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lunabelle

786d

after a lot of discussion I will be starting zoloft (prozac did not work for me) for my cptsd/anxiety/depression and remeron to help me sleep. does anyone have any positive or negative experiences with these medications? I have a history of abusing Xanax and I know these are different, but I've been very afraid to start new medications due to that and other side effects. thanks in advance!

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    • gayforlucifer

      786d

      Hi! I personally had an awful experience with zoloft, but that shouldn’t scare you because everyone’s different, since prozac was effective for me for a couple of years. It’s definitely worth trying and remember you can always stop taking it if it’s not working out! Medication was the best thing I did for myself so I highly suggest trying it. Best of luck!

    • lunabelle

      786d

      Thank you everyone! It's scary to start but I feel hopeful it'll help me ❤️

      • gayforlucifer

        785d

        @lunabelle you’ve got this 💪🏻

    • Cece7

      786d

      I tried prozac and zoloft. Prozac gave me auditory hallucinations within a month so I had to stop of course. Zoloft I just switched off of. Going on it I was having a lot of this tingling feeling in my body and brain. Hard to sleep. A little paranoid. Brain felt cloudy. It got better after a couple months but then I went up on a dose and had this burning feeling in my feet. So my doctor had me to a gene test and saw I was sensitive to prozac and zoloft. Now I’m on Effexor which I tested that I’d have no strong reactions for. So far my only symptom has been feeling nauseous the first couple weeks but that’s gone away. Going up in dose soon so I guess we will see how that goes! It’s been helping my symptoms also much more than the zoloft did. I will mention that I know quite a few people on Zoloft currently who LOVE it and swear it’s the best thing that ever happened to them. So don’t be scared by others reactions, everyone is so different it’s hard to predict how things go!

    • gayforlucifer

      786d

      Hi! I personally had an awful experience with zoloft, but that shouldn’t scare you because everyone’s different, since prozac was effective for me for a couple of years. It’s definitely worth trying and remember you can always stop taking it if it’s not working out! Medication was the best thing I did for myself so I highly suggest trying it. Best of luck!

    • Squiddd

      786d

      Hey there! I've been on Zoloft for a couple of years now, and it's been working well with my anxiety and PTSD. I've never had Prozac, but the Zoloft makes me feel more in control of my situations. It puts me in the mindset to plan ahead and organize with less stress than before. But the only downside for a while is that you might feel a little less emotional and more conscious of your environment and surroundings. Hope that helps!

    • Emrys.the.warrior

      786d

      I took Zoloft as my first anti anxiety/depression medication but I had a bad reaction. I was very numb and I couldn’t function. I wasn’t processing mentally and felt like a zombie. But everyone is different so don’t let this scare you! Just be cautious as always. I’ve gone through several medications and it truly is trial and error sometimes. A lot of my medications stopped working over time but it was still worth it. (Also good luck with your addiction. I’ve seen how difficult it can be through my own family. Taking care of mental health is such an important part of recovery🤍 keep up the good work)

      • Emrys.the.warrior

        786d

        @Emrys.the.warrior I’ve also been on Prozac. It helped for a while but eventually I started getting disassociation (probably not because of the medication but because of truama in my life) and I had to change to another medication to manage my symptoms

        • Cece7

          786d

          @Emrys.the.warrior what has helped you the most with the dissociation? Was it medication or therapy or any advice on that end? I’m struggling with it daily and just switched medications and have seen improvement but wondering if there’s anything that can help on top of that.

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