Posted by cello on February 18, 2004, at 16:34:41
In reply to Re: Zoloft & Marijuana, posted by Mark on May 10, 1999, at 2:32:18
I have been taking zoloft for 8 years. I have also been taking dexedrine for ADD. The issue that I'm having is that I have noticed myself having serious memory loss problems recently, in short-term, long-term, and working memory. I find it more difficult to form long-term memories — things that I have done a half-a-year ago seem more foggy than those that I did 3 years ago. I almost never remember what I did the past weekend, and I find my brain having to exert tremendous effort to work around this problem.
I stopped smoking pot as a result, and haven't smoked for at least 3 months. When I did smoke, it was no more than an average of once a week, though I started smoking about 5 years ago. This much should not cause serious memory loss, as far as I know. When I was smoking, I would not be on my dexedrine, so either the zoloft is causing the memory loss, or the combination of marijuana and zoloft. Has anyone else had these adverse effects with these drugs?