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F27
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   Posted 12/7/2017 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
What can I say? First day and I'm kinda digging this stuff. Much more mellow than the AD That Must Not Be Named, and mental clarity is okay. Weird, but okay.

Only significant side effect is that I'm sweating like a rented mule.

This could be a winner for both me and my dry cleaner.

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 12/7/2017 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I think my new Twitter chum could do with trying some Zoloft. That said, it's personally in my list of "will never touch again as long as I live" meds. I had the most awful reaction to it and was extremely sick for two days. Admittedly I was very ill with the Crohn's at the time, so that probably made things worse.

Good luck - I hope this one works.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay skull)
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)

getting by
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   Posted 12/8/2017 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck with the Zoloft.


Hugs, Karen...

I wont tell you the side effects it gave me...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

CassandraLee
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   Posted 12/8/2017 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi F27. I'm glad that the Zoloft is working for you. You deserve some relief! Cass

F27
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   Posted 12/8/2017 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the nice sentiments everyone!

I was hoping to stick it out a bit longer - I was AD free for just under a month - but my brain just wouldn't adjust. I expect things may have balanced out had I been more patient, but, to quote Honey Badger, 'Ain't nobody got time for that."

Even though ADs aren't conventionally addicting, they sure are a bear to get off for some of us. It's reasonable to expect that you can't muck with your brain chemistry for years without some repercussions. I think ADs will be my constant companion, at least until I retire.

@NCOT: I love Twitter. I follow weirdos on all sides of the political and social spectrum, just cuz they tend to be the most fun. The secret to Twitter is to never take it as seriously as everyone else appears to. Oh, and a bonus secret is to follow as many Canadian ex-pats as you can find. Canadians are funny, and Canadian ex-pats are freaking hilarious. (I'm looking at YOU, Gavin McInnes).

@Karen - I'd love to say that luck won't be a factor, but I know it is. sad

@Cass - Thanks! Although this is going to be nice for me, I suspect it will be even better for those around me!

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 12/11/2017 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
F27. So glad you are doing better!

I have heard Z is good at keeping IBS and CROHNS flares down, hope that is the situation with you.

Tweeter!;a aaaahhhh. Run away. Run away, run away!

Lol never tried tried it Face book overwhelms.

Peace
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

RobLee
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   Posted 12/12/2017 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
F27 said...
What can I say? First day and I'm kinda digging this stuff.


Glad to hear it's working well for you... so far! Wife and I both enjoyed your recount of Cymbalta withdrawal

(/www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=19&m=3937144) ... literally were ROFL.

F27 said...
Much more mellow than the AD That Must Not Be Named, and mental clarity is okay.


Oddly, SNRI's actually help with the mental clarity that I lost to the brain fog caused by long term Lupron (chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/Lupron-Depot.aspx).

F27 said...
Only significant side effect is that I'm sweating like a rented mule.


Oddly again is that one of the reasons I chose Venlafaxine over Duloxetine was to help alleviate the hot flashes, night sweats and moodiness brought about by the same Lupron injections. Go figure. shocked
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