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Rickysmom 09-08-2007 09:27 PM

Absentmindedness and zoloft
 
I just recently upped my dose of zoloft from 50mg to 100mg and I have noticed that I have become a lot more absentminded. Anybody else notice this or is it just me?:confused:

Thanks for any replies.

kittywitty 09-08-2007 11:45 PM

Re: Absentmindedness and zoloft
 
I had that on Prozac, along with short-term memory loss. I could remember something from a year ago, but couldn't remember what someone just told me two minutes ago. I had to write everything down. For example, if I went to the store for more than two items, I had to make a list. My husband has a bad memory anyway (he's not on meds), so it was like the blind leading the blind alot of times. I also I couldn't 'find the right words' when I was speaking, felt like an idiot. These are pretty common side effects with SSRI's I think.

mycatwillow 09-09-2007 05:53 AM

Re: Absentmindedness and zoloft
 
Between the constant depression/anxiety and 10 years worth of drugs, I know it has affected my concentration. But when I'm on the wrong drugs or having a major depressive episode things are much worse. It's actually better right now.

Rickysmom 09-10-2007 08:21 PM

Re: Absentmindedness and zoloft
 
[QUOTE=kittywitty;3199270]I had that on Prozac, along with short-term memory loss. I could remember something from a year ago, but couldn't remember what someone just told me two minutes ago. I had to write everything down. For example, if I went to the store for more than two items, I had to make a list. My husband has a bad memory anyway (he's not on meds), so it was like the blind leading the blind alot of times. I also I couldn't 'find the right words' when I was speaking, felt like an idiot. These are pretty common side effects with SSRI's I think.[/QUOTE]

Hmm, I do get depressive episodes from time to time, which can be debilitating, but I started taking it mostly for anxiety, mostly social anxiety, and I have noticed that I ALSO can't think of the words to say. It's so embarrassing!:o That just seems to make my social anxiety worse!

Lol, I guess you can't win either way!

Roche87 09-10-2007 08:38 PM

Re: Absentmindedness and zoloft
 
I take zoloft, but I usually only go up by 25 mg...maybe you increased it too much too fast.

I thought I did that a while back, Im no doctor thoough.


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