Zoloft and vertigo

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Avatar n tn Will Zoloft cause any effects that would be similiar to Vertigo?
1691275 tn?1322331107 I get scared still to this day with my head hurting everyday an it feeling so tight and the dizzness and vertigo I have but I have tried to accept the fact that its not anything wrong and I am just having severe anxiety attacks... The fatigue and jitters and worse depression sounds like you are suffering from anxiety and depression...the stomach problems can also come from anxiety and depression but it can also come from Biaxin because it is very strong antibotic and it can upset your stomach..
Avatar n tn Hi Nursing mom, Call a lactation consultant and have her give you the info on Zoloft. Most drugs are compatible with BF and outweigh the risks. I can tell you that many moms do take Zoloft during pregnancy and nursing. It is one prefered by Doctors. I work in the BF field but for legal reasons I cannot tell you to take it. It is researched in Dr. Thomas Hale's book, Medications and Mother's Milk.
Avatar n tn What a prompt and helpful reply! I had read on some of the zoloft forums that very very slow withdrawal is necessary, but again I am taking so few mgs (25) , perhaps the process would not be as long. Thank you for your input, and I will make that appointment to see my doctor.
Avatar f tn The balance is getting better, but the head shakes (which my physical therapist and my dr. said is not vertigo and not related to being off the medication) have gotten worse. I'm wondering if anyone else who has been weened off Zoloft or any other similar medication has had these head shakes. And if so, how long after your last dose, did you have them. My dr. has ordered me an MRI and to see a neurologist this next week.
215164 tn?1269469840 If so, can anyone tell me which kind of neuropathy could possibly cause sensory motor neuropathy and vertigo. I do have a mild upbeating nygstagmus but it is poorly sustained. ENT says my vertigo is not inner ear related. MRI shows 3 very small non specific white spots between the grey and white matter. I am still concerned about MS but not sure if it would show up as a polyneuropathy on a NCV test. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1924139 tn?1322802305 im 29 i was diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks after i got dizzy one night was started on zoloft and hated it then was given celaxa and refused to take it my blood work showd my white blood high but my dr never checked me for infection.. i moved from illinois to tennessee and was very dizzy and scared i was having an attack went to ER in tennessee they said i had vertigo not anxiety .
Avatar n tn then last november, i suffered my first panic attack, went on ativan (4 mgs) and upped my prozac which made me super agressive. dumped the prozac and went on zoloft. ativan stopped the panic attacks, teeth pain, i felt GREAT (or at least totally anestithised). only problem? i am now an addict going through horrible withdrawl. in a month, i tapered down from 4 mgs a day to half a mg each night to help me sleep along with 50 mgs of elavil.
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 Wellbutrin targets two other neurotransmitters and not only serotonin like Zoloft. Even if Zoloft is thought to be a soft SSRI, withdrawal symptoms are very likely and the severity of the withdrawal is relative to how long you've been on the drug and you own brain chemistry. That being said, I think you should taper off the Zoloft slowly by reducing you dose by half and then skipping doses, this would alleviate the withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar f tn The only side-effects that I have left are, brain shivers/slight vertigo and floaters in my eyes. I know small eye floaters are common in eyes. However, Throughout the ween off process, I noticed that were significantally more than usual. And there are more in the left than the right. Just wondering how long these add'l floaters will be there.
Avatar n tn recently, my husband and i decided to have our third baby, and i wanted OFF of this zoloft. i stopped cold turkey 4 days ago, and i have that vertigo (dizziness) so constant!!! i can't concentrate, i'm scared to drive, go up and down stairs, ugh. i now know i should have probably weaned myself off of it, but i'm so stubborn, thinking this was going to be easy. the brain zapping is frikking insane and i try to take my mind off of it by muching on ANYTHING - crackers, chips, pretzels...
Avatar m tn I just don't know what to do anymore! My doctor has mentioned Zoloft to me and said that it isn't sedating like Paxil and maybe with the help of Wellbutrin I can keep my sex drive. I've also heard that Prozac might be a good option because it isn't sedating. Can anyone give me any advise on these two medications before I call my doctor and accept one of them witch will most likely be Zoloft since that's the one that she's been leading towards.
Avatar f tn I recently was prescribed 25mg of zoloft for my bad anxiety. I have a huge phobia and anxiety about dizziness. I am constantly worried I will get dizzy and sometimes I do. Not true vertigo but weird dizziness when i move my head...but not BPPV. I experienced a bad doctors visit who told me I had acute labyrinthitis...
1211508 tn?1343083205 Although I've had full blown agoraphobia for 3 years (even though the roots of the illness were there LONG before 3 years ago), as of this May there's a new manifestation of the disease. Now I get this sort of vertigo like sensation when my anxiety goes up. And it's NOT from increased heart rate or weird breathing patterns either. When I'm on benzos, like Klonopin, it's MUCH better or gone altogether. But what about taking something else for vertigo, such as Phenegran??
19264658 tn?1474865461 well the psychiatrist saw me for 3 minutes, gave me a Zoloft prescription and then told me I was not crazy enough to be there and released me.. I had no choice but to leave.. and I went straight into a better hospital but they told me I had an anxiety disorder and gave me a prescription for ativan 0.5. Which I only took half of a pill and completely knocked me out, so I refuse to take it.
1012810 tn?1260753258 I took Zoloft for a month and didn't have any effect whatsoever, good or bad. That's probably the best experience I've had with an SSRI or SNRI so far. Honestly, if you are going to have a negative effect it will most likely start in the first week.
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 m tn I am a 31y/o male. I have been taking Zoloft/100mg and Zyrtec 10mg daily for almost 10 years. It has kept my allergies and anxiety to a manageable level. Recently I have been having some health issues. I’ve been more tired than normal, getting headaches, unbalance feelings (vertigo), cloudy feeling, and feelings that my heart is racing too fast when I do anything more than walk. My doctors seem to think it could be one of the meds so we are trying to switch.
Avatar m tn I've used Zoloft before in 2007 for 14 months and in 2011 for 12 months and everytime i stopped using Zoloft my original problems sinds my anxiety attacks at work came back. That's why i think this longterm use of Zoloft did something wrong and made me depended on them from now on. (Sounds stuppid but that's my greatest fear,sinds i've found all this articles about ssri discontinuation syndromes and other ssri related problems.
Avatar n tn My husband is 34 yo and has had vertigo, fatigue, and shortness of breath since June 2005. He has not been able to work due to this. When he is not having a vertigo attack, he has constant light-headedness. He says he constantly feels like he's on a boat (prior to this illness, he was already very sensitive to motion). Also prior to this illness, he got altitude sickness when we went up to the mountains on a snowboarding trip.
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.
5050843 tn?1362873926 This definitely could be withdrawal from the Zoloft and not the Wellbutrin. Zoloft is an SSRI and Wellbutrin is an atypical antidepressant...it's hard to transition from one drug to another when they're not from the same "family." I did manage to transition from Abilify (an antipsychotic) to Wellbutrin last fall so it can done but it was a rough few weeks. If the symptoms don't seem to be easing up at all you should go back to your doctor.
Avatar n tn What are the withdrawal symptoms of ZOloft? I'm a 27-year old female and have been taking Zoloft for chronic depression for a year and a half and decided not to take it anymore.... "I abruptly stopped 10 days ago and am starting to feel crazy. I'm light-headed, dizzy, disoriented, sleepy, irritable, and more emotional than usual. I'm having difficutly concentrating. Today I didn't feel "together" enough to drive my car.
Avatar n tn In 01/03, I once again developed an episode of IBS lasting for 12 days. NuLev was again prescribed, and was effective in treating symptoms. Approximately two weeks following cessation of NuLev, I experienced a two week bout of "vertigo/dizziness" diagnosed as benign positional vertigo. Symptoms lingered until 05/03, at which time I was initially prescribed Paxil CR because of anxiety as a result of my ongoing symptoms. Symptoms abated and finally resolved on this medication.
Avatar f tn I also would like to add that I have tried a number of medications with no relief including Valium, Mcklezine, Diamox, Atenolol (caused my blood pressure to drop way too low), Prozac, Zoloft (I only used both of these for a short amount of time b/c Zoloft caused me to keep throwing up and Prozac just done nothing.
Avatar m tn So, you know, its a cause-effect-cause situation. Anyhow, I have been taking Zoloft for 5 days now and I feel like I'm going INSANE. Symptoms: 1.) Nervous and jittery - butterflies in stomach starting from about 90 minutes after taking a 25mg pill and it lasts about 4 hours. 2.) Headaches, eye pain and a feeling in the back of my head as if there is a weight on it....head feel like a bowling ball. 3.) Repetitive thoughts and words WILL NOT LEAVE MY MIND! This is driving me insane.
Avatar f tn I recently was prescribed 25mg of zoloft for my bad anxiety. I have a huge phobia and anxiety about dizziness. I am constantly worried I will get dizzy and sometimes I do. Not true vertigo but weird dizziness when i move my head...but not BPPV. I experienced a bad doctors visit who told me I had acute labyrinthitis...
Avatar m tn I always thought of the chair method but nope I was in and our in 10 mins the psychiatrist prescribed me to zoloft and xanex. the xanex worked and still does but the zoloft made me extremely sick I got every negative warning symptom that is listed my face was as white ad a ghost high fever to where I was sweating and fatigue the entire list of stuff that could happen did to me! I being an anxious wreck freaked out!