How long for zoloft side effects to go away

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn The second is that some psychiatrist will add Wellbutrin,as stimulating antidepressant in low dosage as an adjunct to the ssri and it sometimes takes away the sexual side effects. But then you're on two drugs, so it's a choice. So give it time, see how it goes, but if you find the side effects are too much for you and you need to try a different medication, do it sooner rather than wait a long time -- the longer you're on these drugs, the longer it takes to taper off them.
Avatar m tn they DID eventually start to improve, I just had to work with my doc to find ways to manage the side effects while I waited to adjust, and while I waited for the side effects to abate. The hardest thing to do is to be patient and give the meds time to work, and give the side effects time to start improving. Since you started out at a low dose, it may take even longer for you to get to the point where you can fairly assess the Zoloft's effectiveness.
Avatar f tn My point was I believe we are being overmedicated for conditions we don't have and which the vast majority of doctors do NOT understand, do NOT know how to diagnose and do NOT know how to treat. I would ask you, hmr1978, to look at the criteria for depression, then the criteria for anxiety/panic disorders and ask yourself if you seriously believe you need to be medicated for both.
Avatar f tn I am on zoloft and have no side effects from it. My doctor told me it also helps to relieve hot flashes. It works just great for me. I too am afraid of cancer coming back. We just have to know the fear will come and go but we will always have it in the back of our mind. I understand your fears and I have them too. A day at a time, I guess.
Avatar f tn It's not always easy to endure side effects, but like I told you, the only way to know is to try to hang in there. My honest opinion is, your doctor handled this perfectly fine, that is what is to be expected. You explained a mild symptom, certainly nothing alarming or nothing that put you in any distress. That's why the doc was being conservative, and trying to give it some time. Really, unless the patient insists on stopping the med, that is all they can do.
Avatar f tn Lastly, you just increased your dose of Zoloft, and it is common to experience a resurgence of those initial start up side effects again. Usually you would see those side effects start to abate in a week or two. So, to recap, I would ask for a more thorough assessment/diagnostic approach with your suspected hormonal issues. If need be, your doc can ever refer you to an endocrinologist (I would personally recommend that).
Avatar n tn I am still angry, I lost 4 years of my life, for what I believe to be incompatantcy....What would cause me to have side effects like that? Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn I took about 4 days for the Zoloft side-effects to go away, in my case. My only side-effects were EXTREME hyperactivity (which lead to lack of sleep) and a slightly diminished appetite.
1100140 tn?1260597869 Hello there, It is common when upping your dose to have the side effects to reappear. Common side effect after a change in dosage is nausea that tend to go away after several days. You might have rebound anxiety if you think about having rebound anxiety as a nocebo effect. So i would tell you that you are not supposed to have rebound anxiety after upping a dose.
447939 tn?1235065543 hi guys has anyone any experiences with zoloft? how long does it take to have an effect? has anyone had alcohol on it? any side effects?
Avatar m tn Most people see a vast improvement of the side effects after a few weeks, and eventually, when the body adjusts to the med, they go away completely. The med also has to have time to build up in your system to be able to assess the improvements...which it sounds llike you were benefitting from. And yes, you're correct that Celexa would cause similar type side effects as the meds are very similar in action. Now, some people tolerate one med over another better...
Avatar f tn You get side effects in the early days but most go away with time. The chest pain is more likely to be a side effect of anxiety - if you look around this board at other posts, many people have chest pains from their anxiety. Anxiety causes you to over-analyze every twitch, ouch rash, breathing pattern, dizziness or blemish because you are new to anxiety and you are likely searching for clues as to why the ouches etc. occur.
Avatar n tn 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?
2198057 tn?1338534805 Hon, I already answered this for you in the other thread. Most of what you describe could be side effects, but they also could be an anxiety response because you have yourself so worked up over worrying about side effects. The latter is more likely because it would be rare to get such prominent side effects after just one dose. You really need to try to not overthink this!! You are just going to set yourself up to fail. Stay busy, distract yourself as much as possible. You can do this.
Avatar f tn Ditto to everything nursegirl said. On the personal side, I'm on Zoloft now and for me it was right around the beginning of week #5 that I realized I was feeling better. Not 100% better. Probably not even 25% better, just.....better! You must remember what nursegirl said, because it is so very true and it's also very hard, but patience is so important at the start of treatment with AD's. It takes time for them to work and it's so easy to give up and think they're not working.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn I know what normal feels like b/c that is when I Am the happiest. So, is it ok to take Zoloft to see if i were to really need it? Like to find out for sure if i suffer from depression?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know how long it takes for Zoloft to be completely out of your system? I stopped taking it 4 weeks ago and I have not lost a single pound.
Avatar m tn Of course, I took the xanax 3-4 times a day almost as preventive measures for my panic attacks while waiting for the Zoloft to kick in. On my fourth week into taking xanax I saw the psychiatrist who was recommended and in his early or mid 60's. He told me the xanax was the HIGHEST dose prescribed and was a little concerned about that but said my Zoloft amount was not nearly enough. He said we would go to 75 and then 100 and maybe even 150 soon.
Avatar n tn I am frustrated with doctors who seem to think that there is no way that zoloft caused these problems (I have been researching the side effects) and that I am just a fat girl making excuses. I was wondering what it is that I can do to reverse these side effects and what type of doctor, or specialist would be able to help me?
1379090 tn?1279035710 We are messing with our brain chemicals. Remember the benefits out weigh the side effects. Bull crap I'm more depressed now due to the side effects. I'm a health nut. I eat well. Grow my own food, raise chickens, buy only farm fresh beef, and pork from the neighboring farms. I never beleived in pills. Now I am living proof why.....
Avatar n tn They also are best for anxiety which she claims I have major depression and a najor anxiety disorder. I tried Celexa, similar to Zoloft only Zoloft has more side effects and Celexa is the newest of the SSRI's. I had bad withdrawal for about one week after I stopped taking it for having severe diahrea for over one month: a side effect. The withdrawal was similar to your experience with zoloft only mine also included nausea and vomiting for five days.
Avatar n tn My doctor switched me to Zoloft, and I tried 25 mg. a day for a week, then switched to 50mg. a day and now am up to 100mg. a day. It has helped alot with my problems but not 100%. I still have headaches here and there and occasional eye twitches(like winking) occasionally, but nothing like what you all are describing.
Avatar n tn my mom was on zoloft for 10 years, and then she needed to switch to lexapro because the zoloft was not working for her anymore. When she did switch she said the transition was a little tough, but only a few days.
Avatar n tn I guess the Zoloft is starting to build and I am now experiencing side effects. Has anyone else started to feel side effects with Zoloft after the first week of taking it?
Avatar n tn I take zoloft and klonopin for my anxiety. 1. What is can you tell me about zoloft and long qt. Are there safer drugs out there I should take that do not increase the qt interval like paxil or celexa. I worry that since there is a slight tick in my electrical system I'm at greater risk for zoloft effecting me. 2. I also take klonopin, are there any know cardiovascular effects known with this that could cause problems. Is the combo of zoloft and klonopin perfectly safe. 3.
Avatar m tn Talk to your pharmacist or the manufacturer. Most side effects disappear with time - you didn't say how long you have been on this med.
Avatar f tn ) I was frightened of trying a SSRI, but I literally had no other option! It was to either try the Zoloft or live as an agrophobe for God knows how long! Unless you've experienced real anxiety, no one will understand you. Everyone keeps telling me to snap out of it,turn to God and Jesus for guidance, but it's near impossible.