I stopped taking the Zoloft over one month ago. I have been on a fairly strict diet since then, but I have not lost any weight. Should I expect to lose the weight with diet, as above, and excercise? If so, when should I expect this to happen? As I said, it has been one month already, and I am really getting concerned. Would the Zoloft have permanently affected my ability to lose the weight?
I am very worried about this. By the way, I have had my thyroid tested before and it was normal. Also, I am not currently on any medications. I really appreciate your help with this, and thank you in advance. It is not a permanent thing, but weight is very hard to lose for most patients once it is on. Zoloft I have been taking Zoloft for post natal depression for the last year. Within this time I have taken myself off Zoloft a couple of times and within a couple of days I have felt extremely depressed again.
While I have been taking Zoloft I seem to feel much better for a while then these 'good' feelings seem to plateau so I then think that Zoloft is not working or cannot help me anymore, so I stop taking it. Then I start to feel very depressed again as I earlier described.
Also I have been breastfeeding my child during the time I took Zoloft and I am worrired it could affect her. Should my dosage be higher if it feels like it is not working anymore or my depression feels like it has worsened. You don't mention your dosage, but sounds like a higher dosage is in order. Most mds would recommend not breast feeding if the zoloft is necessary due to the lack of information on babies exposed to these drugs. I have episodes of depression.
The first major episode started when I was in my 30's. I was treated with Prozac for a few years. The personality it produced seemed excessively artificial to me. The next episode was treated with Zoloft. This produced a less excessive and artificial personality which my husband likes, but it has had a negative effect on my desire for sex. I have just become aware of Bupropion. Could Bupropion dopamine uptake regulator be used in conjunction with Zoloft selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor or should it be used instead of Zoloft.
I am concerned about gaining sexual libido at the expense of a stable personality produced by the Zoloft. Commonly used with Zoloft to help the sex drive. If this is not successful, try Ritalin or equivalent the day you wish to have sex. I don't know of any interaction with any of the OTC medications for cough. Use any of them. I am a year-old who recently 1 week ago , discontinued the use if zoloft,50mg's daily. I am active, jogging several times weekly, and am medium built.
I know body composition may effect the levels remaining in my sysem. How long does it take for the medication to be depleted from my system? The medication wil usually be gone within about a week to ten days. The withdrawal syndrome if it occurs may occur up to three weeks after stopping zoloft.
Paxil is the shortest, Prozac the longest and Zoloft is in the middle. I know it is reccomended to "notify my Dr. So, today, 4 days later I am getting symptoms of shakiness and panic. Is that common and will there be other symptoms. I am not going to go to the Dr. I just want to do this cold turkey. Also problems with my son messing around with recreational drugs.
The zoloft helped me get through all of that. I would expect a flu like feeling, aches, fatigue, nausea to last up to two weeks. In the past I have had two "grand mal" seizures when withdrawing from xanax. I have been taking paxil for years, my doctor has stoped the paxil, and is starting my on zoloft, and after 5 to 6 weeks he wants to add Wellbutrin.
My question is, am I in danger of having seizures when I start the wellbutrin? These drugs do increase the risk of seizure, but probaly pretty small if your EEG is normal and these were drug withdrawal seizures pretty common if you stop the xanax too fast.
My eight year old son has been taking Zoloft for about 4 months. Originally he was on He has gained about 10lbs in the past three months quite a bit for only weighing 72 lbs before meds. My husband and I are very concerned and mentioned it to his dr, although we are not very impressed with her evaluation of him and are having a difficult time finding a good child psychiatrist.
She said weight gain is common however, he has had a loss of energy and just mopes around the house, does not want to play with any friends and is eating everything in sight. We feel the affects of the Zoloft will be worse than if he were not taking any medication at all. If we take him off of the Zoloft, will he lose the weight he has gained or should we put him on a diet? Sounds like you need a new md. If he is not better, you need some other combination of drugs.
The weight gain will usually persist while he is taking the medication. I have been back on Zoloft for a couple months, and have been experiencing night sweats. I know that excessive sweating is one possible side effect of Zoloft, but I do not find that I am sweating any more during the course of the day, just while I sleep. I have experienced night sweats in the past, and I was taking Zoloft then too, but never associated the two until recently.
Are the night sweats probably being caused by the Zoloft? Are there any other anti-depressants that would not have that same side effect? I have heard that Celexa is good.
Sounds like it although not a usual problem with Zoloft. As to other meds, you would have to try them discuss it with your md. Does the drug zoloft have any chance of interacting with over-the-counter drugs such as Sudafed that are used to relieve allergies? I just started to take Zoloft for depression. Before I started to take it, I had bough some appetite suppressants. I was wondering if taking the Dexatrin would effect the 50 mg. Thank you for your time and you correct answer.
Probably not, but I would discuss it with your physician. IS it okay to take Zoloft mg and Augmentin mg together? I just want to make sure. I forgot to tell my doctor that I am on ZOloft as well. Can I take zoloft if I am taking zyrtec for my allergies? And will I have any side effects? Shouldn't be a problem. I am currently taking Zoloft 30 mg. What are the possible side-effects or potential problems? No data here, but doesn't make a lot of sense. I am a 30yr old male who recently was diagnosed with episodes where I almost pass out.
We first tried a beta-blocker but that didn't help. Since December I've been on Zoloft. At first 50mg a day but that was changed to mg a day after a recent tilt-table test. Is this a real health risk? Since my dose of Zoloft is fairly small should I be concerned for the days of taking the cold medicine? Although theorectically possible, I don't think that I have ever seen this problem with my patients on these drugs. In general, these drugs have minimal side interactions with other drugs.
I was prescibed Zoloft because Prozac had ceased to be effective for me after taking it for about 2 years. It seemed to be working well, but then I ran out and was unable to get the refill for two days. I have been back on the Zoloft for over a week, but ever since I stopped taking it for those few days, my depression became much much worse, to the point where it is affecting my work and marriage.
Can a small gap like this cause Zoloft to stop working, or was it perhaps not working in the first place and the initial improvement due to a placebo effect? It would be uncommon for zoloft to work when prozac did not since their mode of action is similar. Secondly, a small time off might give a withdrawal syndrome but not protracted depression. What dosage are you taking? Zoloft can be used up to mg a day in most clinical situations. Hi, I have been taking 50mg Zoloft for depression for about two years and recently increased the dosage to 75mg.
If it takes three to four weeks before Zoloft takes effect initailly, how long does it take before the dosage increase takes effect? I have been taking 50 mg of Zoloft for 2 years for what my doctor termed as "situational depression" as a result of a death in my immediate family, the ending a 16 year marriage, and my hysterectomy.
All of this happened in about a 12 week time period. I sought therapy about 6 months after all this and started taking Zoloft. I have to say, I feel like a different person today. I have never been a person that takes prescription medication and don't want to continue the use of Zoloft. I have reduced the dosage to every other day for about 1 week and completely stopped taking it 5 days ago. For the past 72 hours I have experienced dizziness , light headedness, fatigue, and extreme irritability.
I am a very healthy person so I thought must have had the flu until the "rage" started. A problem I've never had before! I began to "search the internet" for what I have found to be my worst nightmare. In the past 6 hours, I have read more stories of people experiencing the same thing I have. It is NOT the flu. I am having "withdrawal symptoms" from discontinuing Zoloft! My doctor assured me this was not an addictive medication when I started taking it. I gave him a lot of opposition about taking an anti-depressant medication and even sought a second opinion.
It seems that you have had a lot of folks asking you the same questions too and I don't see a really clear answer. How long will these symptoms last? Is there a way to "wean" yourself off of this drug that is not so unpleasant?
I want my husband and children to love me and be able to tolerate this transition. Please don't say by taking another med! Do people experience the weight loss after they stop taking this medication? In addition to your answers, can you direct me to another web site, book, toll free number, hotline, etc.? I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time Please help! There is no easy way to wean this medication in withdrawal. We usually cut the dosage slowly for patients who experience the syndrome.
But, the severity of the withdrawal does not seem to be always proportionate to the dosage that the patient was taking. Usually the symptoms last weeks, decreasing over time. As to the weight, most of my patients who experience weight gain on the SRIs slowly lose it after stopping the medication. I have been taking 25 mg of zoloft for migraine headaches, for almost 3 days.
I have gotten more than enough sleep, yet I still feel very tired. In a week I am supposed to go up to 50 mg. My question is will that side effect wear off, and if not should I consider not uping it to 50 mg as I am having side effects with 25 mg. Some patients get better, some stay fatigued. You'll have to try it, give it 3 weeks and see. Will taking Zoloft decrease the effectiveness of birth control? I have just stopped takin Zoloft. Senior dosage ages 65 years and older The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to.
This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects. Your doctor may start you on a lowered dose or a different dosing schedule. Use of sertraline by nursing mothers has not been adequately evaluated. What else should I know about Zoloft sertraline? What preparations of Zoloft sertraline are available? Sertraline should be stored at room temperature between 15 C and 30 C 59 F and 86 F.
Is it safe to take with the other medications? I have reviewed your question regarding Zocor simvastatin , Cozaar losartan , Synthroid levothroid , Prempro conguated estrogens , aspirin, and Zoloft sertraline. The available literature indicates that is a slight increase in bleeding due to the interaction between the aspirin and Zoloft sertraline.
You may want to review this with your physician. For any immediate concerns, consult your physician Thank you for contacting Everyday Health Q: My son is 16 and on Zoloft.
Today he had an anxiety attack. He has been on the medication for about 12 weeks and was fine until today, although he did not began to show signs of improvement until about a week ago. He also has a lot of issues with acne and has been on almost all antibiotics recommended for it. I heard that there is an effective medication, but that there are many side effects for it including depression.
Zoloft sertraline is used to treat both depression and anxiety attacks. As with all antidepressant medications, it can take several weeks to show effectiveness. Side effects are patient-specific and often dose-related. The most common antibiotic used to treat acne is tetracycline. All antibiotics also have side effects which are patient-specific.
Please talk to your son's doctors about your concerns. I am currently on Zoloft, and, would appreciate any valid information you can give me on it. Zoloft sertraline is very effective drug often used to treat depression.
It is a member of a class of drugs called SSRIs selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The following website discusses many aspects of the drug: How long should a patient stay on Zoloft? Does it cause additional difficult episodes if ones stays on it a long period of time?
Zoloft sertraline is an antidepressant medication in the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRI. When antidepressants are used to treat depression it is generally recommended to be on the medication for one year and then taper off. If a patient continues to have episodes of depression, or the first episode was very severe a patient may be on it indefinitely.
Many patients will be on Zoloft sertraline or other antidepressants for many many years without complications. Your health care provider can provide you with more information about how long your antidepressant treatment will be for. I am currently partially breastfeeding my daughter who turns 5 months next week. She gets about half her intake from formula, and the other half from breastmilk both nursing and expressed milk. I need to go on Zoloft in order to help with my premenstrual dysphoric disorder PMDD and am willing to go on a reduced breastfeeding schedule, in order to minimize the risk of transferring the medicine to my baby.
Would you be able to help me figure out the optimum time gap between taking the medication 50 mg once a day , and nursing my baby? Studies have shown that levels of Zoloft sertraline and its metabolite found in the breast milk of mothers is very low.
There are no published controlled studies on the use of Zoloft by breastfeeding women. Based on the way Zoloft is distributed within the body, it would be difficult to impossible to determine any optimal time between taking the medication and nursing.
Therefore, basically all times would be equal in exposure to any drug levels in the mother. I took half a Zoloft today as recommended, and I felt more anxious and like I was going to jump out of my skin.
I had not eaten, and I took it with my baby aspirin and high blood pressure pill. Is that a side effect or what? The empty stomach and other medications should not have caused the effect you had. Sometimes people respond this way to one medication in this family, but not to others. If you have only taken one dose, your doctor may want you to try it again, to see if you get the same response or if your body gets adjusted to it.
If it happens again, let your doctor know that you are not tolerating it and another SSRI can be tried. These medications do take approximately one month to get the full effects from, but you should have more energy and motivation to do things after the first few days. After you are on one antidepressant for about a month, do not stop it abruptly, as this can cause anxiety and more depression. A taper down is recommended after being on an antidepressant for a month.
Let your doctor know what happened and see what he or she wants to do. For more information on medications and depression, please visit our links at: I've been taking Zoloft for three years, but not noticing a difference in how I feel.
Can I stop taking it? The first thing I notice is that you have been on it for three years. There is a chance that the medication may be helping you, but you don't realize it. Sometimes patients stop their antidepressants, and then they realize that it was actually helping them.
However, if you have the perception that it is not working, then you may need to consider a different dosage of Zoloft sertraline or a different antidepressant. One very important thing about Zoloft setraline is that it should not be abruptly stopped and no medication should be stopped without permission from your health care provider.
Please talk with your health care provider regarding your options in treatment. Attached is a link to additional information provided by Everyday Health regarding depression. I started taking Zoloft 50mg once a day, after taking it, I get very nauseous. Should I cut the pill in half and take it after breakfast and lunch, instead of taking 1 pill on an empty stomach? Zoloft sertraline can be taken with or without food. Taking Zoloft with a full meal may help to reduce some of the nausea.
If this doesn't work for you, it would be best to speak with the doctor prior to taking the medication in two halves. If this is a new medication for you, often times the side effects will lessen and may even go away completely as your body gets more accustomed to the medication.
If the nausea continues to be a problem, the doctor may even consider changing your medication. Normally it is best to speak with your doctor regarding any type of changes to your medication regimen. Megan Uehara, PharmD Q: What exactly will drinking alcohol and taking Zoloft do? Zoloft sertraline is an antidepressant classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor SSRI. Zoloft sertraline works on chemicals in the brain to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD , panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD and premenstrual dysphoric disorder PMDD.
It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your health care provider. Some of the most commonly reported side effects associated with Zoloft sertraline therapy include drowsiness, dizziness, feeling tired, nausea, upset stomach, constipation, dry mouth, changes in weight or appetite, difficulty sleeping and decreased sex drive or difficulty having an orgasm. This is not a complete list of possible side effects so it is important to consult your health care provider if you experience anything unusual or bothersome.
According to the prescribing information, patients being treated with Zoloft sertraline should avoid alcohol. Although studies did not show an increase in mental or motor skill impairment with alcohol, patients taking Zoloft sertraline are still advised to avoid alcohol. Zoloft sertraline may be taken with our without food and should be taken with water. It is important to take your dose at the same time each day.
Beth Isaac, PharmD Q: How should Zoloft be dosed in a teenager? Zoloft Sertraline is an antidepressant in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs. Sertraline affects a chemical in the brain that can become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Some of the most common side effects of sertraline are dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation, weight changes, dry mouth, and sleep problems.
Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: Zoloft should not be stopped abruptly, withdrawal symptoms may occur. Drug interactions can occur with Zoloft; consult your physician or pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or supplements.
Burton Dunaway, PharmD Q: Drugs can cause weight gain in several different ways. Some can increase appetite or make you crave certain types of foods like those high in carbohydrates or fat. Other medications may slow down metabolism or cause fluid retention. However, the effect of prescription drugs on body weight is complex.
Some drugs have no effect on weight, while others cause weight gain or weight loss. Also, the same medications can cause weight gain in certain individuals and weight loss in others.
There are also drugs that initially cause weight loss and then lead to weight gain with long-term use. Most prescription medications associated with changes in body weight affect the central nervous system. Mood stabilizers lithium, valproic acid , antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants have also been linked with weight gain. Other drugs that have been reported to cause weight gain include diabetes medications insulin, sulfonylureas, and thiazolidinediones , antihypertensive drugs, certain hormonal contraceptives, corticosteroids, antihistamines, some chemotherapy regimens, and antiretroviral protease inhibitors.
Zoloft sertraline is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs. Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD and social anxiety disorder. In addition, Zoloft is used to minimize mood swings, irritability, bloating and tender breasts associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Zoloft works by elevating brain levels of serotonin, which is a natural substance that assists in maintaining mental balance. Weight increase is a side effect with Zoloft. Weight increase occurred in at least 1 in people who took Zoloft during clinical studies. Sertraline entered the Australian market in and became the most often prescribed antidepressant in data. In , the U.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued a guidance that, apart from fluoxetine Prozac , SSRIs are not suitable for the treatment of depression in patients under The symptoms can occur suddenly and progress rapidly, and usually occur within a few hours of taking the medication. If sertroline is taken during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, the baby may suffer withdrawal after birth.
The infant may also have PPHN persistent pulmonary hypertension of the neonate , a serious lung problem that requires prolonged hospitalization and breathing support. There is some evidence that SSRIs can cause congenital heart defects if the mother takes them during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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After you stop taking sertraline, you must wait at least 14 days before you start taking an MAOI. We feel the affects of the Zoloft will be worse than if he were not taking any medication at all, how to stop taking zoloft 100mg. However my new health insurance will 100mg cover the cost of Zoloft and my health care provider has switched me to Serzone. Given the number of other people who've undoubtedly been rendered incapable of working by virtue of their antidepressant-induced "thought disorders," corporations that research, manufacture, how to stop taking zoloft 100mg, and distribute antidepressants should be required to zoloft punitive zoloft to Medicaid and Social Security, the institutions healthcare executives have the how to complain are taking subsidized by their tax dollars. If so is this temporary and can you give me any advice on reducing my breakouts? My depression is subsided significantly, but I am having trouble with insomnia. Doctors are not telling the truth about the 100mg symtoms. I have taken Zoloft for approximately one year and have been advised that I can continue taking 50mg of How in combination with these other drugs but not my previous dose of mg per stop. Anyone taking experience this? The effects on my depression seem to be diminishing.
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