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   Posted 12/9/2010 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
i havent posted in quite some time, ive spent alot of time thinking and just healing internally, it hasnt been easy, nothing ever is, my best friend passed away 2 years ago, and i was depressed, a depression i had never felt before and something i would never wish upon anyone, i still havent recovered but then again you can never recover from a loss of someone you care so deeply about, i finally got the nerve to finally go to see a psychiatrist and it only took him about 20 minutes to prescribe zoloft 25mg for five days then to increase my dose to 50 mgs after the five days were done, but i have felt an increase in my mood, im not anxious, i dont get frustrated or angry but im not sure if thats the placebo or if im actually feeling that way because of the medication and ive only been taking it for 4 days so im thinking its the latter, but im still thinking positive but i am however having second thoughts in increasing my dose, im not sure how thatll make me feel because thank god i havent had any side effects with the 25 mg but im afraid that if i increase my dose the side effects will appear, im not even sure if zoloft was the right choice for me at this point, i admit ive always suffered from a bit of depression and on top of that i was anxious and jumpy and just never fit in but my adhd has to do with that also but i have never taken medication for it my doctor said zoloft would help with my adhd as well, im just confused, second guessing... i just want to be okay.

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   Posted 12/9/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Trust in your doctor, but know that many of us have tried many medications before we found what worked. There are many different kinds out there. I hope that the zoloft works for you. It sounds like it is helping.

Keep us posted on how you are doing as we all do care.

Oh yes, welcome to the forum. I almost forgot. You have come to a good place where everybody is very kind and compassionate.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/9/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much for your kind words it means alot :)

i really needed that reassurance thank you :)

i will definitely keep you guys posted thank you :)

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   Posted 12/11/2010 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome from me too. meds are definately trial and error, am glad that the zoloft is helping you. with healing compassion, jamie


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   Posted 12/11/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell.  I have been exactly where you are so I can identify with your feelings.  First of all my sympathy at the death of your friend. 

When you lose a close friend or love relationship, you are likely to feel great sorrow and heartache. Coping with loss of any kind can be very painful, and most people will move through their grief in their own way and not in any particular order. 

Grief is a gradual process; two steps forward and one step back.  I am glad to hear you have talked with your Doctor.  If you feel better after 4 days on the medication please don't try to analyze the reason why,  just go with it. :-)

Grieving can take weeks to years. Please know we are here for you and that we care.

Again a warm welcome,


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