Zoloft and vertigo

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Will Zoloft cause any effects that would be similiar to Vertigo?
I DO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE A PHOBIA, IT IS NOT FUN. I WAS PRESCRIBED ZOLOFT YEARS AGO FOR MILD DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. I AM STILL TAKING IT AND IT HAS WORKED GREAT FOR ME, WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL.I AM ALSO TAKING QUITE A BIT HIGHER DOSE THAN YOU I KNOW EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT BUT IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR DOSE IS A VERY LOW DOSE AND IT SHOULD BE JUST ENOUGH TO HELP YOU.
I get scared still to this day with my head hurting everyday an it feeling so tight and the dizzness and vertigo I have but I have tried to accept the fact that its not anything wrong and I am just having severe anxiety attacks... The fatigue and jitters and worse depression sounds like you are suffering from anxiety and depression...the stomach problems can also come from anxiety and depression but it can also come from Biaxin because it is very strong antibotic and it can upset your stomach..
Hi Nursing mom, Call a lactation consultant and have her give you the info on Zoloft. Most drugs are compatible with BF and outweigh the risks. I can tell you that many moms do take Zoloft during pregnancy and nursing. It is one prefered by Doctors. I work in the BF field but for legal reasons I cannot tell you to take it. It is researched in Dr. Thomas Hale's book, Medications and Mother's Milk.
What a prompt and helpful reply! I had read on some of the zoloft forums that very very slow withdrawal is necessary, but again I am taking so few mgs (25) , perhaps the process would not be as long. Thank you for your input, and I will make that appointment to see my doctor.
The balance is getting better, but the head shakes (which my physical therapist and my dr. said is not vertigo and not related to being off the medication) have gotten worse. I'm wondering if anyone else who has been weened off Zoloft or any other similar medication has had these head shakes. And if so, how long after your last dose, did you have them. My dr. has ordered me an MRI and to see a neurologist this next week.
im 29 i was diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks after i got dizzy one night was started on zoloft and hated it then was given celaxa and refused to take it my blood work showd my white blood high but my dr never checked me for infection.. i moved from illinois to tennessee and was very dizzy and scared i was having an attack went to ER in tennessee they said i had vertigo not anxiety .
then last november, i suffered my first panic attack, went on ativan (4 mgs) and upped my prozac which made me super agressive. dumped the prozac and went on zoloft. ativan stopped the panic attacks, teeth pain, i felt GREAT (or at least totally anestithised). only problem? i am now an addict going through horrible withdrawl. in a month, i tapered down from 4 mgs a day to half a mg each night to help me sleep along with 50 mgs of elavil.
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.
The only side-effects that I have left are, brain shivers/slight vertigo and floaters in my eyes. I know small eye floaters are common in eyes. However, Throughout the ween off process, I noticed that were significantally more than usual. And there are more in the left than the right. Just wondering how long these add'l floaters will be there.
recently, my husband and i decided to have our third baby, and i wanted OFF of this zoloft. i stopped cold turkey 4 days ago, and i have that vertigo (dizziness) so constant!!! i can't concentrate, i'm scared to drive, go up and down stairs, ugh. i now know i should have probably weaned myself off of it, but i'm so stubborn, thinking this was going to be easy. the brain zapping is frikking insane and i try to take my mind off of it by muching on ANYTHING - crackers, chips, pretzels...
I just don't know what to do anymore! My doctor has mentioned Zoloft to me and said that it isn't sedating like Paxil and maybe with the help of Wellbutrin I can keep my sex drive. I've also heard that Prozac might be a good option because it isn't sedating. Can anyone give me any advise on these two medications before I call my doctor and accept one of them witch will most likely be Zoloft since that's the one that she's been leading towards.
I recently was prescribed 25mg of zoloft for my bad anxiety. I have a huge phobia and anxiety about dizziness. I am constantly worried I will get dizzy and sometimes I do. Not true vertigo but weird dizziness when i move my head...but not BPPV. I experienced a bad doctors visit who told me I had acute labyrinthitis...
Although I've had full blown agoraphobia for 3 years (even though the roots of the illness were there LONG before 3 years ago), as of this May there's a new manifestation of the disease. Now I get this sort of vertigo like sensation when my anxiety goes up. And it's NOT from increased heart rate or weird breathing patterns either. When I'm on benzos, like Klonopin, it's MUCH better or gone altogether. But what about taking something else for vertigo, such as Phenegran??
I took Zoloft for a month and didn't have any effect whatsoever, good or bad. That's probably the best experience I've had with an SSRI or SNRI so far. Honestly, if you are going to have a negative effect it will most likely start in the first week.
If you overlap paxil and zoloft for a week or so by lowering zoloft dose, you should not have any problem with either withdrawals or efficacy. Some doctors say you can just switch without overlapping, but I think overlapping is safer so ask your doctor to adjust zoloft accordingly.
I've used Zoloft before in 2007 for 14 months and in 2011 for 12 months and everytime i stopped using Zoloft my original problems sinds my anxiety attacks at work came back. That's why i think this longterm use of Zoloft did something wrong and made me depended on them from now on. (Sounds stuppid but that's my greatest fear,sinds i've found all this articles about ssri discontinuation syndromes and other ssri related problems.
I am a 31y/o male. I have been taking Zoloft/100mg and Zyrtec 10mg daily for almost 10 years. It has kept my allergies and anxiety to a manageable level. Recently I have been having some health issues. I’ve been more tired than normal, getting headaches, unbalance feelings (vertigo), cloudy feeling, and feelings that my heart is racing too fast when I do anything more than walk. My doctors seem to think it could be one of the meds so we are trying to switch.
My husband is 34 yo and has had vertigo, fatigue, and shortness of breath since June 2005. He has not been able to work due to this. When he is not having a vertigo attack, he has constant light-headedness. He says he constantly feels like he's on a boat (prior to this illness, he was already very sensitive to motion). Also prior to this illness, he got altitude sickness when we went up to the mountains on a snowboarding trip.
I to am on zoloft and have been wondering the same thing, as far as i can find the longest longterm studies were only for 8 weeks in patientes who wernt hospitalized.
What are the withdrawal symptoms of ZOloft? I'm a 27-year old female and have been taking Zoloft for chronic depression for a year and a half and decided not to take it anymore.... "I abruptly stopped 10 days ago and am starting to feel crazy. I'm light-headed, dizzy, disoriented, sleepy, irritable, and more emotional than usual. I'm having difficutly concentrating. Today I didn't feel "together" enough to drive my car.
In 01/03, I once again developed an episode of IBS lasting for 12 days. NuLev was again prescribed, and was effective in treating symptoms. Approximately two weeks following cessation of NuLev, I experienced a two week bout of "vertigo/dizziness" diagnosed as benign positional vertigo. Symptoms lingered until 05/03, at which time I was initially prescribed Paxil CR because of anxiety as a result of my ongoing symptoms. Symptoms abated and finally resolved on this medication.
I also would like to add that I have tried a number of medications with no relief including Valium, Mcklezine, Diamox, Atenolol (caused my blood pressure to drop way too low), Prozac, Zoloft (I only used both of these for a short amount of time b/c Zoloft caused me to keep throwing up and Prozac just done nothing.
I recently was prescribed 25mg of zoloft for my bad anxiety. I have a huge phobia and anxiety about dizziness. I am constantly worried I will get dizzy and sometimes I do. Not true vertigo but weird dizziness when i move my head...but not BPPV. I experienced a bad doctors visit who told me I had acute labyrinthitis...
I always thought of the chair method but nope I was in and our in 10 mins the psychiatrist prescribed me to zoloft and xanex. the xanex worked and still does but the zoloft made me extremely sick I got every negative warning symptom that is listed my face was as white ad a ghost high fever to where I was sweating and fatigue the entire list of stuff that could happen did to me! I being an anxious wreck freaked out!
it is possible and can be done. I did have really bad days of brain zaps and vertigo but I worked through it. I have been told it can take 4-6 weeks before it is completely out of your system. On the bad days, I did need to take half of 0.5 of xanax to get through the anxiety of it all but I took that maybe 3 times. I was on zoloft for 9 years at 50 mg and I started out decreasing to 25 mg a day to 25 everyother day to 25 every 2 days then 25 to every 3 days.
I was also taking Zoloft at the time (did not overdose on the Zoloft). I was extremely upset over something that happened at work and was trying to calm myself down by taking the Serax. One capsule didn't work, so I took another. By the time someone finally thought of taking the bottle of pills away from me I had ingested approximately 15 capsules of 15mg each. I have heard that "angry outbursts" can be a side effect of both the Serax and the Zoloft.
It said that there could be reactions with other meds that cause drousyness. I take two different antihistimines, one for ashma/allergies, and one for vertigo. I also take Zoloft. I haven't taken any of them since this morning, but I don't want to have to not take them for the next few days. My ashma and vertigo will be really bad if I don't take them. It is also never good to go off of an antidepressent, especially when you area already feeling pretty bad just from the pain.
im 29 i was diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks after i got dizzy one night was started on zoloft and hated it then was given celaxa and refused to take it my blood work showd my white blood high but my dr never checked me for infection.. i moved from illinois to tennessee and was very dizzy and scared i was having an attack went to ER in tennessee they said i had vertigo not anxiety .
I tryed paxil,lexapro,now zoloft all making me feel like im having wihdrawls like symptoms[chills ,irriatable,cold feet]all while i started taking the drug ive been taking zoloft 25mg for one week now 50mg for three days and i still feel these symptoms is this normal to feel these withdrawsl symptoms coming on these meds .No Dr. can tell me yes or no.
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