Zoloft side effects how long do they last

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talking to a naturopath you would be convinced they are equal to putting poison into our bodies! So three weeks.. put up with all side effects? How long until they become almost impossible to taper off of? That's another great concern of mine.. I have friends, and have googled so many stories of people going on medication that are unable to ever stop taking it due to terrible side effects.. Argh..
But they will be able to ease your mind about what normal side effects are, how long they should last and if you can continue to take your Ativan..............in other words, everything I've been unable to answer for you. Good luck. Try to relax............your anxiety, while totally understandable, is only making the situation worse. Don't hesitate to seek out the answers you need.
I have been on zoloft 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.
I looked into side effects of antidepressants online. They can do alot to you stomach, but I don't want to stop taking them. I can't tell either if they helping me. I also had 3c on Oct '04. Just disgusted with everything today!!! thanks for answering me.
It is usually given as a temporarly relief along with SSRI's such as Paxil and Zoloft until the SSRI gets a chance to settle in. Do not rely on Xanax to be your long term treatment drug. Alls it does is induce your GABA (stuff that calms the brain down). SSRI's actually restore balance to imbalanced nerve cells, which contribute to anxiety/panic disorder. Did you ever try theorpy?
You must give these kinds of meds a chance to do what they do and try to be patient along the way. We know how hard that is, we all want a quick fix, but unfortunately, for the vast majority of us, it doesn't work that way. Also, you would be very wise to get yourself into some therapy as well, in addition to the Zoloft. While medications can help reduce anxiety related symptoms, many people still need help in learning how to undo the anxious cycle of thinking.
for the side effect, u need to know that zoloft belongs to the ssri class of antidepressant, which is the safest class in regards to side effects, for me personally, i didn't have any side effects apart than a little drowsiness less than 10 % of the time, if u feel that u can take the pill at night, a single dose is required per day. i advise u to start on 50 mg. If u have any question please contact me....
I just don't believe that they know what there given me everyone's body chemistry is different so I decided to get off the drug but I have had really bad dizzie spells and loss of balance, haard time concentrating ect.. my question is how long will this last?? I am a very strong person and can take a lot I just need some type of time line?? thank you.
What you describe with the Zoloft is VERY run of the mill as far as start-up side effects go. I too just resumed Zoloft after years of not taking a long term (antidepressant) medication for my panic disorder, and I experienced almost exactly what you did. The feeling like I drank 3 pots of coffee, feeling VERY jittery, to the point I would tremble and shake at times.
My therapist said since I was on Lexapro so long I shouldn't experience many side effects from Zoloft, but I was on the highest dose of Lexapro (which I know is pretty mild), but now am on a really mild dose of Zoloft. Have you ever heard of that happening? At this point I'm probably just fishing for an answer that will tell me it's not the Zoloft making me feel this way or something else medically.
since you were on zoloft for so long,i,myself am on my 12th year,did you have any serious side effects when you went off.
This is day 7 and things have not changed, so i suspect either it is the Zoloft side effects or something entirely different. Conclusion : I know this was a really long post, but I truly do appreciate any information or answers. This is a really deep subject for me and I am sure others on this board.
I was in one of those studies and comlained loudly that the long term side effects were horrible. If your severe side effects last anything less than 3 years, you are very, very lucky. Pharmaceutical companies are interested in publishing the truth, only a profit. If you have had serious side effects after trying to withdraw from Zoloft, please contact me: ***@**** I will be happy to help you sue Pfizer. If you are considering taking Zoloft, DON'T.
It sounds like you're still in withdrawal. How long it lasts is different for everyone. And while, yes, some people do suffer permanent effects, it is quite rare, and usually only occurs after being on a med for a long period of time, which it sounds like you've never done, so I wouldn't worry about it. You might try taking a good dose of fish oil every day; it might help with the symptoms you're having.
I really haven't had any bad side effects on the zoloft. when I'm really good then I feel like zoloft is my saving grace, besides Jesus, of course. My stressful time was about my daughter. She is twelve and started showing some signs of depression. I was so worried about her that It triggered an episode in me. She's fine now, but I'm still floundering. I woke up today less anxious and that was good. I went for a quick walk hoping to release some endorphins.
Duh, Post Partum Depression, I just figured it out. How long has it been since you had your baby?
How long do the effects of Ribavirin and Interferon last after a person stops taking the medicine. I have heard 6 months to a year. Has anyone experienced very strange behavior..almost psychoic? Saying and doing things that they do not normally do? Not being rational, arguing all the time about things that can be avoided. Staying away from loved ones. Being tired all the time and mumbling incohertly, at odd time (which I assume is when he is tired).
The problem i found is how insidious the side effects of SSRIs can be, and i believe at some point they started making my condition worse and more treatment resistant. Peter Breggin calls it MEDICATION SPELLBINDING.
So, unfortunately, I took her poor advice, went off Zoloft cold and had terrible side effects such as mood/mental changes, lack of sleep and weight loose. From that she started her brainwashing by taking some of our issues, embelishing on them and tainting my husband as an abuser monster (which he is not) and convinced me to get a restraining order against him or I would never see my children again. She would then continue to put her past expirience with her ex husband into the picture.
I heard its rough to get off Paxil, are u under Drs care? I know u can't go cold turkey, thats for sure, its going to take a while, think of how long it took for it to work, so it could be a few more weeks, hang in there! What symptoms are u having?
You are not alone, I too suffer from extreme exhaustion and lots of long term side effects. I agree that it's hard to fight the system but you have to keep trying! Keep checking with different doctors...........at least that's what I'm doing, it just is NOT normal for an HCV SVR to experience this much fatigue (there must be something else wrong). You sound like a very caring man and she is lucky to have you. My best to you and your wife.
He said my head symptoms are NOT side effects from the med because once the side effects subside they DO not come back after 8 months. Like Paxiled explained, the med is metabolized. Therefore, I am now thinking that the pressure and rushing inside my head are from the anxiety itself! As nursinggirl suggested, it could be from extra stressors of late.
I want you girls to really check out the side effects of Zoloft because the doctors told us everything would be fine....today my daughter, 21, has horrible effects caused by Zoloft such as an uncrontrollable urge to drink massive amounts of alcohol and cutting herself and aggression...it landed her in jail this week.
Why, with most elderly people, they become like vegetables in the long run. How do I know, easy, I am about to hit the age 80 mark next month. I have been hooked and it is one wish with me.......to get off these crutches. My Kingdom is not of this world said the great teacher, Christ Jesus, here we can stand right back and take a look at what he meant. Just read Adams-v- Hoffman La Roche. They are not concerned with helping people, sick or not, but are just concerned with making money.
i was told that Zoloft was the best and tried it after 2 months of night sweats, insomnia and speed like effects i did some research and was suprised at how much more side effects zoloft has compared to other ssris. get off of it now and try another ssri, dont put up with tremors and dont mask the side effects with xanax. that is my personal opinion.
Especially when a person is trying to adjust to the meds and may be having some side effects. When I started on Zoloft a long time ago, I was still having several massive panic attacks daily. I needed something to help me get through that. As the Zoloft started working, I needed the Ativan less and less, until I didn't need it at all anymore. Also, it is not entirely true that benzodiazepines are "downers", in the same way that alcohol would be.
Zyban is exactly the same as Wellbutrin but is used for smoke cessation. Wellbutrin is more likely than Zoloft to cause headaches as a side effect. It may take 3 weeks for the headaches to subside once the Wellbutrin or Zoloft are stopped. Since you are tolerating Paxil well you want to continue with it. Other antidepressants are Celexa and Serzone. I recommend you discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist. Best Wishes, HFHS M.D.
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