Zoloft (sertraline) and compulsive shopping

zoloft helped at first i think.but after stopping it i think i have made the connection that zoloft was causing my compulsive shopping, even just 2 days of not taking it i no longer feel the need to buy stuff and browse stores for hours knowing i dont need anything but still wanting to buy something anyways. i felt ok past few days not taking it (happier than usual tbh) but then took zoloft last night and this morning i get the panic buying to try to beat the deadline for amazon same day delivery. i snapped out of it but i think i will continue not taking it as this is not sustainable.

I had compulsive shopping on Abilify. Never tried ADs.

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SSRIs are well known for making people manic, i had full conversations talking as fast as eminem, with people i barely knew, on prozac.

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i wouldnt say im manic on it. but i have depressive type sza so i dont really get mania. i never needed antidepressants i was always a one med person just an ap and i felt fine. i had terrible depression from klonopin withdrawal that lasted like over a year, it is called PAWS. around the time i started zoloft i started improving but im not sure if it was the zoloft helping or my brain finally healing from benzo withdrawal. guess i will find out eventually but i was on olanzapine (which i just started back on) for years and never needed anything for depression

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I only got mania and haven’t got depression at the time. I’ve been diagnosed with different psychotic disorders, the diagnosis is always changing i’ve been given mood stabalizers.

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