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    Old 05-27-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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    Zoloft Side Effects?

    I took Prozac for 3 months last year and felt great, so I weaned off slowly. This spring I started feeling a bit "down", so my doctor prescribed Zoloft.

    I am on my second week with Zoloft now. The first week I was on 1/2 of a 25mg pill. I have just gone up to 3/4 pill and plan to go up to 25mg in a week---I am a petite woman and very sensitive to meds, so my doctor wants to keep me on a low dose. For the last two weeks I have had constant nausea, lightheadness, low energy, joint pain, and sleepiness. I am just really, really tired and unmotivated to do anything! It hasn't helped me with my mood either. I am still feeling depressed.

    Has anyone experienced such side effects from Zoloft? When do the side effects go away? And most importantly, when does Zoloft finally kick in??

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    Old 05-27-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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    Re: Zoloft Side Effects?

    I do know it can cause sleepness
    i know someone whom couldnt sleep untill they changed it
    she about went crazy since the doctor didnt think it was the zoloft

     
    Old 05-27-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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    Re: Zoloft Side Effects?

    I couldn't sleep when I took Zoloft at night so I switched it to noon. But now I am so sleepy and tired all day!

     
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    Re: Zoloft Side Effects?

    Once it gets into your system, you'll feel normal...but better...........give it a chance to work....I've been on 50mg for 5-6 months and I feel so much better! I felt like you did the first few weeks.
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    Re: Zoloft Side Effects?

    Do you have bad dry mouth?

     
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    Re: Zoloft Side Effects?

    Thank you Flin! When did it start working for you, do you remember?

    Hopesprings: yes I have bad dry mouth too! I have to keep drinking water all the time. But it doesn't bother me as much as the low energy part...

     
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    Re: Zoloft Side Effects?

    i had very bad side effects on this drug!!!

    migraine and nausea that completely debilitated me from going out of the house!

    i switched back to prozac and it was nothing compared to what i went through on zoloft.

    i think with any psychological drug---it takes time! its just a matter of what you are willing to go through to get to that good point- where the side effects are not as bad and your mind is getting healed.

     
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    Re: Zoloft Side Effects?

    Maybe because I am on such a low dose. 50 mg a day. I take at 5:00 p.m if I take it at 10:00 pm I have very loose bowels in the morning....it took me about 2 weeks to feel like my old self, just not all nervous and hyped up. I am very high-nstrung and zoloft has helped me loads..........
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