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  • I’ve been taking Zoloft for a month now and my fia...

    I’ve been taking Zoloft for a month now and my fiancé says I’ve been talking in my sleep. Is this a side effect?

    Post created 11 hours 58 min ago

  • it is for my child who is 12 yo

    it is for my child who is 12 yo

    Post created 9 hours 11 min ago

  • I have a rash from Zoloft 100mg, been on medicatio...

    I have a rash from Zoloft 100mg, been on medication for 9 weeks rash started 4 weeks ago using over the counter cream. Zoloft is helping with my aniexy and depression. Not sure what to do.

    Post created 1 day 2 hours ago

  • I been on Zoloft 100mg for 8 weeks. My rash starte...

    I been on Zoloft 100mg for 8 weeks. My rash started about 4 weeks ago. I've been using over the counter cream, but it doesn't seem to be clearing up. Zoloft is helping with my aniexy & depression.

    Post created 1 day 2 hours ago

  • Interested in more information

    Interested in more information

    Post created 2 days 22 hours ago

  • I have been taking tranxene for 49 years(7.5mg). ...

    I have been taking tranxene for 49 years(7.5mg). Prescribed for sleep and anxiety. I tried to quit last year and had a 3 month panic attack. (HORRIBLE)

    Back on Tranxene and feel OK. However I was prescribed zolof for anxiety
    causing sexual side effects.

    I was considering taking the Tranxene in the AM, since I now jave a problems staying asleep for more than 4 hours. I was wondering if taking the zolof at night and the tranxene in the am would prevent the panic attacks and the zolof would help with the anxiety. I'm concerned about the combining the 2 drugs.

    Any comments? Will T

    Post created 3 days 13 hours ago

  • 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 1 week 1 day ago

  • 15 year old girl with high functioning ASD, ADD/EF...

    15 year old girl with high functioning ASD, ADD/EFD, and Anxiety. Recently moved. She has totally destabilized. Prior to moving she was honor roll student, now failing. Cannot concentrate, says head feels weird like a headache but not ... just really heavy.

    Neuro just before we left reduced Vyvanse from 50 mg to 40 mg and said before school started we would change to a different drug because this drug wasn’t the best option for kid with ASD. Never got to next Appt because we moved abruptly. Need to figure out what the better drug would be.

    Question created 1 week 3 days ago

  • Preface: Many years ago I was prescribed Sertrali...

    Preface:
    Many years ago I was prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) shortly thereafter I started a downward spiral of slot addiction that destroyed my life. I lost my friends, my family, my business, my freedom, and my self respect.

    An Irresistible Compulsion That Could Not Be Stopped!
    I tried everything I could to stop going to the casinos and playing video slots but I couldn't stop!

    I went to GA (gambling anonymous) meetings, where I learned about the reasons I was addicted (dopamine high rushes) but I still couldn't stop!

    I knew why I was gambling and knew how the slots worked (through a random number generator making there no way to win consistently) but I still couldn't stop.

    I voluntarily 86'd (Self-Excluded) myself out of at least 4 casinos and risked arrest by sneaking back in to play, because I just couldn't stop!

    I threw away a successful business and was charged and convicted of felony fraud do to this addiction, but I still couldn't stop!

    At sentencing I made a tearful speech to the judge about my gambling addiction, but after my release I still couldn't stop!

    To God, Who has delivered me out of so many afflictions in my life, I prayed to over and over again, but I still couldn't stop!

    I was hospitalized for sharing my suicidal plan to throw myself off the balcony of a local casino to express my pain to them over my addiction. Yet even after my release from the hospital I couldn't stop going to the casino.

    10 years... Day after day... I couldn't stop... I couldn't stop...

    How I Finally Discovered The Simple Truth:
    Growing up I had survived a deadly child-hood cancer and even was a well-known make-A-Wish kid. Because of the effects of that chemo-therapy I still have to take a lot of health medicines. One day I was looking up some of the side effects of my post chemo-meds and while doing that I also did some research about the antidepressant I had been taking for so long, Sertraline (Zoloft), and I started linking my compulsive gambling to around the same time I started taking Sertraline (Zoloft). I discovered how Sertraline (Zoloft) can mess with your brain's dopamine functions causing an irresistible desire to gamble. I also discovered many others who had similar experiences with Sertraline/Zoloft.

    Quitting Sertraline/Zoloft = Deliverance From Compulsive Gambling:
    After much research I decided to stop taking my Sertraline (Zoloft). I was aware that one should not stop all together so I cut my dosage in half for a while... then all together (recommended).

    Since then I have not had that monstrous compulsive desire to go to the casino and play slots. When I stopped Sertraline (Zoloft), my 10 year compulsive gambling nightmare was over!
    Today I finally have the peace of being casino free. When I have money I don't think casino. My heart no longer races un-controllably when I think of hitting a jackpot. I no longer have to see the face of my heart broken family when I blow the rent money at the casino.

    Why Didn't They Tell Me This?
    During that 10 year nightmare it never occurred to me that the anti-depressant Sertraline (Zoloft) is what was driving this irresistible compulsion. No Dr. had ever told me this.
    Even when I was hospitalized for sharing my plan to throw myself off the balcony of a local casino, the psychiatrists there (who continued to give me Sertraline/Zoloft) never told me.

    Psychiatrists and Psych Med Manufacturers -
    Caring People or Greedy For Gain???
    Psychiatrists and drug manufactures have a lot of motives ($$$) to try and suppress what I and many others are saying about Zoloft/ Sertraline: Psychiatrists make tons of money for referring clients to these medicine drug companies, via prescribing them. Though I'm sure there are many caring psychiatrists, remember they are also a sales representative for these psych med drug companies. The fact is: These psych med drug companies don't make a dime unless these psychiatrists dish out new consumers for them.

    Quitting Meds Is Losing A Customer/Side Effects Are Bad For Business So Keep Them Hidden From The Consumer As Much As Possible:
    Often these psych med side effects are masked by prescribing more and more un-necessary meds when all that is needed is to quit the drug all together, like I did. But of course that's a lost customer for the psych med drug companies.
    And side effects from their product (like a un-controllable compulsion to gamble one's life away) would even be worse for their profits, If the public found out. So perhaps informing patients isn't in THEIR best interests.

    WHY???
    I really hate to insinuate it like this, but how could they not just say "stop taking Sertraline/Zoloft and your compulsive gambling will be cured." I mean they are the experts. They know how it screws with your brain's dopamine functions. They know dopamine factors in with compulsive gambling. Why did I go 10 years talking to these "experts" and never heard the truth?

    Medicines Can Be Good & Medicines Can Be Bad - Do Your Own Research:
    Don't get me wrong, there are some real mental health issues and some psych meds are wonderful in the treatment of them. But the fact is: The more prescriptions, the more money made and when that is the case one can easily see how it's being abused.
    As a cancer survivor, I have no other choice but to believe in modern medicines. Without the chemo-therapy medicines I wouldn't be here. However antidepressant medicines like Sertraline (Zoloft) and other medicines that mess with your natural brain dopamine functions are unpredictable, at best! Now that I think about it, of course that's what drove my gambling compulsion!
    No matter how much you may trust your doctor or psychiatrist you have got to do your own research because it's your life. You will have to face the consequences of your actions on these medicines, NOT the psychiatrists and drug manufactures who make lots of money off of you.

    The Easy Conclusion:
    When I stopped Sertraline (Zoloft), my 10 year compulsive gambling nightmare stopped as well!

    Victims Must Stick Together:
    If you have taken Zoloft/Sertraline and have had similar issues - Just know I consider you family! Please contact me. Together we can make a real difference. God Bless.

    http://zoloft-compulsive-gambling-awareness.webs.com/

    Post created 2 weeks 1 day ago

  • Zoloft Sertraline Compulsive Gambling Awareness (ZS-CGA)

    Preface:
    Many years ago I was prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) shortly thereafter I started a downward spiral of slot addiction that destroyed my life. I lost my friends, my family, my business, my freedom, and my self respect.

    An Irresistible Compulsion That Could Not Be Stopped!
    I tried everything I could to stop going to the casinos and playing video slots but I couldn't stop!

    I went to GA (gambling anonymous) meetings, where I learned about the reasons I was addicted (dopamine high rushes) but I still couldn't stop!

    I knew why I was gambling and knew how the slots worked (through a random number generator making there no way to win consistently) but I still couldn't stop.

    I voluntarily 86'd (Self-Excluded) myself out of at least 4 casinos and risked arrest by sneaking back in to play, because I just couldn't stop!

    I threw away a successful business and was charged and convicted of felony fraud do to this addiction, but I still couldn't stop!

    At sentencing I made a tearful speech to the judge about my gambling addiction, but after my release I still couldn't stop!

    To God, Who has delivered me out of so many afflictions in my life, I prayed to over and over again, but I still couldn't stop!

    I was hospitalized for sharing my suicidal plan to throw myself off the balcony of a local casino to express my pain to them over my addiction. Yet even after my release from the hospital I couldn't stop going to the casino.

    10 years... Day after day... I couldn't stop... I couldn't stop...

    How I Finally Discovered The Simple Truth:
    Growing up I had survived a deadly child-hood cancer and even was a well-known make-A-Wish kid. Because of the effects of that chemo-therapy I still have to take a lot of health medicines. One day I was looking up some of the side effects of my post chemo-meds and while doing that I also did some research about the antidepressant I had been taking for so long, Sertraline (Zoloft), and I started linking my compulsive gambling to around the same time I started taking Sertraline (Zoloft). I discovered how Sertraline (Zoloft) can mess with your brain's dopamine functions causing an irresistible desire to gamble. I also discovered many others who had similar experiences with Sertraline/Zoloft.

    Quitting Sertraline/Zoloft = Deliverance From Compulsive Gambling:
    After much research I decided to stop taking my Sertraline (Zoloft). I was aware that one should not stop all together so I cut my dosage in half for a while... then all together (recommended).

    Since then I have not had that monstrous compulsive desire to go to the casino and play slots. When I stopped Sertraline (Zoloft), my 10 year compulsive gambling nightmare was over!
    Today I finally have the peace of being casino free. When I have money I don't think casino. My heart no longer races un-controllably when I think of hitting a jackpot. I no longer have to see the face of my heart broken family when I blow the rent money at the casino.

    Why Didn't They Tell Me This?
    During that 10 year nightmare it never occurred to me that the anti-depressant Sertraline (Zoloft) is what was driving this irresistible compulsion. No Dr. had ever told me this.
    Even when I was hospitalized for sharing my plan to throw myself off the balcony of a local casino, the psychiatrists there (who continued to give me Sertraline/Zoloft) never told me.

    Psychiatrists and Psych Med Manufacturers -
    Caring People or Greedy For Gain???
    Psychiatrists and drug manufactures have a lot of motives ($$$) to try and suppress what I and many others are saying about Zoloft/ Sertraline: Psychiatrists make tons of money for referring clients to these medicine drug companies, via prescribing them. Though I'm sure there are many caring psychiatrists, remember they are also a sales representative for these psych med drug companies. The fact is: These psych med drug companies don't make a dime unless these psychiatrists dish out new consumers for them.

    Quitting Meds Is Losing A Customer/Side Effects Are Bad For Business So Keep Them Hidden From The Consumer As Much As Possible:
    Often these psych med side effects are masked by prescribing more and more un-necessary meds when all that is needed is to quit the drug all together, like I did. But of course that's a lost customer for the psych med drug companies.
    And side effects from their product (like a un-controllable compulsion to gamble one's life away) would even be worse for their profits, If the public found out. So perhaps informing patients isn't in THEIR best interests.

    WHY???
    I really hate to insinuate it like this, but how could they not just say "stop taking Sertraline/Zoloft and your compulsive gambling will be cured." I mean they are the experts. They know how it screws with your brain's dopamine functions. They know dopamine factors in with compulsive gambling. Why did I go 10 years talking to these "experts" and never heard the truth?

    Medicines Can Be Good & Medicines Can Be Bad - Do Your Own Research:
    Don't get me wrong, there are some real mental health issues and some psych meds are wonderful in the treatment of them. But the fact is: The more prescriptions, the more money made and when that is the case one can easily see how it's being abused.
    As a cancer survivor, I have no other choice but to believe in modern medicines. Without the chemo-therapy medicines I wouldn't be here. However antidepressant medicines like Sertraline (Zoloft) and other medicines that mess with your natural brain dopamine functions are unpredictable, at best! Now that I think about it, of course that's what drove my gambling compulsion!
    No matter how much you may trust your doctor or psychiatrist you have got to do your own research because it's your life. You will have to face the consequences of your actions on these medicines, NOT the psychiatrists and drug manufactures who make lots of money off of you.

    The Easy Conclusion:
    When I stopped Sertraline (Zoloft), my 10 year compulsive gambling nightmare stopped as well!

    Victims Must Stick Together:
    If you have taken Zoloft/Sertraline and have had similar issues - Just know I consider you family! Please contact me. Together we can make a real difference. God Bless.

    Email: Zoloft-Sertraline-Gamble-Problem@activist.com
    Website: http://zoloft-compulsive-gambling-awareness.webs.com/

    Post created 2 weeks 1 day ago