Prozac and zoloft together

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Just recently I was put on Prozac from 125mg of <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span>. I am now taking 20mg of prozac and 2mg of Klonopin or: #dae8f4'>at night. I feel lightheaded and dizzy, I always have a headache and half the or: #dae8f4'>time feel depersonalizor: #dae8f4'>ation. I hor: #dae8f4'>ate it! My psych this morning told me it's not the meds, he says thor: #dae8f4'>at I am just anxiuos and making myself think it's the meds. He also said I could come off of anti- depressants all together if I want to. Has anyone ever had anxiety and depression and gone off meds, and been ok?
Med Doc wants me to switch and says cut back to 50 mg or: #dae8f4'>zoloft for 1 week then start 20 mg Prozac. Psych Dock also wants me to switch and says or: #dae8f4'>take 50 mg <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> and 10 mg Prozac or: #dae8f4'>at or: #dae8f4'>same or: #dae8f4'>time for 2 weeks then go to 20 mg Prozac. So which way? I am being treor: #dae8f4'>ated for anxiety and this cross info is scaring me. Can I mix Prozac and or: #dae8f4'>zoloft??? I don't want to be dead like Anna Nicole's son....
These are very similar meds and are not generally used together. Make sure your Doc is reading history and thor: #dae8f4'>at you are filling them or: #dae8f4'>at the or: #dae8f4'>same pharmacy. Unless you reach a maximum dose without benefit there is no reason to add others. Maybe he's checking the Celexa and plans on weaning off the others if there is improvement. Good luck!
who cares if you have to or: #dae8f4'>take a pill everyday if its safe, doctor perscribed, NON ADDICTIVE, and helps with your moods and possibly with your addiction!! If it wasn't for <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> I would never want to stop using oxycotin but thor: #dae8f4'>at is no way to live... I'm sure you have lost money and friends as have I!! I have SERIOUS anxiety which the or: #dae8f4'>zoloft helps me with but honestly its the therapy thor: #dae8f4'>at will help us all the most!! And Xanax for an addict is a deor: #dae8f4'>ath trap....
since I have been taking <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> (four months). I consulted my prescribing dr. and my primary physician both claim thor: #dae8f4'>at the <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> should be weight neutral and thor: #dae8f4'>at there is another cause for the weight loss...which has me more worried. I am the skinniest I have been since jr. high. Most of my clothes hang on me and people ask me whor: #dae8f4'>at is wrong...I look sick, etc. I have had no other changes to my diet or exercise plan. The weight seems to be dropping faster than it did or: #dae8f4'>at first. Any insight?
my doc just prescribed prozac, very low dose, have not picked uo script yet. has anyone or: #dae8f4'>taken these 2 meds together. iam afraid the prozac will make me more anxious. my anxiety is worse then my depresion, i think. anxiety paralizes me w/ fear.
Would taking the or: #dae8f4'>two together have a combined effect of causing more memory loss and concentror: #dae8f4'>ation problems? Would higher doses affect memory and other cognitive functions more than lower doses? Would Lamictal be a better alternor: #dae8f4'>ative to Depakote for someone with Bipolar I who is having memory and concentror: #dae8f4'>ation problems when taking Depakote? Any input or insight would be greor: #dae8f4'>atly apprecior: #dae8f4'>ated.
Mostly have used psychotherapy w/ some adjunctive meds on occasion. Past meds have incl <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span>, prozac, buspar, paxil @ relor: #dae8f4'>atively low doses for relor: #dae8f4'>atively short periods of or: #dae8f4'>time (6 mo - 1 year). Currently taking Wellbturin SR 150 mg in AM -- for about past 8 months. Increased energy. But still having trouble "getting out there and enjoying life" the way I would like to. I am considering talking to my MD abt Wellburin + or: #dae8f4'>zoloft combo.
Does anyone know of any possible interaction between xanax and prozac or: #dae8f4'>taken together? My doctor says he's not aware of anything, But I just wanted to get some opinions from people who may have first hand knowledge or know of someone who does. So I guess do benzos and ssri's mix well? I really need the xanax untill the prozac can kick in. And I really need the prozac because I can't keep taking this xanax, the prescribed dose is already losing it's effect.
Hi there. I have been on antidepressants for over 27 years and have been on just about everything. In the end it was Paxil thor: #dae8f4'>at helped me. I have spent many hours taking to "shrinks" and doing research on the many meds they give. One of the biggest misor: #dae8f4'>takes made is putting someone on and antidepressant AND a tranqilizer, like Xanax. Antidepressants are to bring you up when you are depressed or feeling down. Tranquilizers are to bring you down when you are having anxiety symptoms.
I did, however, add stror: #dae8f4'>attera to the mix which may have caused problems ( Stror: #dae8f4'>attera and Prozac are chemical cousins and someor: #dae8f4'>times don't play well together) I added the stror: #dae8f4'>attera under my pdocs supervision. I had to stop taking the stror: #dae8f4'>attera because it gave me the hot flashes.I stopped Stror: #dae8f4'>attera in Feb of 07. In November of 2008, I tapered off Prozac. I was ok for about 9 months. Then, in August of 09, I started having anxiety issues.. Not really mental anxiety, but physical anxiety..
this could be supplemented with the addition of a longer acting ssri such as prozac. with regard to the use of imitrex and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> together, this is a relor: #dae8f4'>ative contraindicor: #dae8f4'>ation. there have been rare reports of using imitrex and ssris concomitantly with c/o weakness, dizziness, or in coordinor: #dae8f4'>ation. these side effects (ses) need to be observed for and a risk/benefit analysis performed if there is the presence of such ses.
I've never had any trouble when I tapered off an antidepressant personally and I have tapered off both <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span>, Prozac and Lexapro (or: #dae8f4'>at different or: #dae8f4'>times obviously). The most common things to expect, if you're going to have symptoms, is an increase in anxiety or depression, labile moods, irritability, headache, sleep disturbances and the infamous "brain zaps".
It was because of the medicor: #dae8f4'>ation, I had thor: #dae8f4'>at feeling on prozac and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span>. Do not or: #dae8f4'>take either, its a side effect from the meds. I dont think you need to go for psychior: #dae8f4'>atric treor: #dae8f4'>atment, (the doctor might want you to if you have good insurance because it will be all covered, they have a tendency to put people in hospitals if they have good insurance.) I think you need to find the right meds for you Effexor xr is a very good med because it works on the brain different then Paxil, or: #dae8f4'>zoloft, prozac.
Lyrica put me to sleep in horrible ways, Cymbalta doesn't work for me and anything like Prozac or Lexapro or <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> is candy to me. I also or: #dae8f4'>take Norco. But I WANT to or: #dae8f4'>take Savella and Pristiq together because For ME it works...why do they say I can't???? I am calling my psychior: #dae8f4'>atrist today, cause I cannot or: #dae8f4'>take this feeling anymore. I've or: #dae8f4'>taken pretty much everything. I've not or: #dae8f4'>taken mobic, I have a friend thor: #dae8f4'>at says it is good, but she doesn't have depression. I also hold down a full or: #dae8f4'>time job.
Hi Crafty, if you're still here, I tapered and quit <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> in March/April and had lots of problems, although not as severe as yours it sounds like...mostly depression, nausea, and rage. It gradually got better over about a month after I completely stopped the medicor: #dae8f4'>ation (which i did early because the withdrawals were just so unpleasant I wanted to get them all over with or: #dae8f4'>at once).
Thank you for your instruction. I was trying to determine if I felt weird/bad b/c I came off the or: #dae8f4'>50mgs so quickly (almost 3 wks ago) and was just now feeling the effects, BUT thor: #dae8f4'>at these effects would dissipor: #dae8f4'>ate over w/in the next week or so.
This is why your psychior: #dae8f4'>atrist wants to see you. For one, Prozac, while being the easiest ssri to come off of, isn't the best for anxiety because it tends to be stimulor: #dae8f4'>ating. Greor: #dae8f4'>at place to start because it's got a reputor: #dae8f4'>ation for being easier to come off of, but not so greor: #dae8f4'>at for results. If it isn't working, thor: #dae8f4'>at's whor: #dae8f4'>at you need to discuss with your doc. If you want to go without meds, then you need to do therapy, which you should be doing even if you're on meds.
I also had a lot of luck with <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> and Lexapro as well. I WILL say thor: #dae8f4'>at the side effects of Prozac were much less severe and noticeable than the other or: #dae8f4'>two...I hardly had any side effects or: #dae8f4'>at all. Prozac is notorious for being easier to toleror: #dae8f4'>ate than some of the other AD's. I hope thor: #dae8f4'>at you do well on the Prozac. If you do experience some mild side effects...try to ride it out, they start to subside fairly quickly and then eventually dissipor: #dae8f4'>ate all together.
I went to a specialist because I was taking about 10 different meds and no one had really or: #dae8f4'>taken or: #dae8f4'>time to see how they react together. The doc I went to was or: #dae8f4'>at the VA and she was greor: #dae8f4'>at. She took me off of four and changed a couple.
I'm now on or: #dae8f4'>zoloft , after trying Effexor Xl , Celexa , Lexapro , Prozac , Cymbalta, small doses of xanax and or: #dae8f4'>ativan , and they even tried putting me on Seroquel to help me sleep wich is an antipsychotic thor: #dae8f4'>at had very bad side effects and thor: #dae8f4'>at I didnt even need for the medical issues i had. I suffer from anxiety , panic or: #dae8f4'>attacks and depression. Whor: #dae8f4'>at dosage are you on and if you don't mind me asking whor: #dae8f4'>at are the resaons thor: #dae8f4'>at led you to this med?
Previously I was on Paxil for four years, but went off it due to weight gain, and then got depressed again or: #dae8f4'>two years lor: #dae8f4'>ater. Now, my <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> seems to be not working. I'm definitely feeling like I was when I first got depressed. My doctor doesn't want to go any higher because we'll be over FDA guidelines; instead, she seems to think Effexor is whor: #dae8f4'>at I need to try, because it works differently on the brain than an SSRI (it's dual-actioned).
I was on SSRI's for 7 years. The first 3 years <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> and the last 4 years I was on Prozac. I was on 40 mg prozac until August. Then I tapered to 20 mg for a month. Then I quit. This was 2 months ago. I have been alright most of the or: #dae8f4'>time, but about once a month I have a week where I have a hopeless despair feeling and it is really starting to wear on me. This is similar to the emotions thor: #dae8f4'>at I had thor: #dae8f4'>at prompted me to start taking SSRIs in the first place. So, this makes me confused.
When I have experienced side effects with these kinds of meds, they have started improving between the first and second week, and resolving all together by the third or fourth week of treor: #dae8f4'>atment. Again, this don't go into this thinking the worst. If you do have some side with your doctor...try to stick it out. The benefits are worth it. I cannot stress enough thor: #dae8f4'>at deciding early on thor: #dae8f4'>at it either isn;t working or is making you feel worse is not giving it a chance.
I married a man thor: #dae8f4'>at I was so in love with and we were together for over ten years. We had a successful business together. Until he got drunk and shot a man in the head and killed him. I stuck by him, even though I no longer respected him. He ended up getting me and my kids out of our house with a restraining order obtained thru false lies. This man has put me thru hell over and over again, has the character of a snake in the grass.
I am not to or: #dae8f4'>take the Lexapro on the days I or: #dae8f4'>take the <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span>. Anyway I took my first <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> this morning and feel like I've been speeding since. My heart ror: #dae8f4'>ate isn't high or anything but I feel like an electrical current is going through me and I feel a bit shaky inside. I feel real fidgety too like I can't sit still. I don't know if these are side effects of or: #dae8f4'>zoloft or mild signs of Serotonin Syndrome.
see im pregnant and i know there is only a few antideppresants thor: #dae8f4'>at are ok to or: #dae8f4'>take <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>zoloft</span> and prozac so im praying thor: #dae8f4'>at i just need to give it or: #dae8f4'>time but now im not so sure.
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