Zoloft for menopause symptoms

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this will produce withdrawal symptoms. did you taper off the zoloft? The withdrawal symptoms usually last for 1-2 weeks but in some cases they decrease over a period of one month. It is recommended that the usage of Zoloft is gradually decreased. What happens is that Zoloft has a half life for about one day. That means that every day that passes without you taking Zoloft, the level in the blood falls about 50%.
dr just gave me an RX for zoloft but i havent filled it yet.....its for 50mg but he said just take half of a pill so it would be 25mg the past few days i have had good days but today blows.......im scared to be on meds but i dont want to feel like this anymore anyone take zoloft?.....any advise?.......
A. The average age of menopause in the United States is 51 but the average range is from 45 to 55.
I HAVE TAKEN ZOLOFT FOR THE LAST 13 YEARS TO EASE PMS SYMPTOMS MAINLY THE MOOD SWINGS. I AM STARTING MENOPAUSE AND I FELT THAT IT WAS TIME TO STOP THE ZOLOFT SINCE MY PERIODS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. I HAVE EXPERIENCED FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS, SEVERE HOT FLASHES AND LIGHTHEADINESS. I AM AT THE END OF MY FIRST WEEK OF COLD TURKEY. HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO FEEL THESE WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS?
We know she was diagnosed with depression and found Xanax and Zoloft prescribed for her menopausal symptoms. She has stopped eating/drinking; has lost approx 75 lbs in the last 3 mos. My question is could this be related to hormonal fluctuations in her body due to the onset of menopause?
My youngest is now 3 and my levels are now normal. But for the last year I have been experiencing what my doctor thought were pre-menopause symptoms - hot flashes, extremely dry, itchy skin that won't go away, fatigue, achy joints, anxiety, weight gain/loss, loss of sex drive. I felt I was too young to start expereincing this ( 35) but he put me on the pill and some symptoms subsided.
Zoloft is primarily perscribed for depression but does have an affinity for anxiety/panic. I can see where you may be feeling some depression from everthing that's going on, but is it really your primary issue or is the anxiety? If it's anxiety, in my totally non-medical opinion, I would suggest discussing going onto an anti-anxiety med first and see if that alone helps...........an anti-depressant can always be added later.
I have been taking Zoloft for 8 years for anxiety, stemming from menopause. I've been having discomfort in my upper right quadrant under my ribs for about 6 years. My doctor diagnosed IBS and I've been taking donnatal, which helps. I've recently decided to taper off of the Zoloft and have noticed that my discomfort has diminished. Could it have been associated with taking the Zoloft?
I've been on Zoloft for about 5 years...great for the menopausal blues. I've only had three side effects. One is a weight gain but that also goes along with menopause. Other has been a reduction in sexual interest but that happens I believe with any antidepressant. And finally, I sleep through the nights and that's wonderful. Sounds like Zoloft will do me wonders in the near future. I get my CA125 results tomorrow! Ugh.
also sending me for a ecg and stress test. It is scary, but I know it is not my heart it is menopause. I too have started having hot flashes. I also get a fuzzy feeling all over. I know I'm not right something is going on in my body and my doctor who is a GP is on top of it.
It sure seems a likely cause, especially with you reporting an exacerbation of symptoms before your menstrual cycle. I would ask the doc to more thoroughly assess you for hormonal issues, and if he discovers that indeed you have some kind of hormonal imbalance, then I would recommend treating it. If that was the initial cause of your anxiety, it only makes sense to explore that a bit more and address it, to see how you feel.
Get a thyroid test and the blood test to check for menopause. Thyroid symptoms are sometimes the same as menopause symptoms. I had them both done and I am in menopause (I am 47) and am experiencing the same symptoms you are. My doctor put me on HRT, Paxil and Xanax. I take 400 mg Vitamin E daily for night sweats and it does help. I still sleep terribly though and like you wake up three or four times a night and sleep for about 4 hours.
omg big mistake the withdraw is the worse i feel like **** and i have a short temper and the worse is i'm dizzy all the time my doctor said this will last for two weeks no way its terrible i just started seeing a psycologist and she is great i think i should have been seeing her and taking the meds that is what she thinks to because it's in my family so i may need meds forever andway the doc gave me wellbutrin xl and the psycologist said no dont take that your not depressed u have panic and anx
My doctor (psychiatrist) took me off ZOlOFT. I was on Zoloft for about 5 months at a max dosage of 100mg. When he decided to take me off he did the tapering down process in 25mg increments every five days so I thought that was a good tapering process. I even asked my family doctor and he said yeah that is a safe way to get off the med. I took my last 25mg dose this past Monday night.
Clinical experience has shown that many people cannot tolerate a tapering as you have described (this is also supported by controlled studies). Tapering at a rate of .25mg to .5mg per month for most is tolerable and the symptoms you describe are common to withdrawal. You should only be tapering under the supervision of a qualified physician. In addition, 125mg. is not an excessive dose of Zoloft. The maximum recommended dose of Zoloft is 200mg.
Yes I believe there are a lot of symptoms of menopause that the world does not yet atribute to menopause. I go for months without my period and thats when my hands are numb at nite. But as soon as I have the occasional period, nite sweats stop and numbness subsides. Gee menopause symtoms, I think soo. Problems with joints I believe are also caused by menopause and I had a very popular orthopedic surgeon actually agree! It ***** getting old!
I live in Sydney, Australia. I have worked in pharmacy for 24 years on/off. I have taken Zoloft 50mg for nearly 10 years, and figured that with my background, I knew a fair bit about SSRI's and the positive ways they could enhance one's life. Prior to taking Zoloft I had suffered on/off with anxiety panic attacks and insomnia.
If a kid is not truly ADD or ADHD and we put him on drugs, those drugs can make him more hostile and psychotic. Zoloft is a nasty drug. I repeat, Zoloft is a nasty drug and if this child isn't mellowed out by what would send you or me through the roof, guess what, he probably isn't properly diagnosed. Further, there is a difference between having this disorder and having a lot on one's mind. What was going on in the kid's life when he was diagnosed?
I take wellbutrin and recently stopped zoloft. My psych told me that wellbutrin increases sweating. I have horrible night sweats and start sweating at the drop of a hat during the day. And I'm only 25 so it has to be the medication. It's so bad that I've considered getting off the wellbutrin as well. I'd rather be deppresed than soaked with sweat all day!
I'm a 55 year old woman and been taking zoloft for 15 years. Once or twice I reduced from 200 to 50mg and started feeling depressed. My doctor then told me I would be on zoloft forever, that my brain needed it. Recently, my 31 year old daughter asked me to stop the zoloft, she didn't like the person I was, and wanted to old one back. I guess I'd like to find her again. I switched from zoloft to bupropion 100mg.
I am a 44 year old breast cancer survivor who has been in medical menopause for 3 years and is currently taking arimidex and receiving monthly lupron injections. It seems like since I've gone through all this that I am much more anxious, in general. The worse part is that I seem to have a low tolerance level for hearing something I don't want to hear, and I've become very impatient.
I couldn't eat, and starting having dry heaves and bad stomach churning...the doctor's gave me meds for ulcers and then zoloft. I started at 50mg and felt better within about 3 weeks....the longest 3 weeks of my life!!! Then around my period, I relapsed, which was only one week later. I then went to my doctor and he up'd my dose to 100mg. That was back in Feb. I've noticed that for the most part, I'm okay, but everytime my period comes...I have that awful anxiety...
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I also have terrible night sweats in which I have to change my pj's during the night. In addition, i am dealing with anxiety symptons. I have a script for zoloft 100mg. that I recently started taking(two months ago)does help but I can't help but wonder if this anxiety may be related to the thyroid. I also noticed my cycle is very heavy but regular but I do have spotting approx. 1 week after it stops.
5 mg for one week, and then approx. 18.75 mg for another two weeks. Well, the withdrawal symptoms started all over again. Couldn't have this happening at work. I decided to go back to the 37.5 mg. and taper off very slowly - either that or take time off work to get through the withdrawals. I have literally been counting the granuals (there are about 90 in a 37.5 mg capsule).
Hi, I'm 42 and I'm pretty sure that menopause is starting for me in a big way. I have hashimoto's and am currently taking .3 mg of Eltrxin, my last blood work in Sept my level was 9.2, which for me that is not bad, (my highest was 64 and lowest was 6, so I'm not that bad) anyway I'm also taking 200 mg of Apo-Sertraline ( Zoloft) for drepression, and I also have Pernicious Anemia and take a B-12 injection monthly. Normally this all works well for me and my moods. I had a hystryrectomy(?
Hi, I'm 42 and I'm pretty sure that menopause is starting for me in a big way. I have hashimoto's and am currently taking .3 mg of Eltrxin, my last blood work in Sept my level was 9.2, which for me that is not bad, (my highest was 64 and lowest was 6, so I'm not that bad) anyway I'm also taking 200 mg of Apo-Sertraline ( Zoloft) for drepression, and I also have Pernicious Anemia and take a B-12 injection monthly. Normally this all works well for me and my moods. I had a hystryrectomy(?
I am now going to take 1/2 pill for a month to see if it still works without constipating me. My sister has used it for awhile and swears by it.
I had quite a lot of symptoms. Doctor had me have an MRI for MS And an EMG for nerve damage. All normal, including blood work. He decided all the tingles, numbness, memory loss, etc. was due to depression and anxiety with panic. I have a very long history of it. Thats why I decided to take this. In your case it could be rare s/e. But if it doesn't go away, don't let up on the doctors to find out why it's going on.
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