138 patient evaluations for Sertraline

1,076 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

CupcakeKitten
76997 thumb
CupcakeKitten
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
24 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Avoidant Personality

See CupcakeKitten's full Sertraline history

May 9, 2016 (Started Aug 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Feelings of hopelessness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Problems getting along with others)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Irritability)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Avoidant Personality Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Did you experience any unexpected positive effects from taking this medication? YES! Pain from menstrual cramping is heavily reduced while I'm taking this! My pain was awful on Wellbutrin XL.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 27, 2016 (Started Aug 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Problems getting along with others)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Irritability)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Avoidant Personality Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Apathy, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 21, 2016 (Started Aug 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Problems getting along with others)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Irritability)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Avoidant Personality Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Apathy, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Aug 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 6, 2015 (Started Aug 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
MSMomx4
Portrait default thumb
MSMomx4
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See MSMomx4's full Sertraline history

May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 1, 2016 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 21, 2015 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2015 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My digestive problems have been resolved. I have no other conditions that would lead a doctor to think I had anything seriously wrong with me. I now take 150 mgs of Zoloft. I take it every day with no problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only problem I've had is bad diarhea, from starting to take it again after not having been on it for about a month. This was due to a change in providers.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 28, 2014 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am now taking 200 mg a day (4 50mg tabs a day). I have no problems with taking it at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 2, 2014 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 8, 2014 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it has had no impact on my lifestyle at all. It is a pill taken once a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Mazin Z
13989 thumb
Mazin Z
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
44 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
OCD

See Mazin Z's full Sertraline history

Dec 12, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sparkifox
50091 thumb
sparkifox
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
30 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
PTSD

See sparkifox's full Sertraline history

Dec 12, 2015 (Started Nov 12, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i missed a few doses and it took a few doses to stop the withdrawl effects

  • 0 helpful marks
lazaras
12975 thumb
lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M52y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See lazaras's full Sertraline history

Oct 9, 2015 (Started Apr 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
MIKE GRIST
37842 thumb
MIKE GRIST
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
56 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Mild Depression

See MIKE GRIST's full Sertraline history

Aug 1, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found that taking Sertraline was much more effective than any other Anti Depressants i have taken. My reason for stopping was to try and ascertain whether or not it was causing another Medical disorder, NIGHT SWEATING. IF the Night Sweating persists without the Sertraline i will probably go back to Sertraline
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Linda13915
58764 thumb
Linda13915
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 67
Condition: Corticobasal Degeneration 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Corticobasal Degeneration

See Linda13915's full Sertraline history

Jun 7, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't take too much of any drug, and don't take them forever.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
AcornTree
32134 thumb
AcornTree
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
32 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Schizotypal personality disorder

See AcornTree's full Sertraline history

May 18, 2015 (Started Dec 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Schizotypal Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some unexpected positive effects are weight loss (or not much increase in weight)

  • 0 helpful marks
BipolarQueen
42289 thumb
BipolarQueen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
30 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See BipolarQueen's full Sertraline history

May 9, 2015 (Started Oct 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Frequent nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
asdf1179
70518 thumb
asdf1179
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

See asdf1179's full Sertraline history

Jan 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works great
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 138 patient evaluations for Sertraline