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    My med experiences

    Insomnia
    Ambien 10 mg, 1 at bedtime. Helped me fall asleep quick, slept only about 3 hours and i was back up. I didn't sleep all the way through.
    Worked fine, but the same next day.. sluggish,dragging.. feeling


    Valium Diazephem. 10 mg 3x a day
    This was works for me because it's quick, it's fast, and it helps the anxiety go away.
    Downside, when I feel sleepy and droggy and slugglsh. I've went to less of my dose and it balances well.
    Vistaril
    1 or 2 capsules needed 3 x a day . I just started- will update the feeling.


    Depression
    Setraline
    (Zoloft) ( I was given the 50mg to start me on it. Low dose.) I haven't started it yet.
    I'm a bit scared. but I will start it this week.



    If anyone has been taking these medications, please let me know your experiences.
    Thanks
    Last edited by FuzzieSocks; 02-24-2015 at 06:52 PM. Reason: spelling

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    I just started setraline about a week ago 25ml and the only thing I did notice is it kind of makes my head feel funny like a light headache. It also didn't help my appetite it probably made it worse. I Didn't have an appetite before taking it. I'm thinking about quitting it cause I need to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anxiety34 View Post
    I just started setraline about a week ago 25ml and the only thing I did notice is it kind of makes my head feel funny like a light headache. It also didn't help my appetite it probably made it worse. I Didn't have an appetite before taking it. I'm thinking about quitting it cause I need to eat.
    Anxiety34
    Did the Setraline take your appetite?
    Will u be switching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzieSocks View Post
    Insomnia
    Ambien 10 mg, 1 at bedtime. Helped me fall asleep quick, slept only about 3 hours and i was back up. I didn't sleep all the way through.
    Worked fine, but the same next day.. sluggish,dragging.. feeling

    Valium Diazephem. 10 mg 3x a day
    This was works for me because it's quick, it's fast, and it helps the anxiety go away.
    Downside, when I feel sleepy and droggy and slugglsh. I've went to less of my dose and it balances well.
    Vistaril
    1 or 2 capsules needed 3 x a day . I just started- will update the feeling.

    Depression
    Setraline (Zoloft) ( I was given the 50mg to start me on it. Low dose.) I haven't started it yet.
    I'm a bit scared. but I will start it this week.

    If anyone has been taking these medications, please let me know your experiences.
    Thanks
    3 x 10mg Valium a day is a lot! Be careful of this because it's very addictive.

    Zoloft worked well for me (as do other SSRIs I've been on). They tend to increase anxiety for a couple of weeks but that will pass. They are better long-term for anxiety/depression than things like Valium because they don't build such a tolerance.
    Last edited by gypsylee; 02-24-2015 at 08:40 PM.

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    I didn't have much of an appetite to begin with I was only eating once a day but now it's like I'm not hungry at all. I'm gonna give it a another week or two if I don't notice a change in my appetite I'll stop. Ive loss enough weight. Besides that I kinda think it is taking the edge off though.

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    I took Sertraline for a while. Like other drugs in this category the lack of being able to sleep and feeling like I was on cheap E's didn't really appeal to me and so I stopped before they could build up the required levels in my body.

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    How strong, how costly, the urge to fight our fate and turn back time. But life is meant to be consumed, not preserved to ward off doom. One can surely die from fear, before the end is ever near.

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    I'm not sure what cheap E's are, but I have a low tolerance. Even though I was told the Zoloft will take a week to get in my system, maybe I'm overreacting but even at 50mg I fell asleep today not long after my1st day of taking it. I have been told several times the Valium is addictive. I'm sure that's why my memory is almost gone, forget short term, I can remember long term, but everything is fuzzy!!

    My therapist suggested a pill box yesterday and it FREAKED ME OUT. Only because I don't want to become a zombie on pills....and I told her that.
    She's wanting to see how I "RESPOND" to the meds. As if , there aren't enough "experienced....patients" out there. 50mg is low, my mom was on 150mg. So I don't know. I'll give it a shot!

 

 

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