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A 39-year-old female asked:

A week ago i took 3500mg of zoloft, (sertraline) and didn't seek treatment. i still have dizziness, skin tingling, confusion, sore muscles. damage?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No damage, C UR Dr.: It's best not to self medicate when taking antidepressants, since their dosage has to be increased gradually over a few weeks, and not taking 10 pills at once to start treatment. If you overdose taking this, you are going to have side affect seen. It's best to work with your pcp, or psychiatrist, who can manage your meds and depression better to keep you safe from side effects, suicide or danger.
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Get treatment: If that's not a typo, the fact that you took an overdose indicates that something is seriously wrong. The fact that you didn't immediately seek medical attention also indicates that something is very wrong. If it was a suicide attempt, you need to be under the care of a mental health professional now. If you haven't already, see a psychologist or psychiatrist and get treatment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You need to be: Medically evaluated to determine the impact of your overdose. Recommend prompt assessment since you are suffering from confusion ; dizziness. Did you mix in any other medications with your overdose.? Were you attempting suicide? Please get help. If you are currently having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.
Mar 27, 2014

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