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A 20-year-old male asked:

is co-q10 and alpha lipoic acid safe to take with zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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CoQ 10 ALA: Yes. Thesexare safe together.

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Why is Zoloft (sertraline) so bad for the kidneys?

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Dr. Raj Singh
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No direct toxicity: Zoloft (sertraline) is primarily metabolized by the liver and there is no direct toxicity reported.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

If i'm taking sertraline for my social anxiety disorder, what will happen if I stop taking it without tapering?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
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1 of 2 things: You may or may not get withdrawal symptoms and may or may not experience a recurrence of you social anxiety. If done too soon most commonly recurrence (with or without tapering) is likely. It is always safer and more successful to taper.The problem is knowing if anxiety one feels stopping meds is withdrawal or returning social anxiety. Taper, don't go cold turkey and give it time to sort it out.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can do for my brain zaps after tapering down from Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin?

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Yes: The best approach is with neurotransmitter therapy according to the neuroresearch protocol. Not only will it fix the zaps, it will most likely correct the reason why you were placed on these drugs to begin with.
A 58-year-old member asked:

Was denied zoloft (sertraline). Dr. Said it not compatible w my tramadol. Is there any OCD med that is compatible w tramadol and will not put me to sleep so much?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Maybe: Tramadol can lead to serotonin syndrome and its levels can be affected by medications like zoloft (sertraline) for ocd. However, if the medication is started carefully by a professional who can look for potential problems you can combine both medications. Also, older medications like clomipramine can be used which can also lead to serotonin syndrome if not watched but do not affect tramadol levels.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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The primary sign of serotonin syndrome is muscle stiffness but you can ask your doctor about other signs
Dec 7, 2011
Dr. Richard Bunt
Psychiatry 30 years experience
From WIKI: The symptoms are often described as a clinical triad of abnormalities: Cognitive effects: headache, agitation, hypomania, mental confusion, hallucinations, coma Autonomic effects: shivering, sweating, hyperthermia, hypertension, tachycardia, nausea, diarrhea. Somatic effects: myoclonus (muscle twitching), hyperreflexia (manifested by clonus), tremor.
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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Dr. Kevin Nasky commented
Psychiatry 16 years experience
There is no absolute contradiction between taking tramadol (which is a weak SNRI) and an SSRI. It just requires a cautious approach and monitoring for serotonin syndrome. I've had many patients on both without difficulty. My approach is "start low, go slow," and then monitor closely.
Feb 6, 2012
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I'm currently on sertraline 200mg daily, but have been off them 2 weeks today (?) what side effects will I have if any?

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Dr. Antonio Garcia Merino
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Withdrawal symptoms: If you stopped taking the medication cold turkey at that dose, you are exposing yourself to have withdrawal symptoms from it. Rebound anxiety and depression are the most prominent. You should always come off these kinds of meds slowly to prevent the withdrawal symptoms.

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