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Will zoloft help me sleep

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No: At least in my clinical experience it is rarely if ever sedating. Having said that however, once it takes care of your anxiety or depression then your... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Go ahead....: If you know that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps you sleep( that is its typical effect), then go ahead and use it as necessary. In general Benadryl w... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes, it should be ok: BTW, was there a problem regarding the night w/out sleep? That may (or may not) be a thing to talk to your therapist about. If you don't have one, con... Read More
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
If you did not: sleep and it was because of the zoloft, (sertraline) then you should stop it immediately, and find another drug. if you did not sleep for another rea... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
What sleep aids?: I don't know how long you've been on zoloft, (sertraline) or what sleep aids mean. Sleep disturbance is often part of depression, and improves as depr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Normal: Sleeping a lot/fatigue is actually one of the hallmark signs of depression. Sounds like you need to see your doctor again. Is there a particular rea... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some remedies: A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice may help. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Phone: Pick up the phone and dial their number if you feel you cannot wait until your next appointment. Good luck
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Anxiety ; insomnia: Have you added any new medicines, supplements, or recreational drugs -- or stopped any of the same? Do you drink alcohol? Any changes to your pre-sle... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
They are often: Prescribed together for this purpose.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Zoloft, (sertraline) Stress: Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat Depression and Anxiety. Somnolence (sleepiness) can be a side effect of Zoloft (sertraline). You may be feeling ... Read More

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