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Zoloft is doing its job 😁

Jodz
Jodz

Hi well I’m 3 weeks on Wednesday since starting Zoloft , and I’m really starting to feel good . I’m not anxious 24/7 and have not had a panic attack since starting it , as was have 2 massive attacks a week . I’m getting more energy , I’m not crying all the time or thoughts about suicide . My brain isn’t going 100 miles an hour , not having the worst thoughts , over thinking every bloody second , my heart rate has def relaxed . There are times I start to feel nervous and it disappears. Still getting skipped heart beats , but not as many .

I’m kicking myself I didn’t push through the side effects years ago when I tried it .

I’m hoping it only gets better 😜

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Hidden
Hidden

Hey, awesome! I'm actually having the same break through right as you but with Lexapro. I also likely probably gave up before it began working for me prior. So kudos to you on getting through the initial phase and getting to the benefits; really glad to read this! Just keep the good attitude, good mental health practices, and enjoy all the good benefits. It's always heartening to hear the positive stories. Congrats, enjoy, and take care for now! :D

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Hidden

Well done to you and keep going, I’m glad to read someone else is now enjoying life 😁 Gez doesn’t it feel good ?

Enjoy as well 👍😝

And Thankyou 😘

Thats good 😊What dose of sertraline are you on? X

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Lauriem4

I’m on 50 mg, started on 25mg for 7 days . I thought it was 100 mg lol when I first started , was a bit confused .

PushingThru
PushingThru in reply to Jodz

Good to see you stuck it out! It's helped me to the point that I've started job hunting finally! I'm a singer and I was able to get up on stage for a show for the first time since all my issues started. Zoloft seems to have helped immensely since I started in April and that was a true test of its efficacy for me 😉

Jodz
Jodz in reply to PushingThru

That’s fantastic well done . It’s good to start seeing the end of the tunnel . But in saying that I felt anxious today , first time since starting it . But I did take a panadeine forte for bruised ribs and I think that made me feel yuck today . Not bad though .

Zoloft didnt work for me it made things alot worse, switching to lexapro tomorow. But glad its working for someone!

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Mike7777

That’s it , everyone is different . Wishing you the best with your new med

Sounds good, did they tell you if it's addictive? I've been looking for new medication. I took myself off Trazdone, the doctor put me on this even after I told her I had already tried it. I'm also looking for a new doctor.

Vectron
Vectron in reply to Want2BHappy3

It’s not addictive!!!!!

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Want2BHappy3

No it’s not addictive . Def worth trying

Great, I'll have to look into it when I find a New doctor? Thanks, I'm Happy for You 🙂

Well done! It’s a great drug

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Vectron

Thankyou

Did you get shaky after taking a week or so . that's what happened to be i felt real good and had alot of energy then i started to shake alot i thought i was having a seizure so i stoped taking them then i tried another one paxil it gave me a bad headach and iwoke up feeling clammy like i was gonna die or something my heart was racing so i went to hospital and the said my blood was to high. So i stoped thoses too i dont know what to do know but i need something because i feel like im gonna lose it me and my family have to move out of our apartment cause they raise the rent to high for us. But we have no place to go so im panicking about having to live on the streets i feel like auch a failure to my kids . i live on disability but i dont get very much.

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Purple_haze51

Purple no I didn’t get any shaking , headaches, nausea was the worst . But of late my arms have been achy . I have had a few days that my anxiety kicked in bad and a panic attack .

It’s def worth going back on them and push through with the side effects .

Your not a failure . This anxiety is bloody hard work and we need help with meds . I just wish I did it years ago .

Hang in there , go back to Drs and start again.

Good luck 😉

Thank you i will try anything at this point i need to get better.

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Purple_haze51

Good luck and keep me posted 😉🤞

Purple_haze51
Purple_haze51 in reply to Jodz

Thank you i will i see a Psychiatrist in October 10 so hopefully he can help me find a good antidepressants. So i will let know how it goes. How you doing today. ?

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Purple_haze51

I’m going really well now . It will be 8 weeks wed . Feeling confident more and more everyday . Fingers crossed for you on the 10th , good luck 🤞😊

Purple_haze51
Purple_haze51 in reply to Jodz

That's wonderful news to hear i hope to feel better like you . i hope you continue to feel better and thank you

Purple_haze51
Purple_haze51 in reply to Jodz

Hi how you doing ? I barley started on zoloft the other day i took A 50 mg pill before i went to bed when i woke up i felt this weird sensation all inside my body i thought i was going to die or something so i tried to do deep breaths and tried to lay down again i started to feel better so i dont know what that was . so i thought maybe my oygen was low so i tried my sleep apnea mask machine and took another pill last night and i woke up fine today so im thinking it was just my sleep apnea im not getting enough oygen not my pills . the pills cant do that right make you lose oxygen?

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Purple_haze51

Hi yer going great guns . Felt off yesterday so ended up taking a xanax and that helped . No the Zoloft wouldn’t cause the oxygen thing . I would say yes to the apnea thing . Keep taking them and keep me updated . They will def help you . I take mine in the morning

Purple_haze51
Purple_haze51 in reply to Jodz

Hi im not feeling so good i dont want to take the zoloft anymore its making me way worser i keep waking up feeling clammy and shaky like im sweating inside my body not outside its scaring me to death like im having a heartattack.

Ive never felt like this before

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Purple_haze51

That’s a bugga .

Hi how long have you been on it for ?

Hidden
Hidden

What wonderful news! So happy to hear it's working for you! I love when it works properly for the right person. I know it can be a lot of trial and error, which is beyond frustrating. So kudos to you for figuring it out and bring able to finally feel better!

Jodz
Jodz in reply to Hidden

Thankyou 😁 only up from here .

Stick to it . It def pays off . I will be 8 weeks Wednesday and I’m feeling really good . Hang in there . My nausea is very random now . Still get the odd headache but nothing bad . Keep me posted on your journey . Good luck 😉

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