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|04-16-2010, 05:39 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Generic Zoloft (Sertraline)
Hi all. I am on a higher dose of sertraline for OCD and I guess depression... It's been a couple of weeks and at times I feel so down, and the OCD was awful for a few days, it seemed even worse. I am wondering if anyone has any input about this? I have to wait weeks to see the doctor because I am on state sponsored care. Thanks!
|04-16-2010, 06:14 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Go ask the Multivax
A couple of weeks isn't quite long enough. I know it sucks that medicine as important as these types take friggin 6-weeks! Surely if mankind can clone a sheep, we can get medications that stop our crazies - a wee sooner. Seriously, is it too much to ask?!
<sigh> But, we don't.
Anyway, If I remember correctly, I didn't feel any worse before it kicked in. Depression only, I don't have OCD. I have no insights for ya. I just feel your frustration.
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|04-18-2010, 08:02 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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I've been on zoloft (sertraline HCL) for over ten years. It does take a few weeks to take effect. Only difference I've noticed about generic versus brand name is that the generic is cheaper. It sure helps to keep my depression from being unbearable.
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|06-07-2010, 04:29 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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Hey Sleepie, I'm on 200mg of Sertraline for OCD aswell. It takes ages to kick in (8 weeks from when I started taking it) and about 4-5 weeks everytime the dose increases. It knocks you around a bit but seemed to help generally in the long term for me. But I dunno if it's the right drug for me anymore.
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|06-08-2010, 05:19 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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The generic (no-name) pills are exactly the same formulation as the brand name pills.
If you don't see the Sertraline working within 4 - 6 weeks, maybe see your doctor?
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