Taking lexapro with zoloft

Common Questions and Answers about Taking lexapro with zoloft


396099 tn?1216254986 m not exactly sure what the differences are between them but I made him very aware of the fact that the last 4 or 5 days have been very anxious. I was actually taking my lexapro with a 0.5 xanex. It worked ok'ish but I don't want to get hooked on xanex. I trust him so I'll give this an honest go. The worst side effect so far on the lexapro has been loss of apetite. Eating anything other than fruit or veggies just makes me nauseous.
Avatar n tn Now, I am gradually going down from 300 ml of effexor to 150, to 150 with 50 of Zoloft, to 75 and 100 of Zoloft, then finnaly 150 of Zoloft.. My questions are.. Is zoloft better than Effexor for panic attacks and Agoraphobia??/ Also, can I take both medications at the same time as I am switching from one to the other?? Please advise..
Avatar n tn Due to possible additive effects on serotonin concentrations, it is advisable to avoid taking Zoloft with Lexapro. This interaction can lead to a reaction known as 'serotonin syndrome'. The syndrome may include symptoms of confusion, nausea, sweating, agitation, or more severe symptoms, like hypertension and unresponsiveness. However, as you're transitioning under the advice of your doctor and not taking both on a long term basis, you can take them both for now.
Avatar f tn Right now, the doctor wants me to wean off the Zoloft and next week introduce the Lexapro. Just wondering if anyone else had this issue with Zoloft (50mg/daily). I also have severe anxiety and will be taking .25mg of Xanax as needed. Oh and how well does Lexapro work? I have taken Effexor in the past for a few years, was awesome (minus coming off it!!)...took it again almost two months ago and didn't like it (first week was good, but then it didn't do anything).
Avatar f tn At this point your dosage of Zoloft is low enough that you can discontinue it completly and keep taking the Lexapro. The Zoloft in your system will take a good week to completly wash from your system. In the mean time the Lexapro that your taking will take over where the Zoloft left off. In another month when the Lexapro is at full efectivness, then you may be able to get off that Klonopin. Trust me, I have made over 9 AD changes in my life and the SSRI to another SSRI is not that bad.
Avatar f tn i have been taking 100 mg of zoloft for 10 yrs and it has just pooped out on me.
505677 tn?1263948093 I was on lexapro in the beginning and I have had my meds switched several times from lexapro, welbutrin, then I was takin lexapro and welbutrin, and it wasnt helping so now im taking Zoloft... Zoloft is really good for me, it is helping me tremendous... its actually helped me better than lexapro, but everyone is different... I was also afraid of switching... I would atleast give it a chance, and see if it works...if it doesnt then you can tell your insurance...
396099 tn?1216254986 I wanted to check in with you and see how your switch from Lexapro to Zoloft went/is going. I am making the switch myself and have been weaning off Lexapro and onto Zoloft. Right now, I'm taking 10mg of Lexapro and 37.5 mg of Zoloft with 1 mg of Lorazepam 2x a day (to help get over the hump of changing). I have noticed that since I am overlapping AND taking the Lorazepam, I have little desire to interact with anyone AND the sex drive is completely dead. How are you doing now on Zoloft?
Avatar m tn If you just have panic disorder but no chronic anxiety then a med like lexapro, zoloft, or paxil will stop the panic attacks and you will not need klonopin anymore. My uncle was having severe panic attacks and they put him on zoloft 50mg and klonopin for the first month until the zoloft kicked in. He finally went up to 75mg zoloft since 50mg was not stopping the panic attacks.
Avatar f tn m on my 3rd or 4th week taking lexapro and only 2.5mg along side 50mg of amtriplyine at night. Now I know how bad alchol is with anxiety but I like to have 1 or 2 with meals or socially at friends house. Now I tried to have 1 drink and I'm getting harsh stomach pains, bit dizzy and panicky and I'm never normally like this! Should I leave the alchol out for a couple of more weeks? Could my body still not be adjusted? Or will this now always happen when I drink?
Avatar n tn so im wondering if i should reintroduce the zoloft with the lexapro or just continue with the lexapro without the zoloft. I have been without zoloft for 5 days now.
Avatar f tn You may need to restart both Zoloft and Lexapro with guided increase in Zoloft and guided tapering of Lexapro. However, please do not attempt to either increase or decrease a dose on your own or restart both on your own. Your doctor has to first determine whether this is the best way to proceed. Also yes, hyperthyroidism also causes similar symptoms. This can be ruled out by a complete thyroid profile. Risperdal is also used to treat irritability and aggression.
Avatar f tn I was weaned off of Lexapro and just started taking it again. Lexapro is an antidepressant like Zoloft. My doctor said it could take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks; just as if you were starting with the medication it can take a while to reach it's full potential.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Zoloft for about 13 months. Two weeks ago I decided to switch to Lexapro because the Zoloft wasn't really helping me and I had tried Lexapro a few years back and had worked Perfectly for me. I only got off of it because I thought it was making me gain weight, and because it worked so well that I thought I didn't even need medication anymore. Well, My doctor told me to just switch from a low dosage of Zoloft to 10mg of Lexapro from one day to the next.
Avatar f tn on Monday and decreasing my zoloft to 50 mg. With this process, I am taking kolonopin .25 mg twice daily. I am okay in my home, and close by, but as soon as I venture out, I have anxiety especially after I smoke cigs. I finally realize that I have to quit smoking as it increases my anxiety. I am out of work for 1 month from this big mess, and feel like a freak. I went to get my nails done tonight, as a pick me up, and had an anxiety attack while in the chair.
Avatar n tn We decided to up the dose of Lexapro, which I was taking in the am, to 20 mg. About ten minutes after taking the total daily dose of 20mg I had dry heaves, incredible restlessness, pins and needles in arm extremities, pacing, and breakout feelings of tears......I jumped in the shower, chilled out, paged the MD again and we both decided we'd stop the Lexapro and go back to trying Zoloft after a brief washout period.
Avatar f tn If Zoloft was working why go onto lexapro ? After one month I would think that would be enough time. Dosage may need to be tweaked.
Avatar n tn What is your opinion of Lexapro and will it be hard switching from Zoloft to Lexapro. I dont want to have to deal with withdrawal symptoms plus I dont want to take any steps back in what progress I have made. I have also been taking 2mg of Ativan per day for the last 3 months and I want to get off of this stuff but havent felt good enough on Zoloft to do so. Any advise is appreciated.
Avatar n tn ve read about brain shivers upon withdrawal from zoloft but currently experience brain shivers whilst taking zoloft. I take the zoloft in the morning and by about 3pm or 4pm begin getting the electric shocks in my brain. I used to get this only if i missed a dose but they are quite regular now and i am consistent with taking my meds. Do you know why this would happen? My doctors do not recognise these brain shivers.
Avatar m tn Finally, after the second DUI which I was also charged with a felony for pinching a police officers butt, I decided maybe I should stop taking the Lexapro b/c I seemed to have developed some obsession with alcohol and I could see I was also becoming delusional. So, while in jail, I requested no more medication for 1 week and was able to fully withdraw from Lexapro, although the depression side effects of the withdrawal lasted about three months.