Zoloft side effects in teenagers

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i have just come off zoloft and the side affects are horendious i would go to the zoloft website there u will see the makers website look at the pdf on what doctors should know before priscribing zoloft u will be amazed and the doctors wont tell u about the side affect etc if its only mild why not try a health food shop im on magnesuim now and evening primrose and vit b its amazing i feel 90 percent better and like left coast chick said therapy would be benificail i put my depressed son on zolo
I am 18 now, and was on antidepressants for a year after my mother's death. I took 50mg of Zoloft, and never had any side effects or suicidal thoughts from the medicine. As long as she takes a small dose (probably from 25-75mg) then the chance of you daughter having extreme side effects, like suicidal thoughts, would be pretty rare.
I started it back in June of this year and I also had some of the same side effects that you are having. I remember these things going away after about the first week or so. I feel pretty good now, and have talked to my doctor about sometimes feeling more anxiety at times. My dr. has expalined that you are not always going to be on an even flow with any type of anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications.
You'll also find that Wellbutrin does not have the sexual side effects that SSRI's do. If you would like to continue with a different SSRI, try Celexa or Lexapro, which are more "selective" than their predecessors. I would give Wellbutrin a shot if I were you. Yes, Xanax is great, isn't it? I love it too. The name of the game as far as Xanax goes is to keep the dose as mild as possible; this way you won't have to worry about physical addiction, even if you use a mild dose daily.
My 18 year old daugter is on 100 mg of zoloft for depression and 50 mg of trazadone to assist in helping her sleep. The zoloft was given for depression and anxiety. Since she has been on both medications, her school work is not getting done and she is avoiding all responsibilities. Prior to her 18th birthday, I asked the doctor to please switch her to another medication for anxiety and she has not. My daughter is now 18 and I am unable to speak with her physician.
The studies that I have read indicated that the side effects (thought of suicide, etc), is generally only seen in teenagers. I wanted to fix this before he is a teenager, before he has low self esteem. My son has been seeing a counselor for several months, during school last year he saw a different counselor for 9 months. The counselor, in his case, suggested he seek a psyciatrist as well. I didn't want to put him on any medications.
Don't be put off by the side effects. All medications have a lot of side effects, but the risks of suicide in teenagers with depression is VERY HIGH. But you must alert both your son and yourself to look if his depression gets worse which can trigger suicide. Look up teenagers and anti-depressants and you may find a NYTimes article entitled, "Why teenagers Need Anti-depressants", dated 7/3/2012. Or look up by the title and NYTimes.
The thinking, which sounds logical to me, is that opiates replace the brain's natural endorphins and the brain stops making them in favor of the opiates. You stop taking the opiates and there's no endorphins waiting in the wings to step in and make you feel OK. So you feel like **** instead. The Lysine is what your brain needs to make more endorphins and other neurotransmitters; the B6 is a catalyst in that process.
(did go to the casino)How have you been? Erika-Ann, Vicqueennomore - Hang in there ladies, I've lived you life from the man's side and I'll admit y'all have it tougher dealing with the kids than we do. Keep posting, everyone here is thinking about you! teeitup!
Anxiety makes this symptom worse and since I'm naturally on the shy side I'm absolutely hopeless in social situations..I can't think of anything to say. Now I have no friends. I had a gf recently but I ruined that because of my lack of confidence (resulting from the depression I guess). I really want to know if I'm tired because I'm depressed or if I'm depressed because I'm tired. I'm confused about that. Has anyone had similar symptoms? Did medication/therapy help with the fatigue?
About six years ago she was in a bad car accident which resulted in the deaths of three teenagers (they were on the wrong side of the road). About a yar later her husband died from brain cancer. She is remarried now and has a ten year old daughter. Apparently this is something that she has never been able to recover from. Currently she is taking xanex and zoloft, she also drinks quite a bit. It is not uncommen for her to be passed out by 8:30pm.
It is very possible for ssri's to have weird side effects, especially in someone who doesn't need to be on them. However, with the symptoms you described, it sounds like you definitely need to be on something. SSRIs work on neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) and imbalances of these chemicals cause all different types of problems from depression to panic, to OCD.
But I am just guessing at this. Maybe you can look up more about the side effects of the drug and see if you think what you feel is related to the drug. Maybe go to a holistic doctor and get blood tests. you may be lacking something like vitamin B's. If your body is low in vitamins it can and does affect our stress level. Hope you feel better soon.
hey nice to hear from ya, how far along in tx are you now? The phrase 5 teenagers in the house is enough to raise my blood pressure. stay tuned to us when they give you a break.
Often beginning an anti-depressant makes your anxiety a bit worse along with some other side-effects. Stick it out and usually these side-effects go away. Good luck and communicate with your doc.
Psychiatry has always been concerned about adverse side effects and is continuing to research newer and safer treatments and my recovery is helping them understand how these treatments might work and help other people once they are FDA approved. The DSM-4 has very specific criteria but they are working to update it and better understand what exactly a psychiatric disability is and find the specifics of the genetics and exactly how treatment works. I can give you more information if you want.
Alpha-adrenergic receptor agonists, including clonidine(Catapres) and guanfacine (Tenex). Clonidine has fewer and milder side effects than the neuroleptics in general, with the most common being sedation. Sedation occurs in 10%–20% of cases and can often be controlled through adjusting the dosage. The phenothiazines may be used when haloperidol or pimozide has proven ineffective.
I probably should have started her on the anti-depressants a long time ago but I was worried about what I've heard about the effects anti-depressants can have on teenagers. That's why I took so long to agree to the meds, not because I didn't care about her but because I honestly wanted the best for her and wanted to do the right thing. Don't ever think that for one minute I didn't care or want to help her.
the suicidal side effects of antidepressants are for children and teenagers, not adults...you definately would benefit from some antidepressants and some intense therapy, that was a tragic event in your life and self medicating will not make the pain go away. taking oxycontins will only cause you to be more depressed and suicidal, more than anything. stay away from them, they will do more harm than good in your situation, and i am sure everyone here will agree.
t prescribe a as needed pill because you can become dependent on them which i agree but then he says maybe she could use a antidepressant i said i have heard that they can cause Suicidal thoughts in teenagers he said for me not to look on the internet and get that kinda info i'm confused i feel like they are trying to push drugs on her i said no to them now would see how she is feeling an a month or two , however this therapist hasnt really even should my daughter and techniques yet any help wou
I know that its scary with all the side effects but I haven't had any. Oh and don't read side effects on anything. If you take Prozac or Zoloft then the anxiety subsides and you don't have to take the Xanax as often. I have a treadmill now and that really helps.
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The other one which I have now seems good so far, he took me off medications immediately which one had possibly life threatening side effects and the other I felt extremely disturbed from due to side effects and he goes for the lowest possible dose which should be like second nature for all psychiatrists especially since they told me my body is sensitive to antipsychotics at least and we also even ask each other how we're doing in other aspects of life and such.
I don't know. The side effects don't seem too good. I'm going to have to talk to the doctor tomorrow. Does anyone know anything about these drugs? And how it can affect teenagers? Is there anything out there that's better for teenagers? Thanks! And thanks eimperati for your response!
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I take atenolol, which is another beta blocker, similar to propanolol. It really worked for me. I've been taking it for a couple of years now. When I first started it, I did notice a little slowness...like I was one beat behind, but I've either gotten used to that feeling, or it's gone away. Do you think you might be overmedicated?
i went to my doctor today and i told him about my side effects with zoloft and he told me to get off of it and put me on lexapro... anybody have any experiences with lexapro?
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