People's Opinions On Zoloft?

Posted by EdCork @yangedd, Nov 27, 2018

Hey,

Is anyone on Zoloft here? I was with my Psychiatrist two weeks ago (Diagnosis of BPD, Depression and GAD) and we were discussing my severe anxiety and panic attacks and she prescribed Zoloft. I'm sure the dose was 50mg to be increased this week, but my mind seriously couldn't handle this drug. I had violent thoughts, I felt completely out of touch with my body, I walked out of a store and left my coat, hat and gloves there and even lit a cigarette in the middle of the post office (No exaggeration). It was like I was acting without even thinking and only realizing minutes later. After four days I had to stop because I couldn't function properly and went to my GP and told her. She immediately stopped the medication and left notes on her PC for my Psychiatrist when I see her this day next week. Has anyone ever experienced side effects to this level on Zoloft before?

Thanks guys,
Ed

@lioness

@lilypaws Sorry for reading your story maybe I shouldnt have but this being an open forum I read all post to see if I can respond somehow. Its hard what grandmothers have to go through isnt it. Mine is 12 tomorrow and I cant see him I called tonight to wish him happy birthday but he was in the middle of something and his Dad my son said to call tomorrow morning so I will ,such is life . Take care

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We need a grandmother’s support group!
Don’t our children know that we have such wisdom and experience to share 🦧
I took care of my first grandson while both parents worked. They moved to the other side of the Earth and had another child.
When my daughter in-law became sick she asked if I would come to help. Her mother could not go(?) My husband took vacation days and we both went.

When we were returning, one of the children asked if I could take him with me.💔He was the one whom my daughter in law seemed to treat harshly.

School was starting and I told my grandson that he was going to meet his new teacher and make new friends. He could come to visit on vacation. (He did. We had a great time. My husband likes to ski and ice skate…and 🛷.

Grandmothers have be resilient, especially when they have worked with parents in both private and public school systems ..to help parents develop positive parenting skills.
(Catch the child being good ❣️And praise him. (“Good job) ( I like the way you…..)

Where was my son? He got the picture and spent a lot of time with the children.
Thankfully all seem to be doing well.

It’s not easy being a grandparent (who tries to be
silent(🦧)

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@lioness

@lilypaws Sorry for reading your story maybe I shouldnt have but this being an open forum I read all post to see if I can respond somehow. Its hard what grandmothers have to go through isnt it. Mine is 12 tomorrow and I cant see him I called tonight to wish him happy birthday but he was in the middle of something and his Dad my son said to call tomorrow morning so I will ,such is life . Take care

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@lioness You too. It's so sad. At least you can talk to him over the phone, but his dad wouldn't let you talk to him on his birthday! So it sounds like you have no contact with your son or daughter either. Keeping a grandchild from their grandmother is hurting them more than you. I mean its not hurting them right now, but I think down the road it will. We have so much love and guidance that we could give our
grandchildren. I only have the one and that's Marlowe. The last time was around New Year's and her grandmother had Marlowe do a skit for us on skype. It was wonderful. I know the other grandmother cares, she sends me pictures and let's me know somewhat whats going on with my son and family, but not much. I know her daughter is very controlling and is part of the problem. Jeanie All we can do is pray.

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@helenfrances

We need a grandmother’s support group!
Don’t our children know that we have such wisdom and experience to share 🦧
I took care of my first grandson while both parents worked. They moved to the other side of the Earth and had another child.
When my daughter in-law became sick she asked if I would come to help. Her mother could not go(?) My husband took vacation days and we both went.

When we were returning, one of the children asked if I could take him with me.💔He was the one whom my daughter in law seemed to treat harshly.

School was starting and I told my grandson that he was going to meet his new teacher and make new friends. He could come to visit on vacation. (He did. We had a great time. My husband likes to ski and ice skate…and 🛷.

Grandmothers have be resilient, especially when they have worked with parents in both private and public school systems ..to help parents develop positive parenting skills.
(Catch the child being good ❣️And praise him. (“Good job) ( I like the way you…..)

Where was my son? He got the picture and spent a lot of time with the children.
Thankfully all seem to be doing well.

It’s not easy being a grandparent (who tries to be
silent(🦧)

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Here's a grandmother's support group, grandparent's actually, in times of COVID-19.
– Hey there grandmas and grandpas…opportunity knocks! https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hey-there-grandmas-and-grandpas-opportunity-knocks/

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@lilypaws

@suz55 I liked your post to @am3. I had a good experience growing up on a farm in Iowa, but I married my love who would go with me and then break up with me and I loved him soooo much. He finally came to me and wanted to stay with me. We got married and 11 days after our marriage he was killed in a car accident at 20 years old and also another good friend was killed with him. It was so tragic for me at the time that I turned to alcohol, but not now. My mom committed suicide at 69 and I'm 68. We have a son who is Bipolar 1. We have mental illness through our family. It is very inherited. Our son is a professor, but cannot teach because of his Bipolar 1 and some of it is the way he was raised. His dad was pretty hard on him and I know his wife who is also a professor is one of the reasons we have no contact. I haven't seen my 8 year old granddaughter since she was 3, but skype with her at her other grandmother in Chicago. My son and family live in NY and his wife teaches at Columbia and does research. Both of them are too smart for their own good. I can't even Mail anything to Marlowe and have to send cards and gifts to her grandmother in Chicago then she forwards them to Marlowe. It's something else and I just pray. All is in the past and I have had lots of counseling. I'm happy now and looking forward to my surgery. Sorry for telling my whole life story. I guess I had to get it out right now, but really I am OK. Blessings Jeanie

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Sorry to hear. Don’t know why there is so much pain and sadness. One thing you can always do is pray for your grandchild and it sounds like you have found a way to make a connection. Good luck on your surgery. I am glad you shared your story.

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@lilypaws

@lioness You too. It's so sad. At least you can talk to him over the phone, but his dad wouldn't let you talk to him on his birthday! So it sounds like you have no contact with your son or daughter either. Keeping a grandchild from their grandmother is hurting them more than you. I mean its not hurting them right now, but I think down the road it will. We have so much love and guidance that we could give our
grandchildren. I only have the one and that's Marlowe. The last time was around New Year's and her grandmother had Marlowe do a skit for us on skype. It was wonderful. I know the other grandmother cares, she sends me pictures and let's me know somewhat whats going on with my son and family, but not much. I know her daughter is very controlling and is part of the problem. Jeanie All we can do is pray.

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@lilypaws . I do talk to both of them over the phone I think it was him getting ready for the party today . He loves to bake and him and his Mom are baking cupcakes for today . I did call and talk with him today . I think it is this stay at home order we have here They are adhere to it like me but of course I have to go out at times to get supplies . Im glad the other grandmother is so good and kind to you . One thing is they remember what you did when he was little and will come around . Take care be safe

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Hey folks, (@helenfrances @lioness @suz55 @lilypaws)
Can we take the grandparent chat over here:
– Hey there grandmas and grandpas…opportunity knocks! https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hey-there-grandmas-and-grandpas-opportunity-knocks/

Let's leave this discussion to be on the topic of Zoloft.

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