Will zoloft side effects go away

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Avatar n tn I am also on Zoloft and have been for about 7 months. I experienced those side effects and they lasted for about two months. I still cannot take the whole 50mg tablet or I get very nauseaus and have tremors, and see almost LSD like "trails". So if you are still feeling sick from the Zoloft talk to your doctor about lowering your dosage and you might feel better.
Avatar f tn I have been taking zoloft for 10 days now and I feel really anxious and nervous, I feel shortness of breath can anyone tell me if these are side effects and if they will go away. I don't know if I should stop taking it I just lost my insurance so I can't go back to the dr that prescribed them for me can anyone help me. Right now I'm also taking levaquin, and medrol and norvasc, enalapril. Can I still take my ativan for the anxiety. Any anwers will be greatly appreciated thank you.
Avatar n tn A "salty taste" is not a side effect that is famiilar to me or reported in the literature, but 10-15% of people taking Zoloft do report a dry mouth, which does go away. Perhaps your salty taste is secondary to a dry mouth. If not, then zoloft is probably not the cause.
Avatar f tn Just wondering if anyone ou there is on zoloft or any other antidepressant and if you have experienced any side effects.
Avatar f tn I've been suffering some mild insomnia, excess sweating, but perhaps most off putting is the lack of libido and sexual response!! I realise these are listed side effects, but will these resolve themselves or are they something I'm simply stuck with if I chose to continue with the medication? I'm finding the medication helpful, and I want to continue, but the last side effect in particular is concerning for me as my husbands "love language" is physical intimacy.
Avatar f tn These medications commonly come with various side effects, and everyone is different as to what they experience. Typically, any side effects will start to improve after a week or two, so I would give the Zoloft at least two weeks before making any changes. Let us know how you're doing!
Avatar m tn I have been on zoloft for two weeks and the side effects are still pretty bad, without any benefits (it seems like it has been two years!). (I have tried lexapro, paxil, and celexa, but zoloft was the first AD I have taken and from my first experience seemed to produce the least side effects for me (although this time seems bad). I know it takes awhile for SSRI's to get working and initial side effects are common. I started taking 25mgs for a week and have been on 50mgs for a week.
Avatar f tn Need some advice, I feel this jittery feeling is caused by the Zoloft as I don't feel anxious other then these side effects. MD thinks this is anxiety not side effects. I am wondering if I need a new med or a much lower dose like 50mg to reduce the jitterness so I don't need the klonopin. I hate taking the klonopin even though it is a super low dose. Read too many horror stories. Any advice appreciated, thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn Hi i was jus wondering if anyone on zoloft could tell me if im already taking 50mg of zoloft for over a year and my dr has recommended i increase it uo 25mg will i notices any side effects ?? I jus so scared of meds as it is and i hated the side effects in the beginning and dont wont to go backwards cuz ive come this far and it was hell let me tell you. PLEASE any advise would really ease my mind cause im so scared. Thank you.
Avatar n tn It can take several weeks, even though zoloft should be out of your system within 7 days. It is definetly not permanent.
Avatar f tn If you have tried zoloft a few times without success then you should tell your doctor and he can try another medication that may not have the side effects you experience. Many medications have side effects which seem bad in the beginning but subside in time. Sometimes it's better to start on small doses and build up more gradually. Hopefully you are seeing a psychiatrist for medication management as they are the best equipped in dealing with these medications.
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.
Avatar m tn You will see many that will say give it more time the effects will pass. I dont agree, in my opinion the way to know if it is correct is to feel NO side effects like a placebo then gradually feel better. if you feel anxious or speedy get off it. The sex stuff took about 5 weeks to hit me on the prohizzle then went away quickly, after that it seemed to enhance sex. the zoloft had the numb noodle thing going from about day 3 with no end in sight. i am no Dr. but that is my advice.
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.
Avatar f tn Hello and welcome. You need to contact your doctor about this right away. This is not one of the "common" side effects of Zoloft. It isn't necessarily anything serious, and I've never heard of Zoloft causing blindness, but it is something you need to let your doc know about. Wait until you talk to your doctor before taking anymore Zoloft. Please come back and let us know how you're doing and what the doctor said.
Avatar n tn I took Zoloft for about five years and it was great for me -- minimal side effects that passed in a week or two, good anti-depressant effect. 50 mg is a very low dose (I was up to 200 mg at one point). I didn't have any weight gain other. One piece of advice I would give you is to try the medication and not think about it too much. It takes 4 - 6 weeks for to get the full effect so during that time, take the pill and don't worry about it.
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 n tn On a separate note, what is the chance that the blurred vision will be permanent, if in fact, it is caused by the Zoloft? Will the symptoms go away once I am done with the Zoloft? I know...a difficult question. Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn I have been on zoloft for 4 weeks now....I have been having bad headaches...I dunno about this medicine...I guess I would call it more of a fog I have been having...
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 (along with a mood stabilizer of course) I am already experiencing some side effects from the medication, but have no doubts that it will eventually go away. My doctor told me to watch out for signs of mania/hypomania, because antidepressants can sometimes make you manic....so my question is how soon should i be on the lookout for manic symptoms (if it is to occur)?
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 f tn Because when that day arrives when you realize that your mood IS lifting, even if it's only a little, you can't imagine how much hope and light you're filled with. Your anxiety will not just magically be gone. It will fade away and one day you'll realize you've been feeling good for a long time. But remember that medications will just mask your symptoms, the problem(s) are still there. That's why we push therapy so strongly here.
Avatar n tn If you return to this forum I'm sure someone will know the side effects of Zoloft.. I do not... it's an antidepressant and this is probably why your friend feels better. I am replying to let you know that you can go to any pharmacy and ask to get a printout or package leaflet on any prescription drug. You will be able to read the possible side effects from common ones to very rare ones. I have done this on occasion even when I was not there to pick up a prescription. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I saw the doctor last week and they want me to try Zoloft I don't like reading about all the side effects and hat makes you jittery I definitely do not want to be jittery! I'm finally getting a little better with panic attacks although I still have them sometimes when I wake up this is been going on for the last week or two. During the day I feel like I am the less nervous than what I have been I've been doing good for about a month now and I just don't want it to get worse.
Avatar f tn I have been on Zoloft for years (on and off). I had to go back on it in January after a 6 month break. My anxiety got so bad I was having severe panic attacks. This time when I went on the Zoloft it had the opposite effect....it was more stimulating that calming for me and I'm not sure why. Neither is my doctor. I also have OCD and it increased my OCD by 10x almost immediately. I'm at 100 mg now (for almost 7 weeks) and it hasn't gotten much better. I aslo take .5 mg of lorazapam twice a day.
1176924 tn?1263763900 If you want to discontinue Zoloft because you can't tolerate the side effects ask your psychiatrist about available options. We have some websites linked up on the welcome page for futher information that you could then discuss with your psychiatrist.
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.