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Unread 02-09-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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I have PTSD pretty bad, I started Zoloft a few weeks ago (It makes me so tired and drawn out), according to my psychiatrist my memory loss and inability to remember things is due to my PTSD and that the Zoloft should help, has anyone has a similar experience with this?
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I would do research on Zoloft. There is NO indication that Zoloft should help with your memory. I would ask them to give you documentation on any claim they make.

I was on Zoloft and stopped taking it, due to it damaging reactive responses. That I have experienced. While driving I could not let go of steering wheel and retract. I went through stop signs. My jaw hurt from not being able to REACT and release.

I told my therapist this...and they just made up excuses saying its just a side effect. I said NO it is messing with my reactive responses. Its to impair emotional responses. ...and that is what is does. This is why many people are reporting they are numb and CANNOT cry anymore. They are told its because it is working and its normal.

It is not. I stopped taking it.

Its NOT going to take things away accept your emotions and reactive responses.
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No, Zoloft doesn't help with memory recall.
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Thanks for getting back to me so quick, I am going to discontinue use of it, so far all it does it make me not able to get up in the morning, I don't even remember unplugging the alarm clock. I am going to talk to her soon about other medications.
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I have also been having a lot of suicidal thoughts, I sit there and run through scenes in my head.
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Can you switch to another antidepressant that might help your mood and motivation? Prozac is very activating and may help with your energy, as a suggestion.
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I have PTSD pretty bad, I started Zoloft a few weeks ago (It makes me so tired and drawn out), according to my psychiatrist my memory loss and inability to remember things is due to my PTSD and that the Zoloft should help, has anyone has a similar experience with this?
I also started zoloft a couple months ago for anxiety related to complex PTSD, depression, I started to develop panic attacks. It also makes me tired but that should ease up after a while. I also have severe insomnia and was hoping it would help that but I was wrong.im at the maximum dose now and it has helped with my anxiety which in turn with time, has helped my memory. I was so anxious,falling apart and all my symptoms and issues. So indirectly it does help.
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I was given Zoloft because supposedly it has anti-depressant effects on some people, and anti-depressants weren't working for my depression....all it really did was make me feel really numb and uninterested in everything but to numb to care. Also made it even harder to remember things, and I already had trouble with that.

Given that I also have PTSD, that was not good...I was starting to feel quite detached. Also Zoloft is an anti-psychotic and yes the thought of 'what if they just said it was for depression' has crossed my mind but then again they use anti-histamines for anxiety and sleep which works for some people when its technically allergy medicine, so drugs can have multiple uses.
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