I am 19 years old and I suffer from a panic disorder. Just recently, I began to have panic attacks which are absolutely terrifying.
My doctor put me on Zoloft, and I hate it because it makes me tired as hell too. I yawn until my jaw hurts really bad and I have no energy or no drive. All I wanna do is sleep, except I sleep terribly. I am exhausted and then I can only sleep 4 hours and I'm refreshed for about a few hours than sleepy again. My schedule is all messed up.
I also suffer from an attention disorder and am prescribed to 30mg Adderall Xr.
Since I started taking Zoloft, I haven't had many panic attacks but it completely ruins my focus from my Adderall. It didn't kill my sex drive, but every once in a while, it is nearly impossible to orgasm. You think this would be a good thing, but having sex for 2 hours and not having an orgasm is no fun. It defeats the purpose.
I also was laying in bed one night and began to hallucinate before I fell asleep. I thought I was dreaming but I wasn't. It was really weird. I also have very very vivid dreams. I can remember my dreams for days. Its not so bad, unless you have a nightmare. You feel like its really happening. I can remember every single person in my dreams and every little detail. Very strange.
I'm just not focused at all on it, and even when I took more adderall, I still couldn't feel focused or awake. I work out 7 days a week and I take a pre-workout supplement that used to get me all pumped up... not I just wanna go to sleep on the bench.
I kinda feel as if I took a hit of marijuana when I take my Zoloft. Just really calm and don't care about nothing. Thats not how I wanna feel every day though. I can't get anything done and I need to stay focused as I am a full time college student.
If anyone has tried any other SSRI's that don't cause them to be tired and exhausted all the time... please let me know. I am open to opinions so I can tell my doctor to try me on something else. I don't wanna just guess on different medicines... I wanna try something that others had successes with.
Thank you for reading my post.