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05/21/2010 05:27 AM

Zoloft

Julie4848

Has anyone take this drug and if so how was it...

Thanks much

J

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05/21/2010 05:52 AM
FSUfan
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Well, I know it really helps a lot of people, but for me it was a nightmare. It caused a lot of WIERD and SCARY side effects..tingling in the back of the head, tingling down both arms and a cold sensation..

I ended up in Urgent Care because I thought I was having a stroke or something. I asked the DR if it could be caused by Zoloft and she said, "no". But, with me knowing that some drugs have side effects not listed on the label, I stopped it and when it cleared my system, all those symptoms went away.

I've tried two antidepressants and they both were horrible but some do well on them.

For anxiety, I prefer Min Chex and Min Tran by Standard Process and 5 HTP.


05/21/2010 06:49 AM
Tennesseemom7
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Hey Julie,

I have never tried it but my neighbor swears by it. She is taking a low dose, I beleive its 25 mg. She calls it her I don't give a crap pill..

Hope your doing OK...Think about you all of the time..


05/21/2010 09:03 AM
Julie4848

Thanks much...Yes I will start on 25mgs also. They have found out that when stopping HRT it does help a lot...

05/21/2010 09:59 AM
cmany
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I took it years ago Julz - as a young adult...didn't have wacky side effects - it was what brought me from just depressed to Happily Depressed...

05/21/2010 11:45 PM
zenducation
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Zoloft, aka my chill pill, did wonders to reduce anxiety and panic symptoms caused by Lyme and (likely) Bartonella.

05/22/2010 12:29 AM
Bettyg
 
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julie, it has helped me too: keeps my moods down, and i don't have panic attacks like i did before.

i'm on 50 mg daily; cheapter to buy 100 mg; cut in half! good luck Smile

hugs/kisses my friend .. bettyg, iowa leader


05/22/2010 03:40 AM
Julie4848

I was told to cut it in half and start with 25mgs. But after reading how its hard to get off it, I'm scared to try it, but WILL....They said it really helps with the hot flashes I am getting since cutting down my hrt, which I hate to stop soon...I hate the thought of getting off my HRT and being thrown right into the "CHANGE OF LIFE"...BUt my BC loves my HRT...Sad

I only paid $5.00 for thirty...Not bad...


05/22/2010 03:50 PM
Bettyg
 
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boy was that reasonable #$## good for you. later Smile hugs

05/24/2010 05:57 AM
FSUfan
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If you're only taking it for hot flashes, there are lots of natural stuff out there that can help with that. There are also doctor's that can put you on natural hormone replacement. Check out Suzanne Somer's book.. The one with the blue cover. It's terrific!

Post edited by: FSUfan, at: 05/24/2010 05:58 AM

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