Zoloft side effects concentration

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Avatar n tn Also, keep in mind that it usually takes 2-6 weeks for the full therapeutic effects of Zoloft to take effect (shorter time for anxiety and longer time for depression symptoms to subside) and many people have unpleasant side-effects for the first week of taking Zoloft. These usually subside after this time. You may want to think about whether the potential benefits of taking Zoloft outweigh the side-effects you currently experience that could quickly pass when your body adjusts to the SSRI.
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...
Avatar n tn They also are best for anxiety which she claims I have major depression and a najor anxiety disorder. I tried Celexa, similar to Zoloft only Zoloft has more side effects and Celexa is the newest of the SSRI's. I had bad withdrawal for about one week after I stopped taking it for having severe diahrea for over one month: a side effect. The withdrawal was similar to your experience with zoloft only mine also included nausea and vomiting for five days.
Avatar n tn Firstly, what can i take for the lack of focus and concentration that i experience? I feel like the left side of my brain doesn't function as well as the right. Secondly, i've been going to counselling with cognitive behavioral therapy, journal writing and breathing exercises for my depression but haven't gotten substantial relief. Is it safe for me to take zoloft to help combat this?
Avatar n tn I believe that Wellbutrin XL has DANGEROUS side-effects for some people that will never experience these effects under Wellbutrin SR. This is a long post about an interaction with Wellbutrin XL. If you have not experienced the effects of Wellbutrin XL causing Anger, inability to concentrate, irrational behavior - you would do well to skip reading these first hand accounts. I was using Zoloft 200mg for over three years with no Anger problems.
Avatar n tn So, unfortunately, I took her poor advice, went off Zoloft cold and had terrible side effects such as mood/mental changes, lack of sleep and weight loose. From that she started her brainwashing by taking some of our issues, embelishing on them and tainting my husband as an abuser monster (which he is not) and convinced me to get a restraining order against him or I would never see my children again. She would then continue to put her past expirience with her ex husband into the picture.
1711722 tn?1356491154 pending. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A Summary of Side Effects BigDaddy suggested we write down side effects and remedies, so I might as well do that here, while I still remember. Since I am on treatment with Victrelis, I have a previous entry about SOC side effects, and then those once VIC was added.
Avatar f tn I am also very annoyed with my doctor because heart palpitations and some of the other effects i have experienced are serious side effects which the manufacturer states are reasons to stop taking it. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar m tn As I began to notice these conditions, I went back to the doc who said these are not common side effects of the medications. Stated it must be some other physical issue. We did all the blood tests TWICE (came back ok), an MRI and an EEG - looking for issues in the brain (no fault found there either). I was sent to a psychiatrist - two visits with him resulted in the conclusion that it was NOT a psychiatric issue.
Avatar f tn When I began Zoloft, I started off at 50mg but didn't really notice a change in the way I felt until I was up to 150mg. I had some weird side effects at first, but I stuck it out and I'm very glad I did. Zoloft has been the best antidepressant for me with the fewest side effects and excellent results. The best thing you can do if you have questions or concerns about how you're feeling while taking any kind of psychotropic med is to call your doctor and discuss it with them.
Avatar f tn I too have been on Zoloft and came off of it with some side effects but I did this with consultation with the doctor which helped minimize the effects of coming off of it. While there were some side effects in my experience, they did subside, but I was also talking it over with a therapist during all of this.
Avatar f tn I just wondering how long it's side effects will gone? I am really sick of it, Headache, Dizziness, Extreme Fatigue, Dry Mouth,Lost of concentration, Insomnia, And a lot more, Please Help!!
Avatar n tn I have taken several trips to see family in Colorado and New Mexico at altitudes of approximately 7,500 feet above sea level with no side effects. Recently the family I visit has moved to an altitude of 10,200 feet above sea level. Recently,after a visit of about four days,I started experiencing some symptoms of depression. I noticed some of the symptoms of altitude sickness are some of the same as depression(fatigue,loss of appetite,lack of good judgement and concentration).
Avatar n tn I have heard that Zoloft in combination with Ritalin can help with some of the initial side effects..any truth in this? Any first time experiences with the med would help. Also I am completely new to SSRIs.
Avatar m tn Is there a way of testing serotonin levels (can too much serotonin cause these side effects?). I can't even do simple math in my head anymore. To be honest, I'm really hoping it's the antidepressants, anything else is just too scarey. Please, any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated, and I thank you for your time and assistance...
Avatar m tn That part of the brain being stimulated is associated with all the undesired side effects that have already been described. The longer you take Zoloft the harder it will be to switch and not have continued 5ht-2 (I think I have that right) stimulation. Call the doc if you dont feel better soon or call tomorrow and tell them you want off of it. I was prescribed 50 mgs of Zoloft.
18070169 tn?1463179514 Anyway, in answer to your question. Yes, I think those side effects are start up side effects, they should get better and I would give your medication the full trial of 6 weeks to see where you are at at that time. Let us know. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Why not just stay on them and not suffer from withdrawals and possibly have your terrible effects of depression return? Are the side effects of being on these antidepressants that bad? His doctor lowered his doasage without telling him; he didn't know until he looked at the bottle that he picked up from the pharmacy... Clearly I'm no doc but the general idea of going off seems bad enough let alone going ahead and lowering his dosage without telling him... I suggested he switch doctors... .
335297 tn?1210601484 In the two weeks since the end of treatment, I have not seen any improvement in these side effects and there is one new side effect that I am experiencing that has me worried. A week ago while driving, my right foot went to sleep and I had difficulty getting it awake and since then I have had tingling in my feet and shakiness in my hands. I also began to feel unsteady on my feet every once in a while.
Avatar n tn i have been taking effexor for about four years and i find the drug has made me a new person,but if i miss a dose i have severe withdrawls.it feels like i am living in hell.but when i get back on track i feel great.since i started taking these meds, i have put on 40 pounds and i eat very little.and if i try to wean my self down to a lower dose the side effects start all over again.my doctor told me i will probably be on this for the rest of my life.
Avatar n tn Typically this lasts 10 days before it is no longer available, I have a day of mild withdrawal, then 19 days as a zombie again. Though I still have few side effects when I do take the adderall I know I can't take any more without hitting 'near toxic' levels. How could a single life change turn a mild side effect of Zoloft into a crippling one? Though I have some 'control' over how much adderall I take, I am aware I border on addiction.
Avatar n tn I could have gradually lowered the dose, but I was so fed up with the side effects that I just wanted to be done with it. Thankfully, the withdrawals have been relatively minor but include digestive upsets, trouble sleeping, dizzy, nauseous. Cymbalta did help me get through a tough time of depression/anxiety and mentally I'm feeling pretty good now.
Avatar n tn She was like a guinea pig and now, 8 years after, she is living with side effects that have never gone : hypotension (around 8), fainding every day, unbearable headaches, kidney pyelonephritis every months, and an exhausting fatigue that keep her in her bed sometimes several days, where she can hardly eat alone. Before that, she was so full of life, making car races, flying planes, being a model for photographes, and photographer herself.
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar f tn What are the side effects of the interaction between xanax, neurontin, and zoloft? I take two 100mg pills of neurontin, one .25 mg pill of xanax, and two 100mg pills of zoloft at night. I feel really tired and weak when I awake in the morning. After I get going I am fine for a few hours but then I need to take a nap. I am able to fall asleep at night, even after I nap for a few hours. I am a college student and I am afraid that these drugs are affecting my ability to go to classes.
4118807 tn?1349975694 I have Huntington's Disease, I am 39 male, don't have much symptoms of the twitching part of the brain, but suffer from more of the spacey headed feeling, lack of energy, lack of motivation, little to no concentration, inability to even think at times. I can still walk, talk, and function, but my wife helps me with comprehension of things that my mind always takes in the wrong way, and I get upset easily over...
Avatar n tn I think part of my frustration with getting things done is the fact that I have poor concentration/lack of focus. I have read that this is a side effect of Zoloft. Thus, another reason to wean from Zoloft. Another thing I think is probably contributing to being agitated and overwhelmed is the use of caffeine. I've decided to really cut back. I usually drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning (1/2 caff), and it gives me a boost to start my day.
Avatar n tn To me, the non-medical person, the side effects from Zoloft withdrawal are much worse than the side effects from Xanax (which, I am told, is an addictive drug). Also, the psychiatrist is much more concerned about the addicitve qualities of Xanax then she is with actually helping me feel better. I decided that I would be better off if I could just get off everything.