Prozac and zoloft together

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311051 tn?1193419806 Just recently I was put on Prozac from 125mg of zoloft. I am now taking 20mg of prozac and 2mg of Klonopin at night. I feel lightheaded and dizzy, I always have a headache and half the time feel depersonalization. I hate it! My psych this morning told me it's not the meds, he says that I am just anxiuos and making myself think it's the meds. He also said I could come off of anti- depressants all together if I want to. Has anyone ever had anxiety and depression and gone off meds, and been ok?
Avatar n tn Med Doc wants me to switch and says cut back to 50 mg Zoloft for 1 week then start 20 mg Prozac. Psych Dock also wants me to switch and says take 50 mg Zoloft and 10 mg Prozac at same time for 2 weeks then go to 20 mg Prozac. So which way? I am being treated for anxiety and this cross info is scaring me. Can I mix Prozac and Zoloft??? I don't want to be dead like Anna Nicole's son....
Avatar f tn These are very similar meds and are not generally used together. Make sure your Doc is reading history and that you are filling them at the same pharmacy. Unless you reach a maximum dose without benefit there is no reason to add others. Maybe he's checking the Celexa and plans on weaning off the others if there is improvement. Good luck!
Avatar n tn who cares if you have to take a pill everyday if its safe, doctor perscribed, NON ADDICTIVE, and helps with your moods and possibly with your addiction!! If it wasn't for zoloft I would never want to stop using oxycotin but that is no way to live... I'm sure you have lost money and friends as have I!! I have SERIOUS anxiety which the zoloft helps me with but honestly its the therapy that will help us all the most!! And Xanax for an addict is a death trap....
Avatar n tn since I have been taking zoloft (four months). I consulted my prescribing dr. and my primary physician both claim that the zoloft should be weight neutral and that there is another cause for the weight loss...which has me more worried. I am the skinniest I have been since jr. high. Most of my clothes hang on me and people ask me what is wrong...I look sick, etc. I have had no other changes to my diet or exercise plan. The weight seems to be dropping faster than it did at first. Any insight?
Avatar m tn m to stick this out and continue vomiting and in severe pain and risk losing even more weight or stop it and return to the Zoloft and potentially cause serotonin syndrome which I am terrified of. My appointment with her is not until next week and I'm not even sure if I want to go and see her after this. Thanks.
Avatar f tn my doc just prescribed prozac, very low dose, have not picked uo script yet. has anyone taken these 2 meds together. iam afraid the prozac will make me more anxious. my anxiety is worse then my depresion, i think. anxiety paralizes me w/ fear.
Avatar f tn The only meds that I have seen referenced not to take are Prozac and Paxil because they block the 2D6 pipeline through the liver. Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, etc have a minimal effect of that pathway. Many times it is a very workable combination because if you have both a seratonin and dopamine lack - if you balance only one of them you get a bigger problem due to a "seesaw" effect.
Avatar n tn Would taking the two together have a combined effect of causing more memory loss and concentration problems? Would higher doses affect memory and other cognitive functions more than lower doses? Would Lamictal be a better alternative to Depakote for someone with Bipolar I who is having memory and concentration problems when taking Depakote? Any input or insight would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn Mostly have used psychotherapy w/ some adjunctive meds on occasion. Past meds have incl zoloft, prozac, buspar, paxil @ relatively low doses for relatively short periods of time (6 mo - 1 year). Currently taking Wellbturin SR 150 mg in AM -- for about past 8 months. Increased energy. But still having trouble "getting out there and enjoying life" the way I would like to. I am considering talking to my MD abt Wellburin + Zoloft combo.
266195 tn?1215314011 Does anyone know of any possible interaction between xanax and prozac taken together? My doctor says he's not aware of anything, But I just wanted to get some opinions from people who may have first hand knowledge or know of someone who does. So I guess do benzos and ssri's mix well? I really need the xanax untill the prozac can kick in. And I really need the prozac because I can't keep taking this xanax, the prescribed dose is already losing it's effect.
2193833 tn?1339414902 Hi there. I have been on antidepressants for over 27 years and have been on just about everything. In the end it was Paxil that helped me. I have spent many hours taking to "shrinks" and doing research on the many meds they give. One of the biggest mistakes made is putting someone on and antidepressant AND a tranqilizer, like Xanax. Antidepressants are to bring you up when you are depressed or feeling down. Tranquilizers are to bring you down when you are having anxiety symptoms.
Avatar f tn I did, however, add strattera to the mix which may have caused problems ( Strattera and Prozac are chemical cousins and sometimes don't play well together) I added the strattera under my pdocs supervision. I had to stop taking the strattera because it gave me the hot flashes.I stopped Strattera in Feb of 07. In November of 2008, I tapered off Prozac. I was ok for about 9 months. Then, in August of 09, I started having anxiety issues.. Not really mental anxiety, but physical anxiety..
Avatar n tn this could be supplemented with the addition of a longer acting ssri such as prozac. with regard to the use of imitrex and zoloft together, this is a relative contraindication. there have been rare reports of using imitrex and ssris concomitantly with c/o weakness, dizziness, or in coordination. these side effects (ses) need to be observed for and a risk/benefit analysis performed if there is the presence of such ses.
Avatar f tn I've never had any trouble when I tapered off an antidepressant personally and I have tapered off both Zoloft, Prozac and Lexapro (at different times obviously). The most common things to expect, if you're going to have symptoms, is an increase in anxiety or depression, labile moods, irritability, headache, sleep disturbances and the infamous "brain zaps".
Avatar m tn It was because of the medication, I had that feeling on prozac and zoloft. Do not take either, its a side effect from the meds. I dont think you need to go for psychiatric treatment, (the doctor might want you to if you have good insurance because it will be all covered, they have a tendency to put people in hospitals if they have good insurance.) I think you need to find the right meds for you Effexor xr is a very good med because it works on the brain different then Paxil, zoloft, prozac.
1489588 tn?1304001895 Lyrica put me to sleep in horrible ways, Cymbalta doesn't work for me and anything like Prozac or Lexapro or Zoloft is candy to me. I also take Norco. But I WANT to take Savella and Pristiq together because FOR ME it works...why do they say I can't???? I am calling my psychiatrist today, cause I cannot take this feeling anymore. I've taken pretty much everything. I've not taken mobic, I have a friend that says it is good, but she doesn't have depression. I also hold down a full time job.
Avatar n tn Hi Crafty, if you're still here, I tapered and quit Zoloft in March/April and had lots of problems, although not as severe as yours it sounds like...mostly depression, nausea, and rage. It gradually got better over about a month after I completely stopped the medication (which i did early because the withdrawals were just so unpleasant I wanted to get them all over with at once).
Avatar n tn Thank you for your instruction. I was trying to determine if I felt weird/bad b/c I came off the 50mgs so quickly (almost 3 wks ago) and was just now feeling the effects, BUT that these effects would dissipate over w/in the next week or so.
Avatar n tn Why is the doctor adding Prozac to your zoloft and xanax? Zoloft and xanax are usually used together for a while and then once the zoloft kicks in you should be able to stop xanax. What is your doctors saying?
1348086 tn?1370786785 This is why your psychiatrist wants to see you. For one, Prozac, while being the easiest ssri to come off of, isn't the best for anxiety because it tends to be stimulating. Great place to start because it's got a reputation for being easier to come off of, but not so great for results. If it isn't working, that's what you need to discuss with your doc. If you want to go without meds, then you need to do therapy, which you should be doing even if you're on meds.
Avatar f tn I went to a specialist because I was taking about 10 different meds and no one had really taken time to see how they react together. The doc I went to was at the VA and she was great. She took me off of four and changed a couple.
Avatar f tn Protocols call for slowly tapering off the first drug before starting the second for the reasons I mentioned and the withdrawal problem. Keep in mind that Zoloft and Cymbalta aren't even in the same class of medication -- Cymbalta targets norepinephrine as well as serotonin which Zoloft doesn't do, so they aren't even close to being substitutes for one another, assuming any drug is just like another, which isn't true, they're all different.
1042423 tn?1260998559 I also had a lot of luck with Zoloft and Lexapro as well. I WILL say that the side effects of Prozac were much less severe and noticeable than the other two...I hardly had any side effects at all. Prozac is notorious for being easier to tolerate than some of the other AD's. I hope that you do well on the Prozac. If you do experience some mild side effects...try to ride it out, they start to subside fairly quickly and then eventually dissipate all together.
Avatar n tn I'm now on Zoloft , after trying Effexor Xl , Celexa , Lexapro , Prozac , Cymbalta, small doses of xanax and ativan , and they even tried putting me on Seroquel to help me sleep wich is an antipsychotic that had very bad side effects and that I didnt even need for the medical issues i had. I suffer from anxiety , panic attacks and depression. What dosage are you on and if you don't mind me asking what are the resaons that led you to this med?
Avatar n tn Previously I was on Paxil for four years, but went off it due to weight gain, and then got depressed again two years later. Now, my Zoloft seems to be not working. I'm definitely feeling like I was when I first got depressed. My doctor doesn't want to go any higher because we'll be over FDA guidelines; instead, she seems to think Effexor is what I need to try, because it works differently on the brain than an SSRI (it's dual-actioned).
Avatar n tn I used to take Prozac since my 18years old I'm 29 years old and I started Zoloft 1 month ago. I suffer from PTSD and anxiety! Zoloft Is not giving me any bad side effect beside diarreah nauseas sometimes, and loss of libido. But when you are natural depressed those are things that still happen in your body. I love zoloft, the 10000 thoughts in my head stopped, I care enough to enjoy life and be more relaxed about it. I'm still the same person, with same morals and believes. I just smile more!