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  1. I have been off 75 mg of Zoloft since Monday?  I've lost track of time in this week 4th of hell while on/off it.  The withdrawals, or side effects of the med itself, lessened day by day, and I'm finally feeling like my old self.  Whew.  Zoloft was not for me, BUT, it may be the one for you.

     

    I am also on 300mg of Trileptal which may, or may not be helping.  I don't know.  At least I get a good night's sleep for 7 hours, and I am grateful for that.

     

    Keep plugging along everyone, second by second, if that's what it takes.  That's what it took for me.  You'll find your med.

     

    God, it's good to feel good!

     

    Best wishes, everyone.

  2. I don't know, I don't know. Maybe you should try something else. Lexapro worked wonders for my anxiety and depression, but pooped out. Talk to your doctor soon.

    I have friends staying with me through Saturday, as I go off the Zoloft. I should be okay.

    I won't be on here for awhile. I need a break from depression talk. I'll be thinking about you, though.

  3. I wish I could tell you the side effects will go away, but I can't. Someone will come through for you.

    I'm stopping Zoloft today, with my doctor's recommendation. I have too many problems on it. Wish it worked, but it doesn't. I can't live with the highs and lows, and the disrupted sleep. I've had no consistency with it at all. We're all different.

    My best to you. We're not alone, we're not alone.

  4. I am feeling suicidal this morning, and after talking with a friend, I realize it's the Zoloft. I have put in a call to my doctor, and I feel certain he will tell me to decrease to 50mg, after being on 75 for almost 2 weeks.

    At first, Zoloft gave me a lift, and I felt more like myself. However, extreme anger and irritability kicked in, and I assumed an increase in dosage would help. It didn't. My depression has steadily worsened. I am frightened.

    I will listen to my doctor instead of taking internet advice and always discounting him.

    I'm not going to work today.

    I will get through this day.

    Three weeks ago, when I first found this site I thought "I'm not as bad as these folks." Well, I am, and I believe it's the Zoloft.

  5. Good news, bad news--

    I had no anxiety today. Unbelievable. However, depression hit hard around 11:00, and has been going strong ever since. 75mg helping anxiety but exacerbating depression?

    I talked to my pysch today, and he said side effects aren't exacerbated when dosages are increased. I disagreed, told him what I'd found here, and he discounted it. Any opinions?

    Hope everyone is having a tolerable evening.

  6. Hi anxietygirl,

    Your married life mirrors mine, and I was married for 33 years, divorced last May. My husband was supportive in a patriarchal way, but not in the emotional way that I needed during my depressions. Never a let me hold you, everything will be okay, i have your back, I'm here for you. I felt as alone as I did as a child. Plus, he had to be the center of the universe, and completely drained me. I felt myself going down, and my survival mode kicked in. I wanted the happy, confident person I was before we were married, and I before I got lost in our relationship.

    Divorce is hell for me. It's not something I ever wanted to happen, but it did. I'm dealing with the fallout now: depression, anxiety, who am I, how do I start over. Perhaps it won't be that way for you, as I'm assuming you're far younger than I. Regardless,if you decide to do this, be prepared for some rough times. Have your support system at the ready.

    Take care, and good luck.

  7. Mornin' Sarah,

    Is there a way we can pm on this site? I haven't been here long enough to explore the options. We could help one another, that's for sure.

    Yesterday was horrific, except for 2 lifts, one at noon and then again about 7 p.m., which were encouraging. If I hadn't reached out to wise friends, I would have jumped off the roof. And, yes, friends and family are tired of hearing about my state--they think I should be over everything--so I'm going to more understanding sources.

    I was going to cut back to 50 last night, but after the lifts yesterday, I decided to give it another day. I should hear from my pysch today, and will talk to him about the SE's. I'm always amazed at how something that's supposed to make life so much better makes it so much worse.

    I awoke at 4:30 a.m. this morning, depressed and nauseous, and and hoping the anxiety doesn't kick in like it did yesterday. We'll see. Like you, I'd like to ride it out.

    Oddly enough, when I was on 50mg, and first visited this site, I thought "Well, I'm at least I'm not as bad as those folks." NowI am, and it's because of the med. My poor brain. I don't think I could manage another increase.

    Maybe someone will let us know how to pm, and then we can exchange information.

    I'll be thinking about you today.

  8. Molloy and Lindy,

    I'm suffering the same as you on 75mg. I am miserable and don't know whether I can keep this up. I've only been on Zoloft for 3weeks, 2 weeks at 50 and 1 week at 75. This is pure hell. Should I tough it out?

    The mornings are particularly bad. I did have a lift for 2 hours at noon, and wonder if that means it may be working. I don't know.

    If it weren't for Klonipin I would be dead. I will take it for the rest of my life, I know. I accept that, and will deal with the consequences. My anxiety is crippling, and Klonipin is the only thing that puts the demon to rest. I do not abuse it.

    I am so glad you're here. Debbie, too. Your encouragement is uplifting.

  9. Oh, ssdorsey, thank you for responding. Yes, we are in the same situation with the zoloft except my anxiety is worse than my depression. This morning is particularly bad. Klonipin is the only thing keeping me alive.

    I am taken aback at how bad I feel. I felt almost immediate relief on 50 but had breakthrough depression and anxiety so we increased it. I also read that Zoloft causes worsening symptoms until the brain adjusts, but I don't know if I can wait until it does.Something is going on, that's for sure, and I hope it makes a switch in a positive direction.

    I would like to call someone, but everyone's tired of hearing my tale of woe. I feel so alone.

    Keep in touch, and thanks again.

  10. 2015 was a terrible year:  I was divorced in May, my mother died in August, and I bought a house and moved in December.  Needless to say I am beyond depressed and anxious, so I'm here for support and reassurance.

     

    I had been on Lexapro for 12 years, and it worked well until my life came crashing down on me.  I went immediately from 10 Lexapro to 50mg of Zoloft 3 weeks ago, and am now at 75mg.  My pysch said there should be no problem making the switch.  Does anyone have an a opinion?  

     

    I want a life.  I want to be confident again.  I want to feel comfortable going outside.  I want to be happy.  Please, let the Zoloft work.

     

    Thanks for reading, and thanks for any responses.

     

     

  11. I started 75mg a week ago, after having been on 50 for 2 weeks.  The 50 helped, but not enough.  I'm going through the start-up side effects again-- increased anxiety and depression on 75 but without the initial drowsiness caused by 50. I plan to stick it out.

     

    I was pretty weird at work yesterday, frantic and babbling about my problems, and Zoloft.  I can't imagine what my co-workers must have thought.

     

    Please, let this work.  I want my old self back.  I want a life again.

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