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  • I was on 200mg of Zoloft for 12.5 years following ...

    I was on 200mg of Zoloft for 12.5 years following Iraq. I don't know if that was the right choice though. I still got depressed and sometimes suicidal. I couldn't cry at my best friend's funeral or anyone else's.

    I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a few years later due to having trouble sleeping and having dreams of "fading into a dark abyss" where I knew I was dying. Then I would take a breath and be back to "normal." Earlier this year I made a choice to get off my Zoloft. I have my emotions back, Yay!
    Doctors say there isn't a cure for sleep apnea. But I haven't needed my machine since stopping Zoloft back in January.
    I've been taking Yoga, losing weight, and feeling way more positive about my future than I have for many years. I sleep awesome now. Though I haven't been re-tested, I can honestly say I doubt I have SA anymore.

    Another War Vet friend of mine (like most of us) was put on an anti-depressant also. She has been taking Cymbalta for about a decade. She doesn't fit the normal bill of a person with sleep apnea. Usually it's overweight, a smoker, etc. She is athletic, a non-smoker (never smoked), eats healthy. She never had it before. She's about my age: mid 40's. I personally think there is a very strong correlation between taking antidepressants and having sleep apnea. Thoughts?

    Post created 2 months 4 days ago

  • Hello there :)

    Hello there :)

    Post created 7 months 2 days ago

  • I am a vt with possible ptsd.I have been taking cymbalta for 2 years.Could it be possible that my symptoms of ptsb have been masked by the cymbalta.I still have some symptoms less the depression .

    l have filed a request for compensation for PTSD to the VA.I was told I didn't have PTSD per their tests.I have or had all the symptoms shown in their web site and wonder if in taking 120 mg of cymbalta for the past 2 years, and I also had taken Lexapro,Prozac,Zoloft,Effexor,Paxil,Wellbutrin,and Celexa,that my symptoms have been masked.These other drugs I took didn't work as well as the Cymbalta. The side effects caused more problems than help.I can't understand why my Psychiatrist at the VA couldn't or wouldn't say I had PTSD.

    Question created 2 years 6 months ago

  • relief for severe nerve pain in hands?

    Just finished 2nd Zometa infusion (x 3 mos.) 2 weeks ago. Severe nerve pain in hands that have existing mild neuropathy. Will this go away?

    Question created 2 years 8 months ago