Zoloft for eating disorders

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Avatar n tn I live by a mantra that is 'do the right thing, most of the time' and I really do think about what I am eating and why. But since being on Zoloft 100mgs for the past year I have packed on the weight and can't seem to shift it no matter what. This has never happened to me before and it is depressing. I'm going to speak to my doc this week to try and get off of Zoloft and try something different or go med free.
Avatar n tn You may need to be on Cisapride for a long time, depending how long your problem lasts for. If you have had this for 10 years, then my personal feeling is you will probably need to be on it long term. Unfortunately gastroparesis usually doesn't just go away. I will have to deal with this for the rest of my life, and I take Domperidone because the Cisapride gave me bad side effects. Diet has a lot to do with things and you can minimize symptoms through diet exercise and your medication.
Avatar m tn Tic disorders appear to occur more frequently in Caucasians than African Americans. Diagnosis There are no diagnostic laboratory tests to screen for tic disorders. Except for the tics, the results of the patient's physical and neurological examinations are normal. The doctor takes a complete medical history including a detailed account of prenatal events, birth history, head injuries, episodes of encephalitis or meningitis, poisonings, and medication or drug use.
Avatar n tn Anyway, I'm very concerned not only for my own mental and physical state but also for any of my descendants' well-beings. I took Zoloft for about a year and have been off it for about a month. It seems that I feel better without the medication. What sort of health complications might I have to "look forward to?" And how likely is it that my children will deal with the same obsessive/compulsive behavior that I have dealt with?
Avatar n tn I took Zoloft for about a year and have been off it for about a month. It seems that I feel better without the medication. What sort of health complications might I have to "look forward to?" And how likely is it that my children will deal with the same obsessive/compulsive behavior that I have dealt with?
1756969 tn?1332440763 Lexapro is not a mood stabilizer, it is an SSRI antidepressant, in the same class as Zoloft. I would ask your doc for clairification, as it would be unlikely you would be put on both medications. Zoloft is a good medication with less likelihood of side effects, compared to other drugs in the same class. The important things to remember is that you have to give this drug ample time to start working, at least 8 weeks, if not longer.
Avatar f tn If Ondansetron is not helping there are other drugs like antacids and proton pump inhibitors that can give relief. You can ask your Doctor for a change of prescription. Also dietary modification like eating a bland non-spicy food, avoiding alcohol and smoking will help. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
1298588 tn?1330322581 This particular episode felt awful, but I'm glad it wasn't a completely inappropriate response from my body. No more Zoloft for me though ... I am trying Lexapro right now but will talk to my doctor about Paxil if it doesn't work. I may be afraid to go to sleep now, though ... (just kidding!
1269044 tn?1393193503 and the initial side effects will start to improve around week two. BTW, Zoloft is THE most commonly Rx'ed AD for anxiety disorders, because it does have a pretty high success rate, and is easier to tolerate than some of the other ADs. Don't make any rash decisions without talking to your doctor. If you've suffered from anxiety for a while, this may be a wise choice for you, as the anxiety needs addressed. The meds themselves aren't the answer...
Avatar n tn My doctor (psychiatrist) took me off ZOlOFT. I was on Zoloft for about 5 months at a max dosage of 100mg. When he decided to take me off he did the tapering down process in 25mg increments every five days so I thought that was a good tapering process. I even asked my family doctor and he said yeah that is a safe way to get off the med. I took my last 25mg dose this past Monday night.
Avatar f tn They are best saved as a fall back option if the Zoloft doesn't work for you. 50Mgs is a low dosage and a good starting point for Zoloft. About weight gain; You know, I sometimes hear stories from people stating that their SSRI meds caused them to gain weight. This has never happened to me on any SSRI or SNRI medication. Now I take a Tri-cyclic antidepressant and YES that has caused me to gain some weight, but then again Tri-Cyclics are notorious for that side effect.
Avatar n tn Hi Rich, I have a Panic/Anxiety Disorder and Depression. The Zoloft worked for both disorders, but seemed to have worked best for the Anxiety attacks. I didn't have an Anxiety attack for almost 3 straight years on it. Only time I would have an attack is if something REALLY happened, that earned an attack. I started on 100mgs once per day and 3 1/2 years later I still take the same dose. Not bad eh? Hope you find what works for you very soon!!
Avatar m tn I feel that if my body is so sensitive to them that it makes me feel each and every palpitation, than they are not normal for my body, even if they're benign. My palpitations seem to be related to eating and gas, but sometimes I get them when I don't eat for a long time and get really hungry. I seem to get less of them when I eat very slowly and don't lie down for several hours after eating.
1460652 tn?1340252330 I think your anxiety was peaking, you tried the Zoloft again for that reason and had a horrible time with it. Just like the anxious mind associating the grocery store where we had our first panic attack with the panic....your mind is trying to blame ALL of your issues on the Zoloft at this point, even if YOU consciously know that isn't true. You have anxiety that is at horribly high levels...and when that is the case, we'll convince ourselves of anything, or worsen things in our mind.
Avatar m tn i was tested for diabetes, and my results were 76 1st hr 81 then 43 3rd hr, they say i have hypoglycemia ? i didnt feel any symptoms when i left.......
Avatar n tn I have also been on 250 mgs. of Zoloft now for about 1 1/2 years which seemed to take the edge off the symptoms but did not come close to where my therapist or myself wanted. This is where the diagnosis of Bipolar comes in. I was prescribed Valproic acid about 3 months ago which I am taking 1500 mgs. per day divided in 2 doses. My Questions are as follows: 1) Is the combination of these drugs in these doses generally used as a therapy for Bipolar 2 with the emphasis placed on the depression?
Avatar f tn She has been having problems with anxiety attacks and depression. Her doctor prescribed 50 mg zoloft for her which seems to help a bit, but she is still losing weight and is having some depression and anxiety. Her doctor says she has an eating disorder, but I don't think so. She never weighs her self and thinks she "looks like a freak" because she is so skinny. Any ideas?
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 Hi, I have been taking Wellbutrin for about four months now and it has worked pretty well for me. It made my weight go from 132 to around 124lbs, I'm 5'6.5. But, lately my obseesion with food and (sometimes bulima) has come back. So my doctor put me on zoloft and to take xannax when I am really stressed. I am really afraid to gain weight with zoloft. I still want to loose about 10 more lbs.
Avatar m tn Of course, the same applies to your Zoloft -- keep looking for a cure through therapy or something else, because the drug just alters your body so you don't feel so bad, it doesn't fix the underlying problem. Often nothing else works, which was the case with me, but don't stop trying. You never know. With my digestive problems, and they are rampant with people on antidepressants and anxiety sufferers, drugs just made the problem stick around and need to be treated.
Avatar f tn If the outbursts have gotten worse, I am thinking it is the interaction between the zoloft and the straterra (but have to research that some more.) And yes, for ADHD, straterra is only 50% (maybe less) as effective as a stim med. How experienced is this psychiatric nurse practitioner? glad to see the school is wising up to the fact that your son is not some delinquent, but has a problem that he can not control.
Avatar f tn I hope your find this input helpful. For more information on eating disorders, visit the bella vita website.
Avatar m tn Hi Everyone Has anyone used homeopathy for GAD and depression? Did it work? Please share your experience.
Avatar m tn Celexa is used to treat depression. This drug is also used to treat eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) and other mental conditions (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder). All the other medications you mentioned are from the same family(SSRI's).
1042487 tn?1275283499 Most of the B vitamins have been recognized as coenzymes, and they all appear to be essential in facilitating the metabolic processes that are essential for life. These vitamins are essential for the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose, which provides us energy, the breakdown of fats and proteins, which aids the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle tone in the stomach and intestinal tract, and healthy skin, hair, and eyes.
Avatar m tn anyhow, i've been on zoloft and lamictal now for several months (zoloft since april and lamictal about 2 months). xanax at night and as needed during day. prozac helped me for many many years, BUT i had never been severely clinically depressed, as I have been since February. the psychiatrist i was seeing for past 2 months just kept upping zoloft and lamictal, then added wellbutrin. i kept getting worse or at least not better and she dismissed me, saying you're just not on enough.
Avatar m tn levothyroxine may induce mania Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Levothyroxine can cause transient hair loss to occur in children. Reproductive disorders: Menstrual irregularities.
Avatar n tn The main indication for SSRIs are depression, anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders and sometimes Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However it should be remembered that all medications must be taken under medical supervision.
Avatar f tn Eat less sugar it will upset your tommy too. I stopped eating sugar for 2 years now, no tea,no coffee for 2 years now too. I stick to very simple diet milk products, fruits(such grapefruit, green apple,kiwi and ect),no fried/grilled food at all all meat,potato is being boiled and I can even drink alcohol now time to time. Fatigue still stays but not as much as it was a while back. I didn't really listened to my doctor that much, doctors humans they make mistakes.