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Alzheimers And Zoloft
Tablet yes cap no: There are two forms of Zoloft (sertraline). The capsule form cannot be crushed but the tablet form can. Your pharmacist may be able to make a liquid form for your son if the capsule is your only option. Be sure to follow the directions of his doctor for dosing adjustments and be sure to keep all appointments for follow up while he is being treated with this medication. ...Read more
Some people seem to: Alzheimers is a type of dementia, probably now the most common, seems to be increasing , along with all other inflammation related illnesses-some suggestion it is related to chronic herpes virus infection that is really pervasive . There are specific criteria for alzh. And other types of dementia, neurologist referal indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zoloft (sertraline) sweats: The whole class of ssri medications (including prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) etc.) can cause night sweats, particularly as you are stopping or reducing the medication. Paxil (paroxetine) is the worst offender in this group. Some patients have this symptom even while taking the medication. Usually it will go away after a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i haven't taken my Zoloft (sertraline) in 2 + days (rarely happens that i skip) why does it cause me headaches?
Why can't I take oxyelite pro while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)? I'm in medical field so complicated answer is okay
Unregulated: All supplements are unregulated by fda, so they can put 'pro' and 'awesome' and whatever you want to hear to get excited and spend money, but the fact is there are things they can put that do work, and are dangerous. I see kidney stones, heart, liver and other problems that come from muscle and energy supplements. So with or without zoloft, (sertraline) i wouldn't recommend that stuff. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I haven't taken my medication (Zoloft 200mg and Lamictal 200mg) for 2 weeks. Should I take my full dose again or half?
Can't remember for the life of me if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) this morning. I'm on 100 mg. Should I risk double dosing or skip it?
Can count pills: On the bottle it should list the day it was filled and the rate at which you are supposed to take it (once or twice a day). You can then count the number of pills left and decide whether you have taken the right number of pills. Also, one extra or fewer dose of Zoloft (sertraline) is not going to throw you into a toxic state. ...Read more
My husband's mom had alzheimer's he is 72 & is starting to make up stories that aren't true, should I be concerned about early onset alzheimer's?
Maybe: There are several conditions that can result in telling stories (unintentional lying). The best way to know for sure is to have him evaluated by a physician (primary, psychiatry, neurology, or geriatrics). There are tests that can narrow down the possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is dementia/Alzheimer's a disease of modern times or always been around. I don't ever want to get it when I'm old anything I can do to lower risk?
Hopefully you won't: ....have anything to worry about by the time you get up to the typical age when people start having degenerative changes in their brains leading to AD. Hopefully, we will either have a vaccine, medication, or be able to do brain transplants to correct the problems! Yes, it's existed since the dawn of time though it was only named a century ago. Lots of things u can do now but none proven to work ...Read more
Both grandfathers and my Mom had Alzheimer's. I'm 73 and have symptoms.
Drs. are pushing Airecept -- I don't want to be drugged into submission.
Alzheimer decisions: I understand that as an Individual, you would like to make your own Decision about Aricept (donepezil). Consider making a list of Changes in: • Memory and what functions in your daily life are being affected • Orientation to time, place and person • Reality testing • Management of finances Discuss this with Neurologist for • Diagnosis • Treatment • Aricept (donepezil) benefits and side effects • Then make your Decision ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I asked a question before about which could medications I could take with zoloft (sertraline). I didn't get an answer, and I can't sleep due to this cough.
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 least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey & sip. Hydrate well with broth or water. These are just a few options. Take care. ...Read more
I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) 4 4 years now done good but the last few mo im sacttered braind can't fouse or remenber things could this be a side effect?
I take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) since 3 yrs for ocd. Am much better. I want to stop. How to do that gradully. Can t break the 50 mg pill to 3 pieces. Plz advise?
I didn't take my night dose of Zoloft (sertraline) & strattera! what can happen?I already didn't see benefit on meds.Will this missed dose affect its effectivity?
Not a Problem: Skipping a day in taking these medications will not be a problem. Just take your next scheduled dose. The effectiveness for both drugs will depend on amount of drug and the time it is in the system. Both depend on time to know if they will be effective. Give 4 weeks for both, then ask your doctor if should increase the doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg BD, Clomfranil 25mg OD.
I can't get rid of a thought about an argument made with someone? Its really painful. Any advise please
More OCD treatment: It looks like you're being treated for depression and OCD. It also sounds like the treatment for the OCD is NOT working well- suggest you get in to see and talk to a psychologist and psychiatrist to sort things out. Go easy on yourself, and trust it will get better with time and regular medication ...Read more
I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) for a few yrs. I have noticed weight gain. I want to switch to something that won't make me gain, what works best for my age? 17.
Talk w/psychiatrist: This is something you need to discuss with your own psychiatrist, preferably an adolescent psychiatrist. Some medications have additional risks in young people, and you want to be safe and well. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a reasonable choice in adults, but reviewing your concerns with your own doctor would be better than asking doctors who don't know you (like us on healthtap). Good luck! ...Read more
What if im ok on 100mg Zoloft (sertraline) but don't feel effects of 1mg klonopin 2x a day should I ask to increase klonopin to 2mg 2x a day? I can't find a balance
Zoloft (sertraline) Klonopin : It would help to know what anxiety disorder you have and how you expect to feel on klonopin. That aside, a study was just completed that showed that a significant number of patients with social anxiety did well on zoloft (sertraline) and 3 mg per day of Klonopin along with psychotherapy. Am j psychiatry 2014 jan 1; 171:44. Best wishes. ...Read more
What would happen if I have been taking 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline) and my body doesn't need it just wondering if i would have serotonin symdrome and what symptoms?
Unprescribed?: If you've been taking zoloft (sertraline) & your body doesn't need it, you'd be exposed to potential side effects like GI upset, nausea, diarrhea, etc -- but none of the benefits. Side effects can happen even if your body does need zoloft (sertraline). If on 200mg zoloft (sertraline) and no other conflicting medications or drugs, serotonin syndrome is very unlikely. If taking unprescribed medications, this is another issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) 150mg for years now and my anxiety is under control but the last few days i can't sleep and im not anxious i done get it, what coul?
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-sleep routine? Anything worrisome on your mind? How is your mood, and your energy? These are some things i'd ask in working with you -- your own psychiatrist will want to know the same. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help w/insomnia also. ...Read more