SRS So I just started Zoloft for social anxiety. v. NoAppetite

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  1. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Doc started me off a few days ago on 50mg (for 1st 7 days), then 100mg/day after that for social anxiety. I haven't really noticed a difference yet, though I wasn't expecting to since I hear it usually takes about 4 weeks before you start noticing anything. Anyways, one thing I did notice is that I don't seem to get hungry anymore. And if I do get the munchies, I can't seem to eat much at all.

    This happen to anybody else?

    The side effects said I'd probably gain weight.
     
  2. RMarks

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    I've been on 50mg/day for about a year. I take them for social anxiety as well. When do you take the pills? I take them at night before bedtime and have never had the problem of the no appetite.
     
  3. TwiggSS

    TwiggSS eh?

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    That's a pretty common side effect for any AD, I'm on wellibutrin for my SA and my appitite is shit. :(
     
  4. Falconer

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    I know you shouldn't stack medicines, but maybe talk to your doc about an appetite stimulant?
     
  5. JustJeff

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    Not a good idea.



    Talk to your doctor to see if it's a common side effect. If it is, then you might just have to deal with it.

    I'd say, you shouldn't have started it in the first place :/
     
  6. AustinL911

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    Eh, I could stand to lose 20-30lb. anyways. I'm not really bothered by it, but was just curious if it is a common thing.
     
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    yes that is a common side effect with SSRIs, as is decreased sex drive and feeling tired/yawning
     
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    switch to a benzo.
     
  9. Blahaboxxx

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    I regained my appetite after about 3 weeks at 50mg/day. I just made sure that I ate at the appropriate times when I wasn't hungry, and I started exercising more to try to make myself feel more hungry.
     
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    Yea. I noticed that too. Wasn't sure if it was due to the meds. And maybe it's just me, but it doesn't 'feel' like a normal yawn. Much more.........intense. If that makes any sense. :hsugh:
     
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    I like them for some reason :hs:
     
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    do not switch to a benzo unless thats your only option. I was on ativan then one more before they tried xanax. I found that xanax just made me high.
     
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    Im on that too and I still eat like mad. I was praying to god that my appetite would drop on this med, but it didnt.
     
  14. interstate

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    How does Zoloft effect social anxiety disorder? I might go to the doc soon and see if they will prescribe it to me. I'm also having slight depression at the moment..

    But how exactly does it help? How does it make you feel different?
     
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    yes zoloft works pretty well, My wife did the lexapro thing it worked pretty well but killed her sexual side.
     
  16. iwishyouwerebeer

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    I lost 10 pounds when I started Zoloft
     
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