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Re: Zoloft Marijuana

Posted by jimmygold70 on April 8, 2001, at 5:40:25

In reply to Re: Zoloft Marijuana, posted by hash on April 7, 2001, at 20:15:27


Your posting is pretty general but I'll try to help. Zoloft should not make you a zombie. From its group of drugs (SSRIs), Zoloft is the least likeley to do so, since it acts to a some extent on a brain chemical (called dopamine) in addition to serotonin.

Now how would like to know: How much Zoloft you take ?
Threr are couple of ways to solve the situation your'e in (and belive me, it sucks )-:
1) Get the Zoloft dose higher
2) Switch to another drug of the same class (i.e. Paxil/Celexa), which does not act on dopamine at all
3) Switch to a drug of another class. Effexor will do.
Talk about that to your PDoc.

I am not very happy that you mix hash and Zoloft. I were taking zoloft for a long time, and I were happy with it. One day, a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine pulled a joint and, well, I smoked about one third a joint. That's nothing, we both know. Now a hour later I got hospitalized for a very frank manic episode. I went naked around the ER. I stll feel like an idiot.

Now, I must say that two years ago I smoked tones of hash in Amsterdam, but that time I was taking Effexor. My impression that SSRIs (e.g. Zoloft) and cannabis are a bad comination. Also, we both know that cannabis is just an 'amplifier'. If you're happy, you get happier. If you're depressed, you get more depressed. If you have some fear of your new school, which is normal, and you smoke, you might become really shy about that.

My 2 Cents.


> I started taking Zoloft about one and a half months ago. Pretty much sense I took the first pill I have been smoking weed also, close to every night after taking my nightly pill. I am 15 years old and am in the ninth grade. I was subscribed Zoloft because I was becoming severely depressed, I was being really edgy and very high tempered. My family and I have recently moved to a small town out in the country. Away from the large group of friends that took me about four years to develop. I was really popular at the school I was going to before we moved. I had friends that lived close to me and I could just go to their houses and hang out after school and on the weekends. I could actually be getting some right now on this Saturday afternoon. Now I go to a completely different high school, where I know absolutely NO ONE. Everyone has already made their friends and they have no interest in trying to make friends with me. Everyone acts differently. I have had a VERY hard time making the few friends I have now. Before taking my Zoloft I will admit that I was very depressed. That depression has faded in some cases. But I have noticed a social change sense taking my Zoloft. I have been really shy and have had a very hard time interacting with people and making friends. Its hard for me to talk to people I don't understand and know. My mom tells me that she has seen people on Zoloft become "zombified". She says they loose their personality and don't interact with people. I have seen that for my self, to become true. I know that I was more social before I started taking Zoloft. I still smoke marijuana almost nightly. Could this be the reason of any of the side affects I have mentioned? Or have these side affects appeared with other people?




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