question about Zoloft

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twiggyjanlyn

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My neurologist put me on cymbalta after a month I started having problems passing urine, they told me to quit taking it, at my follow up I told the doc that I didn't know it was same class as effexor, or I wouldn't have taken it, as I had problems with effexor. Trying to be proactive, I mentioned that I had seen where zoloft had been used. He snapped at me and said ( I don't prescribe zoloft see your GP) I was stunned but even more so after I discovered I wouldn't see my neuro doc until Nov. Can anyone tell me why he would say that, and also if anyone has had success with zoloft?
 

laineyk56

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Just came off Zoloft. was on it for 15 years..was not given it for fibro but for anxiety

Can tell you that it stopped working on the anxiety and I can not say it ever gave me pain relief. Also I ballooned up 50+ lbs while on it

I do not think SSRI's are any good for this
 

DK_engineer

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I have taken Zoloft for about 10 years at a low dose. My doctor prescribed it because I had anxiety that was causing severe insomnia and it has worked well to prevent the insomnia... Until I got fibromyalgia this year. Now I take a second low dose antidepressant to help me sleep (trazodone). Since I was on Zoloft before I had fibromyalgia, it is hard to say how much it helps. If I miss a dose of either medication I definitely feel higher levels of pain, so they are doing something for me.

And here is my unsolicited opinion: I am very annoyed by that neurologist's lack of professionalism. He shoul not have snapped at you for asking a question. If he thinks Zoloft is a bad medication or if he thinks it is the wrong medication for you, it is his job to let you know that and why . If he's just having a bad day he should keep it to himself.

Anyways I hope you can find a friendlier doctor to discuss this with soon.
 
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