I can’t take it anymore , time to reach for Zoloft!

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There for a couple of days i felt "ok", not great by any means but i was hoping i was turning a corner, but now the past 3 days have been hell!! Absolutely no appetite, i felt nervous for no reason, very low mood, sleep issues....i havent had a period since July. I just cant take this hell anymore! Ive been going through this for years now....im so done. I feel so weak and beaten down it just makes me want to cry. Im caving in and i think im going to reach for Zoloft, true it will add even more horrible symptoms but at least i will be numb and walk through life as a zombie....cause right now i cant even get the energy to leave my house and pretend that im ok. Maybe Zoloft will help me fake it much better. There is no end to this.

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    Hello Brandy,

    Believe me I know these symptoms are awful. After the night I had last night I would feel like giving in too. But we have to try to be strong. Is there anything you are fighting for? For me it's my kids. They need a mother who is always there for them. They are young and I sometimes worry that these symptoms will really do me in but then I have to get control of myself and stop thinking that. For you it may be your kids, or your partner/spouse, the dog or whatever. But we have to be strong through this. This has been the fight of my life but I am determined to see it to the end. Zoloft is a horrible drug! I was on it and I got right off of it. May I suggest that you try some adaptagens? Herbs like chamomile, lemon balm and supplements like 5-HTP help with anxiety. Look around on Amazon for anti-anxiety supplements. Anything is better than these crazy drugs they try and prescribe. Before you know it, you will be fine. We all will!

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      Hello there, oh trust me i know Zoloft is an awful drug, i have tried it like 3 times now....each time horrible side effects, the worst being nausea & appetite loss, but it helped with the anxiety so i could get out of the house. I just feel like im at my wits end, i have been hanging in there for my kids, but its getting to the point where now im so embarrassed by how sick i am. I dont know of any moms around me that are going through the same thing. All the women i know say perimenopause is no big deal!!! I hate to say this but i want to punch them in the face when they say that garbage to me. I have tried herbs, vitamins....you name it! even talked to a shrink for the past 6 years...nothing helps

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    Brandy,

    Have you tried melatonin for sleep? I was having some of the same problems you are...I was waking with my heart racing, bad mood, hot flashes, etc. I finally tried melatonin (actually tart cherry supplement which provided melatonin) and have had great results. Getting proper sleep can help address the low mood, anxiety, etc. 5-htp is helpful also. I take the melatonin (tart cherry) 1/2 hr before bed. I have been sleeping better, waking less and have felt calmer throughout the day. I was having loads of anxiety and some panic attacks before. My "fitbit" scores have been in the 80's (good) as opposed to 70's & 60's (fair to poor)

    I felt lightheaded the first few mornings after taking it but I have adapted over the past week and a half.

    I have not had a period since Aug...I'm on day 87. I'm almost 53 and think I'm at the "finish line" so things have really ramped up for me the past 6 months.

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      I haven't had a period since Aug too and is 53 too. I wake up with shakiness, more like internal. I've tried the melatonin and it worked for awhile but stopped. Before I 've gone 7 months with no period and the longer I went the better I started to feel. I'm praying it's the same this time. My period returned and symptoms returned. I just started cbd and I hope it helps. Are you having digestion issues?

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      Yep tried it, my sleep really isnt the issue its the nausea, no energy, low mood & headaches. I still get 6-7 hours of sleep a night its just some times i wake up and have to force myself back to sleep. I just dont feel like i used to and it makes me so miserably sad!

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      Hi Mary,

      I just started a high potency probiotic along with everything else otc I take ha and it's really helping. Have felt better since adding it to my daily supplements. Very good for digestion issues.

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    I feel like this too but I know I'm super low on iron.. It is hell--- tired and low mood. I sleep but wake up like a zombie still... The holidays are coming and I just want to hide under the covers like you were saying I feel numb. My kids have sport games but I get nervous about going to them, I know weird!! I'm having a D&C next week so NO vitimins for me this week. I'm hoping to be on my way to meno after this but still a little concerned about how my body will react.

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      Good luck on your D&C! I know what you mean about getting nervous! Im nervous just sitting in the comfort of my own home but if i have an appt or have to go shopping i shoot right up to ordeal mode. I get so anxious i literally vomit! What is up with that!? I hate this crap!

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    Hi Brandy:

    you are not alone in this . Im 49 yrs and I been prescribe Zoloft 25mg for 8 months and i havent try but i went on vacation and I start getting depresed and I start taking them so i feel better the downs is that I have to cut them in half due to hurts my stomach so i have no ansiety. now im dealing with left hip pain for 2 months is deabilitating with knee and ankle pain . im so sick of dealing with pain , I hope you feel better and you are not alone in this

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