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6 Tips Towards Choosing an Antidepressant

I get it now. Anyone who disagrees with you is sick. great attitude, dude.  (Jul 10, 2013 | post #41)

How long until you feel the effects of Zoloft?

Ignore away. I am just trying to put out some different ideas and it seems that thinking is banned. If you don't believe me just look up "zoloft ruined my marriage" or "zoloft changed my personality" in any search engine. Or you could try reading the articles and books by glenmullen and glasser. I personally have anxiety problems and would never wish to aggravate anyone else's anxieties. Don't respond to me if you think it will stop me, just read the info and then make a decision. I'm not trying to be malicious. In fact quite the opposite.  (Jul 9, 2013 | post #11051)

How long until you feel the effects of Zoloft?

Rather than shoot the messenger, first read the accompanying articles and then refute the message. Did you go to school without reading the assignment and still try to participate in the discussion?! Before taking a medication you have the responsibility to ensure its safety. I wish I had done more research before taking this drug- I relied on my psychology education and did not look for more studies and evidence to the ill effects of this drug. If I am bothering you maybe it is a good thing and will make you read more about the other side of this issue. The fact that you are having nausea and/or vomiting should indicate that it is acting as a poison.  (Jul 9, 2013 | post #11045)

6 Tips Towards Choosing an Antidepressant

Anyone who is starting to take zoloft (or considering an ssri or any other antidep. for that matter!), listen to your doctor, but at the same time please hear me. After 8mo taking zoloft and then tapering off in the last 3 weeks I have been suffering every side effect possible - from lapses in breathing and muscle fatigue/weakness (to the point of not walking) to the common brain zaps and dizziness - you name it I have or have had it. I am currently on fmla leave from work because I still am not able to walk! Those are just a few of the many after effects. Not to mention while I was on it I became an emotionless and manic battering ram that destroyed friendships and (almost) my marriage. All because I had ppd and some anxiety, which the doctor (and most of modern medicine) thinks the "easy" way is drugs. Let me tell you, the drug only masks your symptoms. It doesn't "fix" you. Even if you are seeing a psychologist while taking the drug, chances are the drug will have changed your brain (for the worse) enough that the counseling will not have its maximum effect, if any positive benefits at all. My point in writing on this forum is to tell you all before the drug has a chance to ruin your life, as it has mine, DON'T TAKE IT!! Try cognitive behavioral therapy and real life experience therapy first!!! Please. *Note* I am not a doctor and my advice is not a subtitute for medical advice. I just feel that if you do more research on your own (See books by Joseph Glenmullen and William Glasser) you may realize that drugs such as zoloft are dangerous poison. Feel free to ask me more questions on ths topic and as always I also welcome criticisms, as this is the real world.  (Jul 9, 2013 | post #38)

How long until you feel the effects of Zoloft?

I am sorry but this board initially sounds like a simple one line answer of "6 to 8 wks" to the question of "how long does it take for zoloft to work". But now it seems to have become a source of comfort for people who are scared that they are doing the wrong thing for themselves by taking this drug.Finding that you are not the only one with doubts and finding comfort in that is not unhealthy - And that is fine. I am merely trying to interject some more thought into the conversation by showing that there are other sources by doctors and psychologists who say that this drug IS poison. I am not here to make everyone feel ok about their choices, nor am I here to make them feel bad about them.  (Jul 9, 2013 | post #11041)

How long until you feel the effects of Zoloft?

I am on no medications now. I am not trying to scare anyone, I am simply trying to encourage more thought on the part of the patients being told that they should take a drug because their brains are "imbalanced " or their "locks and keys" don't fit. Doctors are not infallible. As for changing your brain chemistry, yes it does. I, in the beginning, held out alot of hope for this drug helping me. I have struggled horribly with depression and ppd and I was desperate for something to pull me out. Please just read some links and do more research before going along with what one doctor (aka fallible human being) says to do. Here are some links, also pls check out the books I referenced earlier in this convo. http://chriskresse r.com/the-dark-sid e-of-antidepressan ts http://www.antidep ressantsfacts.com/ toxicity-brain-dam age.htm  (Jul 9, 2013 | post #11040)

How long until you feel the effects of Zoloft?

I tapered according to my doctor. I am not trying to hurt you or anyone else. I think that a medication purporting to change a "brain imbalance" that one cannot be determined to have unless you remove the subject's brain and grind it down to analyse the saturations is bogus. A doctor treating diabetes with a dose of insulin without first testing blood glucose levels would be sued for malpractice. It is the same idea. I am a psychology student with a master's who once believed the "locks and keys" and "chemical imbalance" theories that are widely used. I only posted to this particular forum in hopes of stimulating extra thought among those starting to take this drug. ie impose more due diligence upon those considering adding a chemical not naturally found in the levels increased to by zoloft.  (Jul 9, 2013 | post #11035)

How long until you feel the effects of Zoloft?

Anyone who is starting to take zoloft, listen to your doctor, but at the same time please hear me. After 8mo taking zoloft and then tapering off in the last 3 weeks I have been suffering every side effect possible - from lapses in breathing and muscle fatigue/weakness (to the point of not walking) to the common brain zaps and dizziness - you name it I have or have had it. I am currently on fmla leave from work because I still am not able to walk! Those are just a few of the many after effects. Not to mention while I was on it I became an emotionless and manic battering ram that destroyed friendships and (almost) my marriage. All because I had ppd and some anxiety which the doctor (and most of modern medicine) thinks the "easy" way is drugs. Let me tell you, the drug only masks your symptoms. It doesn't "fix" you. Even if you are seeing a psychologist while taking the drug, chances are the drug will have changed your brain (for the worse) enough that the counseling will not have its maximum effect, if any positive benefits at all. My point in writing on this forum is to tell you all before the drug has a chance to ruin your life, as it has mine, DON'T TAKE IT!! Try cognitive behavioral therapy and real life experience therapy first!!! Please. *Note* I am not a doctor and my advice is not a subtitute for medical advice. I just feel that if you do more research on your own (See books by Joseph Glenmullen and William Glasser) you may realize that drugs such as zoloft are dangerous poison. Feel free to ask me more questions on ths topic and as always I also welcome criticisms, as this is the real world.  (Jul 9, 2013 | post #11028)