Originally Posted by ardyce
I did a search here on the forum for Zoloft and found many opinions here on the board but noone relaly described exactly how it makes you feel like does it make you feel detached emotionless calm morry free happy? I am not just wanting to know wether it worked or didnt but more how exactly it makes you feel?
It varies from person to person and I'm not sure about others. I don't think it's been good for me though.
It's made me very tired and kind of emotionally detached. I can't remember the last time I was able to cry, or really have a good laugh about something. One of the major concerns with zoloft is that it can cause anxiety as well as help manage it. I've been taking it for the better part of the last ten years, went off a couple times, always ended up back on it.
It's also given me issues with insomnia, harder to sleep and such - but the other medication I take, xanax, helps with that. It's probably a combination of the two that has me so numb and so often depressed, even apathetic. I feel kind of like I'm going through life with my eyes half closed, half awake, not really alive.
For others, it probably helps a great deal. For me - I'm not entirely sure what good it's done for me, if any. I've really grown to hate psychiatric meds, so I'm kind of biased due to my own experiences.
If you're considering it as an option, make sure you do your research first. I'd suggest neutral sources as well as Physicians and pharmacists.