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Sep 11, 2018

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I think Zoloft absolutely saved my life in 2012. Circumstances my life such as losing everything after the 08 crash, and simultaneously aging out of my profession (ageism is real, don‘t let anyone tell you differently), having to couch surf in my late 50’s...all exacerbated what was already there, my predispostion to depression. It was a perfect sewage storm. I had no money, no job, no insurance. I found a study in which to apply to be in, on Craigslist. Without that and the subsequent prescription of 200 mg of Zoloft per day, I’m not sure where I would be today.

i moved last year to a rural area, my home town actually. I found a job that pays me very little but if im VERY frugal I can survive on it and my social security. Things got better. Since I had no more access to my prescribing doc, I weaned myself off the Zoloft, thinking I woulnt need it anymore. It seemed to be messing with my skin. Small scratches, bites, pimples, bruises took months to heal. I had not been aware of that side effect and wonder if anyone here has had that experience. I’m absoluteLy NOT doing well without the medication. I cry all the time, have no energy, no interest in doing anything or seeing people. I have terrible anxiety that keeps my stomach in knots all the time. I was able to get an appointment with a nurse practitioner for the end of this month to get a new prescription. I hope she will know what to prescribe. Do I ask for Zoloft again and sacrifice my skin? Do I ask for anti anxiety meds too?

Sep 11, 2018

Thanks for your post, AbbysBestie! Everyone reacts to meds differently. I gained weight on Lexapro, a friend of mine on Lexapro lost weight (I'd take her issue over mine any day! 😉). Did you ever see a dermatologist for your skin issue before assuming that the Zoloft did it? Just trying to trouble-shoot for you. Because if Zoloft wasn't the culprit in your skin condition, I would say by all means, go back to Zoloft. Especially since being off Zoloft is so horrendous for you. As for the anxiety issue, I'm going through something similar right now --

 

My psych has titrated me almost 100% off Lexapro recently. I'm down to 5mg daily (from the initial 20mg dose). Prior to Lexapro, I've tried all sorts of anti-depressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Trintillex, Celexa) and none of them did anything for my anxiety. I always had to take a supplemental benzodiazepine, which I don't recommend as those are highly addictive. But Lexapro stopped nearly 100% of my anxiety. (It's the only anti-depressant to my knowledge that's been FDA-approved for both anxiety AND depression.) After being on 5mg of Lexapro for only three days, I'm noticing anxiety, irritability, and crying creeping back in. I'm trying not to panic, but if this doesn't go away over the next week, I'm telling my psych and will have her bump my dosage back up. While I'm not crazy about being on meds the rest of my life, depression and anxiety will make me go crazier.

 

Prior to asking for Lexapro yourself, do the research. (I could be wrong; at the time of this writing, there may be newer drugs that have been also FDA-approved for the anxiety/depression combo.) But I'll tell you from my experience -- having been a HUGE General Anxiety Disorder/Social Anxiety Disorder sufferer, Lexapro was the only drug that successfully targeted the two.

 

Best of luck to you, and remember #itisourfight!

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