It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Depression Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2001, 11:33 AM   #1
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Manchester, NH USA
Posts: 66
Theresa341 HB User
What can I expect from Zoloft??

My doctor has just diagnosed me with depression and has prescribed Zoloft. What can i expect? What are some common side effects? How long will it take until I feel "normal" again? Any responses are greatly appreciated!!

 
Old 01-12-2001, 01:08 PM   #2
Inactive
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: MA
Posts: 14
K Lynn HB User
Re: What can I expect from Zoloft??

Personally, I think zoloft is the best out of all of them. Start at a low dose and increase gradually. I took it and I felt like the old me again for the first time in years. It took about 2 weeks, although the first week I did notice more energy. You may notice a decrease in appetite initially...you may have a naseus feeling...I describe it as the feeling you have when you drink way too much coffee. If you take it as prescribed, it should make a world of difference! The only reason I stopped was due to pregnancy.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-12-2001, 02:19 PM   #3
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Manchester, NH USA
Posts: 66
Theresa341 HB User
Re: What can I expect from Zoloft??

Thanks for the info- I just have a few more questions..... I read that a side effect of Zoloft is weight loss- is this true? (I wouldn't mind! LOL) Also, keep reading about headaches and vomit feeling- how long does this usually last? Also, is there a good time to take it- pm versus am? I also read that it can cause insomnia- is this true? Like I said before, ANY posts are appreciated!

 
Old 01-12-2001, 03:22 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Posts: 3
Alexis* HB User
Re: What can I expect from Zoloft??

You live in Manchester? I grew up in Nashua.
I have been on Zoloft for about 2 and a half months, and it has been wonderful for me. The first week or so it bothered my stomach, after that it hasn't been too bad. When I was depressed I lost a lot of weight. I have put some back on, but nothing major, just weight I needed. It didn't make me lose more weight or really gain any except what I gained from just eating healthy again. I heard that it does at first suppress appetite but than it returns to normal. Of course everyone reacts differently.
Has it been cold here or what?

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Lexapro..first day. what can i expect? tattoojock Depression 2 08-23-2010 06:05 AM
New to Zoloft, what should I expect? 00lady00 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 0 07-29-2010 10:48 AM
Can someone tell me what to expect? tandycipps Pain Management 6 11-12-2009 06:11 PM
How to get off Zoloft and what can I expect? Kari7171 Depression 12 04-01-2007 06:10 PM
First visit to MD - didn't know what to expect! needaplan Anxiety 2 02-01-2007 04:56 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



flamesabers (78), Phoenix (43), keenobserver (20), katlin09 (13), Diverdan8 (11), WhistleDixie (10), cuddles1 (9), neveragain444 (9), blessed824 (9), jennybyc (9)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1139), MSJayhawk (943), Apollo123 (860), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (774), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:57 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!