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Condition: Depression
7/6/2015 6:07:40 PM

Reviewer: chester, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
In March, I mentioned to my MD that I was feeling slightly depressed. He prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft). Stopped after 5 days because of severe side effects (insomnia, diarrhea,nausea,headaches). Side effects stopped immediately. About a week later developed a rash, starting on torso, spreading from chin to ankles. In next week or 2 developed blisters over entire body, covering nearly every sq. in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
5/29/2015 11:54:16 AM

Reviewer: dnholdcraft, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication to treat my depression and social anxiety. It's worked wonders for the anxiety. Interacting with others (even strangers!) is much more comfortable now. It helped my depression for the first year. But for the last few months I've been constantly sleepy, no energy whatsoever. I've been late to work often because I can't drag myself out of bed in the m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/29/2015 6:09:59 PM

Reviewer: maggie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
over a long period of use, at first was effective now after a year of use...I have developed symptoms..such as dry cough, depression and irritability with people, side ache and upper abdomen pain, stabbing pains and back pain, headaches...Im stopping this stuff to half pill for a couple of days then completely off it. I feel tremendously sad that lab animals were put thru such pain to try out this ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/24/2015 9:13:21 PM

Reviewer: Sertraline Feedback, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Really didn't help me. Had problems with easy bleeding and insomnia. Stopped about 3 weeks ago, and now I sleep better and bleeding has decreased (blood noses and easy cuts). Doctor was not happy, said I had to see him again. No way. I came off the same way I went on, gradually over two weeks, 25 MG a day for those two weeks. Personally, my Therapist was far better for me, and she doesn't ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
1/2/2015 11:11:29 AM

Reviewer: Iakovlevskaya, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was taking this for my Depression and PTSD. I had a severe and rare allergic reaction to the medicine. If you ever start having "Tics" like Tourette's, immediately call your doctor. My doctor unfortunately blew my reaction off, so I had 3 E.R. visits in 4 days and went to different towns before they finally helped me at St. Joseph's. It did work for me, in the beginning, that w ... Show Full Comment

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