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Re: Zoloft?

Posted by jamie on January 10, 2000, at 15:32:55

In reply to Re: Zoloft?, posted by Jen on January 10, 2000, at 14:24:29

> I have a friend who has been taking zoloft for a month now. He was taking it about a year ago, but stopped. Since he has been taking it again, he been acting different. He seems even more depressed then before. i thought it was supposed to stop him from being depressed. He won't talk to me about this so I need some help. Why would this medicine cause him to be quite iratible and agiated? If you could respond back quickly. Thanks.

Several things to comment on here.

First, sometimes an antidepressant doesn't work the second time like it did the first. For a lot of us it is a bad mistake to quit an antidepressant. Sometimes the same one will work again, but often not.

Another thing is that maybe his depression has evolved into a different monster than it used to me. These mental conditions don't usually stay the same, they tend to worsen and change over time.

Since he's been on zoloft for a month, it may be he's still getting used to the side effects. Perhaps the dose is too high too soon. It's hard to know what the problem is, but any or all of these things could be involved. I wonder what dose he is at? The simplest thing to do would be adjust the dose, probably downward, and then raise it again later. If he's still the same in another two or three weeks at a constant dose, then he will probably need a different medication.





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