Zoloft side effects in teenagers

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Avatar n tn i have just come off zol<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span>t and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> affects are horendious i would go to the zol<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span>t 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
203342 tn?1328740807 I am 18 now, and was on antidepressants for a year after my mother's death. I took 50mg of Zol<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span>t, and never had any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> 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.
Avatar n tn I started it back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> June of this year and I also had some of the same <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> 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.
Avatar n tn You'll also find that Wellbutrin does not have the sexual <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> 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.
Avatar n tn My 18 year old daugter is on 100 mg of zoloft for depression and 50 mg of trazadone to assist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> helping her sleep. The zol<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span>t 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.
484698 tn?1208823583 The studies that I have read indicated that the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> (thought of suicide, etc), is generally only seen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
Avatar m tn Don't be put off by the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. All medications have a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, but the risks of suicide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>teenagers</span> 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.
Avatar n tn The thinking, which sounds logical to me, is that opiates replace the brain's natural endorphins and the brain stops making them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> favor of the opiates. You stop taking the opiates and there's no endorphins waiting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
Avatar n tn (did go to the casino)How have you been? Erika-Ann, Vicqueennomore - Hang <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> there ladies, I've lived you life from the man's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> 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!
Avatar n tn Anxiety makes this symptom worse and since I'm naturally on the shy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> I'm absolutely hopeless <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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?
Avatar n tn About six years ago she was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> a bad car accident which resulted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the deaths of three <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>teenagers</span> (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.
Avatar n tn It is very possible for ssri's to have weird <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, especially <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
Avatar m tn But I am just guessing at this. Maybe you can look up more about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> 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.
Avatar n tn hey nice to hear from ya, how far along <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> tx are you now? The phrase 5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>teenagers</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the house is enough to raise my blood pressure. stay tuned to us when they give you a break.
784382 tn?1376934640 often beginning an anti-depressant makes your anxiety a bit worse along with some other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Stick it out and usually these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span>-effects go away. Good luck and communicate with your doc.
Avatar f tn Psychiatry has always been concerned about adverse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> 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.
Avatar m tn Alpha-adrenergic receptor agonists, including clonidine(Catapres) and guanfacine (Tenex). Clonidine has fewer and milder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> than the neuroleptics <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
203342 tn?1328740807 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> anti-depressants can have on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>teenagers</span>. 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.
Avatar n tn the suicidal side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of antidepressants are for children and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>teenagers</span>, 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.
Avatar f tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>teenagers</span> 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
Avatar f tn I know that its scary with all the side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> but I haven't had any. Oh and don't read <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> on anything. If you take Prozac or Zol<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span>t then the anxiety subsides and you don't have to take the Xanax as often. I have a treadmill now and that really helps.
Avatar f tn But, his refusal to take meds would suggest that he does not like the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. If the meds are properly prescribed, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> should not be an issue. Kinda of wonder what he was prescribed?
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Everyone, Welcome brave Tramadol Warriors ... Come on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> and make yourself comfy ... there's room for all!
1102927 tn?1268961271 The other one which I have now seems good so far, he took me off medications immediately which one had possibly life threatening <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> 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.
203342 tn?1328740807 I don't know. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> 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!
544292 tn?1268886268 Day 22 Cold Turkey Tramadol ... I woke up HAPPY. I used to wake up happy all the time, before the Tramadol. Waking up happy is good. Then I tried to move. I had to use my hands and arms to get up out of bed. My body has been pushed as far as it will go. So after trying all my best tricks (aminos, coffee, food, vitamins, water) I finally stopped the struggle and called in sick for work. Tomorrow will be a busier day anyhow.
1490386 tn?1301382186 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?
Avatar f tn Can EBV itself intefer with liver disease and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> liver disease promotes, FATIGUE, confusion, etc? Are there new medications soley for EBV that are liver friendly?