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Old 08-27-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Smile A month on Zoloft, and things are looking up

Wow, a month ago I was feeling low. I didn't want to go to work, I had a month's worth of dishes in my sink and I was plotting various ways to do harm to myself. I finally broke down and asked my doc for some Zoloft and the stuff is finally kicking in.

My attitude has improved leaps and bounds - I am even volunteering for projects at work. I'm more or less up-to-date on my housekeeping. I haven't even contemplated suicide for at least a fortnight. It begs the question of why I ever let myself get so low to begin with.

I have a long history of debilitating depression. I'm one of those people who gets so bad after a time that I won't leave the house unless absolutely necessary. It's funny though - I'll get on the anti-depressants for several months, then I convince myself that i'll be okay without them. I really need to stop doing that. I'll be okay for a few months, then little bits of depression creep in.

Little by little I end up a mess...until I smarten up and go to the doctor. I really need to break that cycle. I suppose I'll just be taking pills for the rest of my life.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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Re: A month on Zoloft, and things are looking up

Yeah, Ive been taking zoloft as well and its been doing great.

I have that same problem with coming off stuff.

I still don't feel 100% like myself but I guess that will come in time.

Anyway how much do you take? Right now Im taking 200 mg. Just started today. Still considered low dosage.

 
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:32 AM   #3
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Re: A month on Zoloft, and things are looking up

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Yeah, Ive been taking zoloft as well and its been doing great.

I have that same problem with coming off stuff.

I still don't feel 100% like myself but I guess that will come in time.

Anyway how much do you take? Right now Im taking 200 mg. Just started today. Still considered low dosage.
From my reading, 200mg is the maximum dose. I am taking 50mg, and doing well.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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Re: A month on Zoloft, and things are looking up

hmmmm...I thought it was still in the low area, then after 200 its high, I don't plan on increasing it anymore(Ive been upping to 200 for the last few weeks), Still its gonna be at least a solid month before I feel the full effects of it, but gotta say I think Ive picked up a bit.

 
Old 08-28-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
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Re: A month on Zoloft, and things are looking up

I feel for you if you need that much. I was on the maximum dosage for Paxil for quite a while at one point, and it was okay for depression, awful for my sex-life. That's why I got switched to zoloft which has worked for me in lower dosages, thankfully.
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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Re: A month on Zoloft, and things are looking up

i am going to start Sertralin (same as Zoloft) soon. i hope it is going to work out for me as well as it did for you.

oh, and i think one can go up and take more than the maximum dosage. i was on trimipramine a time ago. maximum dosis is 150 mg but i was on 400. some people need more than maximum dosis... but do not do this on your own. ask your doctor first.

 
Old 08-29-2007, 02:23 PM   #7
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Re: A month on Zoloft, and things are looking up

I also have been on 50 mg Zoloft for a month and a half and seem to be doing a lot better, even lost 10 lbs (have 30 more to go)... I got increased to the 100 mg two days ago but feel scared to take them... I think it's a bit much...I have to get over it, as I am about to run out of the 50 mg...
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