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Old 09-17-2006, 06:22 AM   #1
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Zoloft Makes Me So Sleepy

I know it can cause drowziness but does it make others really sleepy? I am taking it at night because it makes me so tired. I get a really good nights sleep and I don't wake up tired.
Maybe it is just my body chemistry? I know if I take any cold meds that say may cause drowziness, I am out like a light.
Just curious if others have the same thing.

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Old 09-17-2006, 07:15 AM   #2
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Re: Zoloft Makes Me So Sleepy

Any medication I take makes me sleeping so I have to take it bedtime. I just started Celexa this morning and I am going to have to switch to night time tomorrow because i am dragging. I have to say though although I am very tiired I feel jittery.

Old 09-17-2006, 02:30 PM   #3
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Re: Zoloft Makes Me So Sleepy

I started zoloft 5 days ago and it has made me really sleepy too. I could literally lay down and take a nap at any time of day if I wanted to. I can still function, but this is more sleepy than normal.

Old 09-17-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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Re: Zoloft Makes Me So Sleepy

I started mine 6 days ago. I have seen a big difference in the way I feel but I was just a little worried about how tired it makes me. I can take 1/2 and I am fine but this way I take the whole pill at night and sleep really well.

Old 09-18-2006, 12:54 PM   #5
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Re: Zoloft Makes Me So Sleepy

ever since i started, i get really sleepy at like 5pm... i take it before bed, and was never a big nap guy, but i have trouble staying awake after dinner time. an hours nap takes care of it, but i dont feel like napping everyday... oh well

Old 09-18-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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Re: Zoloft Makes Me So Sleepy

It seems like all of you are taking your zoloft at night,but I thought it was supposed to be taken in the am, instead, even if it causes sleepiness at first. I'm pretty sure that's what my doctor said. Do you all feel like it still works the next day even though you are taking it at night? I have the opposite makes me jittery. I wonder if it would be better for me to take it at night, also. Also, how long before bedtime do you take it?

Old 09-19-2006, 06:15 AM   #7
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Re: Zoloft Makes Me So Sleepy

I asked my doc and she said it doesn't work like that. Meaning to take it during the day to get the affects of it. It is something that has to build up in your body so taking it day or night doesn't matter.
(just what she said, not sure if it is correct or not but it does make sense)
I feel a little bit better each day so I am hoping it is doing what it is suppose too.

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