Zoloft xanax interactions

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266195 tn?1215314011 It is very common to be prescribed a benzo like Xanax along with an SSRI. While there are some interactions, remember that most interactions occur with many medications. It is especially common to use a benzo while you are starting an SSRI and then start to taper off as the SSRI 'kicks in.' I agree with the people here; just express your concerns with your doctor and another great resource is your pharmacist who fills your prescriptions.
Avatar n tn Just wanted to say, I am on Zoloft, and have been on it for a year for Major Depression, I take 50MG I also have Anxiety, which Zoloft dosnt help.
Avatar n tn Her psychiatrist started weaning her off of Effexor and on to Zoloft and Xanax. However, she continued to have panic attacks and moderate depression. He then began weaning her off of Zoloft and Effexor and on to Serezone. So she was on three anti-depressents and anti-anxiety medication at the same time The effects have been devestating. Before she was completly off of Effexor, she began having severe nausea and could not keep any thiing on her stomach for a week.
Avatar n tn But regardless, yes it will interact with the Xanax but if you have been taking Xanax on a regular basis then if you discontinue it all at once the results could be fatal. I'm more concerned about the interaction with Xanax and the fact that marijuana could worsen even an anxiety disorder than the idea that some people smoke marijuana. But if you want, look it up a medically reliable site about drug interactions and what I have posted can be clinically confirmed.
Avatar n tn Have brand name Imodium on hand for the runs and take it at the first sign on lower distress. If you can get some Valium, Xanax or Ativan type benzo,s for the first couple of days to ease your self through it and sleep it off it will help. Take hot baths or jacuzzis for the aches, it's great for sure. Now that I see Thomas back posting I'm sure he'll jump in with somemore GREAT ADVICE. He sure helped me as did all the other "angels" here. You CAN do this.
Avatar f tn I am NOT a doctor nor a pharmacist and I will tell you right now that you MUST check this out with someome with real knowledge of the interactions of medications. And that is NOT me! Zoloft, an antidepressant, normally reaches steady state in about a week and in my humble opinion, you should not still be feeling "really anxious and nervous." One of the side effects of Zoloft is agitation and it may just be taking a bit longer for your body to adjust.
Avatar n tn I think your question about Ativan/Xanax makes perfect sense because my husband's doctor wrote him a prescription for Xanax to use to "take the edge off" while coming off of Zoloft. My husband decided not to take it partly because he wanted to monitor how he was truly feeling without Zoloft.
Avatar f tn The psychiatrist also told me to take Xanax in the morning and at night while I up my Zoloft dosage (upped it again yesterday). Maybe this is something you'd want to consider. With all that being said, I know you can feel better, too! It's so easy to lose hope...I felt at rock bottom on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, I felt like God gave me a miracle. The thing I just learned this week is that general practicioners really don't know a lot about what works best as far as SSRI's are concerned.
237509 tn?1189759428 and I rarely took xanax to begin with. At this point you have quite a tolerance for the benzo xanax.. If you are taking a total of 3mgs per day. that is a good bit. Will your doctor switch you to something with a longer half life like valium and then you could get your dose down with the asssistance of you doctor.. Long term use of meds like xanax cause depression in alot of people.. 3 years would be considered long term.. Getting on a lower dose of benzo could really help you..
Avatar n tn I think my low dose Xanax 0.25 mg is causing me to have depression. Is this possible? Has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar n tn xanax is a stronger, faster acting benzo. klonipin is a longer acting benzo and in my opinion not as strong. but then nothings working for me right now cept valium and even then i need large doses (like 40mgs at least) but my anxiety is from withdrawing from opiates and alcohol so i might not be the best person to answer this one. I do know that xanax is one of the strongest benzos...
784382 tn?1376934640 I take Zoloft and I also have Xanax in case I need them. Zoloft is for the overall everyday long term treatment. Xanax (in case you haven't tried it) is for fast relief. When my panic and anxiety kicked in and I was waiting for the Zoloft to kick in, I had Xanax and took it 2 - 3 times a day. Then I decreased it to night time so I wouldn't wake up in an attack. Now that the Zoloft has kicked in full blown I only take 1/2 pill at night or so to sleep.
Avatar f tn Hi, I started taking Zoloft a month ago for panic, got through the initial nasty side effects and now feel great. I started at 25mg and was supposed to double my dose but I didn't because I felt so much better just taking the 25. The one major drawback is I cannot sleep, I have been given Zanex to help me sleep, if I take 1/2 it works great, but I'm worried about getting hooked since it's addictive, so don't use it.
452191 tn?1208758463 , i also have a past history of diagnosed anorexia and bulimia, bipolar,depression and panic disorder. I am also on lamictal for bipolar and xanax for panic attacks. my resting heart rate has been going up to 130 when on adderall, which is kinda weird because i'm a dancer,i used to dance 5 days away at my studio and about 15 hours a week. i haven't been dancing as much lately though because of my depression.
Avatar n tn what are the side effect of taking zoloft and lamictal and xanax together
Avatar n tn hello. i was diagnoised as having depression and was on zoloft for 4 months. it left me with a false self of confidence, feeling that nothing mattered, unemotional and a 20lb weight gain.i thought i was happy on it, but i wasn't. i also had night sweats and major hypo manic episodes beyond normal. plus major alcohol binges. it did cure my bulimia though. my doctor now has me on depakote, starting slowly until i reach 1025mg per day.
Avatar f tn Im not taking anything EXTRA to help with the detox. Just my regular meds which are zoloft and a xanax at bedtime.. I was scared to use the Thomas recipe because I am on zoloft and wasnt sure about the interactions! Oh yeah, I can definitely hear my heartbeat in my head... Im lying around in bed right now and pulse rate is 119 RESTING!!!! This is driving me CRAZY!!!! Enemy, what anti-inflam are you referring to??
1722607 tn?1335751458 I think if you tell your doctor you want something that is not addicting, hopefully he/she will know not to prescribe benzodiazipines but rather proscribe a medication like Zoloft. I think Zoloft is considered safe in liver disease but I am not certain about Paxil.
Avatar m tn I have tried prozac, lexapro, zoloft, and wellbutrin. They did absolutely nothing for my social anxiety disorder. There's no guarantee nardil will work either, but the literature suggests it is the best medication for my disorder. I'm too afraid to take the pill form, but would gladly take it injected.
Avatar n tn what are you doing!? don't ever mix ambien with Lorazepam, xanax, zoloft or any of the likes! There are interactions between these drugs Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
Avatar m tn My dr wants me to take an antidepressent but tried zoloft and couldn't stand it. So only the xanax at the moment. I don't drink alcohol generally, but might have 1 drink on a day I don't take xanax.
237509 tn?1189759428 I didn't make it into the in-patient medical detox yesterday for the Xanax. I have prayed and prayed about it...called different dr's, called my dr. and came to the conclusion that I will continue to taper & find the help I need. I don't want anymore medications...I'm so afraid that my 1 kidney will be damaged in detox. I have tapered down 2mgs. over the last 2 weeks and am doing pretty well. I have an appt. with my dr.
996830 tn?1252173604 I dont know if you can take that along with xanax) I was presuming you had an RX for the xanax and that was bad on my part to assume. Just be safe and make sure it doesnt interact with anything else youre taking..
Avatar f tn Can someone who has asthma, panic disorder and tachycardia take a low dose beta blocker since i heard beta blockers are the best for tachycardia? Currently, i am taking 2 mg. zoloft along with 1 mg. clonazepam up to 3 times a day as prescribed by my dr. These used to keep my heart rate down to below 100, but now they are not working as good.
286124 tn?1214942128 bananas, potatoes, avacadoes Multi-Vitamin - one a day type thing hot baths for pain relief, it helps ***throwing in some form of benzo could help for sleep. xanax, vallium, atavitan etc. be careful tho. i've got xanax right now and at first i was taking .5mg and last night i let myself take 2 mg just to get some sleep. it an be addictive and life threatening to quit that cold turkey. so be careful with these. your doc will help a lot.
Avatar n tn ScaryPains For Anxiety I've tried; Prozac, Wellbutrin, Paxil, Lexapro, Xanax, and Xanax XR. Prozac: Caused me to wake up wired, as if I drank 15 cups of coffee. Wellbutrin: Suttle, really not effective with me. Paxil: Gave me strange side effects but helped. Lexapro: Surely would recommend. First week or so may be strange, get passed that and you'll feel the benefits. Xanax: Of course a great fix, but 1 leads to 2 and so on. Xanax XR: The best yet from my own experience.
Avatar m tn I am in danger of losing my job and my whole livelihood if I don't do something about this anxiety and fear. I was given Zoloft 25mg a day for two weeks, then 50mg a day, but was told they interact with Metoprolol and could cause the Metoprolol to build up in my system. Is there anything else I can take? I had to stop taking Xanax (as needed) because of the interaction with Amiodarone. Someone please help, I am losing it here. Thanks.
Avatar m tn Hello - wanted to see what people are taking for anxiety. I have tried Prozac and Zoloft and they actually made me worse. Problem is, unlike most people, I don't have depression and anxiety - just anxiety. I have Clonazepam to take as needed, but my doc wanted to put me on an anti-convulsant med (Oxcarbazepine) - brand name Trileptal. It is for seizures, but apparently also used for anxiety. Anyone try this or something similar? SSRIs did NOT work for me, so this would be the next route.
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