As I've stated before, I only just began to address my OCD clinically. I saw my Dr, who prescribed Zoloft for my anxiety. This was a feat in itself. I left the script at the pharmacy for nearly two weeks before filling it. I would obssess about everything from possible side effects to dependency and finally decided I couldn't live my life the way I had been anymore. I decided internally that any small negative effects of meds would be worth feeling better.
I have been taking 50mg of Zoloft for the past three weeks (give or take). The very first day I took the little blue pill, I took it on my way to work. WOW, big mistake! By 10:30 I felt as if my eyelids weighed 5 pounds. And the strangest thing was that each time I'd yawn, I felt as if I would swallow my tongue. I called the Dr's office and the nurse advised me to take the med at night in order to prevent extreme drowsiness.
That did help, but Thursday night my two year old decided he'd hide my bottle from me. I couldn't find it anywhere and wasn't able to take the med that night. Friday I felt fine until about 2:00. My head started hurting and I got really tired. By the time I made it home at 4:00, I was exhausted and my head was pounding. I went to lay down, and woke up at 8 or so. When I got up to go to the rest room, my head was pounding so badly I was dizzy. I vomitted from the extremely bad pain. I went back to bed and slept until the next morning at nearly 9:30.
That's a whole lot of sleep! Does anyone know if it was only coinsidence that I got sick the day after I skipped a dose, or is this the kind of thing that happens when you don't take Zoloft? I am thinking of gradually getting off of the med if that is what happens from missing a dose!