Mar 252005

Well as of Wednesday night I upped the Zoloft from 50mg to 100mg. There have been signs for a while that the 50mg wasn’t cutting it, as I was getting increasingly more sensitive. But things have recently taken a downturn with me just being sad/more sensitive. It definitely seems to point further to it being a lesion, or something related to a lesion, because my immune system got into a frenzy after the flu. None of the exacerbations were severe but I was basically reliving a lot of the same problems again. I guess I shouldn’t have expected the depression to be any different. I want so badly to stop taking the Zoloft but that just doesn’t seem to be in the cards anytime too soon. I am glad that it is available, and that it seems to work very well – other than the side effects. I am now back to my “normal” self, and hopefully I can go back down to 50mg soon.

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  5 Responses to “Zoloft vs. Depression:”

  1. 🙁

  2. Hi Erik

    I take Effexor. My dosage was doubled from 75 to 150 when my diagnosis was changed from transverse myelitis (one lesion one time) to Multiple Sclerosis. I hate that I am on it some days and think I am ok now and should stop. Then I have a down day and am glad I am on it for fear of how much more down I could feel that day. For me the worst days are when I don’t have the energy to do the things I want to do. I have learned to lower my expectations on what I want to do but that’s not enough some days. In the end I know it’s more of a benefit and detriment to my health and happiness so I suck it up and take it every day.

  3. The mood altering drugs are certainly no “miracle cure!” 🙁

  4. I only can tell you that I married one year ago and this was the most unhappy year of my life, and not because of my wonderful wife, but because of her changes of mood, with great depression always. At the beginning I thought it was because her menstrual cycle. So, I told myself: you must be patient, this is only during some few days. But time was passing and her depressions were more and more usually every time. Finally, after one year, we truly forgot when our last day of happiness was. Then, I decided to look for information in Internet. And, after several days reading in Forums and Blogs, we decide to prove sertraline (zoloft). You cannot image how our life changed, she is taking 25 mg every day and her mood is normal as when we were fiances. Of course, she sometimes enters in depression, but it is only one or two days per month, and not 20 or 25 as before. We bought generic zoloft in Internet at a very good price. If you need more info, this is the place:
    Healthy regards, and please do not break your life, maybe your problem can be solved taking this or another medicine.

  5. its all mental

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