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Re: does it sound like my Zoloft is working? SDA

Posted by Sad Panda on April 18, 2004, at 2:35:30

In reply to Re: does it sound like my Zoloft is working?, posted by SDA on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:53

> I should note that I was on Zoloft for a few years at 200mg for OCD. This was when I was in my early teens. I was also taking Wellbutrin for "depression". I think this was more due to my parents making inaccurate observations of my behavior and my pill-happy doctor pushing pills down my throat. What I experienced back then was NOTHING compared to the depression I've been going through for the past several months.
> I stopped taking all of my meds before starting college. It seemed to me that without them I was a new person, and I liked it.
> As you can see, I'd be VERY hesitant to start loading up on medications again. I am curious about MAOIs though, since I hear that they don't interfere with your personality or intellect.

I would not tolerate a drug that altered my personality or intellect at all. Zoloft is the best of the SSRI's, but it isn't for everyone, I would recommend you try a different SSRI such as Lexapro before moving on to a different class of drugs. MAOI's are the best AD's, but have diet & drug restrictions which might cause an anxious person to be more anxious. Some of the TCA's are still good AD's too. The only real reason for the existance of SSRI's is the overdose factor. It's unlikely you can OD on a months supply of SSRI's, but you can OD on a months supply of TCA's, so doctors are happier to give out SSRI's. Most suicidal patients don't use their pills anyhow.





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