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Avatar f tn Were you ever on antidepressants or any medication that would effect dopamine, serotonin or norepinephrine levels, prior to being dx'd with Fibromyalgia? If so, what was your age and approximately how long did you stay on the medication. Thank you for your response to this poll. Have a nice day.
Avatar n tn Why I say for what it's worth is because still, to this day, 5 months after my last Zoloft dosage, I am still suffering withdrawal syptoms. Cut down the dosage by 25 mgs. every 14 days. This means every two weeks, you'll be taking less. When you get down to 25 mgs. a day, don't just stop. Cut that in half taking 12.5 mgs. a day for 14 days. I found this schedule to be helpful WHILE coming off. I didn't experience any of the flu-like symptoms, aches or pains.
Avatar n tn My doctor put me back on EffexorRX 75mg (which I was quite happy to do), but switched to 100mg Zoloft 6 mnths later due to weight gain. So since Nov 2001 to date --- Aug 2005 I have been taking mostly 50mg Zoloft(I don't seem to need more than this.) QUESTION: About 2 wks ago I ran out of Zoloft and have not been able to go to store to pick up. At the same time I had to work a lot...until 3am in morn twice and 1am in morn one other time and still get up about 6:30am or 7:00.
Avatar n tn Hi. I posted here before about Zoloft and Xanax XR about the detachment feelings I've experienced. I've been on the 2 since Feburary of this year. I'm 21 years old, and lately, I've been experiencing memory lapses, where I forget things I've done 5 minutes ago kinda thing, where I have to focus really hard on what I did during the day, or the previous day. It feels something like ADD.
Avatar f tn I'm desperate to lose 40 lbs (half of which I gained on Zoloft-no longer taking). PLEASE respond if you had any weightloss on this drug, I'm very curious. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
Avatar n tn I am currently taking Zoloft for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I am on 75 mgs currently, and I started taking Zoloft about six months ago. I haven't noticed any difference in my health except bad things. I had trouble sleeping before, but it has worsened; I am very restless; I am always tired no matter how much sleep I get (which was already a symptom before I started Zoloft); and I am very edgy some days, which isn't like me at all.
975514 tn?1325001538 section_id=27670#sec_27670 I urge you to introduce yourself below and tell us a little about what brought you to the Fibromyalgia/CFS Forum. Again, welcome to MedHelp and the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum!
1535467 tn?1342235270 I started on 60mg of Cymbalta for my depression and Fibromyalgia. I just came off of Zoloft at the time because it just stopped working. I felt okay and even better then came the abnormal bizarre dreams. I would feel like I dreamt one dream all night and it would be like a cross between Stephen King movies and Tim Burton movies. I felt so dragged out. My doctor dropped me down to 30mg and I had never gotten that feeling again.
Avatar f tn What dosage of Effexor were you on, and what dosage of Cymbalta did you start with? My doctor said that he was going to put me on Cymbalta also. I'm on 150mg of Effexor and it just don't seem to help anymore. I wondered if I would go to the same dosage of Cymbalta.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if "Prozac" would do the same job for Anxiety and Panic as Zoloft "somewhat" does with "fewer" side effects? I compared it to the other SSRI's and I've tried PAXIL, PAXIL CR and LEXAPRO. And wonder if I would be able to eliminate the Klonopin or Ativan I have taken on a daily basis along with the Zoloft or other SSRI's for chronic GAD and less frequent Panic Disorder?
Avatar n tn Hi...I used to take Wellbutrin awhile back and it made my hair fall out also (and I've heard from others who had the same problem). What helped me was taking Centrum Silver. I'm not 50.....but there is something in the "Silver" version that helps your hair (and makes your nails grow as well). I've since stopped the wellbutrin, but i still take the vitamins just because they are really good vitamins. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I was put on Zoloft ans Ativan. The Ativan is 1 mg The Zoloft is 100 mg..I was told to take 1/2 a zoloft for one week , 1 the second week , 1 and 1/2 the third week until i reached 2 pills. He wants me on 200 mg. and wanted to work me up to it slowly. Well i am in my third week now, i took a pill and a half last night and the night before. I woke up this morning just fine , but about 2 hours after i was awake i began having tingling sensations on the left side of my head and face.
Avatar n tn It also stopped a couple obsessive compulsive things I had, which I didn't realize were OCD. Along with the chronic migraines, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The Zoloft, an SSRI, increased my pain tolerance, so that the aches and pains of fibromyalgia were reduced. Well, I still had them, but they didn't hurt ~quite~ as much. I finally found out that the symptoms of fibromyalgia, fatigue, and migraines were due to infection with Borrelia burgdorferi.
475300 tn?1312426726 I just found out that ultram combined with anti D's can cause all sorts of problems, seizures being one of them. Fibromyalgia diagnosis this week and my doc gave me a script for 100 with a refill. Pharmacy would not fill it because I am on zoloft. A google search confirms this. So the doc ended up calling in darvocet which has acetaminaphin in which I would rather not take . I did try to get the pharm to fill the ultram as I have a dog that takes it.
Avatar n tn I have read about some bad suicidal side affects and other things and am very concerned. She takes 20 mg a day. Please advise if the dosage should maybe be lower or not at all. I have not noticed that it has been given for this illness.
1737943 tn?1310703750 i think thats how u spell!.however I.was given pain meds for my nerves with a higher doze of xanax and zoloft. I was not to convinced but atleast I got pain meds. He said it wad fibermyalgia..really? Man im so confused. All I know is that im in pain and I cant hack my work anymore. From saturday till tday I had severe pain in my rideside of my face my teeth felt like.fallin I just laid down and cry of pain. Fibermyalgia?
Avatar n tn Have you recently discontinued any medications? Medications like SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like Zoloft, cymbalta, and lexapro can lead to electric shock like sensations in the head or brain zaps. Please discuss this with your family doctor. Let us know if you need more information. Take care!
Avatar n tn It progressively gets worse throughout the day. I have been on Zoloft 50mg for about a month and a half for depression. I was previously on Prozac for about 3 weeks but experienced some skin reaction and was switched to Zoloft. Two weeks ago my doctor put also put me on Wellbutrin 150mg to help counteract the sexual side effects of the Zoloft. I also take Synthroid 112mcg and Ortho Tricylene birth control pills.
Avatar n tn 5 mg of lexapro and is seeing results or if this is just to low of a dose to expect any results? I am a 180 pound male. When she tried me on zoloft at 50mg by day 3 I couldn't sleep and I felt my skin crawling, I dropped down to 25 mg, but after about 2 weeks I was starting to feel frazzled again, so she took me off. This is why she started me low on the 2.5 mg of lexapro, she felt that maybe I would feel some effects.
552011 tn?1239336819 I am currently taking 200 mg Zoloft per day. 5mg Abilify. 300 mg Doxipin, 12-1800 mg Nurontin and 10 to 20 mg of Ambien, and 1-2 mg of somethinf to relax me. I have 2 questions. 1st, with all this antidepressent medication why am I still walking on the edge of life and death. I have way more dark days than light onesl 2nd. i feel like I am drowning when I take all this medication. I feel like I have fluid on my lungs and I get really short of breath.
Avatar n tn I'll give you some of the tests my doctors gave me. Did you get tested for EBV? I was positive for this. Fibromyalgia? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Vitamin D? Vitamin D defencieny can cause joint pain, as without D you cannot absorb calcium. I was a 6, and 30 is defecient, so it was pretty bad. My doctor has me on prescription viamin D dosage. Also, you should go the autoimmune route and get your ANA tested.
Avatar f tn What gets me is that the med i am on and the dosage is for neuropathic pain not anxiety or stress. My mother has fibromyalgia and for almost a decade complained of pain but was told it was anxiety, which fair enough for her she does have some issues where that is concerned. However I do not!
1590266 tn?1297048822 My brain tumor worries returned and I was sent to a counselor, and my dosage of Cymbalta was hiked up. Once again, the feelings subsided slowly after about a month and a half. Up until 2009, about every 5 or 6 months the spells would return again. Each time, something would be added to the mix, though.
Avatar n tn I have had no relief from SSRI's, having tried them all, includin Cymbalta. I have CFIDS/Fibromyalgia and SSRI's make me absolutely SOMNOLENT in addition to destroying my sex drive/response. I also have PTSD and a history of GAD due to experiences in the military and other life experiences so take Buspar for anxiety. After my second dose of 150mg of Wellbutrin I had my first anxiety attack in over 6 months.
1316053 tn?1279513097 I have Fibromyalgia and anxiety disorder........Have been taking Tramal for some time, and about to start taking Cymbalta tomorrow night. The side effects that I have read and that the doctor informed me of really scare me. Please, has anyone got any information on this for me? I have tried Endep and Lyrica, couldn't take them due to the horrible side effects. I pray these don't do the same!
Avatar m tn But anyway at the end of junior year I got put on 20 mg of lexapro for panic, that didn't help, couldn't come out of the house for a 6 month period. After lexapro we tried Zoloft and abilify which made everything worse. Started me on 60 mg of cymbalta which totally turned my life around I got out was basically a normal kid, I got to go to my senior year not 100% but I was ok. I even played hockey again for a period of time.
175688 tn?1297560247 For anti-depressant there are few classes of them, there are SSRI's which are the post popular that include Paxil, Prozac,Celexa,Effexor, Zoloft, Lexapro etc., then there are SNRI's an include the newer popular drug Wellbutrin (Bupropion), Pristiq, and , then the two other older generation anti-depressant classes are MAOI's and Tricyclics, which is the class that amitriptyline is includes. Its brand name is Elavil.
Avatar f tn SAM-E has also been successfully used for those with osteoarthritis, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, bursitis, and many more conditions. Hope I kept that simple enough...I tried awful darn hard...LOL The most important thing to remember is NOT to take either of them (or 5HTP or St. John's Wort) if you are currently taking an antidpressant unless you check out interactions first.
Avatar n tn effect, or even close, wouldn't I be better off switching? Especially,when I see that it has a labeled use for Fibromyalgia and Anxiety, let alone suppressing catecholomines\stress hormones that we all know is a trigger for Arrythmias. my hopes are that I would decrease the\ side effects below ALL associated with Tenormin, NOT nadolol. Will I get more breakthrough episodes if I switch and is it worth a try?? 1.Cold hands and feet 2.Depression 3.Nervousness 4.Tremor 5.
Avatar f tn I have also posted over in depression forum. I quit Zoloft after ten years, and suddenly felt fantastic. Within a month or two, I wound up with Adrenal Insufficiency and was given Hydrocortisone. While I am sure I needed it, the amount was too strong, so I cut back on it a little. Then I became VERY depressed, worst in my life! Was the return to depression from the new medicine? Anyone have experience with this problem? PLEASE answer me ASAP, I only have a half-hour.