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    Old 07-07-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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    zolft................so tired,any others?

    I'm on 100 mgs zoloft take in morn,but very tired during the day,considering taking at night,any others with same prob? Thx

     
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    Old 07-07-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    Yup, it was really bad, but thank God it's getting better! I seemed to be the worst when I was on 50-75 mg last year. I'm not a sleeper, naturally. I'm the type of person who can go to bed at one in the morning, get up at six, and go the whole day- I actually did this on Tuesday. I hate to sleep, so when the medicine started making me like a zombie a year after I started taking it, life wasn't good. I didn't feel like me, and the medicine made me depressed (I'm using it for OCD, by the way, and I don't have depression). Now, I'm on 150 mg- I'm upping to 200 mg next week so I can start CBT- and I'm, amazingly, feeling like my old self, despite the much higher dosage. I was going to try taking it at night, but since I have such strange sleeping habits, this wasn't an option. I usually fall asleep every night with my glasses and bedroom light on, and while on the Zoloft, it was impossible to control my sleeping. I would literally get home from school at three, sleep until five thirty, be up until eight-ish, then sleep until morning. This, of course, was hell for doing homework, and I'd have to wake up at five in order to have my homework done by seven. So, I continued taking it in the morning. If your doctor suggested taking Zoloft at night, I'd give it a try. It might work for someone with normal sleeping habits. Still, I learned my lesson- I switched to Lexapro, which not only made me even more tired, but did absolutely nothing for the OCD to boot! I love Zoloft- I felt a difference the first day I took it, but I wouldn't advise switching to something else if Zoloft seems to work for your anxiety. I look at it this way: which would I rather have, chronic fatigue or obsessions? I'll take the fatigue anytime! LOL!
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    Old 07-07-2005, 09:51 PM   #3
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    I've been taking Zoloft for two weeks now and surprisingly haven't felt tired like I did with Effexor XR. The only side effect I've had so far is nausea the first couple days when I increased the dosage from 25 mg to 50 mg.

     
    Old 07-08-2005, 07:06 AM   #4
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    I started taking 50mg of zoloft about 4 weeks ago and I too have felt really groggy. It was worse 3 weeks ago than it is now, but the later in the day I take it, the worse it is. I have also noticed that I get cranky and my appetite has increased.

     
    Old 07-08-2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    zoloft effects everyone differently
    if it sedates you best to take it just before bed, some are stimulated by it and should take it on waking

     
    Old 07-08-2005, 08:46 PM   #6
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    hry, you are right. My friend was taking Zoloft for a while and she had insomnia. Funny how meds affect people so differently.

     
    Old 07-09-2005, 11:54 PM   #7
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    I've been on zoloft now for three weeks and feel very tired all the time. Last saturday i woke up around 8:30am from a nice sleep went about my day and took a nap at 11am-1pm. Funny how i took a nap before noontime. Today was even worse, i got out of bed at 10am and took a nap at 2pm-6pm. that sure wasted my day--a four hour nap in the middle of the day. Even during the week when i head to work in the mornings, i never used to need coffee to keep me awake, now i find myself drinking 2 or 3 cups just to feel a little bit less tired!

     
    Old 07-10-2005, 08:45 PM   #8
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    You've been on it 3 weeks? How many mg's? When I started on 50 wasn't too bad ,but had to go to 100 to control my anxiety/depression,what do you have ...anxiety? Is it helping control it? I started my full dose lastnight,I slept real good & was kinda tired today ,but not like before....I was mainly worried about the zoloft wearing off,I work until 8pm & need it at least till I get home...hate panicking at work.. ,thanks for the feedback ,I tried paxil & celexa before this ,but always took in morn without sleepiness,but....this is differant,those 2 didn't control my anxiety/panic properly tho....Chris

     
    Old 07-11-2005, 05:49 PM   #9
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    I am on 100 mgs of zoloft and I noticed a huge weught gain which my Dr claims is not from the zoloft...
    so he ordered this blood work which I am terrified to follow through with.

     
    Old 07-11-2005, 07:06 PM   #10
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    Re: zolft................so tired,any others?

    Been on 100 mg zoloft for 4 yrs. Originally I switched to celexa because zoloft was making me tired but then went back to zoloft because celexa stopped working. I understand lexapro is better than celexa. You'll probably get used to it after a few months, though I do feel a little tired, it hasn't bothered me so much as to stop taking it. I haven't tried taking it at night because I don't feel tired just after taking it. Prozac was definitely more zippy (drove me crazy), Paxil was like taking sedatives.

    P.S. Zoloft is notorious for causing weight gain!!!

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