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post #1 of 20
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I went to the doctor last week. While I was there I mentioned I've been having mood swings which is causing me to eat too much. I lost 20 pounds and gained them all back since last year! Anyway I think I may be in pre menopause (been having other pre menopause symptoms as well )

So she gave me a presciption for Zoloft and I was wondering if anyone has been on this and how it has helped you. I've been taking them for 4 days now and my appitite has decreased somewhat...don't know if it's from the meds or just psychological!

If you don't want to post here with your replys could you PM me with your experience with Zoloft?

Thanks!
post #2 of 20
The doctor put me on Effexor last year for the same reason. I thought I was pre-menopausal. The decrease in appetite lasted for several weeks, while my body adjusted to the meds.

Zoloft is a commonly prescribed anti-anxiety/anti-depression. My mother took it for awhile with no adverse effects.

Have you done any research on the internet? Any time a doctor puts me on a new medication, I look up the side effects, etc. online.

Best of luck to you.
post #3 of 20
I have been taking zoloft for 2 yrs....and it still decreases my appetite....and I have never had any side effects....You will be very tired and slightly ditzy though while you are adjusting to the med....but that will pass....
Lorian
post #4 of 20
Diane have they taken a blood test to find out if you are pre menopause?.

I thought i was going through it 3 years ago because theres early menopause in my family, but after a blood test they said i wasn't.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by sunnicat
Have you done any research on the internet? Any time a doctor puts me on a new medication, I look up the side effects, etc. online.

Best of luck to you.
Yes, I do that too! Thanks!!

Thanks for the reply himmymommy
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Diane have they taken a blood test to find out if you are pre menopause?.

I thought i was going through it 3 years ago because theres early menopause in my family, but after a blood test they said i wasn't.
I have to get a blood test this week, but I don't know if that will be checked. I know they will check the usual stuff plus she wants to check out my blood sugar because my mom is a diabetic. I really hope it's not that!
post #7 of 20
Ask them to check for it if you can Diane. Like me is there early menopause in your family?.

My mum was 43 and my sister 41. My mum had me while going through the menopause, but suffered terribly with hot flushes, but my sister just had her final show with no depression, no sweats, nothing!, so i hope when it's my turn i'm the same
post #8 of 20
I had to go on Zoloft a few years ago to control severe anxiety attacks. I was a little ditzie in the beginning but have had no other side effects to date.
post #9 of 20
I took it for about 2 weeks, I di not like that feeling it gave me, I already felt zonked, overwhelmed, defeated and whatever else, didn't need any help feeling worse. I never liked anything like that. Good Luck to you though. Maybe you need some hormones It's a personal choice to take them, I only take them about 3 days a week not everyday, but when I don't I am the biggest about everything or nothing.
post #10 of 20
i just started taking zoloft a month or 2 ago. I had so many side effects, i felt like i had the flu for 2 weeks. But its really helping. I can go out and do some stuff now :-) Stick with it, it may take a while to work. Feel free to PM me with more questions
post #11 of 20
Diane........I don´t have the minor Idea of what you talking about it!... But I want to wish you a soon Recovery about that.......
post #12 of 20
Oh Rigel It's a "woman" thing
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Oh Rigel It's a "woman" thing
Oh my! ..... ......I supuse that! .....BUT I DON´T want to Figured ABout that!!!!.....


sorry!
post #14 of 20
I hope it works for you, Diane -
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by CoolCat
Oh my! ..... ......I supuse that! .....BUT I DON´T want to Figured ABout that!!!!.....


sorry!

Rigel...that's ok!
post #16 of 20
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Thanks for the replys, advice and link everyone!
post #17 of 20
I have been having peri-menopausal symptoms for over a year now (irregular periods, hot flashes, fatigue, anxiety, etc). I'm only 43. I tried taking Zoloft in the past and it made me all keyed up. My son takes it for anxiety and has no trouble at all with it. My sister also took it (went through menopause without any symptoms at all).

Have you tried homeopathic remedies?
I use a progesterone cream 2 weeks before my period which has helped me immensely. I was having severe anxiety attacks - one which landed me in the ER because I thought for sure that my heart was going to give out (rapid & irregular heart beats and high blood pressure). I noticed the difference right away - I feel much more relaxed.
post #18 of 20
My ex-husband is on Zoloft and the only adverse effect was that it diminished his libido!! Unfortunately that's pretty common for anti-depressants, however.

I have never taken it but I take Lovan (Prozac) which is, similarly, a highly effective SSRI anti-depressant. I also take Edronax which is an anti-depressant that works on a different type of chemical in the brain - in combination the two are excellent. Lovan is also used in some instances to decrease appetite - although can't see it in my case dang!!...lol

I would not be concerned about your doctor doing this. Obviously you need to keep an eye on things while you are taking this medication, however most people only need to be on anti-depressants for a short time, just to get back on top of things. It can take a bit of juggling to get it right, but Zoloft is generally a good safe choice with no problems for most people.

You might find that you get quite sleepy the first few days on it, and if you start to feel agitated or hyperactive or anxious, you must go back and see your doctor immediately. Anti-depressants can sometimes give people a little push towards more of a hypomanic state, or make them aggressive. You'll need to watch out for this - however I believe Zoloft is one of the much better ones in this regard.

I am certainly not an advocate of prescribing these types of drugs without good cause, and they really can be overprescribed, but if you are having a blood test and your doctor is thorough and you trust him, then it may just be the best thing for you!!
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by stormy
Rigel...that's ok!
Thank you Auntie Diane!.... .......
post #20 of 20
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Thanks for the replys!

I've been keeping myself alert for any of the mentioned side effects. And so far I haven't had any. I haven't tried any of the homeopathic remedies, but I'll have to check them out.
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