Has Zoloft helped anybody with their perimenopause symptoms?

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Hello ladies,

I was just curious if anyone has had any luck with zoloft helping their perimenopausal symptoms? I feel like i am at the end of my rope!! Ive lost so much weight, I have no appetite all of the time, I dont have taste & my tongue feels fuzzy, Im so tired of not feeling well!! I cant even make myself go places as i live 25 minutes from any town so i cant get motivated to go and when i do seem to be having an "ok" day i feel too anxious to get myself out there. I did try zoloft last year and i couldnt get past the first two weeks of side effects, I lost 10 pounds that I was never able to put back on and now ive lost even more from the peri symptoms...I need some sort of relief, but i dont want to make things worse. The last time i had headaches and fekt strange mentally for 4 months after stopping the medication. Any experiences would be helpful!

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    ABSOLUTELY. Ive been on Zoloft for years for anxiety Had to up my dose for peri it really helps

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    hi i was on Sertraline which looking at google is on the same par as zoloft i also felt worse after 2 weeks being on them and took a few days to get out of my system they put me on 25mg i tried morning and evening to see if it could change. i am on nothing now as i am also to scared to go on anything else all advice on here i would be grateful

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      The zoloft seemed to add side effects to my peri and so i stopped taking it but now my symptoms have intensified and i wasnt sure if its just where i didnt stick with it but im too afraid to try it again..im afraid it will cause new or worsen existing symptoms but my goodness i need some relief from this hell!

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    I have been on Lexapro (Escitalopram) since just after Thanksgiving and I do think it's helping. I am on a super-low dose so the first few weeks weren't awful (bit of a lower appetite, some trouble sleeping). About 3/4 weeks in, though, I noticed my insomnia (which was really my worst symptom) was just about gone - it was amazing. I went from waking up almost every morning between 2:30 and 3:30 to sleeping through the night (for the most part - I am a very light sleeper, so I do wake occasionally, but fall back to sleep). I also feel like my anxiety has decreased (although not completely gone). I still have some weird symptoms (tingling in right foot, twitchy right eye) that I worry are more than peri, but I don't feel overwhelmed by the anxiety about it like I was before.

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      The last time i tried the zoloft my eye began twitching, I was on it for like two weeks and i couldnt handle the nausea and not eating so i quit taking it....thats also when the taste change and headaches started...I think the zoloft caused tge taste issues and twitching and now they are permanent!

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    i tried it for 2 weeks too and just couldnt do it . i too lost a lot of weight on it . the side effects were too bad and made me feel l more anxious

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    hi there - have you tried herbs like valerian? ashwaganda? or taken magnesium glycinate to ease your nervousness?

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      i have tried some herbs and vitamins but they still upset my stomach and i cant eat, i wish i could find something that helps the symptoms but has no side effects. And ive also trued different forms of ginger for the nausea and it doesnt help. ive even taken dramamine !

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    I couldn't get past the side effects on Zoloft. I'm currently taking Effexor in the morning(low dose) and Trazodone at night. Both are antidepressants but they are SNRI's not SSRI's like Zoloft or Lexapro. I had no side effects. I had been on Trazodone for a while, but after I had a meltdown at work and to be off for a month my doctor felt my Trazodone may need a little boost. I've been on it over a month and it is helping.

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