Sertraline and birth control

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Avatar f tn Sertraline is the generic name for Zoloft, which is an antidepressant. It doesn't contain HCG, and it has no effect on a pregnancy test.
Avatar f tn I lost 20 lbs on birth control pills and was nervous and sick on a daily basis. I went off birth control 5 years ago and have been fine since then. Good riddens to birth control pills.....I now have an IUD and have gained my weight back. I had no clue what was wrong with me at the time, but looking back I had a HUGE problem. Good luck to all of you. My advice is get out while you still can. I caused alot of bodily harm while on birth control.
Avatar n tn I was just curious about this topic because i have had anxiety off and on for several years. I have also been on birth control since i was about 15. I took Sertraline for a while until i noticed my attacks went away. Well i am still on the birth control but i notice that i still feel some anxiety. I don't have heart palpatations like before but it feels like i have a rush of hormones. I get hot flashes sometimes. I also have stomach issues such as chronic diarrhea.
2010625 tn?1329375656 Hi, you could ask about Largactil it helps you sleep and it's an anti psychotic i take it along with Seroquel xr 600mg at night and also Sertraline in morning 50mg , my only problem lately is the sertraline makes me hypo manic and i can't sleep that's why i'm taking the largactil 400mg at night . good luck with it hope you are well again soon .
Avatar n tn I have been taking Sertraline (Zoloft) for several months now for anxiety and they have really been helping so I don't really want to come off them. However, for the last few weeks I have noticed small white patches on my nipple. Last week I had the idea that it might be dried milk so I tried squeezing my breasts and sure enough a few spots of clear and milky fluid came out.
Avatar n tn If you have post pardum depression, then definitely take medication (and therapy) if you need it. But prescription medication does cause birth defects and other issues - don't listen to any doctor that says otherwise. Here are some techniques to help you while you are waiting to go to your first therapy appointment:
Avatar n tn I'm in my 20s and I have been a smoker (cigarettes and cannibus) since I was a junior in high school. Now it's been nearly 6 or 7 years but this year my stress and depression has really taken over me. Sometimes I feel light headed and my body feels light. I have shortness of breath and high blood pressure that I can't bring down.
Avatar f tn Since it's still a very low risk overall, particularly if you are under 35 and don't smoke, I was determined to stay on this birth control to prevent the migraines. I went to a neurologist who specializes in migraine for information on the risks, and explained to her that not only did the bc pill reduce the frequency of migraines but also stopped other menstrual issues, like I used to faint regularly on my period (from hormone spikes not anemia) which resulted in several injuries.
Avatar n tn They really suggested that I get an epideral to keep me calm and to control the pain from exacerbating my condition. My heart rate and blood pressure had some problems but both of us were able to pull through. My doctor and OB now tell me that I really can't take a risk again and that I should be blessed with the one i have so i won't be having anymore (unless i'm stubborn enough to not listen again). I hope this answered your questions.
Avatar f tn I now am eating everything and even though I am cognizant of the problem and reasons I can't seem to control it! I'm going to gym and doing as much as I can, since I have had two total hip replacements in five months! It's hard to get motivated don't seem to have the energy now as I did on tramadol! BEWARE OF THIS DRUG! Be sure u wean off in a controlled manner and just because u r no longer taking the drug your troubles r not over!
Avatar n tn - Vyvanse (ADHD medication for concentration and forgetfulness, started about 6 months ago) - Cryselle Birth control (been on some form of BC for about 9 years) - Sertraline (for anxiety) - Zyrtec (for allergies, recommended by gastroenterologist) - B12 for energy in the morning After many many many tests, here are the pertinent details: 1. I have a 2 mm pituitary adenoma (shown on a head MRI) 2. Nothing shown on adrenal gland/abdominal CT. 3. Morning blood test showed high level of cortisol.
Avatar n tn I hope you have great success getting your condition under control and if you need to pop back for anything - many here - including men can help you understand this disease.
Avatar n tn He thought I had a blood clot in my lung because I'm on birth control and he said most people who come in my age and on birth control pills have that but everything came back completely normal. He said take an Advil if it hurts again and if the pain doesn't go away, to come back. So the next day I was having a lot of chest discomfort that wouldn't go away and I took a pain killer but I had plenty of sharp pains throughout the day so I went back to the hospital but I had a different doctor.
Avatar n tn I have been on birth control (ortho tricyclen lo) for the past 4 months, and I think that is what has caused the changed. The tiny fissures around my anus and the itching inside of my rectum and around the anus are still occuring everyday and are absolutely AWFUL!! I haven't gone to my doctor about this for months because he'll just keep trying to convince me that its due to chemical irritants...I know better! Anyone had any luck yet figuring something out?
503727 tn?1210442710 I feel so unstable, and when I say unstable, I mean I feel like I cannot control anything and my panic and anxiety can just take me over. But have you ever noticed that even in the middle of the worse anxiety attack, if your in public with friends or something, you will aways excuse yourself properly before running off? I notice I do that, it's weird. Some may not, I dunno. The most important thing is that you are not alone and you are not crazy!
Avatar f tn Chronic severe diarrhea began with the first one (Zoloft/sertraline) and has continued. It became a little less severe when I was switched to Effexor/venlafaxine, which caused a host of other problems. I have now been off these drugs and back on my original antidepressant, Wellbutrin, for roughly two years and nine months.
492307 tn?1214190339 I suffered from anxiety and went for help and was quickly prescribed paxil and lexapro (different times) when it is quite possible I should have had my thyroid checked instead. I was only dx as hypo in Sept 2007 but wonder how many years I took meds for anxiety when I could have had my thyroid checked. I too suffered the side effects of the antidepressant meds....not fun at all.
Avatar f tn She has polycystic ovary syndrome for which she takes Metformin, spironolactone and sprintec (birth control). She also takes sertraline. Could any or all of these be a factor in her hair loss? What action should we take to control the hair loss and possibly thicken her hair back up?
Avatar m tn Vitamin D - started 4 weeks ago Percocet 5/325 - two weeks ago, tried briefly for migraines, dc after 2 days due to nausea Tylenol 3 - also for tried for migraines, tried 1 weeks ago, dc after 1 day due to increased pressure in cranium and neck, and nausea Acai Berry Extract Supplement 500mg/daily - started 3 weeks agoSymptoms have been under control up until the last 8 weeks.
5894884 tn?1386973171 and they changed my medication to something safe for if I did become pregnant. I was on venlafaxine er for the longest time but when my birth control was up (implinon implant) I told the Dr. I wanted to change meds just incase we did decide to have a baby. I am now on sertraline have been since about a month before I got pregnant my baby is very healthy and very active. Also the medication is safe to be on if you want to breastfeed. I hope this is information is somewhat helpful for you.
Avatar f tn Hi all I'm not too sure if I've posted in the right place but hopefully someone maybe able to answer this. I'm 36 not on any form of birth control so I know it's not that causing problems. I know that I'm not pregnant. As the title states my periods have changed. I used to have a 28-30 day cycle, period would last 2-3 days and would be light with no pain..ovulation would occur on or around day 13-15 (going by changes in cervical discharge).
Avatar n tn I am nursing and not using birth control. (My baby is 9 months old) I took 50 mg paxil (paxxet), which worked the best for me out of all the ssri's that I have had for the past 8 years, but I was very sleepy during the day and it is not good in case I become pregnant. My doctor switched me to serenada (seroxat) but I'm experiencing very bad side effects and MUST switch to something else. At the moment, I have some left over citalopram so I am mixing it with the serenada (seroxat).
7702223 tn?1394322654 But theres a chance im likely to go on it if i loss control of ma moods. Be strong n defo go see ur doctor its serious if u thinkin of harmin urself. And far pregnant are u???
1419357 tn?1282279828 I have had the Mirena for three years, and my period was normal and fairly light before the Mirena was inserted. I am on 50mg Sertraline daily and my husband is taking no medication. I am also taking prenatal vitamins. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1003818'>getting pregnant</a>.
Avatar n tn meant to say went to chemist and got echinacea and floradix liquid iron and vitamins...
5371853 tn?1367028972 B12, thyroid, neuro issues, heart issues, thiamine, and more. I broke down and started bupropion 8 weeks ago, I am up to 300XL and have been for 6 weeks. I have felt a roller coaster of emotions, and during the 8 weeks maybe 5 days of feeling "good". My question is: is it possible I actually need more time to see results with bupropion? In your opinion, is a SSRI or serotogenic drug a better remedy for sudden clinical depression for a woman?
19261846 tn?1474821783 Grass House Dust CONSISTENT PILLS Sertraline and then changed to Venlafaxine due to the sweating, nightmares and excessive weight gain Disapaigm [panic attacks as needed] Probiotics Birth Control - Celeste *It's important to note that I loop my pills, only getting my period once every 4 - 6 months. Some doctors think it's Cushing's Syndrome and I'm currently being tested. Open to all suggestions / ideas!
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