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Zoloft for GAD and PMDD Please HELP

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Hello everyone -  

I hope this is the right place for this question! After months and months of misdiagnoses, my underlying diagnosis is general anxiety disorder -- seriously like really bad in relationships and social situations, as well as PMDD and mild PTSD from childhood. 

I'm on Wellbutrin - 300mg for about a year, gabapentin 1200mg/day and lamictal 250mg/day. 

Zoloft has been suggested multiple times, and every time I try to start it I am so nauseas and tired for days and I quit taking it. I am being told I NEED to get on it by my pdoc. I need encouragement. Please share your stories of how Zoloft helped you and what dosage you are taking. 

Thank you so much.  I just need to feel better. 

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I moved this to the proper forum. Someone with experience with Zoloft is more likely to see this.

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18 hours ago, jenann0228 said:

Zoloft has been suggested multiple times, and every time I try to start it I am so nauseas and tired for days and I quit taking it. I am being told I NEED to get on it by my pdoc. I need encouragement. Please share your stories of how Zoloft helped you and what dosage you are taking. 

Thank you so much.  I just need to feel better. 

You could ask your doc about trying another SSRI, since you are having such bad side effects from the Zoloft...........Have you ever tried any other SSRIs?

I tried Zoloft previously and it didn't work for me......I think I got up to 200mg before I stopped it, though.

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Zoloft started working for me in like two days and I had no GI side effects.

One thing you could do is have your pdoc prescribe Zoloft with either an antiemetic (like Zofran, Compazine, Thorazine, Stelazine, Phenergan, etc.) or Remeron (which also has antiemetic qualities). Or like @CrazyRedhead suggested, ask your doc to try another SSRI. SSRIs are mainstay treatment for GAD, PMDD, and PTSD, for real.

SSRIs with indications for GAD: Escitalopram (Lexapro), paroxetine (Paxil)
SNRIs with indications for GAD: Duloxetine (Cymbalta), venlafaxine ER (Effexor XR)

SSRIs with indications for PMDD: Fluoxetine (Prozac/Sarafem), paroxetine CR (Paxil CR), sertraline (Zoloft)

SSRIs with indications for PTSD: Paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft)

Looks like the one that has you covered for all three indications is Paxil. Most people don't like Paxil, but it can do wonders for some. But really, I think just about any SSRI will do the job. Does your doc know about the nausea when you try to take the Zoloft? Is s/he receptive enough do you think to consider another option?

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