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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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If Zoloft is helping reduce my pain, does this suggest my pain is caused by my anxiety/depression ?

If Zoloft is helping reduce my pain, does this suggest my pain is caused by my anxiety/depression ?

Not necessarily: Zoloft is an SSRI type of drug. This class of medications, though primarily used & indicated for treating depressive mood disorders & related psychiatric phenomenon, also has analgesic properties. PLEASE-Don't misinterpret what I say by thinking you can use Zoloft like aspirin or hydrocodone...YOU CAN'T but over the long haul these medications can alter pain reception & this is independent of mood ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more


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Dr. Alan Ali
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I have been on toprol for BP and Zoloft for depression for about 15 years. In the last year I an experiencing extremem fatibue. One of my dr's say they cause fatigue and switched me to priivid but it doesn't work. Any suggestions?

I have been on toprol for BP and Zoloft for depression for about 15 years. In the last year I an experiencing extremem fatibue. One of my dr's say they cause fatigue and switched me to priivid but it doesn't work. Any suggestions?

Viibryd: Fairly new antidepressant made by forest labs, same company that made Celexa & lexapro. I note similar results on low dose of viibryd. Talk to your doctor about dose or switch, due to lack of response, assuming you tried viibryd long enough. ...Read more

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My wife is on Wellbutrin & Zoloft for depression. She has NO sex drive. Can one of the meds be the cause?how can she boost libido or how can I help?

My wife is on Wellbutrin & Zoloft for depression. She has NO sex drive. Can one of the meds be the cause?how can she boost libido or how can I help?

Zoloft: Zoloft is in a class of medications called SSRIs. 50% of women on SSRIs have a decrease in their sex drive. Wellbutrin isn't supposed to do this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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My wife takes wellbutrin and Zoloft for depression. Will these meds cause tiredness and sleepiness? She is always tired.

My wife takes wellbutrin and Zoloft for depression. Will these meds cause tiredness and sleepiness? She is always tired.

Depression: These meds may cause the symptoms you mention. More importantly, is she seeing a Psychiatrist and Psychologist regarding her depression? They are a must! If she is seeing one or both of them she needs to report her symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Can someone tell me between zoloft, Prozac and celexa which one treats depression and OCD better? And which one will not cause weight gain the best.

Can someone tell me between zoloft, Prozac and celexa which one treats depression and OCD better? And which one will not cause weight gain the best.

Medications: That is not how medicine works. They all are very effective and used for a variety of different reasons. The best drug for you is the issue and that is determined with the physician working with you in person. ...Read more

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I started Zoloft about a month ago but i still feel anxious all the time, and my depression hasn't gotten much better. Do i need something else?

I started Zoloft about a month ago but i still feel anxious all the time, and my depression hasn't gotten much better. Do i need something else?

Depends: There are many factors that can effect response. It is difficult to know if zoloft may be right for you. You may not be on a proper dose or it may not have had enough time to work fully. You should discuss with your treating doctor.There may be a partial response at four weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can i safely take 400mgs of zoloft. I'm currently taking 200 - 300 mgs daily. My depression varies and today its bad?

Can i safely take 400mgs of zoloft. I'm currently taking 200 - 300 mgs daily. My depression varies and today its bad?

Please don't up your: Dose dependent on how you feel one day. It takes quite a while for serotonin levels to increase - so upping your dose for a day will not make symptoms better. 400 mg of zoloft is well above the recommended dosage. You need to discuss this with your psychiatrist/ physician. See that you drink socially - that is definitely contraindicated if you take zoloft. ...Read more

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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Zoloft (Definition)

Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat ...Read more


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