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Sertraline (Zoloft): What You Need To Know

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Sertraline is an antidepressant in the SSRI class. It’s used for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and a number of other conditions. After entering the market in the early 1990s, sertraline became one of the most popular antidepressants. The drug is used in adults, adolescents, and children. There might be greater concerns and lower efficacy in young people. Overview Page (Including References): https://thedrugclassroom.com/video/sertraline/ Reddit discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheDrugClassroom/comments/5ttchh/sertraline_zoloft/ Sertraline = Zoloft; Lustral ------------ Donate to The Drug Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/TheDrugClassroom https://www.paypal.me/TheDrugClassroom Bitcoin: 1HsjCYpBHKcVCaW4uKBraCGkc1LK8xoj1B ------------ Thank you to my Patreon supporters: Glen Marshall, Jonathon Dunn, Thomas Anaya, Ross Martin, Star Ape, michael hoogwater, and David Kernell. ------------ Facebook - http://facebook.com/thedrugclassroom Twitter - http://twitter.com/drugclassroom ------------ The Drug Classroom (TDC) is dedicated to providing the type of drug education everyone should have. Drugs are never going to leave our society and there has never been a society free from drugs. Therefore, it only makes sense to provide real education free from propaganda. TDC doesn't advocate drug use. Rather, we operate with the intention of reducing the harm some substances can bring. Feel free to ask questions!
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The Drug Classroom (1 year ago)
I've posted a more in-depth overview of Sertraline along with all of the published references here: https://thedrugclassroom.com/video/sertraline/ If you have any questions, feel free to ask. And if you want to support The Drug Classroom, please consider donating on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheDrugClassroom
Elaita 1 (1 month ago)
Could you do videos on Risperidone, Haldol and Fluoxetine?
Austin Yipeo (4 months ago)
Mr Grey careful bro one of those drugs is bad for your liver so make sure you take it in moderation not everyday
M S (4 months ago)
Zoloft 25 mg is making me feel soooo good
Piss on Lung Cancer (5 months ago)
i know where you can get some cheap armodafinil.......go behind your local library, theres probably a crackhead selling some back there
Austin Yipeo (6 months ago)
Mr Grey but if you take smart drugs everyday you’ll eventually have worse memory and cognitive function.
Johan Sandberg (3 days ago)
I can happily encourage people with depression and/or anxiety to take this. Before i thought that Ssri/Snri medications didnt work and were "placebo". Now, after 5months on this medication i can say it really works. I was severely depressed before, now im ok, almost happy. which is a huge difference. This also reduces anxiety. If you have depression and/or anxiety ask your doctor for this medication, it really works well. It gives you energy and makes you satisfied and almost happy.
Travis Odermatt (6 days ago)
Is it better than effexor
Kamil Skuba (6 days ago)
I take 100 mg sertraline and 2mg clonazepam a day. been almost 3 years of religious use now..I feel okay but I'm definitely  very physcially dependent on the klonopin and that is annoying but over all these meds combined, have given me my life back.
Kamil Skuba (6 days ago)
I also use medical marijuana in the evening to night time to help me sleep and eat.
edwinsanchez773 (15 days ago)
Which SSRI is known to have the least reported amount of side effects?
Dyzce (17 days ago)
Just got a prescription for Zoloft hopefully it helps
gavin davies (1 month ago)
Will i put on weight with sertraline?
Danielle Leclerc (1 month ago)
Drugs work differently for each person. I tried Zoloft however I stopped and tried Wellbutrin which I heard amazing things about. Unfortunately I had insane hilucinations on that drug so then I tried trintillex which made me gain weight. So now I am back to Zoloft. It has worked the best thus far. My side effects have been exhaustion and zero sex drive.
Scarlet Dark (1 month ago)
Gary Simone: I don't recommend cannabis. I had anxiety and derealization after it. I was smoking for 5 years and now I need to treat my GAD and social anxiety with sertraline.
Austin Hernandez (1 month ago)
I've only taken it for 2 weeks and I've notice that my anxiety has reduced greatly already. I have noticed that it DEFINITELY stops premature ejaculation too, because while I'm a virgin, I do masturbate, and it takes me much longer to reach orgasm. I'm not arguing with that though, because I've been like addicted to masturbation, so this is turning me off and stopping me from doing it, so this is actually a benefit for me too.
Rex (1 month ago)
I've taken it couple years and see no reason to stop. It also worked on me in less than 2 weeks and just got better when dose was raised from 50 to 100 mg. And every week was better even after that. I used to be pissed all the time and have hours of rage with no real reason, now most things are like "whatever". Oh, and I also went from masturbating three times a day to masturbating once in three days. At first reaching orgasm was really hard, but it eased up in three months.
Kimberly Riddell (1 month ago)
Side effects. Insomnia for years after discontinuation Mania suicide murder prison. It’s fucking poison. It’s actually 20% fluoride which lowers the iq.
Mark Levin (1 month ago)
Does the delayed ejaculation ever stop while continuing on the drug. Shit was embarrassing.
Mark Levin (1 month ago)
Mugs Not to be graphic, but it was a slutty chick giving me head who wanted me to cum on her face. I tried but couldn't. I had to go home and really focus on some porn for a release. Plus no more self-quickies. Its a big production now. I hate it.
Mugs (1 month ago)
Mark Levin how is it embarrassing to last longer??
Meghan Gracie (2 months ago)
Zoloft is working good for me. Well, that was until I had suicidal thoughts, and started cutting myself. I’m going to keep taking this drug until I get better.
Mugs (1 month ago)
Meghan Gracie woah if your starting to have suicidal thoughts please talk to your doctor and taper off immediately. That is a very dangerous possible side effect of this drug. Wish you the best
TheRusschannel (2 months ago)
The truth is we only know about 10% of how the brain works.... So these drugs are just shooting bullets blindfolded lol
The Drug Classroom (2 months ago)
We incompletely understand most disorders and many aspects of physiology. That's not a basis for avoiding treatments when we do have evidence about efficacy and safety.
casualpyromaniac (2 months ago)
David Tichborne (2 months ago)
it can treat bpd
Jaime Crawford (2 months ago)
I just started taking this medication. This video was very informative and thorough. Thank you!
Daexic (2 months ago)
Went up to 100mg, bad idea, I feel so tired and emotionally inconsistent, the smallest thing pisses me off, time to draw back xD
Lil Steen (2 months ago)
Why do some people take drugs and die right away while others can take em all the time? Because every drug has a different effect on your brain chemistry. Everybody’s brain chemistry is different. Man the ignorance on this page. Don’t smoke weed with an antidepressant or any any drugs unless u are prescribed. Simple 😂🤦🏽‍♂️
FaunOfTheDevil (3 months ago)
Sertraline allows me to function like a regular person. I've been taking it for over a decade, and I owe a lot to it. But, what works for me won't necessarily work for someone else. Still, if you get this prescribed to you, give it a chance before you write it off entirely.
arron frederick (3 months ago)
mirtazapine is better
arron frederick (3 months ago)
worse drug ever nightmare drug
Feelthefx (3 months ago)
If you enjoy psychedelics. You’re trips can be greatly diminished
Mugs (1 month ago)
Feelthefx even shrooms? I know it effects ex, what about lsd? As far as I have heard it only effects ex
Missy BrownEyes (3 months ago)
Zoloft was the first psych med I was started on. I couldnt swallow pills at that time, so I had to get it in a liquid form. It must be diluted in either Sprite or orange juice. Upping my dose just a couple milliliters sent me into a wild psychotic break that lasted for hours. Screaming, crying,howling, ripping my hair out in chunks, pulling my eyelashes off, ripping the skin off my arms until it bled, rocking back and forth... it was fucking terrifying... since then, and 5 years later, I still have restless legs, akathesia, from the overdose. Thinking it might have been serotonin syndrome... be careful with this shit, guys.
Alexander Mathew (3 months ago)
Extremely anxious about the side effects of this drug
Habla Mierda (3 months ago)
Was only on this one for 2 months but had side effects like panic attacks migraines and appetite loss, switched to Cymbalta which works a lot better for me. But hey each antidepressant affects each person differently
Just started this garbage. No more anxiety attack is a plus. But I finally got with the girl of my dreams and I have no desire to have sex at all. I don’t even masturbate anymore. Thanks Zoloft.
Seb Sosa (2 months ago)
Meinnstreamizer (4 months ago)
Zoloft is the best antidepressant ive been on honestly, nortriptaline the second best, and mirtazipine felt weird, but prozac is the worst
Sorrowfairiewhispers (4 months ago)
I'm prescribed this. 50mg for anxiety and depression.
timDSLR (4 months ago)
I found it quite useful for seasonal affective depression / low mood.
Natasha (4 months ago)
Zoloft is my best friend, i would marry Zoloft if it was a person it help to regulate my moods, sometimes i just had so much anxiety i couldn't stop talking for hours and other times i didn't talk at ALL for days, but now after 3 years i have been capable of see how my life have improved , my social skill have increased and my mood is more equilibrated and i'm able to do what a normal civilian can i'm still very depressed when i'm alone with my thoughts but i'm able to do what a normal civilian can , study , go out blah, blah lol
TheBigHungDaddy (14 days ago)
You look like a nutcase. Dumb bitch
Mariusz Pudzianowski (19 days ago)
+luca13knt Tolerance to drugs grows, sometimes side-effects start get worse at higher doses and improvement is barely noticeable, you will be using drugs/medications for longer then you'll see what I mean.
luca13knt (19 days ago)
+Mariusz Pudzianowski Everything stops working? That's your argument? Okay I guess.
Mariusz Pudzianowski (20 days ago)
+luca13knt because everything stops working at some point and you either up the doses (which doesn't do much at some point) or learn to live sober
luca13knt (20 days ago)
+Mariusz Pudzianowski ...why would he try to stop using the one thing that improved his life so fucking much?
saffron blu (5 months ago)
You need to be your OWN ADVOCATE NOWADAYS! Insurance companies RULE these Dr.s & their hands are usually tied.My Dr.will spend time & answer ANY question I have! Dr.s can no longer practice medicine as they initially thought! Its BECAUSE of INSURANCE COMPANIES, who have BEAN COUNTERS RUNNING THINGS! HELL! THEY ARENT EVEN DR.S! Its WHY U MUST be your OWN ADVOCATE! LOOK things up & if u have questions about anyrhing SPECIFIC, THEN ASK your Dr.! If he or she doesnt have the time to answer-GET ANOTHER DOCTOR!
Down Beatzz (5 months ago)
I'm about to do therapy for social anxiety and depression, and if it doesn't work for me, my doctor is gonna put me on Zoloft, I have been reading the comments and I don't want to take it if it destroys my brain, I want my brain still, anyone know anything they could tell me for advice?
saffron blu (5 months ago)
I was on it for a bit. Didnt work.No side effects. No withdrawel.Just stopped.
arron frederick (5 months ago)
sertreline is shit made me have terrible congestion problems it causes nasal infections
Gary Simone (5 months ago)
Zoloft is a awful med
Jesus Carrillo (4 days ago)
Gary Simone y?
Timothy Carter (5 months ago)
Who ever is buying this crap doesn't want to hear anything negative, the world has negative objectives that we can't stop, by taking sertreline, your just not going to face it and block it out, but not naturally, but by ruining your brain cells.
The Drug Classroom (5 months ago)
"Ruining your brain cells" is not a scientific or accurate description of anything sertraline does. It frequently has negative effects, but not for that reason.
Alienart (5 months ago)
Sertraline has helped me quite a bit. Yes, I want to sleep a lot and my sex drive is lowered a bit (but it's still strong enough and I'm 62), but this is a small price to pay compared to being nearly paralyzed with anxiety, being unable to answer the phone or to make calls or do my job efficiently.
Nice Guy (1 month ago)
+Mugs are u thinking of starting another anti depressant or not at the moment
Nice Guy (1 month ago)
+Mugs no problem mate good to hear that u are feeling better :)
Mugs (1 month ago)
Feeling better man. after 2 weeks i think i'm finally good. still have a bit of trouble at night but feeling better then ever. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Thanks man appreciate the concern.
Nice Guy (1 month ago)
+Mugs hi mate how u feeling now mate
Nice Guy (1 month ago)
+Mugs its must be a side effect of the meds hope ur ok tho
Evelyn Pugh (5 months ago)
Damn, these comments are so extreme and negative! I started Zoloft a few days ago and the side effects are very mild and I feel very stable. I've taken SSRIs for 2 years and they changed my life exponentially for the better! I know everyone reacts differently but Y'all dramatic as fuck! Try approaching this with some objectivity. If they don't work for you try something else. If they end up having bad side effects for me you won't find me bitching in some comments section about how SSRIs are the devil. Good God Get A Grip Girl!
xxxPlebacion (5 months ago)
I tried this for ocd and depression 3 years, it worked at higher doses, but its someone i would recommend to use to get out of depression and OCD and quit as soon as possible
I GOT SHANKED (5 months ago)
Back in the day I used to pop these motherfuckers like candies. The first time I did these little fucking devils I threw up for hours.... idk I was a dumb kid just trying to get high
Cadetri (5 months ago)
No longer pissed, you don't bother me.
Ruby Houseman (5 months ago)
The first few days I started I got flu like symptoms & was anxious so I stopped but got back on it & now after a couple of weeks I feel good. I normally feel like shit when I’m sober
Shydawg hanbowski (6 months ago)
Come on now you cant forget the suicidal thoughts or tendencies as a possible negative side effect
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
thats why doctors and I call it poison
The Drug Classroom (5 months ago)
I specifically discussed that risk in the "safety" section. I talk about suicidal thoughts and behavior sometimes occurring.
Karen Milligan (6 months ago)
Thanks for this information I have a doc trying to take me off citalopram after nearly ten yes on them now he wants to change me to these I don't know what to think so many different pills nowadays have a great day stay kool
rocknrollboise (6 months ago)
BRAIN ZAPS ARE REAL... beware of SSRI's, they're way more dangerous than everyone wants to admit.
rocknrollboise (6 months ago)
I completely agree, but there are SO many other ways to treat those things than SSRI's... They were not originally approved for long-term use (something I honestly wish any of my doctors would've told me 8+ years ago) and the bulk of the serious side effects only start to be apparent after you've been on them for a year or two. Believe me, I get it. Depression/anxiety truly suck, but there are PLENTY of safer options. I'm currently in the process of switching from Zoloft/Prozac to Wellbutrin which doesn't have even close to as many long-term side effects (I actually haven't noticed side effects of any sort, compared to SSRI's which I've been taking for most of my adult life, unfortunately). Love the channel, btw!
The Drug Classroom (6 months ago)
Untreated depression, OCD, and anxiety can also be problematic. SSRIs aren't uniformly negative and unjustified for everyone.
Nate Crawford (6 months ago)
there is a low risk with zoloft and dextromethophan i don't think ever experienced serotonin syndrome, although i did have a seizure once because i took too much dextromethorphan
JORDY (6 months ago)
This did nothing for me personally
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
zoloft and any other ssri skrews your mind up even you dont think so, and their a scam as far as working.
Kiara Black (6 months ago)
Been on this drug for four days. I have pounding headaches, extreme fatigue, insomnia, increased anxiety, aches and pains including tooth sensitivity. I don't know if this is normal but I'm scared. It's supposed to help my depression but I couldn't stop crying today from the fear and pain caused by this drug. Does anyone else have a similar experience?
Ed Bed (3 months ago)
I mean ngl if you're not reading the leaflet that comes with a drug that you are putting into your own body then you're a bit of a dumbass sorry
Kiara Black (5 months ago)
Adam Nesbitt When you're desperate for something to get you out of the dark place you're in, you will try anything. You won't care about silly labels. As a medical professional, the doctor should be responsible for informing patients about their medication and the risks that it may have.
Adam Nesbitt (5 months ago)
Kiara Black I was never informed either. I was written a prescription and before I used it I went home and read about the unfamiliar substance I was to start taking every day. Because I am not owed by my doctor, but I owe it to myself to educate myself. I wasn't being rude, just matter of fact. The information is out there and people seem to choose ignorance so they get a free pass at blaming the doctor because drugs have side effects.
Kiara Black (5 months ago)
Adam Nesbitt That's rude. My doctor never told me any of this when prescribing the drug. I was never informed that you get worse before getting better. People suffering from severe mental health problems shouldn't be duped into taking potentially dangerous drugs like that, nor should they be shamed for choosing to stop medication or reach out for advice if something goes wrong.
Adam Nesbitt (5 months ago)
It's been four days. You get a long list of possible side effects including the fact you'll often feel worse before you feel better, and the fact it takes 4-6 weeks to fully kick in. Read.
a person (6 months ago)
SSRI drugs are the devil. I was on Zoloft for years and all it did was take away any remaining happiness. I'm now on Seroquel and it actually takes away anxiety while still letting me feel happy.
Adam Nesbitt (5 months ago)
The devil isn't real, you had a bad reaction to a chemical. Chemicals are not good or bad, they just are
Carmen Morales (7 months ago)
I just started today I get anxiety. Thank you for sharing
Nice Guy (3 months ago)
Hi how are u now doing u still taking sertraline
Bob Cratchit (7 months ago)
Made me not fear death,I literally prayed to God to die lmao fuck setraline
Sampa Mukherjee (7 months ago)
I've started using sertraline 100mg for the past week. How long can i expect improvement? And also how long will my depression last using it? I know it's pretty vague but an estimate would be very helpful right about now. Thank you.
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
dont expect anything good, wish you the best
Şehram Elî (5 months ago)
any updates?
MIKEY STEC (7 months ago)
worst medicine i tried the first time i had depression the side effects sucked
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
super suck ass so called medication , doesnt even work. then you have to deal with the side effects.
Jonathan Myers (7 months ago)
Really not looking forward to taking these
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
dont take it , trust me its not worth it
Annie Kirk (7 months ago)
Can it make you have low spark count
Lyle Matmos (7 months ago)
ssri's are fine since we've been using them sinces the 1950's., but cannabis has only been used since before jesus was alive, so thats what we have to worry about
The Drug Classroom (7 months ago)
Or perhaps both can be fine.
Michelle Lopez (7 months ago)
I just started on this medication at 10 mgs it's okay i had my doc to prescribe me low doses am not constipated helps my stool movements i have diagnosed & battling ,OCD, M.depressions,GAD, dermatitis,carpal tunnel,internal bleeding,severe scar tissue damages,acid reflux & diarrhea episodes,plantar fascitis,anxiety, post pardom, cholesterol, high bl pressure, severe anemia complications, hypertension, chronic fatigue,asthma but i try to break my meds down at times but what is bad is when the main active ingredients are time released that is what causes most to overdose now i do take herbalist tabs use 100 % oils all helped me a huge great deal sad were prescribed these meds then the doctor's & pharmacies turns on patient's accuses us being drug addicts knowing that these health ailments are hereditary that can not be healed but subsided! & Now its illegal to mix benzo's with anti or anxiety meds..smh alprazo's actually work on me better then anti depressants i like to be painless,energetic,alert taking this med i feel lazy, slurring, constant yawning..smh i have to take energetic herbal or medication tabs to balance the drowsy lazy effects.
Michelle Lopez (5 months ago)
I had this medication switched out just recently it's not easy battling anxiety & chronic pains & depressions added allergies without battling side effects of some sort am the type do not like to be slurring & less active about being alert.
Justin Smith (7 months ago)
You should do Trazodone. I’ve been super curious about it’s method of action and just about it in general
Toddzilla (8 months ago)
do one on luvox
James McGowan (8 months ago)
I took this for about six months it did work but after a while I didn't no more I felt allot better but at the same time it changed my personality and I didn't like that.
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
Any ssri changes your perception, and rebuilds your mind , the longer you take it the worse.
saif saif (8 months ago)
Paroxetine best
reks890 (8 months ago)
Skip all other ssri take mirtazapine this shits gold
Missingno. :3 (8 months ago)
I got this 3 years ago because my ocd was so bad that i couldn't go to school go outside or do almost anything. I was 13 at the time. so the first day i took it i progressivly thrugh out day day got more and more happy beound anything i've ever felt until i felt like everything in the world was like it was supposed to be and even more happy than that. i started calling up old friends that i hadn't heard from for years and started talking to random strangers outside just because i was so happy. i then took a walk in the forest and thought everything was so beautifull and it felt like i was in love but with no one. the same weekend i sat up the whole night both days and almost didn't feel tired. I took this for one year and during that time my ocd damped down a bit but never dissapeared. i stopped doing this in the beginning of the summer for me it didn't have any negative effects whatsoever other that a lot of unproductivity and no motivation to do anything productive like creating stuff, when i got off it. no depression etc.
Nice Guy (3 months ago)
Your lucky u didn't have withdrawal
Russian Bot (8 months ago)
Me and Zoloft get along just fine
Gary Simone (5 months ago)
wait till you have the long term side effects,,lol,, like NO desire for sex,,
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
well its got you by the ass, sorry to hear that.
Murat Yuzdzhan (8 months ago)
What aboute asperger syndrome ? Can you explain sertralins benefits for asperger syndrome.
Kathy L (8 months ago)
No Name (9 months ago)
I took this stuff and gained a lot of weight when I was younger then I was prescribed Concerta for ADD a few years later then lost all the weight then got off it gained all the weight back. Now I'm slowly losing it again the only drug I take is cannabis. Before that I've been on several different antidepressants, sleeping pills, add pills. All of which had too many negative side effects when all combined. So I'd rather just smoke cannabis instead.
Steve K Smith (9 months ago)
Hair loss with zoloft?
Casni Sveci Dorcola (9 months ago)
I was a zombie
Phil for President 2020 (9 months ago)
These pills are trash, I was prescribed this by my campus psychiatrist and I paid $50 for 60 tablets. Worst decision of my life, I took these for a week and I got more depressed & anxious. What's worse is it made me nauseous and I threw up at 2 AM. After that I flushed all the pills down the toilet.
Salum Kazi (9 months ago)
Worst thing ever .. never take this shit . I wish I was warned about the side effects it could cause . I quit this shit a year ago . Would never try ssris or snris ever again .
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
I back everything you said up man, its pure body and mind poison.
bot fe (9 months ago)
what about citalopram?
Staffy P (9 months ago)
Why are you speaking in General American? lol.
Isabel Olsson (9 months ago)
Thanks for the video and the information very helpful.
Leah Davis (9 months ago)
I couldn't stand Zoloft. I had to get off of it immediately!! I switched to Mirtazapine and oh man, I am so happy I did! It's a way better anti depressant for me. Any SSRI's just don't do it for me...
Aashni (10 months ago)
zoloft gave me my life back
thenewking X (18 days ago)
+Austin Yipeo i am not against using the medication, but they should monitor their patients for serious side effects. Most patients won't go to the clinic to report the side effects cuz they don't want to pay for another visit. They come for us (pharmacists). Yet sadly pharmacists' role are still restricted though we do know about drugs more than physicians.
Austin Yipeo (18 days ago)
Rain ouchen make sure you eat *healthy* ketosis. It’s the healthiest diet in the world, the only cons of it are that it is harder to workout (but to counter that, you eat a little more protein and salt two hours before you workout) and if you’re stranded in the desert, you’d die faster than someone on a traditional carb diet but wouldn’t be as irritable as them from low blood sugar. Second tip is to avoid/moderate all supernormal stimuli. Examples are drugs, smart phone time, social media, music, shopping, gambling, video games, porn, eating (that’s why you do keto so you lose cravings to sugars and carbs) etc. Those activities are addictions which all roughly elevate the brain to 200% of normal dopamine levels which so does morphine which is only a third the strength of heroin. Alcohol is more dangerous than heroin fwi.
Austin Yipeo (18 days ago)
thenewking X they never find the root cause so the person diagnosed will actually end up wanting to kill themselves
Eclipse (1 month ago)
sooo happy for you ! how long does it take to feel happy again ? im over a month now ...still no joy no clear mind fixating on negativity . just slightly better
thenewking X (1 month ago)
Austin Yipeo 100% true. I don't know how doctors have the brains to keep their patients on it lifelong :/.
Mia Paboplanes (10 months ago)
I started taking sertraline when i was 15. Now 3 years have gone and i'm feeling fine. I still get sad but not deeply depressed as i used to be,however i'm still taking that med and i don't know why my doctor doesn't want me to stop my treatment.
Gabe Ramirez (8 months ago)
Mia Paboplanes..... because the doctor wants you forever on treatment..🙄
Zach Morris (10 months ago)
I just got it prescribed today and started taking it. I feel like I have acid reflux right now and I almost had a panic attack. i know it takes a while to kick in but i feel like it caused these symptoms immediately
DOCTORWHO ISGR8 (10 months ago)
i had years of anxiety after my sertraline was stopped, now back on and feeling better
Zenith Astrology (10 months ago)
Sounds like a drug that makes Zombies fly..
Chuck Wanker Junior (11 months ago)
If you like drinking, this drug is not for you Unfortunately that's a major potential deal breaker
Mia Paboplanes (10 months ago)
Well,if you avoid sertraline when you're drinking,that's alright! That's what i do at least. I love drinking and i feel limited because of sertraline.
Marcelo Velarde (11 months ago)
this shit is poison Ive taken for 6 months.
Matthew Perdoni (11 months ago)
It infuriates me that so many children's parents sell their children to big pharma with no ounce of research on the topic. Just letting doctors treat their children like lab rats
Gatds (11 months ago)
Anyone considering to take this here was my experience with Zoloft *1st day* After a couple hours, felt extremely drowsy and sleepy, nothing bad, it was fun. I felt good. *2nd day* Felt perfectly normal for the first 6 hours, but my digestive system was overworking, I went through digestion in 2 hours and felt empty 2 hours after eating. After those 6 hours I lost appetite, felt grossed out by everything. Extreme headaches and insomnia at night but still bearable *3rd day* Woke up with a headache, tired, didn't want to move, back pain. Throughout the day I started feeling more and more anxious. I reached a point of anxiety that I had never reached before in my life. Got extremely anxious, and couldn't eat. The one time I tried to eat that day I inmeadiatly got EXTREMELY nautious, anxious and was sweating, my heart rate was going really fast, and I really think I would have vomited if it weren't because my stomach was empty. After that I hard stopped taking it. After 3 days I did experience withdrawals but nothing really too bad Was taking ~70Mg each day, tablets were 150Mg cut in half.
yoplait (2 months ago)
You shoulda started at 25 or half of a 25
bigwillchill (1 year ago)
i was switched from Sertraline to bupropion .... bupropion does not work for me. sertraline did a better job of treating my depression
David Augustin (1 year ago)
Sertraline is not a good drug to take David
Ulvur Arnason (1 year ago)
This works really well, I love it. But the worst side effect is sleepiness. If im left alone with out being disturbed, I will sleep 16hours. My record is 21 hours. Before I slept about 8-9 hours, 10 tops. But otherwise I feel great on this drug. It is making my life worth lifing.
Setting Sun (1 month ago)
What if his brain wasn't normal in the first place
Timothy Carter (5 months ago)
Ulvur Arnason , see, now you're brain has been reconstructed and you have no chance of getting normal again, sorry, but that's one of the worse things about it.
Albanian Templar (7 months ago)
How much this cost?
Ulvur Arnason (11 months ago)
Sri Suryaji Vishivashanti, i had severe depression and anxiety. But I feel so much better, of course I had to work on the way I think. But zoloft really helped reprogram my brain if you will ;)
Surya Ananda (11 months ago)
Ulvur Arnason really pleased for you. I'm nervous of starting it after other failed attempts with other medications. Plus my case is complicated. -All the best
Marc Mondragone (1 year ago)
You have to decide what's more important. Your sexual life or your ability to function well again. Zoloft makes things down there kind of dormant. You practically have to concentrate all your thoughts in order to climax .
Nirajan Regmi (1 year ago)
I have spent months researching treating premature ejaculation quickly and found a great resource at Magic Remedy Method (google it if you are interested)
Betsy Singh-Anand (1 year ago)
This model, that model, "might", "maybe", "could" .... they have no idea how any of these SSRI/SNRI drugs actually work, or even *if* they work.
The Drug Classroom (1 year ago)
Clinical trials have shown they do indeed work. As for how they work, until we fully understand the central nervous system, it'll be difficult to give a full account of how a large portion of CNS drugs work.
Ivanna (1 year ago)
Should I take this shit? Im only 13. I have a life. I dont want it fucked up so early. I'm sorry if you guys are not a fan of a little child swearing. But my psychiatrist is a huge dick. He seemed too ready to put me on pills.
Shadow Man (1 year ago)
Go with a good sound opinion from a caring 'knowledgeable' Dr, no worries and remember this is just my experience but if it helped then that's one more piece of advice you have on board. My Dr has weaned me off it so I can FEEL more in life...take care :)
Ivanna (1 year ago)
Shadow Man thanks. It hurts me how people don’t tell you what to expect from the medications they prescribe you. It’s all money, at least how I view it. Thanks again.
Shadow Man (1 year ago)
Please do as I have been on Zoloft for 4 years and weaned off 200 mgs down to 25mg and a week ago came off it and all hell has broken loose in my brain....Google Zoloft withdrawal symptoms and that's me and what's more my Dr NEVER told me about these withdrawal effects! Please be very careful all shrinks answers seem to end in a script for something when you may just need to talk or cry or yell and scream. Take it easy and god bless :)
Ivanna (1 year ago)
Shadow Man i am. Im switching psychiatrists and I’ll see what happens
Shadow Man (1 year ago)
Get a second opinion please!
OrganicDinosaur (1 year ago)
Im taking this for OCD. I just started and I do feel happier, but got damn... These things give you horrible diarrhea
Lil Steen (2 months ago)
The effects go away within a couple weeks honestly within a less then a week for me lol no more random shits😂 but if it gets worse tell ur doctor
Gary Simone (5 months ago)
YES DO NOT TAKE i am coming off it and it is a bitch,, try CBD,, / cannabis ,It wokede for me
Ibanez Guitars (5 months ago)
you have got to be kidding me , that shit makes you someone your not, the devils candy
Mr. Mason (6 months ago)
How did they work for you. I too am about to start 25mg for OCD. It's a bitch..
OrganicDinosaur (11 months ago)
Nope, literally the only thing I experienced was diarrhea. And its not here and there, literally for 2 weeks straight I had diarrhea 24/7. But it was worth it in the end lol
Jérémy (1 year ago)
What about QT prolongation with sertraline ?
Ulf Johansson (1 year ago)
this drug is really good, but i think im going to try stop dis med in january 2018, i miss my libido very much
L A (2 months ago)
+evan becraft he's too busy swiping right lol
evan becraft (5 months ago)
Ulf Johansson did you get your libido back?
Noah2Josh (1 year ago)
i just started my zoloft journey! I post videos about my updates if you guys wanna check it out!
MellowMadnessRMX (1 year ago)
Sertraline works for me (200mg) along with Klonopin. (Anxiety / Panic Disorder)
Gary Simone (4 months ago)
MellowMadnessRMX ..... wow that is some heavy hitting meds Fod Bless you
Ibanez Guitars (4 months ago)
Edwin Gonzalez , people will do what they can, to feel better than having to suffer. My own personal advice is exactly that, it's my own opinion that we (meaning I still am) have to just suffer through part of our lives, and that's not a bad thing, I'll keep suffering till it's my time, like the Lord made it. And I still know how to keep my chin up and put a natural smile on my face and that's from the heart. But I still don't think people should go from ad to ad, till they try to believe they have the right one. Sorry man but there pretty much all the same. I still wish the best for you and your friend. God bless
Edwin Gonzalez (4 months ago)
Timothy Carter trust me I've known the guy forever he's shown me all the meds he's tried and so far Zoloft/Sertraline works the best and he's already tried medical marijuana and he didn't like it even if it was CBD oil
Ibanez Guitars (4 months ago)
Edwin Gonzalez there's a lot more ways for people to help themselves than thinking an AD is the only way for help, sorry about your friend though, I wish him luck.
Ibanez Guitars (4 months ago)
MellowMadnessRMX , you might take it, but it's not really helpful as far as healing you. It's only making more problems for the future. That shit is garbage!!!!
Harris Hemion (1 year ago)
I currently take 125mg a day for depression and anxiety. It is quite effective for anxiety and somewhat effective for depression. On the other hand I often feel like a robot, and my thoughts are more muddled now. Currently I feel like sertraline is the lesser of two evils.
Óðinn (1 year ago)
harris hemion what do you mean by muddled? Can you go into detail
TJ Devereaux (1 year ago)
I'm willing to try anything, because......(this is a response I've posted to other antidepressant vids too)....I've been on Buspirone, Citalopram, and clonazepam to sleep, for years....we've tried different dosages, different times, but the only emotion that I can feel fully is depression. It pretty much killed my sex drive, but I've been taking testosterone injections for that (i'm a 48-year-old gay man), which has helped a little bit, but it's also killed my ability to feel any kind of high whatsoever. Remember when you were a child and you can get super excited about something? Well, I can't feel that anymore, no matter how good the news is, I feel nothing, I literally feel dead inside. But the depression deepens, to a point where I've been suicidal many many times. To the point where I cry myself to sleep and wake up in tears, and I'm beginning to give up. I just began seeing a new psychiatrist, he seems really nice, in fact I have my second session with him tomorrow, so I pray to God that he can help me either get off these medications, or find ones that actually work for me, because there's no way in hell I can take this anymore. I've suffered from depression most of my life, but when I was 20 I also had to deal with ulcerative colitis and colon cancer, from the age of 20 up until just this past December, I've endured 33 absolutely brutal surgeries, leaving me with less than 5% of my entire gastrointestinal tract left, they even removed my rectum and stitched it shut, a devastating blow to my sex life is a gay man. And that's only the tip of the iceberg, I also developed five chronic, often crippling diseases as side effects of my treatment for the Colitis and cancer, and the cancer has returned three times already. Combined that, with absolutely horrendous family problems, I'm amazed that I haven't killed myself yet, but I'm getting closer and closer each day, it's like living in a cloud of darkness, where I can see no light and feel no happiness or joy, with only misery and pain as my companion. I simply do not see the point of living anymore, if all I have left is pain, then why should I bother? I'm desperate for help, if anybody has any suggestions, I'm all ears, thanks.
Kiinqq_Oscar 24 (10 months ago)
Death is peace
Afura33 (11 months ago)
TJ Devereaux sorry for what you have been through :-/. Could the new psychiatrist help you?
Elias F (1 year ago)
I've been diagnosed with Depression, GAD, OCD, and ADHD and just got prescribed sertraline on top of my bupropion. Hopefully it makes a difference but the potential side effects are pretty disheartening and makes me want to instead just self medicate with marijuana, tianeptine or kratom, ketamine and psilocybin, and the occasional etizolam.
Missingno. :3 (8 months ago)
did the sertraline work for you?

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