Zoloft hair loss

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Zoloft made my hair really fall out. I am totally off of meds and have been for 5 months. I feel the need to start my meds again but am terrified of the hair loss. My mohter is almost completely bald on top. She has never taken anxiety or depression meds but has needed them for years because she is totally stresses and jsut a miserably unhappy person. I wonder if the stress has beent he cause of her hair loss. I feel like I am my mom made over without the meds.
Hair loss is not a commonly reported side effect of any of the drugs you mentioned, including seraquel. I am afraid that this is not the kind of question a psychiatrist can answer. You are best talking to a dermatologist.
It started small so small that I thought the reason my hair was laying weird was because I slept on my head wrong. Later I started noticing more than usual hair loss when brusing my hair or just getting a shower. About a year after it started I starting having burning pains in that part of my head. The pain would increase when I was under more stress. The hair loss has become noticable that I can't leave my hair down without pulling back my sides or wearing it in a pony tail to hide the spot.
However, a couple of years ago I was on a variety of medications including Zoloft, Xanax, Trazadone and Clonapin and noticed the hair loss. I went from having thick hair to very thin and brittle. My hair is finally starting to thicken up. Has your doctor said anything about the combination of medication that you may be taking? Best of luck to you.
What about the hair loss? Does Zoloft contribute to hair loss? Would a higher dosage cause more hair loss? A bald head = BIG TIME anxiety.
You never know, perhaps your hair loss is natural. A lot of people start losing hair after 20 just because of genetics. If I were you I would save the MAO option if ever there was a time when you simply are not responding to more common AD medication. MAO's should really only be considered by people with severe treatment resistant depression that no longer responds to other AD meds.
More common * Decreased sexual desire or ability * failure to discharge semen (in men) Less common or rare * Aggressive reaction * breast tenderness or enlargement * fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control * fast, pounding, irregular, or slow heartbeat * fever * inability to sit still * increase in body movements * loss of bladder control * low blood sodium (confusion, convulsions [seizures], drowsiness, dryness of the
I have heard of some people having hair loss from Zoloft. I had a problem with rapid hair loss earlier this year which was part of the reason my doctor put me on Zoloft because she thought the hairloss was due to extreme stress, but it turned out to be a zinc deficiency. I had little white spots on a few of my nails which is a sign of a deficiency. I started taking 50 mg of zinc per day and within a week my hair loss stopped. Now I'm taking biotin, zinc, multiple, e, c and its working great.
I had ALOT of side effects from paxil= extreme anxiety and a tight feeling on my head (like my hair was too tight) in time it made me feel worse so I was changed to Zoloft. With in a week I felt better BUT my pupils began to dialate randomly and I had a tight feeling again but this time it was my head, neck & shoulders. It could get unbearable. When the pupil prob persisted I was admitted and saw a neurologist who did even more tests EEG,ECG,CD,CT,MRI,MRA all normal.
I can't speak for everyone, but I did drink very often and in excess back when I was taking Zoloft. I started Zoloft when I was 22 because I became sick with depression and anxiety. Obviously being 22 years old and in the party stage of my life I did drink. I was taking 200Mgs a day of Zoloft at the time for about 4 years. (I'm on other meds now as Zoloft, actually very few antidepressant work for me anymore) In my case I did not have any bad reaction to alcohol while on Zoloft.
In the last couple of months, I have had lots of hair loss (about half my hair). Not in patches, but just all over my head and it's falling out from the root. I have a lot of anxiety, some insomnia, migraines, teeth grinding and a few mild panic attacks. I've also been under a lot stress in the last several years and currently have a lot of stress in my life.
Hair normally cycles through a growing and resting phase. When many hair follicles move into the resting phase together, hair loss is exaggerated. There is a programmed change in hair in all people. It is more obvious in men, than in women. Nonetheless, many women are destined to lose hair as they age. It is most obvious by looking at the crown of the head and sometimes noticeable in the temple area.
I don't know if it is my imagination, but the hair loss seems to be slowing down now but I'm not sure. I just know that my hair is terribly thin and in extremely bad condition. This is a very small price to pay for my treatment and clearing the virus. I've also heard that after the treatment meds leave your system, then the hair comes back nicely. I'll just have to wait and see. I have about 11 more weeks to go and then I may have to do an extension after my 48 weeks. Hang in there.!!
Hi, I was on Prozac for 8 months and gained 10 pounds (I gained it all within one month). I quit Prozac 5 weeks ago with no weight loss yet despite watching what I eat and working out massively 7 days a week. The dr. put me on Topamax which she said would help me lose weight. Does anyone know how long it will take or how I will feel physically once it kicks in?
but before, about the time my body broke, i started taking Prozac and then i was switched to Zoloft. so i've beel looking at those drugs and notice they could have an affect on thyroid function. still digging but i might have found a thread on what happened to me. i'm cold and tired all the time. i wear 2 blankets at work. i'm not as mentally crisp as i used to be and the depression and anxiety are getting worse but are under control with medication.
But I take it with Li and Seroquel and Prozac. The only side effect I'm still having is hair loss. It's not dramatic but it's noticeable to me. Mostly lose a lot on my brush and in the shower. It's a little thin in the back, but I don't know if that's really something other people notice. My hair is thick and curly so I don't think I'm noticing thinning if it's happened all over. And like you, cowgirlnerd, I've lost my spelling!! I don't know what to blame, but maybe it is the meds.
I went off of Topomax after 5 months because of the incredible loss of hair, and the hair that was left turned frizzy and unmanagable. It felt dry and strawlike, very thin, plus I had the tingling. I lost only 8 pounds, 5 of which come back during that time of the month, and my periods were all mesed up. Not worth it as a weight loss drug! Plus, I already gained back 3 pounds after being off of it only 2 1/2 weeks, the carbo craves are back!
Hi, I was wondering if anyone else here had experience with weight gain and hair loss with zoloft, and then switched to a new medication and have not experienced weight gain and hair loss with their new medication. My OCD and anxiety has been out of control lately, and I'm not willing to go back on zoloft, as my physical appearance is part of my OCD and anxiety, as I am very critical of my appearance.
I was waking in the night with migraines and now it's been three weeks with not a hint of one. I have read and understand all the side effects. The hair loss, the confussion, the tingling, the weight loss (for me this is not a good thing, I am thin to begin with) But I would rather deal with any of these side effects then deal with a minute of what of was prescribed Topamax for....MIGRAINES!!!! Horrible, Painful, Migraines, a pain so bad that it makes one want to curl up and die.
I have never heard of any AD medication causing hair loss. Yes Welbutrine can be taken along with Zoloft. The two medications work very differently and odds of a drug interaction between the two is very low. I know several people taking the two together as prescribed by their Psychiatrist. You may be better off lowering that Welbutrin dosage and adding a low dosage of Zoloft. I would still consult with your P-doc first.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Dear Bonnnie, In the clinical trials, hair loss was reported in 4% of patients on Avonex when compared to placebo (1%). Hair loss has also been reported infrequently with the use of zoloft. I do not know if these side effects are self-limiting or if they continue as long as the medications are continued. Discuss the risk/benefits of continuing/stopping the medications with your doctor. Good Luck.
) alternating constipation/diarrhea hair loss (clumps noticed in shower) I have been to a rheumatologist, tested negative for RA and LUPUS. Thyroid tests all came back fine, tested 3 different times. Went to ER for chest pains and rapid heart rate, all tests were normal. Went to the ER yet again last week because my back and leg pain were so bad that I could not walk, was diagnosed with a UTI even though I had no other symptoms and had a pelvic xray that showed no masses.
I, too, wash and condition my normally dry hair everyday. I, too, went to my Dr. who put me on Zoloft. It's been a week tomorrow and it is no better. In fact, it is worse - it started in the top and then went to the left side, etc. No one I have talked to has ever heard of this. I have a call in to my GYN but after reading the postings above, I believe I will contact a dermatologist. Unbelievable!
It did work well for depression, and I did have the beneficial side effect of the weight loss as well. I have taken Zoloft and Lexapro in the past which also worked well for depression, but similar to others on this site, I couldn't stand the weight gain. So I tapered off and ultimately quit. I have to be honest and say that when I took the Wellbutrin (in my late 30's) my figure looked amazing (better then in highschool).
I am a 38 year old female who is experiencing rapid hair thinning and loss. I have been losing the hair since the summer noticeable. I had a saliva test which confirmed that I was producing high levels of cortisol, dhea, and testosterone. My progesterone level was lower and my estrogen level was normal. I am still having periods but they are more frequent and heavier. My blood test checked out ok for thyroid.
Hello Trixb, I have had the same problem for a long long time. I have had chronic sickness, loss of appetite, and was also told I could have BS or Crohn's Disease......I have been back and forth to the hospital for 2 years havin CT scans, X-Rays, Bariums, Ultrasounds, Camera's down my throat and up my back passage also. Still nothing!
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