I just started on Zoloft (generic version) tonight. Anyone else take it? Did you notice any side effects? Did it help you?
I've been on both. In fact, I just started back on the generic tonight.
I have done well with it in the past. I don't remember any side effects but since it was over 4 years ago, I may have forgotten what they were.
Honestly, I get the "what if it doesn't work" paranoia at first, but if I keep reminding myself how well I did on it, I feel better.
You have to give it time and realize you may have some bad/tough days, but it will get better.
Sorry you are going through this but I am glad you are trying something. I tried doing it on my own for several weeks before I called my dr and now, I am so glad I did.
What are your major symptoms?
I keep reminding myself that I am going to be ok. I have scheduled an appt with a therapist and I am seeing my dr in a couple weeks to see how I am doing. Honestly, I have to take it minute by minute sometimes. I also orderded a cbt workbook to use on my own, as well as journaling, and exercise.
*hugs* I hope you start feeling better soon.
Major symptom is depression, tired all the time, can't think straight, disorganization.
I went and had an EKG and my blood work today. She is testing thyroid, Vitamin D levels, A1C and a bunch of other stuff. I was on prozac in the past but quit taking it earlier this year because I knew we were losing our insurance. But I found out I can get medicine with a small co-pay through the health department clinic. Which is how I got this.
The most common side effect that i have heard of is naseau (sp...I always get that one wrong) and dry mouth. I was already feeling that way before the zoloft generic so I don't think it is a big concern. Most people found it went away over time.
Honestly, whether it was the placebo idea at work, I actually felt much better knowing I was going to start something.
I am also taking xanax, but that is for anxiety. The xanax generally helps me as I go through the first few weeks.
What dose are you starting with and does it go up after a week?
It took awhile for my ability to really concentrate, improved but it eventually did.
My dr is testing the same things, as well as my hormone levels.
I hope you get relief soon.
I am on my second day. I noticed it yesterday and around the same time today. I get this urge to yawn, everytime I talk. That or clench my jaw a little. I had a hard time sleeping last night, I took it earlier this morning today and I hope it makes a difference. I thought sleep would come easy with all the yawning, but I just laid there for a couple hours last night until I took some ativan. I hope its just the adjustment phase.