that you need to give the Zoloft a good try and if you feel it is not working for you talk to your dr. to see what other meds might work for you.  If you felt paxil was helping maybe that might be the one to go back on.  There is nothing wrong with being talkative and opinionated.  I think we are all entitled to our own opinions.  It's OK as long as you are not trying to exert influence on someone.  Keep posting, I wish you the best and would like to hear from you anytime and will be glad to answer.


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   Posted 6/25/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi granny I agree with everyone else, give it a chance, adn if you already have, then zoloft may not be for you. Also agreeing, whats wrong with being opinated, and outspoked,better than depressed, i dont think the others should influence your change of meds, you need to go with how you feel, not other, if you felt good on the paxil , you probably should have stayed on it, regardless of anyone else said, maybe an additon to the paxil if you felt to highstung might have been an avenue?
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   Posted 6/28/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank all of you for your replies, they were very helpful and encouraging, it's good to know there are people who do care, when your own doesn't, when i siad i was opinonated, i meant if I didin't want to do something I'd say I really don't want too and before the paxil I could never say no when someone asked me to do something for them, but I'm not well and always tired so I think it's time I learned to say no and live my life to make me feel better about myself instead of always being bossed around , just like my daughter the only time she wants anything to do with me is when she needs a babysitter, and it hurts, but I think it's time to move on and try to enjoy life at what I want to do and not pleasing the world. hope this doesnt sound mean, i don't want to sound like that, I just want a little freedom to do little things I want to do, even though nobody wants to do them with me, I wonder where I went wrong as mother, i thought i'd spoilt them, and they'd always be there for me and we would be friends and go shopping and etc together, but somewhere I messed up raising children, my son treats me better, he calls everyday and to see how I'm doing and that is some encouragement. i guess I'm just going to move on and if daughter grows up and acts right i'll be here for her and if not, I won't. she has anything she wants and even her hubby is under her sossinessand ruling, so it's time i thought of myself after 30 yrs. thank all of you for your reply and I hope to hear more encouragment from you soon,  love&prayers, granny

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