Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 decade ago

Question about zoloft?

i started zoloft a week ago... it's been hell since then. i feel like a zombie(feels like im stoned and walking in a fog all the time). my doctor says to stay with it for another week to see if symptoms subside. i read online that zoloft will make you lose your short term memory is this true?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    ...symptoms subside. He means you get used to it and you won't be able to realize what it is doing to you as much as you are now. I "like" these doctors but I don't believe he'd ever touch what he prescribes with a stick.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Same thing happened to me and it never went a away and I was on it for a whole year. I recommend talking to a counselor if you have depression. I stopped taking medication... I think all of it is horrible. My mom was put on so much antidepressants and anti anxiety meds at one point that she was a zombie. Literally, it almost killed her. I recommend stop taking it right away.

  • osmun
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Your psychiatrist is the trained in this topic. Must converse and comply with your healthcare professional's suggestions. Expensive or inexpensive isn't the limitation. All healing works very one of a kind on one of a kind folks.

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