Monday, May 10, 2021

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  • I stumbled upon this article from a Google search on antidepressant over-use. I’ve been on Zoloft for 2 years now after talking to a nurse practitioner about menopausal symptoms, attempting to give up cigarettes and excessive sleeping. I want to wean myself away from this drug, but get an attitude from reluctance from the doctor and NP.It did help quickly, initially, but I feel it has possibly “opened up” an issue with impulse control, most obviously with unnecessary spending at a store or eating certain sweets I enjoy. It’s as though I haven’t the will to stop or curb these urges….and that is NOT like me. I have always been a bit indulgent, but only moderately…in a way of occasionally “enjoying life.” These over-indulgences of late, however, are destructive.
    I definitely will be having this conversation with my new Dr in an upcoming visit and plan to share this article with him. He’s a pretty smart guy and is a teaching Dr, who I think would welcome any input I have and be willing to address my concerns based on the latest information available.
    I am curious to know if any others have experienced similar impulse control behaviors while taking an antidepressant like Zoloft.