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  1. Anyone find Zoloft more motivating than Effexor? Any weight gain? (it made me insomniac with psychosis 20 years ago). But meds often act differently over time. I've already done trials (some multiple times) of: Prozac (lethargic), Celexa (fatigue/apathy), Lexapro (similar to prozac), Cymbalta (vigilance/restlessness legs, but dissociative mind/feeling), Wellbutrin (no effect), Trintillex (no effect), Remeron (sedating/+appetite), Notryptaline (don't recall), Abilify (++appetite, RLS), ..Doc won't RX MAOIs and says that TCAs typically more sedating effects. Basically, I don't want to take more than 3 meds (keeping with Lamictal & Ritalin). I want to avoid A/Ps...I like the calming feeling of Prozac & Effexor, but it's as if I am in this fuzzy cloud and I can't move or do anything, comfortably numb. Totally apathetic, in addition to sexual dysfunction, maybe my dosage is wrong. I'm also considering Viibryd, but don't know if it works on Serotonin...?
  2. Hey everyone. I’ve been in a bad way for 4 1/2 years when remeron stopped working for sleep and sudden onset OCD (ruminating thinking, intrusive thoughts, looping songs), treatment resistant insomnia, anxiety- stick in fight flight, panic, 24/7 derealization, brain fog and dizziness set in. Over time with symptoms not going away, depression set in. Obviously my meds were not working. I am on day 11 off Zoloft/remeron after a long taper. I and am wondering when these meds will completely be out of my system. Am I out of the woods yet? Or could withdrawal still jet hard? I’m hoping these meds are part of my problem and some of this hell I’ve been going through will get better. I have felt bad since discontinuation, but I always feel awful, so not sure what’s what. How long does withdrawal typically last? I’m still on 5 mg lorazepam a day (I know that’s a lot and plan to start weaning when I’m ready) 20 mg geodon X2 and 2 mg prazosin. Wondering if my meds could be doing this to me? Ive been on Zoloft for over 14 years, remeron for 8 1/2 years, lorazepam for 8 1/2 years and geodon for 11 1/2 years. As mentioned, I have been wanting to get off Zoloft/remeron (really all my meds) and have been weaning for months off these two, but have been scared to pull the plug. After reading about MAOI’s, which I have never taken and talking to the doctor, I decided to stop to give me the opportunity to try Nardil, but I’m wondering if less is more may be the ticket for me and maybe I should hold off on trying Nardil. I just don’t know.
  3. I know that a lot of bipolar folks take an SSRI as part of their daily regimen of meds and apparently it seems to help. But there's some growing concern in the pdoc world now that SSRI's may be causing manic symptoms and even directly causing manic episodes. I was on SSRI's for 10 years before quitting last October. In chronological order: Celexa, Zoloft, Celexa again, Lexapro, Zoloft again, Prozac, Zoloft again briefly, back to Prozac to close it out. For me, personally, after stopping them altogether, I was able to see what they were doing to my system. I truly believe they made me much more unstable and greatly increased compulsiveness and just made a bad situation worse. Switching from Lexapro to Zoloft sent me immediately full-on hypomanic for over a month in early 2015. I was high as a kite and on top of the fucking world. It was unreal and so obvious at the time. From the beginning of it, I was certain something unusual was going on. Now I wasn't diagnosed bipolar yet, just depressed, so I didn't even know what hypomania was then. It fizzled out eventually (sigh) but I had at least two more, shorter, and less intense episodes late spring 2015. I've not had anything quite as euphoric as those since. My last pdoc expressed some concern about the prozac but wasn't very insistent on me stopping it, just that I would want to eventually. I've since read that there is increasing concern in the pdoc community. Yet a lot of bipolar people still take SSRI's and don't seem to have problems. Do SSRI's seem to help your causes? Do you notice any unusual side effects? Have any of you stopped taking SSRI's and noticed a change? Other comments? This could be interesting.
  4. Hey, I always seem to look up these threads when I'm doing coke and I figured I would sign up so I can get some advise. My fiancé and I do coke regularly on Friday and Saturday nights. We drink and just chill. I recently was out on lamotrigine for my mood disorder and anxiety and thay wasn't working so my dr also prescribed me on Zoloft since I was feeling super angry most of the time with just the lamo. Anyways, I've been freaking out with the mix of coke and all my meds. I take 200 mg lamo 50g 1 bar/pill Zoloft and xanax when my anxiety is crazy. Because I only do coke on weekends, how will this effect my heart, my kindset and the effects for the meds on my mental health? I don't want to stop the coke as it helps me unwind from my week . Thoughts ?
  5. My pdoc suggested a trial of a med I tried 20+ years ago (Zoloft). It was the first med I was ever on. I was only about 18 and I had bad start-up side effects early on (anxiety, distress, restlessness, insomnia, flashbacks from previous trauma, etc) So I went off quite quickly, before 4 weeks. Fast forward 20 years after about 30 different meds & combos (none of which made me feel that way). She wants to trial this med again. Have you (or would you) do this? I'm kind of willing to try anything at this point bc too scared of ECT.
  6. I just increased my dose from 50 to 100 mg 10 days ago. Since then I am experiencing a lot of irritability and anger. Has anyone else had this as a side effect? Does i go away?
  7. Hi guys, Been on Zoloft for over a year. Just increased from 75 mg to 100 mg 8 days ago. My anxiety is through the roof. First 5 days after the increase was fine. No problem, then the anxiety skyrocket. Is this normal?
  8. Hi guys, I am suffering from Dystymia and SAD and have been taking Sertraline 50 - 75mg for over a year now. It helps with psychosomatic ailments and moderately attenuates the anxiety & fear. My problem with Sertraline is: It makes me an apathetic zombie, indifferent to life and very unmotivated. I have sleep disturbances, the sleep is unrestful. I've also lost quite a bit of weight and am more agitated. Besides that I have hot-flashes and palpitations on a regular basis. My pdoc said that I will have to live with the sides and that he can't do anything about it. He advised me that I should try to get used to it... My question: is there something that I could use to augment the Sertraline and make it all more bearable for me? Thank you very much for your help. I appreciate that! Greetings, maxor
  9. Hi, I have been diagnosed with Depression and SAD. I've been on Zoloft (75mg) for 3 months now. It's okay for SAD, but it is very "numbing": I've never felt so amotivated, apathetic and indifferent. Zoloft also exacerbates my agitation. Is this normal? Will it become better? Thanks and greetings, Alfed
  10. Hi everyone, Just joined this forum, but I used to be a member of the old crazymeds site, which I found very helpful. I am a 44 year old male, and have been on a combo of Sertraline and Wellbutrin for close to five years now after a severe nervous breakdown. I recently decided to try weaning myself off the medication, mostly because I have never found my ability to concentrate has been quite as good since I went on the medication. What a mistake. I experienced crushing depression once I completely stopped, and went back on just the Wellbutrin to see if it would improve. It didn't, so I restarted my 100mg of Sertraline. I have just now taken my twelfth daily dose and since about day four, I have had TERRIBLE anxiety. I feel like there is a lump of lead in my gut, I'm sweating, I have tremors, my mind is racing -- I'm in a pretty bad way. I've booked an appointment at a psychiatrist but the first available slot is a week from today. I feel absolutely terrible. I'm posting here for two reasons: the first is to know if anyone else has experienced such severe anxiety with the commencement of Sertraline, and the second is just for some support. I feel very alone. My wife doesn't understand mental illness and my anxiety just seems to anger her, so I have to try and conceal it. I could really use some understanding just now. Thanks in advance, I appreciate your time.
  11. I convinced my gdoc this morning to increase my dose of Zoloft from 150 to 200 mg. I'm already taking 175 mg actually. With each increase the RLS (restless legs, or feet and ankles in my case) gets worse. I'm supplementing with iron and it seems to help a little. Some one suggested magnesium as well, but this person doesn't know I'm on medication, so I don't know if magnesium will actually work for SSRI-induced restless legs. Other than de RLS I don't experience much from the Zoloft. I think it's working partially because in some situations these thoughts aren't as frequent and I can concentrate better. Especially when I'm around people, have important things to do. When my attention turns outwards, so to say. From the beginning of February I do have a lot on my mind. There's a situation going on in my life which is giving me stress and anxiety. It's a big thing in my life right now which could end rather sad. I'll have to wait and can't do much about the situation. To relax and let go I've started running again and listen to audio books a (it's almost therapy, I love listening to novels and it's incredibly useful when I can't sleep right away). The intrusive thoughts are more frequent when I'm going through these kind of stressful events in life. I don't think the Zoloft is able to help with the intrusive thoughts at the moment. Maybe it will kick in when it's all over. I decided to give the 200 mg a try for about a month. My pdoc advised Anafranil (clomipramine) but I'm not sure because of the effects on histamine, muscarine and cholinergic receptors. I could handle dry mouth and constipation, but gaining weight and dizziness is something I really need to avoid! I wonder if going back to Luvox will do the trick or if trying Prozac is an option. They are both SSRI's and Luvox and Lexapro worked incredibly good for me. Zoloft just doesn't and I still don't get that. Pulling out the big guns like Anafranil feels a bit extreme?
  12. With Anxietyzone gone I'm hoping I can find some constructive feedback from you guys. I have panic disorder with agoraphobia, have been on Prozac, Lexapro and now Zoloft. All three have worked but eventually built tolerance. Would increase dose, achieve remission, poop out, be at max dose and have to switch to a new ssri. Currently dealing with a semi-breakdown. Can't drive over bridges, avoiding wide open spaces, having intense thoughts that I'm about to go crazy, lose control etc...the usual. To my question. pdoc instructed me to raise zoloft dose from 100 to 125. I'm hesitant making such large jumps. So yesterday I increased to 112.5mg. I usually experience activation effects, jitters, agitation which I consider a positive sign because it usually means I will feel the anxiolytic effects after a couple weeks. I didn't feel the activation effects yesterday, when I increased my dosage. Should I be concerned ?
  13. Hi All- I endured neglect / abuse from my biological mother from the ages of 0-4...so yeah, I have issues. One of my biggest is anxiety in relationships. I have an amazing boyfriend who I KNOW I can trust deep down. However, I still have anxiety, panic attacks and turn into a mess when he does something as simple as go out with friends. I know this is so irrational, and I have nothing to worry about (except my irrationality driving him away). I just want to be "normal" and say "bye, have a great time" and just hang out at home, get a hobby, etc. But I find myself sitting here paranoid and anxious as hell. And then I text. And then I ask when he'll be home. And then I ask who he's with ... if you've experienced it, you get it. I'm at a loss of what to do. I've been on a cocktail of meds in the past year and diagnosed with everything from bipolar to borderline, and finally I have a doctor that I think I can trust. He's told me anxiety with a bit of PTSD is my main problem, and has put me on Zoloft starting at 50mg. I'm looking for anyone who has attachment anxiety on here to let me know if Zoloft has helped at all? And if so, what has -- medication wise and therapy wise? THANK YOU
  14. Hi! Today is my 28th day on sertraline. I have titrated up to 100 mg. I know these meds can take up to 6 weeks to work. Luvox worked for me with 5 weeks on 150 mg and I think I have been on 200mg as well. It pooped out so my second ssri was Lexapro, which kicked in faster at 3 weeks ( at 10 mg). After 6 years this one pooped out as well. Last May, when the poop out happened, my general doctor was pushing new therapy and didn't switch me to another ssri, which I did not really like. He did increase Lexapro to 15 mg but after 4 weeks things were still the same and started the therapy and mindfulness classes. Meanwhile I slowly weaned off from the Lexapro, since I saw no use staying on it. I tried some alternative things like NAC, combined it with magnesium, vitamines, omega 3 and ginko biloba...but nothing really worked. So after 4,5 months of being 100% medication free I asked my general doc for a consultation with a pdoc. The pdoc advised sertraline 100 mg or maybe a little more. A last ssri trial. I am extremely concerned that it won't kickin this week. I just can't imagine it doing anything. I know it is a bit too early to write it off and go on something else but I'd like to hear some opinions. The pdoc who does the consultations suggested (during the first and only appointment) a switch to clomipramine/Anafranil or augment with Seroquel (PRN dose, though I still don't know how this will help with stuck, unwanted repetitive thoughts) but only if Zoloft doesn't work for me. My general doc will follow this advice but I from everything I gathered there are so much more options...for example Prozac or adding Abilify or even nortriptyline. That pdoc said that more appointments with him arent possible. Which means I have to find another one...which can take weeks :-( One last thing: the side effects I am having are almost unnoticable. Some RLS in the early morning, slight stomach irritation (1 of 2 times a week) and vivid dreaming. I had more anxiety the first two weeks and that's it... I think I could go higher in dose without much trouble. But could a higher dose do the trick or do I supposed to feel something already? Sigh...I just want to get out of this situation...
  15. I went inpatient back in June and the doctor there added depakote er 1000mg to my regimen along with rexulti 2mg to go with the zoloft 100mg, and topamax 100mg twice a day that I was taking. It was working wonders. I was finally stable. I was also very sleepy. My original pdoc said if depakote er at 1000mg made me too sleepy then to try it at 500mg or one tablet at bedtime. I have been scared to do that because it was working so well! But, I was sleeping all day and all night also. This week, i decided to take my pdoc suggestion and try it at 500mg at bedtime. I am a little more awake but I still need a caffeine jolt in the mornings or I am down. What I have noticed is that I am quickly pushed into mania (I get so much housework done!!!!) And I stay wired until I take my ambien at night to go to sleep. I have done this since probably Tuesday or Wednesday when I started. Now today was different. Today, was more complicated as it was .... more on the depressed side. My husband asked me what was wrong and I said nothing and everything! The slightest thing could go wrong and wreck my entire world and I started bawling. I haven't felt like that since I started taking my new regimen. I am fixing to go back to the way I was taking it before, it's just overwhelming thait feels like I have to choose between stability and the ability to function!
  16. I took Anafranil for 10 years and it pooped out one year ago. I took Buspar and Vistaril for 6 months. I found an amazing psych dr and she did a genetic test and I matched with Zoloft. Also it said I had a MTHFR gene mutation. So, I started eating high folate diet, seeing the psych every two weeks, and I started taking liquid Zoloft. Started at 5mg and went up 1 milligram every two days until I hit 25. It worked amazingly! Worked like it is supposed to. She and I decided it needed increase again due to breakthrough OCD symptoms. So I took about a month to go to 37.5. Been there a month now. So in the meantime, she left the practice and now my doc is crap. I stopped eating the high folate and a lot of stress hit me at the same time. So, I started having anxiety attacks again. Like before when the Anafranil pooped out. I feel like it is happening again. My family says I was not at a therapeutic dose and increasing to 50 will help. Also, getting back on the high folate and a new doc. So, my question, did it poop out since my symptoms are similar to the Anafranil or do I just need a dose increase? Can a less than therapeutic dose combined with the doc leaving and stopping folate cause this? Can it be fixed? Thanks in advance!
  17. Hello, everybody. I just wanted to post this thread out of curiosity for those of you who have taken Zoloft or Sertraline HCl before. I've been on it for about 5 years now, started at 100mg after titrating up to it for a month or two, and stuck to that for 2 years. After 2 years, I had an episode of anorexia that landed me IP where I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive personality disorder, and was titrated to 250mg daily at the end of my stay. After leaving, I kept it at 250 with my pdoc, but we decided to go down on it since neither of us thought the dose was having a clinically significant benefit and was just adding more negative side effects. For the past 2 years or so, I've been on 150mg daily, but upped it to 200mg about 2 months ago. It felt like the 150mg wasn't cutting it anymore, and I've found that my anxiety levels have gone down since I went up to 200. I was just curious how many of you guys have been on doses above 100mg, since from what I've read, it seems like most people on Zoloft / Sertraline take about 100mg daily. I've met a couple people on 150mg who have more severe anxiety problems, but few others who have been at 200 or above. Knowing that there are a great deal of affected individuals on this forum, I thought it'd be a fitting context in which to ask what your highest dose was if you've ever been on it, and whether or not you think it was beneficial. Thanks in advance!
  18. Hello, I have been having issues for the last 15 years or so, and I am 29 now. I started with a Dx of MD and I was loaded with a deep depression, rage, and anger. Self-loathing, despair yada yada. Anyways, after a while it progresses due to life. November last year I speak with my pcp and break down in tears because I can no longer handle my life. I was not suicidal, yet, but more than overwhelmed to the point I was beginning to worry I might hurt one of my children without realizing it. Action before thought... he put me on risperdal. It worked like a dream after I adjusted. Not fully but I was much better. I began going to therapy, and seeing a pdoc? And had a psych eval done and was Dx as being bipolar 1, general anxiety,, and ptsd. The risperdal, while it helped, I felt it still needed tweaking of some sort or something added to it. I also gained 50 lbs with it. I was already on zoloft btw) I was still randomly raging and crying. Temper exploding. The first pdoc put me on celexa with the risperdal and zoloft to try. It made me beyond super happy. I was so happy it felt like I could fly. It was a terrible wonderful feeling. It was terrible because if the tiniest thing did not go my way then I would just blow up at the drop of a hat. I already had an appointment with a different pdoc that my pcp made that I had planned to keep so I went in. The first one scared me anyways. She was..overwhelming. this one had a ponytail. He said celexa made me manic and took me off of it. And just increased my zoloft to 100mg. I didn't feel any different. I tried making an appointment with him after I received my dx about changing my meds somehow because I was gaining so much and that was depressing me too. Next available appointment was 5 months away and before I couldn't get through when I had trouble with wellbutrin side effects (forgot about that one) so I changed pdoc again this time to the place I go to therapy at. I so far like this doc. She seems human enough. Smiled. Laughed. I think I even stopped shaking. I told her my issue with weight gain and meds not working fully. She switched me from risperdal (cold turkey) to abilify 5mg and topamax 50mg twice a day. I had massive withdrawals and mixed episodes for over a week. Fought and argued with my husband, made him feel like shit. It was like my mouth was out of control. My mind was racing o fast I could think. I screamed and yelled. I threw things. I hated. I isolated myself. I shook worse than usual. I cried for no reason. I cried about everything. I considered and daydreamed about suicide. I even shoved my dad and I have NEVER raised a hand against my parents. Now my therapist is considering asking my pdoc about how I might do with lithium. I'm beginning to be leery of med changes, but I'm still not sure how abilify and topamax will work for me as they are still working into my system. I tried going inpatient. Didn't meet criteria. Sorry this was so long winded, I'm still mixed/manic...
  19. Hi there! Please help! I saw my dr yesterday. I am currently on 100mg trazodone and half a sleeping tablet at night for post partum depression ? It led me to have terrible panic attacks, insomnia and a constant feeling of being very down. I asked my dr to switch me to a newer medication. He gave me 50mg Serdep to take at night. I think it is s generic version of Zoloft. I took it just before I got into bed. I couldn't fall asleep and within 2 hours it felt like my throat and stomach was on fire! It hurt so much, and I was so nauseous. I thought I was going to end up in the ER. Has this happened to anyone else? Dont know if I should continue with the medication.
  20. has anyone experienced this? its been linked to paxil and zoloft. i'm not sure whether zoloft caused this issue for me or just worsened it to the point that it became noticeable to myself and others (didn't seem to have this prior to taking zoloft for the first time and the condition persisted off zoloft for years.. on zoloft again and i think the problem might be enhanced but i can't say that for any certainty). i've looked into it and its never specified whether the problem persisted after stopping the meds or whether it can be a permanent thing.
  21. I was just prescribed Welbutrin for depression and ADHD. I am only 17 years old and am already showing signs of having an addictive personality. I had illegally been buying adderal pills off friends at school to help motivate me to do homework and get good grades. It worked. I had been making AMAZING grades, and not only that, but I felt like a happy person due to its euphoric side effect of amphetimine as well. At first, I would only take 10 mg every once in awhile like if I had a test or just a lot homework I needed to get done. Then it turned into taking 10mg everyday, slowly turning into taking 20mg, and sometimes I would take 20mg twice or three times in one day. I couldn't handle coming down off it, so I would just take more. Once I realized how out of control I had became, I told my parents. They weren't nearly as mad as j thought they would be. They just wanted to get me help. We went to the nurse practitioner I had been seeing for anxiety for the past few years. I was taking 100mg of Zoloft. I never have any energy of motivation to do anything and that's why I feel in love with the adderal. It gave me the confidence I needed socially and the extra boost of energy. My nurse practitioner prescribed me welbutrin. I've only taken it for 2 days now, but both today and yesterday it made me feel stoned and drunk. I don't even feel human and I just miss having the adderal high, this med is only making me tired and hungry, it's not motivating me to do anything. It's a Friday night and all I've been doing is laying in bed reading about Welbutrin and what it does to people. My throat feels swollen, I'm more emotional than I've ever been (I cry about everything), I'm tired, I feel disconnected from my body (almost like I just smoked a bowl of weed to myself), I wanna eat everything, my mouth is dry, and my anxiety has never been this bad. My doctor went ahead and took me off Zoloft, too. I really want this med to work for me. I don't want to take adderal illegally anymore, I don't wanna be addicted to it, but my depression is the worst it's ever been. My ears won't stop ringing either? Has anyone else felt this way? I hope these side effects will subside and I'll start to feel like a happy, normal person again. Thanks maddie
  22. Interested in thoughts about my situation. I'm currently depressed - no question. Can't concentrate, can't stay awake, kind of hate the world and myself especially. This is coming after a couple of years of generally ok feelings when I thought I had the whole depression thing sorted, which followed a few years which were bad. During the first phase, one physchiatrist put me on Lamictal on the basis I might have mild hypomania. I'm not really sure the Lamictal did anything, and in any case a subsequent pshychiatrist simply said I was a bit 'narcissistic' (which itself made me depressed to hell for a few weeks!) and it was just 'situational depression' because I wasn't dealing with stuff in my life well. For the last few years, I pretty much agreed. He took me off the Lamictal. But my mood fluctuates a lot, particularly lately, and for the last 4 months it's gone down the toilet again. When I'm feeling great, I think I can do anything and that I'm the best qualified person in the world to ... run the country, write a best-selling novel, write best-selling music, cure everyone, mediate anything, generally be the nicest person anybody has ever met. When I'm feeling crap, like now, just the need to answer an email or pick up the phone seems like an impossible burden. Concentrating on work (which I should be doing right now) has also become a huge problem - which given I'm self-employed, isn't exactly great. Right now I have deadlines all over the place, and work isn't getting done. I'm just wondering again if I might have some form of hypomania cycling with depression after all, and I've heard SSRIs can make that worse. At the moment I take a mixture of Zoloft and Wellbutrin. I can see that a lot of my symptoms are only probably on the edge of qualifiying as hypomania. pressured speech - no inflated self-esteem or grandiosity - yes decreased need for sleep - a bit at most flight of ideas - yes easily distracted - yes yes yes increase in psychomotor agitation - well if this means fidgeting, foot-twitching, knee-wobbling, hand-waving, I do that all the time, depressed, hypomanic, or otherwise involvement in 'dangerous' pleasurable things eg overspending, etc. No. I don't know. Appreciate thoughts. I'm just sick to the back teeth of being back in this situation again and don't feel like anything ever gives a proper solution.
  23. Hello everyone, I'm new to this site and from what I've read it's been a total support system. I wanted to pick the brains of some of you other members. I have recently found out that I suffer from depression. I was dx, with anxiety 5 years ago and have been on zoloft off and on since then. Well I was just put on Welbutrin 150mg 5 days ago and abilify 2mg yesterday. I must say I feel better but I want to get the opinion of others that have taken this combination. I'm not 100% but getting better. What time of day do you take your medication? How do you like it? Any input bad or good is welcomed
  24. Hey. I've never posted before, but here it goes. I have been on Lexapro for 10 years. I'm on 20 mg. Apparently it has pooped out on me and doc are going to try Zoloft, which I was on as a teen (I am now 33). We are doing a cross taper. I have MDD and panic disorder. I'm terrified of cross tapering, but know I can't wean and start another. I go nuts and I have to work full time and support a family. I need positive words about cross tapering because everything I read is scary as hell. Terrified of serotonin syndrome.
  25. Hi everyone! I just joined here after find a few hits on google and reading them. Thought I would toss my hat in the ring. I was wondering about Zoloft. I am currently on it after being switched from Prozac (which I was doing alright but not great on giving the time frame of the switch). So here is some back ground on why I got switched and the issues I am having. Wondering 2 things really. A) discontiune, and B) find a new Dr. I have been dealing with Depression for a long long time i would say mid teens. Wasn't officially diagnosed with it until early 20's. Now I am 29 and back home with my parents. I started seeing my Current Dr. Last year about this time. He was not the one that originally put me on the Pristiq combined with the Prozac. I had some server issues involving school shortly after seeing him and a falling out with my parents shortly after moving back in with them. It landed me in the hospital. At that time we really did not adjust anything to my medication, might have went up on the pristiq or something don't really recall but all was well. Until i started school back. Was seeing a therapist regularly. Me and my therapist was working on trauma I faced as a child on would now be my 3rd visit to see this Dr. I was mainly worried about my out of control anxiety issues that was preventing me from going to school and having panic attacks while driving down the road, because i was dealing with these traumatic events that happened. I had been on buspar and had been taking ativan as needed but didn't feel it was enough. It was at that time he Incressed yet again my Pristiq and switched me from Prozac to Zoloft. I was on Prozac to control my mood swings and anger i developed after substantiating a concussion 2 years earlier. At that time the Pristiq help more than anything, now taking 150mg, and Zoloft building up to 100mg. At that time I did not notice much just noticed a increass in feeling groggy and confusion, then a small down hill slide around 3 months. Seen him 4 months later. Didn't have much to report other than a bit of depression and feeling tired. So he upped it to 150mg...well this is where I'm starting to worry. Since then I have noticed these things. I feel groggy a lot, my head is heavy, sometimes i feel like there is 2 me's like before and after i take it (as it wears offs and peaks), I have memory issues, diarrhea, my headaches are more frequent ( i know because i track them), I get confused easily, i don't feel like me and I just have random emotional out burst. So i seen him a few days ago and express some of these issues and other diagnosis concerns and they got brushed off and i got put on 200mg of Zoloft. so I really need some help. Ditch the Zoloft and Ditch the DR? Any advice would be great! Thanks in advance! Ash
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