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HELP I'm so scared

Ive been switched from Paroxetine to Zoloft as am looking to try for a baby and this is supposed to be 'safer'. My doctor has changed me over gradually.  I took Paroxetine 20mg for 2 weeks plus Sertraline/Zoloft 50mg, then went to Paroxetine 10mg and Sertraline/Zoloft 50mg and 5 days ago I've stopped Paroxetine altogether and am now just on Zoloft 50mg...I've went to the doctors yesterday because I feel terrible terrible - headaches, feeling incredibly depressed and crazy! I feel like I don't even know who I am anymore.  The doctor said it should pass in a few weeks but ive Googled paxil withdrawal which has terrified me as people have said either it takes months to feel normal again or they never feel better! Im so scared....I don't want to feel like this forever. ..should I just go back on it?

I would have thought being on the Zoloft would have heloed with withdrawal effects but it doesn't seem to have!

How long does it take for Zoloft to kick in? I have been on it for 5 weeks now. ..shouldn't I be feeling better by now?

Am so depressed as I really want to try for a baby and I know I cant be on Paroxetine so scared ill be like this throughout my entire pregnancy when I want to be happy and enjoy this time.  

In an ideal world I don't want to be on any meds but I have such bad depression and anxiety that its not an option for me...feeling annoyed that the Paroxetine worked well and now I can't be on it anymore!!

Please help me x
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1551327 tn?1414146344
I commend you on your choice to go through this for a chance to have a baby.  For me the Zoloft took about two weeks to start working.  Hang in there, you can do this.
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I sent you a private message.  Zoloft can take 6 to 8 weeks.  More detail in my msg.
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Thank you - I am terrified of never feeling better. The zoloft isn't helping and this Paxil withdrawal is horrible.  Xxx
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4190741 tn?1370181432
Have you talked to a therapist or your doctor about how you feel.
Are you in therapy for your depression?

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Hello. I used to but can no longer afford it x
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Avatar f tn
Do you think increasing my dose of Zoloft from 50mg to 100mg may help? I feel so awful I don't know which way to turn. I feel like I am going crazy. Please help somebody x
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1551327 tn?1414146344
You can ask your dr about going up on the Zoloft and he/she will likely go with you on this.
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Thanks for your response - do you think it would help me or will this make me worse? x
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1551327 tn?1414146344
For me (with all my meds) there was a time for pills and a time for not being on pills.  I am not saying that you should think about stopping your medicine.  With any change whether it be a drop in dose or an up in dose you can expect changes but I can't tell you whether it will make you better or worse.  I am interested in your experience though if you wish to come back on and share it.
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