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Author Topic: Zoloft??? anybody?  (Read 5470 times)

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Offline hjeffs

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Zoloft??? anybody?
« on: May 29, 2008, 07:54:53 PM »
Just started Zoloft on the recomondation of my doctor. Anyone have any comments regarding side effects and heads up on when to regulary take them, night or in the morning. Thanks for your comments.
Jeff

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 08:50:43 PM »
Hi Jeff,

I'm currently on Zoloft and for me Zoloft Rocks. I'm on 100mg and I have virtually no side effects except for the highly reported sexual side effect. I think they call it "retarded ejaculation" or something like that. It doesn't affect penile function, it jsut takes forever to ejaculate, if at all.  But for me Zoloft has been the most tolerable of everything I've been on. I take it at night because it's relaxation effect helps me sleep. But I started out taking it in the morning and didn't see any side affects from that either. So hopefully you will have just as good experience on it as I do.

Good Luck :)

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Offline ubotts

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 09:13:59 PM »
I was on lexapro and after awhile it didnt work for me anymore.
So I ask my dr for something new, and she gave me zoloft..Only on it for 4 weeks now,
I guess I have to give it sometime.

She did recommend remoron but I just lost 14 lbs and I dont want to be on a pill that makes me fat..no way...

Now she also gave me trazadone because I dont sleep well at nightime, and I going in this monday, to get off the trazadone...I feel like a zombie, and when it takes effect,
I can move my arms and see shadows in steps of my hands moving..its weird so I am
getting off that crap..

We just have to go back to the drawing board and see what else she can give me.
I was on ambien, but I was eating in my sleep. So that had to go..

What to do now...we shall see on monday, then Ill get back to this topic..otay spanky ;)
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 11:22:09 PM »
Wow, I was on Trazadone for awhile but I had to bail on it becasue of the same weird effects, shadows, slow motion weird stuff.  :o
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Offline dvinemstre

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 01:10:14 AM »
wow, seems like some of you folks have doctors who are a bit agressive with the psychotropics, just for the record, Remeron is typically used on label for persons with psychotic disorders or conditions like bipolar disorder sometimes, Lexapro is also used for more substantial sorts of concerns, but good ole hey im depressed, which is often a by product of ANY chronic condition (hey ya, screws with your seratonine and what not) can and is typically treated (as far as best practices are concerned) by the use of a low dosage of SSRI (antidepressant) such as paxil (whoa gain weight), prozac (hey it got a bad rap), zoloft (check and MY HERO  :D) having said all that, I would REALLY like to me the guy who thinks delayed ejaculation is a problem, oh oops, did he mean for him  :P maybe i should lace my date's drink with it, hehe. you folks take care, Z

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 11:25:04 AM »
wow, seems like some of you folks have doctors who are a bit agressive with the psychotropics, just for the record, Remeron is typically used on label for persons with psychotic disorders or conditions like bipolar disorder sometimes

Do you have a link for this?  AFAIK the approved use for mirtazapine/remeron is for moderate to severe depression, NOT psychosis.
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Offline marcco

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 12:36:17 PM »
i have been on zoloft since i requested it, just to take the edge off[50mg] man it keeps me calm and friendlier and helps through the rough parts of a normal day.i never experienced any side affects .perhaps you should cut your dose in half till you get used to it? it takes 2 weeks to incorporate in your system.as i don't drink period so i call it my daily shot [without the buzz....damnit!!].hope this helps........i am a relaxed hiv+er on zoloft and so far not on meds.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 07:42:52 PM »

'wow, seems like some of you folks have doctors who are a bit agressive with the psychotropics'

                Well I forgot to mention that I am BP and Zoloft is only one of 3-4 drugs I am on  :(

 'I would REALLY like to me the guy who thinks delayed ejaculation is a problem'

Well yes at first I thought of myself as "The little Engine that Could"...but it some became tiring looking at a yawning partneres face who finished an hour ago while I continued on :-\

Will

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 08:07:23 PM »
I definitely had ejaculation issues when I took Zoloft eons ago.  I mean, what's the point?  A lack of orgasms made me MORE depressed.  No thanks!  I think it also worsened my diarrhea issues with Kaletra, which were already miserable.  I went up to 10 capsules of loperamide daily at one point to control it all.
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Offline new2this

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2008, 12:56:25 AM »
started Zoloft a few months ago..only side effect is it makes me shake. My psychiatrist said to take less--even take 1/2 or 3/4 of a pill until I'm ready to move up another dose. It does help with my anxiety.

I'd say I've had the best results with Adderall XR 20 mg three times a day, plus about 2 klonopin a day. Great combination, although you can become dependant.

The Adderall has completely changed my life--I go to the gym, eat healthy, I'm more socialable, etc. It's been a miracle--I hope it continues.

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Re: Zoloft??? anybody?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 04:58:38 PM »
I definitely had ejaculation issues when I took Zoloft eons ago.  I mean, what's the point?  A lack of orgasms made me MORE depressed.  No thanks!  I think it also worsened my diarrhea issues with Kaletra, which were already miserable.  I went up to 10 capsules of loperamide daily at one point to control it all.

I was on Zoloft in the late 90s and can report identical side effects: I was cracked out on Immodium and couldn't ejaculate. Can't say it helped the depression whatsoever.

And as a Remeron veteran, I concur with Philly: it's for depression, not psychosis.
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