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Has anyone ever died from Zoloft?

Has anyone ever died from Zoloft?

Although no cases of fatal overdose with only sertraline have been reported, symptoms of non-fatal sertraline-only overdoses include somnolence, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, ECG changes, anxiety, and dilated pupils with the amounts ingested ranging from 500 to 6000 mg (1).

Do you still take Zoloft after 15 years?

The Zoloft stopped them dead in their tracks. So, I still take Zoloft to this day. However, now 15 years later, I’ve been suffering from severe depression, and the Zoloft seems to be having a marginal effect combating my depression.

Why did I lose consciousness on Zoloft at 13?

Losing consciousness for a type-A Virgo who is hyper-aware and hyper-vigilant represented a loss of control, a fear of death on some level, and the ongoing sensation that I wasn’t safe in the world. A lot for a 13-year-old to think about, right?

When did I start taking Zoloft for panic attacks?

I originally began taking Zoloft for panic attacks about 15 years ago. I had been having panic attacks several times a week for years. I was nearly housebound from the panic. The Zoloft stopped them dead in their tracks. So, I still take Zoloft to this day.

Why did I take Zoloft in the first place?

While hyper-vigilance probably kept me safe as a hunter-gatherer in a past life and successful as an athlete in this life, it ultimately prevented me from learning how to let go. My therapist and family members suggested medication, but I resisted it for a number of reasons.

Why did my husband not want to take Zoloft?

He wasn’t a huge fan of it, having been on medication when he was younger and learning that it carries a stigma and often is prescribed just as the easy way out of things. We ended up agreeing that we trusted my Dr, she’s seen us through the entire thing so far, and if she thought something was wrong, we’d take her recommendation seriously.

Losing consciousness for a type-A Virgo who is hyper-aware and hyper-vigilant represented a loss of control, a fear of death on some level, and the ongoing sensation that I wasn’t safe in the world. A lot for a 13-year-old to think about, right?

What are the most common side effects of Zoloft?

4 Increased Anxiety Another one of the more common Zoloft side effects is called akathisia. “It’s like feeling amped up or restless, like you need to move, or like you’re unable to calm down,” explains Dr. Hermann. In some cases, akathisia can even feel like a panic attack.

How old was I when I took Zoloft?

While my childhood was generally carefree, spent imitating all of the ethnic Disney princesses and running around like the little tomboy I was and still am, things shifted when I hit age 13. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what happened.