just a little vent session. i hope that it makes you feel good.

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   Posted 1/4/2012 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
i have been on zoloft for about 2 years and this past month i stopped taking it. i realized that i was getting more depressed about my weight gain(something i never cared about before) and i was sleeping TOOOO much and instead of doing my hobbies i just thought about doing them.

ive stopped the meds and although the withdrawls suck, id take headaches, dizziness, and occational attitude changes then how i felt before. I used to love music, painting, and being outside. then zolft sucked it out of me and all i did was sleep and watch tv(couldnt even turn on music). i wasnt sad, just blahhh. i suddenly was back to enjoying what truly makes me happy again. i realize that for whatever reasons i was on the meds, that i needed them at the time but i also gained so much frm getting off them. i know when i need to being aware of my depression and let it out of me by doing things that makes me happy rather than being scared to. zoloft increased my happiness but took away the things i love. maybe it doesnt make sense but it feels good to write this, knowing that others have felt the same. ive read everyone elses and wanted to just say that if you can find those few simple things that you know make you smile and just enjoy them to the max no matter how scary it may be that the withdrawls or deprssion can be beat.

and always talk to someone. weither its a blog like this, a friend, or even just writing it to yourself. having it bubbled in your mind even if you think no one will care is the worst you can do.

i wish all of you peace of mind and a smile (and tears) because emotions are nothing to be afraid of, just how you react to them can make all the difference. :)

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   Posted 1/5/2012 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I am really pleased that you are feeling good coming off your meds, but for many of the members here, it is not an option, many that post here have lived through some really difficult things which has caused the depression, it's not a choice to have depression, it is a result of something external.

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   Posted 1/5/2012 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
There are other meds out there that don't cause weight gain, so if you start feeling depressed again, talk to your doc about that. Wellbutrin is one of them.

I hope you continue to feel well. As Awty said, a lot of us don't have the option to go off of our meds.

But be prepared for once the zoloft is out of your system. You might not feel as well as you do now. Then again, you might. I hope that you do continue to feel good.

Keep posting.

Hugs, Karen

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