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Zoloft or no Zoloft, that is the question

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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double post.

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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That depends on perspectives. I've too many experiences and have both inner connections to Higher Self, and others. The spoon isn't real, this is the matrix/school. Its a technology creation, and we have Family, the true Creator(s). I don't use the word God, Creator is traditional. All that Is Good and Love is sufficient. But there are two sides in this duality school, and its easy to experience distortions. Those are about gaining permissions. So its best to have a pure heart and raise your frequency.

Being grateful, having gratitude and a high frequency Love goes a long way to having miracles and manifesting.

Our consciousness is being hijacked by the negatives, and they know very well the sides.

For someone who is positive and loving, and who really wishes to go within, alone, ie. to themselves, then connecting to Higher/Infinite Self, and reaching into potential, ie. all that your are, with the absence of Time, in Infinity, you may have some good success. But love, humility, gratitude goes along ways.

In that respect, before sleep ask to have experience with your Higher Self, ask for whatever is blocking you, whatever you need to learn, or any shortcomings standing in the way of unconditional love to be removed and revealed, and for all negative thoughts to be tranformed. This takes time for most of us. This is the work of our lives.

Also, you can meditate, within your soul, light, heart, picture an infinite universe, and flying through it, growing bigger and bigger, reaching to all of what you are, expanding beyond the border of the universe itself. See yourself standing on it like a poster. Give thanks to everyone, your Family. Reach within and connect.

If you were the only light in a world of shadows, know that you have infinite potential to connect to your Infinite Self, and that you're up for the task indeed.

edit to add: I shouldn't say I never say God, more that I prefer, Father/Mother and Family. Most important is I always pray to the True Love and Goodness in existence. But that because I prefer Superman's logo, the upside down pyramid, Infinity and the Infinite Family, not a pryamid system. You have to turn the pyramid upside down.
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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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Take it if you must. Meds saved my life, but there also came a time when I realized I could not grow any further while on them, and quit. There comes a time when we must face the pain we hold inside courageously, and learn emotionally and not just intellectually the real reasons behind our problems (your OCD, anxiety, etc.) This can only be done without artificial crutches.

If you must take them, make the most of them. If they make you more confident in school, get yourself better grades. If they make you more confident socially, learn some new team sports, etc. Don't squander the artificial contentment they provide. Use it well, and you may just make yourself strong enough to someday get off the meds and figure out how to establish natural contentment without them.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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I was in Zoloft for more than 1 year. I was taking 50grs. along with klonopin (i still take my klonopin, don't mess with it, it helps me a lot with my panic attacks and to sleep, because i'm so freaking nervous).... what can I say... one of the best days of my life was when i ended up quiting it.
Why? it blocked my emotions and all the inner chitchat. I was nothing but a zombie, that ok, did eveything it should, but nothing else. It turned me into an empty carcass.
If you ask me, if it helps you take it. But when you feel you're ready to be a human being again, quit. It's not too hard to know when it's "time".



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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Another reason I forgot to mention of why I'm taking it is for depression. But yet, it almost feels worse not being able to feel anything, yet sometimes I have days where I feel very down if I don't take it.

I've only been taking it for a few days so since it hasn't built up, I should be fine skipping it today then seeing how I feel tomorrow. I have no plans on staying on it past the beginning of April, I'm taking it to help me fight Senioritis and make it through this last quarter that matters (4th quarter is a wash).



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:51 AM
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i also took it for depression, so i know how it feels. stop thinking may help you in some way and that's the meaning of my last statement =). If it helps you, keep it. I was unable to get up from the bed when I was depressed and it helped me out to keep working and doing my daily routine...



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by mossme89
Hello there ATS. I'm in need of some advice. I recently started Zoloft for anxiety, OCD, and Senioritis, but it's making very apathetic. I find i just don't care anymore and cannot really feel emotion. I'm only on 25mg, i tried 50mg and it made me even more apathetic.

I really don't know if the Zoloft will work. It has in the past, but I've changed a lot in the past year and don't know if it will work now. Some people say it takes a few weeks to work, but i'm not sure if it's worth it to be apathetic for a few weeks, for a chance it might work. Plus these few weeks are crucial. I need to pass 2 classes 3rd quarter, then i "clinch" a passing grade as well as my diploma. I have a research paper due March 21st and need to keep my grade up in Spanish. The quarter ends April 1 (no, seriously). i've been down the medication road before with my doctor but I'm one of those people where we tried a ton of medications, and each seems to have a different side effect.

My doctor left it up to me over whether i wanted to be on Zoloft or not. It's sort of a crutch, i can function off of it, but it has helped in the past. With Zoloft, i'm kind of a robot that can feel a little emotion. Without it, i feel very intense emotions. It's tempered by exercise (i run daily), but i still feel intense emotions. Often times, if i have a bad day the only way to fully release the emotions is to just cry.

My parents are pressuring me to take it. They say i'm happier on it because i come out of my room. That may be true, but i can't feel emotion. Off of it, i usually stay in my room during the weekend, and still do on it. Plus, if something is bothering me, i often lock myself in my room to think and make sense of my thoughts. I've always done that, it's just me. I'm not trying to be anti-social, i just need more time to think off of Zoloft because i have more emotions.

Any advice ATS?
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I've been around the depression med roller rink for 10 years now and have found Zoloft to work the best for me. It does make me more apathetic and feel less, but I am willing to deal with that than to feel how I used to feel all the time. It has gotten rid of my suicidal tendencies and I can't say that I'm happier now, but I'm not nearly as depressed. I don't really agree with depression meds (anxiety, biploar, whatever) but in my case it's more helpful to take it than not to. I take the 50mg dose and my doctor considers this a relatively low dosage. I'm prescribed a higher dose but I half my pills to get more for my $.
Little tip I learned online there.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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I have a couple of bits of advice that are really look at this from a different angle - take from it what you will, i am not a specialist.

Advice 1: Tell your doctor how it makes you feel - My doctor explained to me in the past mental disorders do not have a perfect medicine, sometimes the medication needs to be slightly tweeked to obtain the right balance. It is in a pill because that mix is what works for most people with your condition - but that does not mean it does not need to be customized or balanced out with a different drug.

Advice 2: Do what works for you, me personally I came off my meds and decided I just needed to change my life circumstances to stop getting anxious and feeling depressed. If you take this step you must realise you are going to have to make big changes, and make an effort to interact. The natural way is the best if you can make it work - who knows what medications effects can have on you long term - but you need to make this call - only you know how you feel.

What ever you do, if you are on meds NEVER EVER EVER come off them cold turkey - I did and it was the worst experience of my life, I litrally had brainshocks that felt like my spine was being electricuted every time I moved my eyes,
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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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you have a point. it took me 1 month to get ride of the pills without having those shocks. my doctor said that if i was going to cut them, it must be slowly, lowering the dose every day till it came to 0. since i was taking just 50, it took me a month. cutting it cold turkey is painful... really.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 06:53 AM
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Was just wondering if you have counseling, like sessions with professional psychologists who would help you straighten out your thoughts and emotions. Pills will not do this for you, either depend upon them for the rest of your life or make up your own mind, how you want to be and live. It's easier said than done but happy thoughts will make you feel happy while negative thoughts will just keep those happy feelings down, you can have more control than you think if you put effort into it.
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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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I was on zoloft briefly when i was about 19 and I was EXACTLY as you said, no feeling no nothing, I honestly didn't care about myself or anyone around me. I also suffered nausea, dry mouth, teeth grinding & the 'head shocks' that some people get while on Anti-Ds. I went off medication for about 2.5years after that, then went on Effexor for 6 months after that, and that was so much worse I can't even begin to describe how I acted whilst under the influence of that. Took me a further 3-6 months to get off that.

I suffer OCD, anxiety, depression, BDD and a variety of Eating disorders, but they best thing i've found personally (that I can share on here due to the T&C of ATS ;p) is to write it down. I have several journals and whatever i feel, I get out asap.

I've heard st John's wort (wart?) is good, unless you're a female and on the pill, apparently it can make it ineffective, so ask your GP


all the best x



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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I have the same problem as you, anxiety.
I found out that by drinking lots of lemonade it takes the anxiety away, I also meditate and when it's nice outside, I jog. It really helps.

Try to avoid medicine like that, it will only make it worst, create new symptoms, sleep problems.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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Yeah, and did you have a lack of an appetite? i had that to.

I skipped it today, and tried out some meditation this morning for the first time in a while. I listened to some binaural beats and "attunements". Have to say i feel pretty good today, in a good mood, even though i got not even 4 hours of sleep last night.
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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by mossme89
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Yeah, and did you have a lack of an appetite? i had that to.




I know you weren't posing that question to me, But man, The lack of appetite (Along with the Impotence) was the worst side effect of the entire thing. I literally could not eat a thing, The thought of eating just made me want to vomit and when I did force something down, I vomited. In one month I lost 2 stone (28 pounds). When I actually started eating again I took me days to learn how to chew properly again.
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