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Re: Zoloft users?
Nov 16, 2007
I hope you start feeling better.
I think, with all of these med's, it takes awhile to regulate your blood levels.
I've been taking a low-dose xanax, with the Zoloft, too---yesterday I only took one.
My initial recommendation, was to take 3 daily (xanax's) and "up" the Zoloft to 2 a day! I think I'd be in a stuper all day long, if I did that.
Instead, I'm trying the low-dose thing to see if that will help.
Good luck to you.
It sounds like a good plan.
Re: Zoloft users?
Nov 16, 2007
Hi, I'm new here. I've been on .25 mg of Zoloft for a week now and so far, no side effects. It actually feels like it's kicking in already! I had just come off of 20 years of Effexor (which worked well) and withdrawal was pure hell. That's an understatement! Once off the Effexor, my anxiety and depression came screaming back, so the doc put me on this low dose of Zoloft and a low one of Xanax (which I take very sparingly, some days not at all). I REALLY didn't want to go on another SSRI, but already, it feels like a heavy blanket has been lifted off me.

BTW, years ago, I did try Prozac and the side effects nearly did me in. I was a complete basket case- couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, nervous wreck 24/7! I wondered who slipped me the crystal meth!? Very strange. And scary.

Re: Zoloft users?
Nov 16, 2007
Hey S.! Yes, the effexor really did work. The only thing I didn't like about it was if I was late with a dose, the withdrawal would kick in and I'd get the famous "brain zaps" coupled with nausea. Imagine that, but 20 fold when I actually started tapering off! Effexor is well known as having THE worst withdrawal of all SSRI's. Of course, I never knew this when it was first prescribed to me. I was grateful for the relief it gave me from my depression, but MAN!

I am going to continue at this low dose and see if I can get by with remaining at this level. I am very glad that it seems to be lifting your depression as well! It has been weeks since I've crawled out of my deep funk, but it's like a light is starting to shine again,as corny as that sounds ;). Here's to hoping that it continues this way for us!


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