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Hiya Sheryl, my doc tried me on this several months ago and i found 50mg extremely strong, the first tablet made me as high as a kite. I told my doc and he said to half the tablet and to take it in the morning with breakfast. To be honest it sounds as if your having an allergic reation to this drug.... trouble breathing and intense icthing are two of the classic signs of allergy.
Is it possible I will get used to this dose eventually and go back to not noticing it? Should I consider decreasing to 200 if the side effects remain bothersome? I know my doctor wants me to endure the side effects if I get benefit out of this dose, but to be frank I'm not sure it's worth it if this tingling doesn't subside, and I'm having my doubts now that it's been six weeks. Maybe it's all mind over matter?
I am currently taking 50mg of Sertraline (Manufacturer: Greenstone) to treat some depressive symptoms. I have been on zoloft at varying dosages since 2004, and since then have been on and off the drug twice. Once last summer, and once this past summer. On occasion I forget to take my tablet and until last week, no effect was felt if I immediately started back on it. Last week I forget to take it for one day and then restart.
and it wasn't effecting me any more except for causing my digits(fingers n toes) to lose entire circulation in which i then had to sit with my partner trying to get it back. It was also helping my high blood pressure and migraines. The pressure has deffinately faded some what since I posted. Its still as annoying though. And yes the doctor told me to come off the propanolol and go to the sertraline as i really cant have the loss of circulation.
I've taken a couple of meds that made me want to move my mouth or lick my lips all the time. My Dr told me to get off them and once I did those weird side effects went away.
I just had to post here as I am seriously angered by your comments. This guy has come here to get some real life experiences from people who have been in his situation. Your argument is completely one sided and sounds as if there is no personal experience behind it. See below information from the official NHS website.
Your brain is now acting like a petulant child and trying every trick it can to get you to take it again. Be stronger than the drug. Yes it hurts, yes your family will think you've lost your mind for a while, but if we all talk about it, perhaps more education will help feed more patience and understanding with the process. Hang in there!
he prescribed me Xanax to try out for a month, but he doesn't want me to rely on Xanax just to get me through the first weeks use of Sertraline, because of the risk of addiction and overuse. i discontinued my Sertraline tonight. there is no way i can live a "a few weeks" (a dreadful eternity) with a severe tremor until the medication "kicks in". why should i be asked to suffer after already so much suffering?
At the very beginning of the Thomas Recipe there is a warning....that says if you are on an antidepressant, you should confer with your dr. before taking l-tyrosine, 5HTP, or any other mood enhancer. The Thomas Recipe also says you "may" take "up to" 4000 mg...but to scale up or down as needed. It also states if you get the "coffee jitters" to cut your dose down. There is even a statement about l-tyrosine causing the "runs".
did not want to take responsibility for that area of my health) I have a follow up on my change from 50 mgs of sertraline to 100 mg and a decrease of wellbutrin of 300 down to 150 a day in 2 weeks. The sertraline has taken my already somewhat lack of interest in sex to a null completely. I know this is a side effect, pretty common one.
J Many times symptoms appear due to synergistic drug interactions. I think you would be best advised to get one physician to review all the meds/dosages/timing and then try to coordinate what you take for treatment. Off the top of my head since your pulse is very low try taking toprol-xl 2x/day instead of 3x. That might allow your pulse rate to come up a bit, but then your BP might rise. This is self medicating and not a good idea.
We then seen my liver numbers come back down to normal but my bilirubin went up to 11.1. I now have an appointment to see a gastroenterologist 7 days from today. I am asking what can I do until my next appointment to reduce my bilirubin levels... The itching is unbearable! I am on my 3rd day of taking questran, so far that has not helped the itching. PLEASE HELP!!!
Thats not the case with everyone i know, but i handle mine with meditation. It took me years to get to this point in my life. Its possible if you believe its possible.
Dropped out of high school because of this, and now unable to work or go back to school. Had to get on state assistance for income etc. Is anyone else in this position too? How does one overcome this?
i am not a Dr but i am a medical assistant, i can say this, you may be going thru early menapause, and if not to be really sure go buy a kit to see if you are pregnant for sure, and then if so, you will have to stop taking the medication, but make sure to talk to your Dr before stoping any medications cuz i am on clonazepam and my Dr is weening me off, because you can have a siezure if you stop cold turkey and possibly die.
If you have high blood pressure or are prone to HBP, it can actually raise it enough to have to start medication to get it down. It's a good drug, but those side-effects can be scary if your doctor or pharmacist doesn't make you aware of these things. Sometimes the addition of another medication to stablize your blood pressure and heart rate, so you can continue taking Trazadone. I found that the more I took Trazadone, the worse my blood pressure problems became.
I was on Paroxatine 20mg for 13yrs, in March this yr i came off after a long withdrawl, had severe head shocks for months. In June had a relaspe and GP has been trying to get me back on to a SSRI, SNRI ever since. When i initally tried to go back onto the Paroxatine 5mg after the 5th day i suffered from severe akathsia which lasted for 24 hours and left me with weakness in my right hand side. Gp ignored this and put it down to a trapped nerve in back...It was not!!
Rockstar energy drinks contain huge amount of caffeine and therefore, due to the longer clearance and half-life you can get overwhelmed by caffeine. The way to counter this is by reducing the amount of caffeine by taking green tea of even a small coffee, the effects of a small coffee of cup of tea can be enough giving the fact that you are indirectly hypersensitive on caffeine. Do your tests, know you limits and the time it affects you until the caffeine crunch.
Things like anatacids and laxatives, need to be taken with a 2 hr buffer on either side of the treatment meds. For example: Your dosage for Riba is 8 am, no anatacids or laxatives until after 10 am, or taken prior to 6 am. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice is a no-no on treatment. Also, vitamins w/calcium and/or fiber supplements need to be taken outside of the 2 hr window as well. At least this is what I've been told by my doctors.
Because of depression I was already underweight, so my psychiatrist decided to switch me to Sertraline instead, to keep me from losing more weight. The first week I still had some nasty adverse effects like insomnia, sweaty hands and feet, lack of appetite and insomnia. I also stopped taking Clonazepam during the day, but instead I stared taking 0,5 mg and 5 mg of Zolpidem at night, which has helped my sleeping patterns.
Just to be clear she lets me do it and I've been doing it since I was like 15 and I'm 20 now. I have NEVER had the urge to abuse them nor will I EVER abuse them. Can you please answer my original question?
I immediately called and told her to get me off of the medication. She did not want to but I insisted. They started taking the dosage down and it took me over a year to get through the side effects. It was terrible. I could not drive for over a month. I read that the highest dose given should be no more than 350mg to a severely depressed person and believe me I did not fit into that category. To this day if a doctor gives me any pill I will research it fully before I put it in my mouth.
Just wondering if anyone has been in my similar situation and how they were able to break the cycle and get on the road to being sober/clean. I have to get off of these and get better for myself and my family. Thanks in advance for any advice or comments,feel free to be mean,laugh or anything else I know what I have let myself get into is just crazy and from what I have read on here so far,these/you people seem to know how I feel or have been going threw some of the same.
bless you honest i mean how good are you to speak about it ,i cant help you really with the meds,just wanted you too know that i think you are amazing to still be able to talk to us after all that and let you know we are here to try and help.
I had just found out I have ms when when bak in ny fighting the struggles thinking I did have it and this was bak in 09 just because the spinal tap came up negative but later in year 2014t he headaches started bad again and the drs told me to go for another mri and I did and they found more leasion I didnt want to except it but now im faced with it again only im worse now my vision is going quickly and scared about that them I am feel like im going to go blind and never get to see my grandc
Now in 2012 I stopped the one I was on at the time (Effexor) and switched quickly to sertraline because I was diagnosed with heart failure (due to chemo that damaged my heart at age ten) and SNRIs apparently are cardiotoxic. But as you can imagine the Sertraline wasn't working and I did a bit of research (doctors of heart duno much about antidepressants and vice versa so don't like to give advice on what they don't know!) and came up with the closest drug that acts more like SNRIs.
However, I just cant feel that the anxiety is gone as it used to without Zoloft, it is always there, before taking it I could get to feel "normal" but now I just dont feel right taking the Zoloft and dont get to feel my old self. I've been doing researching a lot about CBT and think that was how I was getting rid of my anx before the Zol. The main thing that concerns me is the annoying ringing in my ears, I learn that it can be Zoloft side effect, but it should be gone by now?
In studies on panic disorder, 43% of patients on alprazolam improved after eight weeks on less than 4 mg per day, and 30% get better on 4 to 6 mg per day. The quick acting nature of alprazolam makes it an ideal medication to take as needed just before panic-provoking events. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to offer you its anxiety-reducing benefits. If you place it under your tongue to dissolve (called sublingual), it can offer benefits within 5 to 8 minutes. Be ready for its bitter taste!
Months later after constantly telling my Endocrinologist i am so fatigued, My muscles are getting weaker, my bones ache, i get so cold even on a 30 degrees celcius day i want to hop in the fire to warm up. Finally it all came to a BIG crunch and i had a total melt down and was diagnosed with major depressive disorder ( no wonder with all i was going thru !!). When i had the melt down the Endo looked at me...
feeling - severe stomach pain/cramps due to bloating and gas, feel like I need to go to either vomit or go to the bathroom but I'm constipated/stool is hard to push out. - start profusely sweating and chest starts to hurt. - peak of attack is a 9 on the pain scale and lasts about 2-5 minutes.
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