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Don't let your husband discourage you. Follow doctors orders. Make sure you tell the doctor what is going on with you as you begin them and they start to work. Don't be afraid. You won't turn into a zombie or anything like that.


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Lol a zombie
Well I've seen what certain medications turned some people into and zombie is a pretty accurate description But I guess Zoloft is pretty mild compared to those

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Well I've seen what certain medications turned some people into and zombie is a pretty accurate description But I guess Zoloft is pretty mild compared to those


Oh believe me I've seen it to.
You will do fine on Zoloft.
That's what my sister is on and she calls it a god sent
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I thought it was both accurate and humorous. I kinda felt proud too, for thinking of it. Anyway, it sounds like your husband was not doing well with the type of med Zoloft is.

There are, I hope I'm not mistaken here, SSRI's and SNRI's. They work a little differently.

Years ago, when I tried Prozac and then Zoloft, they made me feel weird. I then went to a different type of med and it worked well. So, that's the reason I wrote to let your doctor know how you feel and what is going on with you when you take the Zoloft.

Here's a pretty good article on the subject at the bottom of my post.

Don't let any of it scare you. These meds have been used for many years. I first took the Prozac 23 years ago. I am not on anything at the moment. I have decided to try treatment like CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy and maybe DBT or dialectic behavioral therapy. I may go back to something and even combine the therapy with the meds, if I find it too difficult to break this depression and anxiety.

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I thought it was both accurate and humorous. I kinda felt proud too, for thinking of it. Anyway, it sounds like your husband was not doing well with the type of med Zoloft is.

There are, I hope I'm not mistaken here, SSRI's and SNRI's. They work a little differently.

Years ago, when I tried Prozac and then Zoloft, they made me feel weird. I then went to a different type of med and it worked well. So, that's the reason I wrote to let your doctor know how you feel and what is going on with you when you take the Zoloft.

Here's a pretty good article on the subject at the bottom of my post.

Don't let any of it scare you. These meds have been used for many years. I first took the Prozac 23 years ago. I am not on anything at the moment. I have decided to try treatment like CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy and maybe DBT or dialectic behavioral therapy. I may go back to something and even combine the therapy with the meds, if I find it too difficult to break this depression and anxiety.

How Antidepressants Work: SSRIs, MAOIs, Tricyclics, and More


Being educated is important I think..especially when you are putting stuff in your body.

Oh and you were very clever.

I am not on anything right now either...I keep lorazepam in my purse for emergencies though lol.

I use exercise and yoga...meditation like I said before. I can't stress the importance of taking care of your physical health. Everything is connected.
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Thanks for the great suggestions!

I took the quizzes yesterday and they all said I have severe anxiety. I think it feels a little better today. I was actually able to eat last night after being barely able to eat anything yesterday and the day before.

I don't drink much coffee, I used to, but now it's just one cup in the morning and I rarely finish it, so I'd say I probably drink 1/2 a cup daily.

I'm going to see if there is anything else I can do other than taking pills, that will be my last options as I'm not a big fan of anything that can mess with my brain (I'm weird, I know). So maybe I'll look into yoga or some other relaxation techniques, until I'm able to permanently remove the cause of all this.

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Most everyone thinks of caffeine when they think of coffee. But there is caffeine, as well as other stimulants, available from a variety of food and beverage choices. You might want to consider if there is something else you ate or drank that has caffeine or other stimulants in it.
The absolute last thing I would do is try some pharmaceutical. Those things have all kinds of unintended side effects, that are usually worse than the symptom they are treating.

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There are definitely a place for pharmaceuticals
I work in health care...sometimes pills are not the answer but there are times when you need that extra help.




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Without a doubt there is a place for pharms. I just would make that the last place I got to. Some doctors are very quick to write scripts for meds. Most times needlessly, when just a change in diet, some exercise or some counseling would be more than adequate. Big Pharma knows very little about how these drugs work. Brain chemistry is simply not that well understood, regardless of what the ads say. For the most part it is a shot in the dark. Which is something most doctors do not understand.
FTR, I too would be dead without meds. I am one of the first survivors of necrotizing fasciitis. Without the experimental antibiotics I would be long one or at the very least be missing an arm. But having said that I still avoid meds at all costs including an annual flu shots and anti-bacterial lotions, soaps and wipes.
After my divorce. my doctor put me on anti-anxiety meds. I had a bad reaction. They did nothing to solve my problems, they only masked my pain. I realized in short order that is I was going to get over it, I needed to face it head on. I did and I am alive today because I did.

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Sounds like you got a bad pill for you...everyone reacts differently and what works for some does not work for others.
In the end you were able to battle through your anxiety and depression and that's wonderful. Some people just need that extra help. Might be for a few months or a few years depending.


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Having a bad day today I am. God I sound like yoda.
It's raining here and I find the weather has a huge impact on my mood.


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Having a bad day today I am. God I sound like yoda.
It's raining here and I find the weather has a huge impact on my mood.


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Hang in there
Luckily, it's so sunny and bright here in SoCal. I hate it when it's dark and cloudy in the middle of the day
I seriously think I suffer from SAD and need a good light box. Maybe you should get one too

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Maybe you are low on Vitamin D, Annie? Meh, just a thought.

Hang in there citygirl. It was in the mid 60's today with sunshine and some clouds. A bit of rain fell this morning. This weekend, it very well may snow. hahaha

Bad weather seems to play a part in my emotions, too. Exercise might help to improve mood.

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Maybe you are low on Vitamin D, Annie? Meh, just a thought.

Hang in there citygirl. It was in the mid 60's today with sunshine and some clouds. A bit of rain fell this morning. This weekend, it very well may snow. hahaha

Bad weather seems to play a part in my emotions, too. Exercise might help to improve mood.
Oh I am, I guess that's a common thing for people with hypothyroidism. Taking 5000 iu daily.

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Oh I am, I guess that's a common thing for people with hypothyroidism. Taking 5000 iu daily.
whoa that's a lot.

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It might snow here next week.
Sorry just some days I get in that rut.
I plan on doing some yoga after the kids go to bed to try to relax myself.


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