Zoloft Insomnia

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Zoloft Side Effects

Author: Peter Gitundu

One may consider taking this antidepressant known as Zoloft to curb their anxiety and depression. I ask myself, does he/she really know what the root cause for his/her anxiety and depression is?. If one does, is he/she willing to experience Zoloft side effects which I consider to be depressants? 

Zoloft side effects include ejaculation failure, dry mouth, increased sweating, dizziness, headaches, tremor, rashes, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, agitation, libido decreased, nervousness, insomnia and anxiety again. This goes to show that when you want to diminish depression, you are also destroying your perhaps healthy body with this Zoloft.     

Before taking Zoloft make an effort to be acquainted with the core source of your anxiety or depression. When you know it you can be able know other alternatives instead of experiencing Zoloft side effects. You may think that depression is a major disease and hence opt for medication, but it is not. Depression and anxiety affects everyone at different durations of time. The important thing is to know how to cope with this conditions rather than seeking a treatment which ends up worsening instead of fixing.

When one takes Zoloft he/she may decide to bear with the effects which may go away within six weeks or so. However, if you decide to stop taking Zoloft, you will have a bit of trouble coming off of it. This is another Zoloft problem it addictive. When you stop taking it you experience a great deal of loss of appetite sightedness, dizziness and so on.

Then again when you compare Zoloft side effects with some other kind of depressants it tends to stand out. Other depressants have extreme side effects and that leaves you with Zoloft. To all those who might be under going depression or anxiety, do consider a non-medication method to curtail them. Let medications like Zoloft be when bad goes to worst.

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9 Responses to Zoloft Insomnia

  1. Tariff says:

    Zoloft – Insomnia. How long does it LAST!?
    I’ve been on Zoloft for 3 days, 50mg.

    I have sleept around 10 hours over the past 3 days, I’ll head to bed at around 12am and be wide awake at 3am, without a fault.

    I can’t sleep and just seem to be awake all the time.

    How long does this last?

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  2. glassescarblue says:

    drug zoloft and insomnia?
    Has anyone taken zoloft for anxiety and it kept you awake? What did you do?

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    • C S says:

      Zolft isn’t prescribed to treat insomnia and won’t make you angry if you stop taking it. I’m not sure where the first two answers got their information. Here’s some info that I got from the Zoloft website.

      Remember, everyone is unique and reacts to Zoloft differently. Here are some things to keep in mind while taking Zoloft.

      What to Expect in the First Few Weeks
      Every person is different and reacts to Zoloft differently. After many years on the market, we’ve noticed some patterns:
      You’ll begin to feel better soon, but not immediately. Some of your symptoms might start to improve within 1 to 2 weeks or it could take up to 8 weeks.

      You might experience some side effects.
      The most common side effects are dry mouth, insomnia, sexual side effects, diarrhea, nausea and sleepiness. You might get some of these side effects, but not necessarily all of them. Side effects are likely to lessen over time.

      Studies show that Zoloft is not associated with weight gain, so you shouldn’t gain weight because of Zoloft.

      Zoloft won’t change who you are as a person, but Zoloft can help you with your depression and certain anxiety conditions.

      Important Things to Remember
      According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the recommended length of therapy for depression is 6 months to 1 year. Here are some important precautions you should take:
      Drinking alcohol while taking Zoloft is not recommended.
      Keep talking to your doctor while you’re on treatment. If side effects are bothering you, let your doctor know.

      Ways to Feel Better, Faster
      There’s more to treatment than just taking medication. If you take care of yourself while taking Zoloft, it might help you feel better, faster. You might want to try:
      Exercising every day, even if that means just going outside for a stroll. The better your body feels, the better you feel.
      Eating healthier. Healthy eating can also improve how you feel.
      Sharing your feelings. Talk to the people you trust the most, like family and friends. Having people who support you can help with your recovery.
      Read expert advice on what to expect during your treatment.
      Learn about simple lifestyle changes that can help you get better, faster.

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  3. Healthy Guy says:

    Bad Zoloft! insomnia bad!?
    took my 1st zoloft pill today (only 25mg), and i have to say, there is NO WAY i can take this again….i felt fine all day after taking it, but, its been in my system about 14hrs and its bed time now…i went from easy to sleep, deep sleep to, insomnia, im rolling around for the past 1.5hours….

    and just when i feel like im about to fall asleep, somethingbothers me, like a hot flash, of a leg pain, or i feel like im short of breath, or my heart races a little…like its causing a small panic attack….this SUCKS!

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    • Moonface says:

      Hi! I’m so sorry to hear you’re feeling bad. If you’re suffering from depression or panic attacks, please try the following steps (whether you continue taking the meds). I think they’ll really help:

      1.Breathe properly – if you control your breathing, you control panic. As soon as you notice the signs of anxiety, check your breathing: breathe in slowly through your nose pushing your tummy out (to the count of 5 or so). Breathe out slowly and for a bit longer (to the count of 7 or so) through your mouth. Do not breathe rapidly or shallowly (in the chest area). This will soon restore the balance of oxygen and you will feel a lot better.

      2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy! CBT is proven to be the most effective thing for panic attacks and depression. It takes a bit of work, but it is super effective. You can speak to your doctor about taking a course or you can take a course for free online at: http://www.livinglifetothefull.com/ It has been funded by NHS Scotland and has had great results thus far.

      3. Try relaxation exercise tapes (progressive muscular relaxation). They really help if you practise often enough. This site has instructions on how to do it without the tapes (and other useful info): http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/minipax.cfm?mini_ID=23

      With each of these steps, practise makes perfect. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. Don’t give up hope! Best of luck!

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  4. Dawn says:

    What to do about Zoloft Insomnia?
    I know how to fix insomnia (i’ve done it and studied it) but i’m not sure if the same ways to treat insomnia (without medication) will work for insomnia created by zoloft. I will eventually adjust to it (i’ve only taken 2 doses so far… half pills) so I was also wondering when the insomnia will wear off?
    Oh… note: I’m not taking another medicine… this one is for two purposes… anxiety and my inability to feel rested. So far i feel rested and the tightness in my stomach has gone. it’s amazing and when i’m tired or get less then 8 hours of sleep I an extremely anxious and am prone to panic attacks. So this stuff is working great other then the part where I can’t seem to fall asleep when i’m tired or stay asleep long.

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    • ilf rettub says:

      My first week on Zoloft was kinda hellish as my body was adjusting to it. For approximately 7 days or so I was constantly dizzy, felt nauseous and could hardly eat a thing. Luckily it did pass and it turned out to be a great medicine for me. Just give it 1-2 weeks and if your side effects don’t start to settle down or worsen contact your doctor to discuss a change in dosage or medicine all together. Best of luck to you :)

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  5. Nathan says:

    Can Zoloft cause insomnia?
    Ever since I started taking the anti-depressant, Zoloft, I’ve noticed my sleeping has been different. Whereas I used to sleep all the time and be really tired, now whenever I go to sleep I wake up only a few hours later, and have trouble getting back to sleep.

    I got four hours of sleep yesterday, and last night I went to bed at 7:45. I woke up at 12:45, and didn’t fall asleep until somewhere from 3:15 to 3:45 AM.

    I’m wondering if I’m suffering from maybe mild insomnia or something, as the Zoloft I’m on is 50 mg. Anyone able to answer?

    EDIT: I take 50mg Zoloft, 2mg Abilify every morning. Around 5:50 A.M.

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