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Going to the doctor about my antidepressants tomorrow... What ones should I suggest? Zoloft (sertraline) isn't helping.
Ran out space: Your doctor will present you with options. It is important to determine if you are on an adequate dose of zoloft and if the trial period has been adequate. Zoloft s a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor - it is excellent for anxiety, ptsd & typical depression. If the symptoms are more along the line of seasonal depression - wellbutrin can be very effecive. Paxil & Effexor (venlafaxine) are often sedating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weight: We'd really like to know, because then pharmaceutical companies could produce a medication that would reduce the weight safely. Most of the time we work with diet & exercise to control the gain, or switch to a different antidepressant which might not put weight on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My antidepressants I take make me feel dopey. I'm taking 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) daily, I've been on them for a few months now. Not too sure if this is normal?
Side effect,: Antidepressants have different side effects on different people. You might first try taking it at night to see if you'll be less "dopey" ( especially if the medication is helpful with your depression) , otherwise, tell your doctor about your symptoms and ask to be tried on a different antidepressant. Good luck ...Read more
SSRIs: These are medications that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, a chemical messenger that plays a role in brain activity including depression/anxiety. By doing this, the effective amount of serotonin available will increase. Adjustments take place over a period of time and that is why a person needs to take the medication daily for many weeks before effect is seen. Good luck! ...Read more
I forgot to take my antidepressant zoloft 50 mg today, should I wait till tomorrow or take a pill asap?
Tomorrow: Missing one dose is not going to do any harm. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My dad (73) takes Zoloft (sertraline) and clonaepam. Should he be taking Donezepil? His memory started failing way after he started the antidepressant pill.
Question and Trust: You have every right to ask the providers to explain choices, but if you can't trust their expertise - find another provider. Anymore off-label uses abound - but if your Dad's condition is not Alzheimer's, donezepil is not the 1st choice. Other dementias and reason for memory loss exist. Have you seen Lumosity.com? It might be good for him - or anyone. It's valid and fun and has a free membership ...Read more
I'm new to antidepressants, and I take zoloft (sertraline). Can they make people go crazy? The news always puts up comments about ssris and people losing it.
In a word, No.: SSRI's like Zoloft (sertraline) are among the safest medications for depression and anxiety. The danger is that if a person is suffering from something else, like hearing voices, the medicine does not address such symptoms and they may become worse. This is why follow up with an experienced clinician with honest reporting of problems is so important. Report any problems. ...Read more