Luvox and zoloft

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Avatar n tn Zoloft has wider applications in post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, anxiety, and depression. Luvox, Lexapro and Zoloft are all antidepressants and are known as serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). All three are longer acting SSRIs, but have different half lives, different pharmacokinetics etc so can show difference in side effects and withdrawal symptoms. However, some side effects and withdrawal symptoms are common for the group.
Avatar n tn I have been warned by pharmacists that Luvox has a much higher incidence of side effects, especially naseau and weight loss and panic , than Zoloft or lexapro. I have taken lexapro and Zoloft in the past and developed eye floaters and some hearing loss. . Does this mean I will develop a worse case of eye floaters , eyc., if I take Luvox? And naseau and losing weight? I cannot afford to be more naseau and to lose more weight as I have lost 45 pounds due to not eating .
Avatar n tn At 32 I took two zoloft tablets (one for two days) and spent 3 hours on the second day vomiting, having hot and cold flushes, trembling etc. Now at 35 I am on Luvox for depression and have been taking it almost 3 weeks. I have only worked my up from taking one seventh of a 100 gram tablet to one quarter. I tried just under one half a few days ago and woke up and vomited once and had the familiar cold tingly feeling. But once I'd been sick I went back to bedf and it was over in 5 minutes.
Avatar f tn ) But I was told Luvox (too expensive) and Celexa were the best SSRI's for low occurance of GI issues. That Zoloft was around 21% occurance compared to Celexa 8% and Luvox 5%. Cant find this info. And since I go to a clinic with doctors that are covered by my state indigent care, they are not well versed, or knowledgable when it comes to any psych meds. It was everything I could do just to get them to treat me. How do I wean of the zoloft and when would I start one of the other SSRI's?
Avatar m tn I was just prescribed zoloft (50mg) for anxiety and depression. I haven't started taking it yet because I'm afraid that: 1. I'll become addicted to it 2. If I have to stop taking it (tapering off of it versus stopping cold turkey) that I won't be able to and/or I'll experience all the withdraw symptoms Is 50mg too much? The pharmacist who filled my medication said that it would help initially and then could make the symptoms worse, has anyone experienced this?
Avatar f tn As for me, I had a doc try to prescribe Luvox for me because it got approved to treat OCD and he decided I had it, though I didn't at the time, but I opted against it because of the contraindications. If you're just starting out trying medication and you actually need it and you want to use an ssri, my own experience suggests trying Prozac first. It's not the best one for anxiety, but when it works, it is the easiest to stop taking.
Avatar f tn Hi, My doc wants me to try Luvox for my panic disorder, health anxieties and obsessive worry/thoughts. I don't have classic OCD. My pharmacist told me that this drug is not prescribed as much because people have bad side effects. Ugh. So now of course, i'm terrified to take it. Worried about side effects. And why its not as popular anymore. Does anyone have any experiences with Luvox? My doc wants me to start at 25mg.
Avatar n tn Cherry - How is the phentermine working with the Zoloft? I am on Zoloft too and looking to start phentermine. I have been on ohentermine in the past and it worked great but was not on any anti-depressants at the time. Thanks!
Avatar m tn Slowly at first and then pretty hard today. I had hoped that the zoloft would keep the depression and anxiety away. I am seeing a therapist for CBT as well. My depression is still under control but the anxiety is bad. Shouldn't the zoloft take care of the anxiety? Also, once my body is full of adrenaline and/or cortisol or what ever the chemicals are that cause anxiety, what is the best way to get them out of my system?
Avatar n tn I put on a lot of weight with Zoloft, Luvox, Effexor but I think it depends on your metabolism. I also had a fall and blew my knee which put me out of comission as far as exercise goes for a long time because I was afraid of falling and still am. Get lots of exercise and I really believe you will be okay. I was overdosed on Effexor and became a zombie. Didn't do anything but sit in my lazy'girl' chair and watch tv. Boy am I paying for it now. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am diagnosed with severe OCD and have been taking Zoloft for 6 weeks now and have not experienced any symptom reduction at all. Now taking 200 mg daily, and have started 25 mg and doubled by the end of each week. Notable is the increased anxiety and nervousness that this medication has caused me throughout the period of my trial. As far as obsessions and compulsions, I feel like its getting worse and worse by the month. I have not been set to see a psychiatrist until late July.
Avatar n tn I became extremely dizzy and nausea was there, too. I am wondering what dose I should start myself on again, and the increments I should increase my dose.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed zoloft and lithium 9 months ago for bipolar disorder. I got off the lithium and used lamictal and zoloft instead. It tired me out and I couldn't focus so I got on modafinil. While on modafinil zoloft and lamictal the ringing began. I got off modafinil and am now only on zoloft and lamictal. But the ringing persists even after about three weeks. What do you recommend?
Avatar n tn I would suggest that you get back on the Zoloft and ween yourself off more slowly. I was on Zoloft last year and was switched to Effexor. After having problems and called the doctors office the nurse gave me the wrong info and told me the doctor doesn't want me to take anything. So, I was off cold turkey. Aside from the Zaps that I was getting I was really out of control as far as my emotions. I hated everyone and everything. I couldn't make it through the day without exploding at someone.
Avatar f tn Switching of Zoloft to Luvox this week. Will start 100mg of Zoloft tonight.
Avatar f tn - 4 days in between, until I'm completely off of Zoloft. I am starting to feel very anxious and nervous and my mind seems to be more alert during the night. I am typically a high strung person, and have very little self-worth and confidence. I would still have blue spells even when I was on my full dosage? My main question is this, will these side-effects begin to cease as I continue to cut down on the drug or do you think they will worsen?
Avatar f tn However first 2 weeks was horrible with side effects but no still when I wake up I feel nervous and anxious and nausea. My problem was appetite loss sometimes and now since I started this med i feel it killed my appetite. Anyone had the same thing and then the appetite came back? how long should I wait? :( Thanking everyone who will respond in advance.
Avatar f tn Pdoc prescribed Luvox. Have taken that for five months and it's just not doing the trick. Still have anxiety and breakthrough panic attacks. He has given me the choice of lexapro or Zoloft. Since Celexa and lexapro are so similar, I'm concerned that the lexapro won't work given that the Celexa stopped working. On the other hand, he has warned me that Zoloft is more activating, which is not good for anxiety and panic. Thoughts? Advice? Similar experiences?
Avatar m tn I am done with Effexor after having been on Luvox, and Zoloft. I think it is a crutch the doctors use to get us out of the office. We aren't stupid and exercise I think is the answer. I am with you. I will get on my bike today and see what happens. I have never been one to exercise and at 67 I find it really hard to get started. I leave for AU in a month and I have to get my muscles working. Good luck.
Avatar m tn i take zoloft and it makes me real drowsy-yeah lots of water take it with meal- follow docs order and switch immediatley-drifter0213
Avatar n tn Once she switched him to 60 mg, it did not seem to help so she decided to wean him off of celexa and put him on Lexapro since he had success with Celexa and it would be an easier transition. She started with 20 mg for two weeks, then 25 mg for two weeks and then 30 mg. Currently he has been on the 30 mg for 8 days. I spoke to his therpist a couple of days ago and asked her if I should be seeing some improvement since switching to Lexapro.
Avatar n tn 2005, at 25mg for three days then increased to 50mg thereafter, and underwent rapid and severe weight gain as a result. The Zoloft worked and everything was fine except for the weight gain. I tried other medications from Jan.-Mar. 2006, of this year, including Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, and Prozac, and none of them worked and just made me worse off than I already was.
Avatar n tn The neuro then added 10mg Mianserin to be taken an hour before bedtime and also said that if the headaches and sleeping got better I should increase the Zoloft dose to 100 mg. The following 2 weeks I stayed with 50 mg/day and added the Mianserin. Both the headaches and the sleeping got better and I also started feeling less anxious. The twitching also decreased.
Avatar m tn I've been on Zoloft for 2wks now for panic disorder and mdd. week1 was 25mg and week2 50mg. while I've felt a bit of a difference in both my depression and anxiety, I still worry about a few things. one being drug interactions. I've asked my doctor and pharmacist a couple questions but i'm still hesitant about a couple things. 1. is it ok to drink chamomile tea while on Zoloft? 2. are pain relief meds like ibuprofen and acetaminophen ok to take while on Zoloft?
Avatar n tn I'm sorry about the crepy problem, I did not have that Zoloft side effect. My question is how did you like the Luvox and did you have any weird side effects. I'm getting ready to change from Zoloft to Luvox.
Avatar n tn If you overlap paxil and zoloft for a week or so by lowering zoloft dose, you should not have any problem with either withdrawals or efficacy. Some doctors say you can just switch without overlapping, but I think overlapping is safer so ask your doctor to adjust zoloft accordingly.
Avatar n tn I'm 28 yrs. old and I started taking Zoloft 50mg for depression about 8 weeks ago. My mother has been on welbutrin for about 2 years and my father just started taking effexor xr.I realize Zoloft is an SSRI and Effexor is an SNRI, but what exactly is the difference between all three of these medications and is one better than the other? What reasons are there for one doctor prescribe one and another doctor to prescribe the other for the same condition?
784382 tn?1376934640 I can tell you about MY experience with Zoloft. First, it is actually one of the the most commonly Rx'd SSRI's for anxiety and panic with a great record of success. Zoloft was the first med I ever took for my panic disorder and I'll tell you, it gave me my life back. I went from literally housebound to "back to me" in a matter of months. I am a huge Zoloft supporter.
Avatar n tn I to am on zoloft and have been wondering the same thing, as far as i can find the longest longterm studies were only for 8 weeks in patientes who wernt hospitalized.
Avatar n tn I had a terrible 2 hour panic attack from the pill.. about 5 hours after taking it. Now I have a fear to take any SSRI. However, I did take luvox and I was fine on that. I am about to start Zoloft, do you think it will give me the same reaction as celexa i am so scared! Why do you think Celexa did that?