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Cocaine And Zoloft
Is there cocaine in Zoloft (sertraline) or is there a drug similar to cocaine in Zoloft (sertraline)? Cause I notice I get a burst of energy & my tongue feel kinda numb?
No: There is no Cocaine or similar component of Cocaine in zoloft (sertraline), a non-addictive med. The closest connection I can make is that zoloft effects neurotransmission of serotonin, which can be involved in affecting mood. That's pretty much where the connection ends. Cocaine significantly impacts Dopamine neurotransmission & is highly addictive, both having stimulant & anesthetic properties. ...Read more
Can you explain how this combination works? I take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) 1 MG Ativan at night. I had 3 drinks and blacked out with no memory for about 7 hours. I won't be doing this again but I am very curious as to the combination. I am planning on c
Not advisable: Ativan will commonly cause amnesia. You should not drink in combination with the Ativan, the result can be as you found, but can be more serious including death. Your dose of Zoloft (sertraline) is very low, and not likely an interaction with either the alcohol or ativan. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) side effect: Call your prescriber right away, explaining how you feel. There are many alternatives that can offer the effect you need. ...Read more
No use should not: Since you can't remember if you took one already, if you take another, you will have taken too much. The risk of side effects from taking too much is greater than missing 1 dose. ...Read more
Can I take my zoloft (sertraline) the next day if I didn't sleep or would it be like taking it twice?
Zoloft (sertraline) Dose is once in 24 hours.
It is likely that your Sleep problem is due to side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) or Stress.
Let Wise Person within you reflect Stresses with causing insomnia.
Avoid Alcohol OTC Sleep aids
Exercise or Yoga in the evening
Close that days Chapter in Book of Life
Visual imagery of National Parks
Therapy Medication ...Read more
I am suppose to take my meds. (zoloft (sertraline) 25mg) at 9 but won't be home until maybe 10? Is it bad to miss it maybe an hour? 4th day on it
No harm: Take it when you get home; one hour early or late won't make a difference. ...Read more
How long do u take Zoloft (sertraline) for. I've been on it 1 month. I don't want to go all summer without a drink. I'm on 0.50 mgs and feel better?
6 months or longer: I'm glad you're feeling better. Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depressive and anxiety disorders, so the length of time you will need on it will depend on your diagnosis. Some conditions, like a single major depressive episode, require at least six months to ensure adequate treatment. For some conditions, zoloft (sertraline) is prescribed indefinitely. Careful about alcohol. It will reduce the effectiveness of zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
Does Zoloft change what you say/remove filters? if you wouldn't make a comment before you were on zoloft, would you make it now bc of the confidence?
Adverse Effects: I have not had patients report this side effect, nor have I read of this type of adverse effect. If anything, patients have reported more clarity in their thinking, which would ideally promote more thoughtful conversation. If you are experiencing less of a verbal filter, I would highly recommend exploring this in therapy. Perhaps the underlying reason(s) will be revealed there. ...Read more
I think I accidentally took 400mg of Zoloft (sertraline) instead of the 200mg that I am prescribed. Hectic day and can't remember. Concerned/embarrassed.
Probably OK: If you did take that amount and if you are not feeling badly--nausea, shaky, toxic, you will probably be OK. BUT if you begin feeling ill, sick, or toxic, you could be having a bad reaction and will need immediate medical attention for Serotonin Syndrome. Do not delay in seeking medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I'm on 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) and I can't remember if I took it this morning around 10 AM so I took it at 7 PM tonight is that going to be alright?
Do NOT worry: This would be a total daily dose of 50 mg, which is actually a rather low dose, and you should have almost trivial consequences. ...Read more
I am on 200mg of zoloft (sertraline) been on it for 10 years they just upped the dose to 200 and I can't tell a difference plus I went to a detox center?
Zoloft/Detox: Please provide more info., detox from what?, what detox medications are prescribed? Thanks. ...Read more
My vision has become very blurry on zoloft (sertraline). Can't see clearly at a distance. I really just need to know if this side effect go away in time?
Usually: Blurry vision tends to get better and go away. Some patients are more sensitive to specific side effects. Combining zoloft (sertraline) with other medication such as Risperidone may also be a factor. Decision about whether to continue to take a medication should take into consideration both the benefits and side effects. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with benign leukopenia, possibly from Zoloft (sertraline) (have used 10+yrs). Dr doesn't seemed concerned. Should I worry or change meds?
I have been on 125mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for a few years now and I'm tired all the time. I can't take less because last time I tried it made me sick/anxious.?
Need more.: It sounds to me that you are still depressed and may need to increase your dose . Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 3 months now for anxiety. I've gone from 50 to 100 to 150mg (current). It hasn't seemed to have any effect. What should I do?
WHAT happens if I accidently took 2 doses of my zoloft (sertraline)?? I'm taking 12.5 mg. I couldn't remember if I took it in the morning, so I took it at 2:00. OK?
My pdoc said that I can up the Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 150 to 200mg if I feel 150 doesn't help enough. Would upping it be wise? (I had 0 side effects so far)
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be raised to 200mg safely, in general -- but I'm wondering what the diagnosis is? You list "abnormally high sex drive"? Sometimes this can indicate a mood disorder with hypomania or mania -- and taking zoloft (sertraline) without a mood stabilizer can worsen that. I suggest consulting with a psychiatrist about your diagnosis and your medication. There may be more effective options for you. ...Read more
Iv been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for 2 months, my anxiety is under control, but IV noticed that I don't get as excited anymore about happy stuff. Is this normal?
Yes: Antidepressants like zoloft (sertraline) do have side effects. Some patients feel that their mood sort of flattens out and they do not get overly excited or angry in appropriate situations. Usually as the depression lifts with appropriate dose, then the mood improves and energy & motivation is restored. Continue taking your medicine and discuss this issue with your physician on next appointment. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) has helped my anxiety but now I feel in between emotions. I don't get overly excited like I use to and I don't get down as much. Is this normal?
Paradox with Zoloft (sertraline): It is possible to have a paradoxical reaction to an antidepressant such as zoloft (sertraline). These reactions: increasing anxiety or feeling no emotions means it is time to try a new medication. This is not dangerous but it is common and needs to be addressed by the professional who you have been working wth. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) for three months has stabilized my anxiety. But I don't feel highs in joy like before. I'm scared, I want to function without it. What do I do?
Zoloft (sertraline): Unfortuately, all drugs have side effects which you must know about before using any drug. Antidepressants, like zoloft, (sertraline) can help to stabilize moods and reduce anxiety-but at a price- they narrow your range of emotion and take off the highs and the lows. Also, drugs are a short term solution to a long term problem best resolved by pursuing psychotherapy. ...Read more
I can't remember if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) this morning I'm on 25 mg so I took it tonight around seven and this morning if I took it would've been @ 10 am?
Remember medicine: Medication needs to be a daily routine like brushing your teeth. Ideally you would synchronize your med with an activity that occurs with the same frequency. For once daily Zoloft (sertraline) that might mean putting it on the nightstand with your alarm clock. It rings, you turn it off, take your pill and start your day. But take care that no one else has access to your medication. ...Read more
Recently prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg, I have difficulty getting an erection? Other than that Zoloft (sertraline) makes me feel normal; I don't want to give up sex though
Talk to your doctor: First, it is not a good idea to flush meds down the toilet due to filtration and sanitation concerns. It is best to have your physician's office, pharmacy or the police station dispose of them properly. As far as discontinuing zoloft (sertraline) on your own, I would strongly recommend that you speak with your doctor about your concerns with yhe med. ...Read more
What should I do if I haven't felt any change after taking Zoloft (sertraline) for almost 4 weeks?
See your doctor: Like all antidepressants, it may take 4-6 weeks to feel the full benefit, but you should see at least some benefit within a couple of weeks zoloft can be dosed up to 150 mg so if you are on a lower dose, the dose can be increased. If you are already on150 mg then it is time to consider another antidepressant or adding abilify, (aripiprazole) wellbutrin, or Remeron to supplement the effects of the zoloft. ...Read more
Does Zoloft (sertraline) make you gain weight? I've put on 30 lbs in two months and I can't loose it
Zoloft (sertraline) weight gain:
Some people are very sensitive to mental medicines and would gain weight even with meds that are not kwown to make people gain weight. If you already have a weight issue and cannot lose weight easily, zoloft (sertraline) can also cause you some weight gain even thought it causes the least of that.
If you already have a healthy lifestyle, please make it better, if not then try to adopt a healthy one. ...Read more
I feel like I've lost myself while being on Zoloft (sertraline) but I can't stop taking it what should I do?
Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure what dose u r taking & whether your symptoms started after increasing the dose, but I recommend reviewing those possibilities with your prescribing doctor to see if lowering the dose might be an option. ...Read more
My normal 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline) doesn't help me anymore so I double dosed and I feel better. Is that okay?
Yes, but....: Yes, but, first, you're lucky that you haven't experienced an adverse reaction to doubling your dose. We always advise patients only to change their medication with their physician's advice & consent, but, now that you've done so, please let your doctor know! Thanks! ...Read more