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I'm making progress on my Zoloft. Been taking it for about 3 weeks straight now. The first week was HELL. Nothing but pure nasua, diherea, goosebumps, insomnia. Now most of that is gone for the most part. I still get insomnia but i fix that with a few xanax or sleeping pills. But during the day i feel kind of funny.
I feel pure apathy. I'm really slow, quiet, mopping around. I act like clint eastwood or something. I hardly get excited about anything, I find it hard to laugh. Just curious if this is normal. It's not helping my anxiety yet. Is it to early in my process? How does it make everyone else feel?
Zoloft and several other ssri antidepressants made me intensely suicidal and exacerbated my clinical depression.
I did not know at the time that the drug meant to help me was actually making me worst. In fact, nearly every day for 15 years I was suicidal when on drugs like zoloft, paxil, prozac, pamelar, effexor etc.
I am just lucky I am still here unlike others who may have had negative side effects from this drug who did kill themselves.
In fact, studies with two groups of depressed people found more suicides and increased depression in the group taking anti-depressants them in the depressed people taking NOTHING
Once the drug got out of my system (it takes some weeks), I was not suicidal for 8 years despite multiple and serious life problems and continuing depression.,then studies came out saying some teenagers were killing themselves on these drugs ands then some studies saying the same for some adults and now the FDA puts a black box warning label on these drugs that some people react like that.
I never at the time could have dreamed ti was actually thesae potent drugs making me feel this way.
Since I have read the books of peter breggin which all depressed people and others taking brain drugs should read like toxic psychiatry, your drug could be your problem etc. I learned these drugs can cause permanent brain damage like neurotransmitters receptor sites vanishing.
Personally, I refuse to take them now but I guess they help some people. If you are feeling these symptoms you mentioned, you need to carefully monitor yourself as it sounds like your depression might be worsening..do not quit these drugs cold turkey ..they must be gradually weaned down over weeks.
But I would recommend you read those books available at libraries and amazon or eBay. The apathy., slowed actions, moping. Lack of interest in things..sounds like your depression could be worsening (maybe likely due to these drugs)..doctors likely won't tell you..It seems like it takes about 5 weeks to reach the point where you know it is not working for you..or if it is.
Just be careful..these are potent drugs.
For treating depression naturally, try the following
read the following books:
change your brain change your life
seven weeks to emotional healing
Take 3-5 mg and up of fish oil (this helps both anxiety/depression and a whole host of mental illnesses)
eat more fatty,cold water deep sea fish (canned or fresh–salmon (wild caught not farm raised), mackerel, herring and sardines. Reduce omega 6 fatty acids like margarine, many oils, mayo etc. (
eat foods high in omega 3 fatty acids in addition to fish and fish oil, flax seeds and fax seed oil, walnuts (preferably raw), and purslane
take natural supplements and herbs for depression (if that is what you have)
use herbs in the form of organic or wildcrafted tinctures
crises-4 drops of rescue remedy under tongue
for anti anxiety herbs
* Kava kava
* Lemon balm
* Zizyphi seed and Iligustrum
* St. John's Wort
also use deep breathing, positive thinking, hot baths, distracting activities, journaling, walking, prayer, and deep breathing for anxiety and stress.
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