Zoloft side effects

I am on 25mg Zoloft once per day and have been for about 1 1/2 weeks. I feel like a "pushed down" sensation in my head as well as being immensely tired. It took a lot more effort than usual to get out of bed and the thing I find weird is I can't even sleep even though it makes me feel in a slow motion fog. What did you experience while on Zoloft? did it get better? thanks for reading :)


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  • I'm on my 2 day. Couldn't sleep last night. I read it causes insomnia in 28% of people. 

  • I took Zoloft years ago. It made me feel kinda drugged up, tired, and out of whack. No bad side-effects or anything.

  • Thanks for responding! Yes I have that drugged up feeling from it. Did you get to the point where you felt better on it? I am not sure if I can continue to push through these side effects. 

  • You're welcome! I discontinued using Zoloft because I never felt any differently aside from druggy 🙅 

    I actually became better after I stopped using it. I actually pysched myself back into normal mode for about five minutes. I told myself " I don't care anymore " and I literally felt anxiety and the other symptoms leave my body. It felt like someone pulled me out of a plastic bag and like I had been dreaming for years lol! Then, as I started thinking negatively, it came back after about five minutes. Felt like a negative gust of wind rushed back into my body. The experience that I had where I felt it leave my body, boosted my mood and hopes by 50% 😁

    Until my recent(past 5 months) dealings with some family illnesses, I was about 85% recovered from anxiety without any meds and hadn't had an episode of dp or dr. Now, I'm anxious, but I know what it is and it doesn't scare me as much. 

  • I have been having moments of "clarity" too where I feel "ok I have this i'll be fine" then a little while later be back in the same d/p boat. I am still shocked that something like this could exist and that it "doesn't mean anything is wrong with you".

  • Wow I think that all the time. I always think there is NO way that something like that should exist. Makes no sense. (Good thing is you at least know it can't harm you)

    But It would seem sensible if it were "temporary" after something obvious or major. Either way, no one should ever have to live with fear.

    So.. for those who get the "frequent" cases there's a good chance theres an issue with lack of relaxing minerals like calcium and magnesium.

    (There's good drinks and or magnesium creams that can help majorly)

    * Also B12, and Folate help your liver get junk out of your body and protect your nerves, brain. (At the very least try a lozenge form of B12 for best absorption and B12 has been shown to be as effective as anti-depresents) many many people are deficient who don't know it esp those with anxiety issues.

    These all help make you resilient to stress. (Do your homework on these)

    * Trials of GABA and l-tryptophan can really help to calm things down - instantly for many.

    * Gluten is very irritating and has caused all sorts of brain problems in certain people. Try removing it for a few weeks.

  • That's exactly how I view it all. So many people go through these experiences, but the doc says nothing is actually wroing with us 😯 

    I will say that it is very comforting knowing that you aren't alone.

    Hopefully, and prayerfully we will snap out of it sooner than later ☺

  • amen to that!

  • Hi hlacovara,  out of all the drugs my doctor tried I remember my not liking Zoloft

    but it was so long ago that I don't know the reason why.  But remember everyone

    is different.  Good Luck

  • Hi! I wondered how you were doing and if you stayed on Zoloft. I have pelvic pain and it gets scary. I am a lightweight and get bad head aches was hoping Zoloft would help me to sleep at night and help with pain and fear. Did your initial side effects go away? I take gabapentin lower dose and valium very low thru the day to help with pain but nothing is helping with this higher pain now betwn trestments and I was hoping it would calm me and help get off the valium. What was your experience?

  • Hi no it never got better I'm on paxil now. Much better. The Zoloft side effects are terrible they never went away

  • Thks for letting me know. Did paxil give.you a heavy head, nausea or problems sleeping? Also im in pain, by any chance does the paxil help with any physical pain?

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