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Ok I read some of the "zoloft withdrawl is hell" forum, however I have a couple of questions...
Everybody in my family it seems like has taken zoloft at one point or another [my parents, mygradnma, my grandpa (diff. sides of family), my cousin is still on it and myself] Nobody has had the withdrawl hell that people where talking about. My cousinwa s up to 200 mg a day, but now at 50 mg. I started at 50mg for about 6 months then went to 100 mg. I can't afford zoloft anymore b/c of my insurance its too expensive. Does anybody have any experience with the generic form of zoloft? I heard via my dr that it isn't as effective and doesn't work as good. Also, I haven't taken it for a week b/c of price, but found a couple in another botle I had lost, and found today so I took one. Well, it has made me really tired and my stomic hurts. But the last 2 weeks I think i've been a total nut case by I can't distingish. My mom said my reality is distorted, can zoloft do that to you. I'm starting to think I have some type of serious mental disorder. Altough I know its not true. The only thing i've read about side effects i've experienced, is sleepyness. That I know off. Anyone else have anything to say? Advice? etc?
I was on effexor for about a year and when I came off I didn't have the really bad withdrawal that some describe either. I think it differs from person to person. If you are stopping the Zoloft are you tapering off? If you are not, that could result in serious problems. Also have you checked with your doctor about him giving you some free samples since you can't afford zoloft? Doctors have tons of these samples lying around.
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Does anybody have any experience with the generic form of zoloft? I heard via my dr that it isn't as effective and doesn't work as good.


Excellent advice from Bonaventure. You really can't just quit cold turkey without a docs help. From my own experience, I have taken several anti-depressants over the years and have never had the kind of hellish withdrawl everyone talks about.

As for a generic version; it seems odd that your doctor would tell you it isn't as effective. Did he say why? By law generic drugs must contain the same active ingredients as their name brand counterparts. Only the inactive ingredients (such as what the capsule is made out of) are allowed to be different. This basically means that they are identical, sometimes they are even manufactured in the same facility and then labeled differently. Most health insurance plans insist on generic drugs whenever they are available. Many pharmacies will automatically give you the generic too, unless you request otherwise.