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I am coming off Zoloft, (sertraline) it worked for me last time, saved me. this time a year or two later it isn't working. did I build up a tolerance?

I  am coming off Zoloft, (sertraline) it worked for me last time, saved me. this time a year or two later it isn't working. did I build up a tolerance?

Probably.: Some people have reported this phenomena that when they get off an antidepressant and they have to take it again for recurrence of depression, they notice that it takes a bigger dose to relieve their depression . I have read this in some literature and i have seen this with some of my patients. In fact, when the same antidepressant is restarted, you have to start with a higher dose. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

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


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After coming off Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months, what can I do to decrease my enormous appetite?

After coming off Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months, what can I do to decrease my enormous appetite?

More Protein less : Carbs should lower your blood sugar and lower your sugar cravings hopefully. Try to eat complex greens like kale as well as more fish and plant based protein and less starch. ...Read more

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Does coming off Zoloft (sertraline) cause a rash?

Rash: Reactions to ssri withdrawal can occur, especially if done too rapidly. I've known of itching or hive-like reactions but not rash. Did you have a rash when you started it? ...Read more

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I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?

I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?

No: These two medications act on the body in separate ways, so the use of Vicodin is not recommended for symptoms of withdrawal from Zoloft (sertraline). I would recommend that you discuss this with the Doctor who prescribed the Zoloft (sertraline) so that you can be appropriately weaned off the Zoloft (sertraline), if it is indicated. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) and don't want it. Can I pour it down toilet?

I was prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) and don't want it. Can I pour it down toilet?

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more