Zoloft and opiates

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I called mine and had a ong talk with him, I have a very good relationship with him however i feel if i let him know why I am feeling so depressed he would be SO DISAPPOINTED in me, so I decidednot to mention it. I already take wellbutrin and zoloft so he upped both meds and I was doing really good.....
So he started me on zoloft (thank god) and gave me a months worth, and gave me 30 2 mg ativans for now until the zoloft starts kicking in. Im SO glad I went cuz Id taken some valium and it wasnt working at all. Thats all....for now...
No background check can determine that you are on methadone, no more than they can determine that you are on opiates for pain. Only an urinalysis can determine this, I was informed. And then only a release of information signed by you, can have this info released to a potential employer. I had a physical done with bloodwork after I entered the program and the blood work was filled with elevated results across the test.
Too cool..I startd back in the gym on day 3 off opiates. For me, I would just push it because I was irritated with the friggin pills...the workouts probaly help but I'm with you. On day 4, we hit it big time. On day 5...I'm lookin for more but I'm workin out first...thought I may need that sweat before bringing it home again. BTW - I was on percs/lortabs for almost 4 years...
Well after weeks of feeling like an emotional zombie I've decided to try and quit Zoloft. Hopefully permanently. It has definitely helped my anxiety but at the cost of being emotionless. For those that won't puke its made sex or anything for that matter nearly impossible. Well not impossible just not fun. Very odd!! I watched my wife cry during an argument and literally felt no emotions. I hope it's the Zoloft. Luckily for me I'm on a low dose and I'm weaning down. Let's hope for the best.
I know its a lower level drug but Valium and Xanax seem to be great treatment for anxiety...I've been put on Paxil and Zoloft and Buspar and all those "anti-depressives" to me thats the doctors just writting off scripts to get paid from the pharm. companies... next time you go into an office look at all the "promo" stuff there is for all these meds....doctors use the anti-depressants on people as if you're being tested.
Around day 10 I didn't think I could handle the feelings anymore and the dr promised the Zoloft was not addictive and now I'm also reading it is?? And does have wds?? So confused?! Seemed like last night was the worst yet and from side effects of Zoloft rather than wds....
Wellbutrin targets two other neurotransmitters and not only serotonin like Zoloft. Even if Zoloft is thought to be a soft SSRI, withdrawal symptoms are very likely and the severity of the withdrawal is relative to how long you've been on the drug and you own brain chemistry. That being said, I think you should taper off the Zoloft slowly by reducing you dose by half and then skipping doses, this would alleviate the withdrawal symptoms.
I had post partum depression after my son was born 7 years ago and have been on zoloft sence then. It worked well for me i could go out in public and enjoy my family. About 7 months ago i found myself wanting to do things like clean or take a walk but i couldnt find the motivation or energy to do them. My doctor added wellbutrin and said it might make me shakey or wired because its like being on crack. It did nothing like that but i did start doing a little more.
You reminded me that when my two sisters and I were taking zoloft.....two of us took ours in the morning and the other sister found that she had to take it at night. So for sure....your body chemistry may do a lot better by switching to dosing at night. Glad you are feeling better now and will be looking forward to what becomes of your dr's visit.
I been on Zoloft and Paxil. I didnt like either one. Zoloft never did anything for me, good or bad. Paxil did make me sleepy and helped with my anger and anxiety. It also helped me gain a lot of weight. What I really didnt like was that those are drugs that you cant stop cold turkey, you have to wean yourself off. When I stopped ct my depression came back 10x worse. I havent been right ever since.
I have been taking Zoloft for over 2 years now and last year I began having severe sweating attacks. I call them attacks because they come on like a hot flash and in minutes I will have soaked a shirt to where you can ring it out! I have them at night and my pillow will be so wet, that it drips off the corner. this is no exaggeration, other symptoms are fatigue, insomnia, blurred vision, dizzy, weight gain, weakness and trembling. My testosterone has dropped to 90 from 190.
I have read many emails and I see that depression is a big factor with coming off of the drugs and while being on them. I am on 50mg of Zoloft to help me deal with the depression I have due to my pain. Should I get off that as well? Does Zoloft cause me to be more dependent or does it help? I would love to be medicine free! But, I am wondering if I should stay on it while I taper down and go through WD or should I get off Zoloft as well?
The main reason that i am tempted to using antidep is because for 5 years I would use opiates to achieve happiness, and also to feel like a champ. If i used them for that long, surely I can try an antideppresent Also, one more question. How much damage is done to the brain and will it return to normal?
Today I went to speak with my GP and told her about feeling depressed and that I feel like crap literally and she gave me 2 starter packs for Zoloft. I have been doing some research on thee forum and seems to be a pattern with people having side affects after getting off Zoloft. I don't want to get addicted but I also know I need help. I asked my GP if I should speak to a psychologist and she said to try the Zoloft first and see how I go. She told me to take one pill of 25mg in the morning.
it hurts and my anxiety kicks in tenfold when im not high. im prescraibed zoloft by my doctor and that has started to help with the anxiety. now having tried most drugs the benzos help & i know even tho im not a doctor and your probably just going to think that i'm looking for another outlet but ive tried several benzos & xanax even just one when im panicking really helps.
Three years ago, I came across a German newspaper article, which outlined that there are physicians who deal with patients who are abnormally severely depressed, such as myself, and treat them with opiates. I actually found a doctor in Germany who has been prescribing opiates for me, and it has been a LIFESAVER!!! At LONG last, I was free, and I was able to enjoy my life.
Hello I'm on day 11 taking Zoloft and also 22 days sober from opiates. I know it takes longer to kick in than 11 days but I feel like it's helping my anxiety and maybe a little on the depression. Does anyone else have experience starting AD a few weeks after opiate wds? BTW my doc wants me up to 50mg I'm just creeping up slowly to minimize side effects.
I am currently being treated for depression since 2001, with Celexa 40mg. Since 1989 I have battled with alcoholism (24 yrs) and opiates (3 yrs) I had 5 years of sobriety before I found opiates that eventually took me back to the bottle. I am alcohol free 8 days, and opiate free 9 days, and feel depression like I've never had before. I continue to take the Celexa.
I have been on prescription Vicodin, Lorcet Plus for about 6-8 months for a knee problem. I also have a problem with depression and take take Zoloft 100mg daily. I have been on Zoloft at least 6 months. Two days ago I decided to stop my narcotic because I know that I am addicted. Now I am more depressed that ever. This depression is worse than before I ever took an antidepressent. I can't stop crying, I feel like I want to die, I feel extremely hopeless, helpless and anxious.
By the way I was a big worrier before I took roxi and was put on zoloft. I knew that I would need somthing when coming clean. Did I do wrong??
Almost any activity that used to be pleasurable gets dropped from the 'want to do list' and replaced by the presence of the opiate instead. Or in other words, sex is motivated by a basic survival and reward instinct. Opiates and most addictive things short-circuit survival/reward instincts as already being fulfilled when a person is taking them (even non-addicts). So sex literally becomes an afterthought to a lot of people.
It has worked WONDERS for me and I am now on day 20 without opiates and I feel great. Best person to ask would be your doctor though hun. Good luck!
I wanted off in early december after a TDR performed in nov so i tapered down started zoloft and flushed the rest of the percs. I began feeling so out of control i decided, being a RN from an er, to go to a rehab facility to help me out in detox. They kicked me out after the 3rd day saying i wasnt an addict and opiate withdrawal couldnt be the cause.. got MUCH worse.. bit the bullet and went to my own er where people know me.. i had seratonin syndrome.
i was also given lorazepam when i finally asked for professional help and went to a hospital for detox off of opiates, it was given at .5mgs every 1/2 hr., but while heavily addicted to OC's and Heroin I was also abusing very frequently xanax, valium, and klonopins, and any other benzo i could snort or take to enhance effects or help during wd's, so my tolerance was sky high..but they had to follow protocol(ugh)....
I cant really blame the doctors but I genuinely have uncontrollable anxiety and I need medication. I have tried zoloft, effexor and wellbutrin with no positive effects on my anxiety. I am desperate! How can I get a doc to believe me and is there anything I can take that will help? PLEAASSE! Thanks you and god bless!
then it turned into 10/325 percocet x180 month with vicodin then ativan 3 mg to bring myself down from my high each day annd 10 mg of zoloft to go to sleep. I did this for about 1 1/2 years and found out about suboxone. I started it and it made me feel horrible so I went back to pills. Then when I tried to stop again they tried subutex and I have felt great. As I said I am a nurse and am very educated about all of these medications and felt like a failure to be addicted.
You are not in too deep, but if it has been a while, there will be some mental and physical effects. I would suggest cutting it in half each day for a while and seeing how you do before dropping to 0. (NOTE: I am NOT a doctor, so take any advice like this as a possible tip and nothing else.) Plus get off it! I got caught in Vics, then percs, then next thing I know I had a full-on oc addiction! (a 5 mg Perc is EXACTLY like a 5 mg oc...
Zoloft makes me too tired. Always fatigued. Dr put me on wellbut XL 300. It's been about a week and I can't sleep a full night! I wake up at 3 or 3:30 and can't go back to sleep. And that's with 1 zanex ! Is it too strong for me? Has anyone else had this issue and will it go away?
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