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It is recommended that you read about serotonin tryptophan and natural antidepressants before using any pharmaceutical antidepressants.


Zoloft, SSRI's, and Depression: One of the members of the selective serotonin re uptake inhibitor family, Zoloft is Pfizer's prescription drug used to fight depression. While each of these SSRIs are slightly different, they all have the same common function. All the SSRIs enhance (elevate) serotonin levels in the synapse by blocking off the escape paths. On top of its antidepressant effects, Zoloft is known to have anti anxiety effects. This is a common feature of most SSRI's since the elevated serotonin levels cause a sense of pleasure which offsets anxiety.

Although each SSRI manufacture admit they do not know how their respective drugs work, each claim that they help to correct a “chemical imbalance of the brain.” SSRI's prescribed in the wrong dosage may actually cause extreme chemical imbalances.

Zoloft side effects: Many of the side effects of Zoloft are similar to the Prozac side effects on our Prozac page. Here is a short list of potential Zoloft side effects: upset stomach, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, dry mouth, sexual side effects, feeling sleepy or tired, tremor, indigestion, sweating, feeling agitated, and having less appetite. In studies, most people did not have to stop taking Zoloft because of side effects, however many did.

Zoloft feedback: Zoloft Feedback - See what others have to say about Zoloft - for the sake of time, ease of update, and potential legal concerns I moved the feedback and website idea to a blog @ depressionblog.com feel free to leave Feedback

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It is also recommended that you read about serotonin and tryptophan before using any antidepressants.


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