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Also i have been taking a trazodone 50 mg at night and it really was a struggle to sleep when it usually knocks me out. is it the zoloft dosage increase?
i have been taking ilight>zoloftilight> for 6 years got very sick a month ago and stopped taking it never realizing it had such withdrawel symtome. my doctor gave me zanax temporily.
i've been taking anti-depressants for about 7 years, ilight>zoloftilight> for the last 3. When i got pregnant, i researched it online and everything said that it should be discontinued after 28 weeks because it can cause hypertension in a newborn. i asked all 3 of my midwives, and they each told me that there was no danger in continueing zoloft for the entire pregnancy and even while breastfeeding. i've already cut my dose by half anyway. is anyone else on zoloft or has anyone taken during their pregnancy?
i was just prescribed ilight>zoloftilight> (50mg) for anxiety and depression. i haven't started taking it yet because i'm afraid that: 1. i'll become addicted to it 2. if i have to stop taking it (tapering off of it versus stopping cold turkey) that i won't be able to and/or i'll experience all the withdraw symptoms is 50mg too much? The pharmacist who filled my medication said that it would help initially and then could make the symptoms worse, has anyone experienced this?
Hello all, i began .25 mg of ilight>zoloftilight> last Saturday (eight days ago) and am wondering if anybody else can tell me their experience with the drug. i'm both an anxious and an unhealthy person, so it's difficult for me to tell what's anxiety, what's sickness, and what's the drug. A week prior to beginning the drug, i think i had a touch of the flu, which in turn triggered more anxiety. i barely got out of bed for a week.
, but the longer i was on the zoloft, the more short lived that side effect was and the more mild it got with each ilight>dosageilight> increase. The jitters were the worst the first few days of my starting the ilight>zoloftilight>. Those were the only side effects to speak of, i tolerated it pretty well (better than i had expected), and from what you've said here, i think you will probably have a similar experience. The very best thing you can do is to TRY to stay distracted as much as possible.
Can the medication stop working from this? Also when you increase your ilight>dosageilight> is it bad to go by ilight>levelsilight> of 50 (eg. from 50 to 100) instead of levels of 25 (eg. 75 to 100) ?
in other words, they have found that typically depressed patients have low ilight>levelsilight> of Serotonin in the brain, ilight>zoloftilight>, and other SSRi's raises ilight>levelsilight> of Serotonin in the brain. i don't know of any tests that measure the levels of Serotonin in the brain but i could've just never heard of it.
n Overview of ilight>zoloftilight> ilight>Dosageilight> The dose of ilight>zoloftilight>® (sertraline hydrochloride) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including: •Your age •The medical condition for which you are being treated •Other medical conditions you may have •Other medications you may be taking. ****************As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
She said to stay with the ilight>zoloftilight> as it would act on the anxiety. if this ilight>dosageilight> doesn't work, she suggested i return for an increase or change to another medication. i hate being in this continual cycle.
i have a few questions. is this a possible side effect of ilight>zoloftilight>? if so will it go away? if i up the ilight>dosageilight> would it help? i am on a low dose. i feel discouraged. i have a family gathering to attend today and am so embarrassed by these tremors i just want to cry. i know my family will wonder what is going on with me. Please help. i'd appreciate any advice.
What are the withdrawl symptoms of coming off of ilight>zoloftilight>? i'm a 27-year-old female and have been taking 100 mg. daily for chronic depression for a year and a half, and decided not to take it anymore due to the side effects (anxiety, nausea, headaches, dry mouth, light wallet). i abruptly stopped taking it 10 days ago and am starting to feel crazy. i'm lightheaded, dizzy, disoriented, sleepy, irritable, and more emotional than usual. i'm having difficulty concentrating.
i am prone to low blood sugar if i don't eat which will produce the same feeling.. i did read somewhere that ilight>zoloftilight> can affect your blood glucose levels.. is this a side effect of the tablets.. kinda assume it is.. not a stranger to feeling shaky.. but its not something i commonly get, and have noticed this "rattly" feeling much more in the last month since taking these meds. is this something i just need to ride out, and will it happen every time i increase my dosage?
com/2011/11/psychiatric-complication-of-hepatitis-c-therapy/ having said that often these types of medications may have the oppsite effect on patients and anxiety ilight>levelsilight> may actually highten ,especially if dossages are not carefully monitored.. Below, if you are interseted is a short vidoe segmant on "depresssion and anxiety issuse whie doing HCV therapy This psychologist has worked with hundreds of HCV patients in regards to anxiety and clinical depression while treating..
Hi i'm on 275 mg of ilight>zoloftilight> for OCD because i was not responding to lower ilight>levelsilight> after going on and off too many times. i do however seem to be responding to 275 mg's but i know that it is above the usual max dose. However my doctor right now believes that it is best to get me stabilized over a period of months before we consider another medication because he believes that switching right now would throw me into a downward spiral.
i have been on the 100mg a day dose for 5 days and my anxiety has increased significantly and i am having trouble sleeping. The ilight>zoloftilight> has always made me feel wired, but this ilight>dosageilight> has really increased my anxiety levels. Will this anxiety increase go away after a few weeks? i also take 300mg of Wellbutrin each day and have for 2 years. Do you think i should lower my Wellbutrin dose or my zoloft dose or both?
old female who was diagnosed in April with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression. i am currently taking 150 mg. of ilight>zoloftilight> daily, along with 1/2 of a .5 Klonopin tablet at night and 1/2 of a 1mg. tablet of Ativan in the morning. i wake up shaking, anxious and crying every morning. The trembling, shivers, and anxiety last for about 6 hrs. The crying usually stops after an hour or two. By late afternoon and evening i feel much better. i take the zoloft in the late morning.
Now it is 7.8? Have you started back on ilight>zoloftilight>? Did anyone explain how the ilight>zoloftilight> is affecting your TSH? if you go back on zoloft is your TSH going to drop? Your TSH needs to get down between 0.6 and 1.4, give or take for most people. it needs to hover there for a while, not a day or two. Then you will still feel off for a few weeks because your TSH has shifted so much and so fast. it takes time for the body to heal. At least that's what i keep hearing.
Saw your post and a good friend of mine is on ilight>zoloftilight> and doing fine. She started off on a low ilight>dosageilight> and worked her way up.
What you can do if the withdrawal is very bad and isn't going away is go back on the ilight>zoloftilight> at the last ilight>dosageilight> at which you felt fine, and then taper more slowly. Sometimes psychiatrists will add a benzo for a short time to ease the anxiety, and some natural remedies have been used successfully by some people to cushion withdrawal. There's a book on this called The Antidepressant Solution by Joseph Glanville which might give you more armament for this now and in the future. good luck.
i felt a little depressed with the anxiety and he started me on ilight>zoloftilight> at the beginning of November. i have been having the jittery caffeine feeling with this med consistently having to take klonopin ..25mg in the am with the dose as it seems to be works about 5 hours post dose. These symptoms did get somewhat better over time but i have tried to stop the klonopin twice and the jittery feeling returns.
i just don't know what to do anymore! My doctor has mentioned ilight>zoloftilight> 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 was on ilight>zoloftilight> ofr 15 years. i would say you should give it a few more weeks just to be sure. i'm sure it will get better and better as time goes on.. Hang in there!
Also, isn't 50 mg the usually starting ilight>dosageilight> for ilight>zoloftilight>? i just want to get to the point where i feel better and am thinking my doctor is being too conserative on the dosing.
i have been on ilight>zoloftilight> for two weeks and the side effects are still pretty bad, without any benefits (it seems like it has been two years!). (i have tried lexapro, paxil, and celexa, but zoloft was the first AD i have taken and from my first experience seemed to produce the least side effects for me (although this time seems bad). i know it takes awhile for SSRi's to get working and initial side effects are common. i started taking 25mgs for a week and have been on 50mgs for a week.
if so, that may be what is keeping your setotonin ilight>levelsilight> high. i don't think you will have permanent damage from the ilight>zoloftilight>. i think i read on here that most start zoloft at 25mg and then bump up to 50mg if necessary, so you started out on a higher dose than normal. Did you tell them at the ER that you were taking zoloft?
i have been taking ilight>zoloftilight> 50 mg for 4 months. Started because of general worry re possible job change, another new baby, health worry, etc. zoloft was prescribed by my PCP. i have taken it without any problems or negative side effects. i ran out and have not taken any for 4 days while i wait for the mail order pharmacy to send me refill. i have not had any negative side effects from 4 days off, and if anything, i feel really good.
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