ZOLOFT: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder “I have been suffering from severe anxiety, major depressive disorder and PTSD for over 18 years. Anti Depressants, sometimes made the anxiety worse. I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2015 and my Psychiatrist prescribed Zoloft. Zoloft was really helping me but I gained about 15 pounds in 2 months so I stopped taking it. Fast forward to today. I finally got back on Zoloft after realizing that I NEED it. I literally have been in survival mode for years. After getting back on Zoloft I can finally function. I didn’t know what it was like to feel “normal”. The constant flashbacks, anxiety and depression are gone and when they do show up they are manageable. Zoloft has made such a difference I can’t believe I was living in the Hell I was living in for so long. As for the weight gain, I have weighed myself everyday since I started taking it and I have not gained any weight this time around. But I’ve decided it’s better to be pleasantly plump than to be paralyzed by my PTSD.”

Lotus68 (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2018

For Depression “I was put on zoloft after seeing no success on prozac. I was on 100mgs of zoloft a day for a little over 2 months and experienced no side effects, change of mood, or really any influence at all.”

grass (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder “30 yr M, diagnosed 7 mths ago. Managed med/free since age 19. My OCD comes with vocal tics (howls) and severe jerking motions when I get stuck in a mental loop. Thankfully, only when I’m alone. Went back to college and now I get debilitating panic attacks.Started Zoloft 7 months ago. Began at 25mg & bumped up in 25mg increments every few months. Now at 75 mg. Experience: The mental fog was unbearable the 1st month, no working memory at all. Couldn’t keep track of anything; conversations, books, exam materials, etc.. Each dosage increase results in ~3 weeks of fog. As for anxiety, it is improved for a few weeks after each fog clearing, then levels off, letting me know it’s time for a dosage change. As for tics, worsened significantly in the 1st few months; tics lasting for hours as opposed to originally just a few tics per day. Improved to a few tics every few days. Hoping they’ll subside once my final dosage gets figured out.”

Jrd (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 6, 2018

For Panic Disorder “My anxiety was so bad that I couldn’t function I would have panic attacks driving home from work in fear of having another panic attack that I had years ago. I’m not going to ramble on. This medication has changed my life for the better I go out more talk more, my panic attacks and intrusive thoughts have been under control. Yes this medication works”

Texasman February 25, 2018

For Depression “I had depression for years but didn’t seek help. After I gave birth, it got worse.I went to the doctor the first time and she said it was PostPartum Depression, she didn’t prescribe me anything.After a while, it was only becoming worse. So I went back and then she said I had a Deep Depression and she prescribed me Zoloft and also sent me to a psychiatrist. The side effects of the Zoloft made my life a living hell! I got insomnia, I started to shake uncontrallably, I started to have major anger issues. It was just too much for me, so when I went to the psychiatrist, he evaluated me and said I had Chronic Depression and changed my medications to Paroxetine. The side effects where much less but still the depression wasn’t getting any better. After being on medication for 4 months, I stopped all medications on my own. I made some changes in my life. That was the best decision I could have made. Now I have been 8 months without taking any medications, my life couldn’t be any better.”

Kimy266 February 19, 2018

For Depression “I know medications affect everyone differently – but I have been Zoloft free for 1 week after taking it for approx. 6 months (Post lexapro 1 month)… and I feel better than I have in a long, long time. I am suddenly satisfied, grateful for things in my life. The anxiety is there but I’ve felt genuinely happy for the first time in too long.”

Sofia_196 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 19, 2018

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