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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

That is possible &: Is not a good thing. Please let prescribing provider/ psychiatrist know asap. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Lose Temper (Definition)

Losing your temper is a symptom in which a person has too much anger, gets angry too quickly, gets angry too easily, or is angry for too long, when compared to the average normal person who experiences a similar situation. Anger is a strong feeling ...Read more


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I've read that Zoloft (sertraline) can cause anger, rage. Is that true and how often?

I've read that Zoloft (sertraline) can cause anger, rage. Is that true and how often?

Some yes, some no: It is not reported as a common side effect, but it is acknowledged. Some say take Buspar (buspirone) too and it will be fine. I'm not trained to prescribe and that's fine by me. I'll let those who find them useful do it. Ask your prescriber for advice - it helps them do a better job to hear feedback from their patients. ...Read more

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Just started Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial side effects?

Watch carefully!: While it is possible that those side effects may disappear, it's usually a reason to make a turn-about and find other approaches to your depressive symptoms - including psychotherapy. These are not uncommon and in young men, they may be especially worrying. Definitely tell your provider and ask for alternatives to consider - especially if it doesn't change very, very soon. ...Read more

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Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

No: Zoloft (sertraline) or Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake indicated for anxiety and depression. However, different people respond to SSRI differently. Sertraline may not be the right medication for you. You may want to consult your doctor to try a different antidepressant if your symptoms do not improve or worsen. ...Read more

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Previously took Zoloft 100 mgs/day, currently on Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 150 mgs/day for Social/Generalized Anxiety & Anger. What are other/better medications?

Previously took Zoloft 100 mgs/day, currently on Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 150 mgs/day for Social/Generalized Anxiety & Anger. What are other/better medications?

Quite a few: There are a lot of medications which have been proven to treat these conditions (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.). Your best bet is to partner with your psychiatrist and psychologist, openly communicate how you're doing and how you view your the progress you've made and goals for the future. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm taking Zoloft 50mg. I'm curious as to what herbs I should stay away from. One herb I'm curious about is Azahar. It's a citrus tree flower that's used to help nervous tension, calm anger, distress, stimulate appetite and, help relieve insomnia.

I'm taking Zoloft 50mg. I'm curious as to what herbs I should stay away from. One herb I'm curious about is Azahar. It's a citrus tree flower that's used to help nervous tension, calm anger, distress, stimulate appetite and, help relieve insomnia.

Interactions: herbal supplement interactions with prescription medications are poorly studied. It may be safe to supplement with some OTC herbal supplements, but as more are added to the mix risk of interaction may arise. Is Zoloft (sertraline) ineffective? Is that why you want supplements? Tell your prescriber! Exercise, sunlight, good nutrition, meditation, time with loved ones, reflective writing may all help ...Read more

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What exactly does sertraline do? Will it. Help my sense of loneliness, anger, sadness etc. I do. Work in. Therapy and have hobbies. Just need more help

What exactly does sertraline do? Will it. Help my sense of loneliness, anger, sadness etc. I do. Work in. Therapy and have hobbies. Just need more help

Helps for depression: Sertraline helps to reduce symptoms of depression but it must be taken for at least 2 weeks. Medication alone will not alleviate all of your negative feelings. The combination of psychotherapy and meds is the best. Consider joining depression or women's support groups. Meeting people with similar interests will decrease loneliness, and regular AM exercise can also help to alleviate sadness. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause someone to get angry or in a fit of rage often? I've read that it can and its somewhat common, is that true?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause someone to get angry or in a fit of rage often? I've read that it can and its somewhat common, is that true?

It is reported: Any of the drugs known as ssri's can and have been reported to cause mood swings such as drowsiness ; lethargy to anger and rage or even suicide. Their effectiveness according to long term population studies has been brought into question as of late and some suggest that as a class of drug it is being overprescribed to the general population. ...Read more

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I'm SO emotional lately. Crying a lot & feeling angry. Been on Zoloft (sertraline) 2 years, so I don't think its that. What could make me feel this way? I'm 21.

I'm SO emotional lately. Crying a lot & feeling angry. Been on Zoloft (sertraline) 2 years, so I don't think its that. What could make me feel this way? I'm 21.

See ans: Many reasons you could be so emotional. If you've not yet seen a mental health professional, now is the time. With help, you should be able to get a better understanding of what is making you so upset along with coping strategies. It can't hurt also to re-visit your meds with a psychiatrist, if you're not already seeing one. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I am on day 6 of 25mg zoloft (sertraline). I feel very agitated and almost angry. I feel like I am in a dream. Is this all normal with starting this medication?

I am on day 6 of 25mg zoloft (sertraline). I feel very agitated and almost angry. I feel like I am in a dream. Is this all normal with starting this medication?

Go talk to your: General practioner doctor or psychiatrist whoever prescribed this and discuss the side effects. Its very hard to determine if this is normal side effect that will wear off or if they need to try something else with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) have a ne?

Negative Effects- ye: Is ne like se? (i.e., negative effect). Common zoloft side effects include: nausea, v appetite, loose bowel movements, sexual dysfunction, insomnia or feeling more sleepy, ^ sweating, tremor, feeling anxious (initially). Check this site for a more comprehensive list: http://depression.About. Com/od/sertraline/a/zoloft-side-effects. Htm. ...Read more

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What r side fx of zoloft (sertraline)?

What r side fx of zoloft (sertraline)?

SSRIs: Zoloft or sertraline commonly results in nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, constipation within the first several weeks, but these should go away. Other side effects (less common) include sexual side effects (decreased interest, inability to have an orgasm), increased thoughts of suicide in those 25 and younger, blurred vision, abnormal bleeding among others. ...Read more

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What works after Zoloft (sertraline) fails?

What works after Zoloft (sertraline) fails?

Varies: Antidepressant failure for depression would be no response t an adequate dose for 6 to 8 weeks. There are different classes of antidepressants, and while some may respond to an antidepressant in the same class as the one just tried, often it is helpful to try one of a different class. Cognitive behavioral therapy can also be very helpful. Please speak to the your physician regarding options. ...Read more

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What is it like to take zoloft (sertraline)?

What is it like to take zoloft (sertraline)?

Dr Martínez-Irizarry: Is right. It is well tolerated in general but possible side effects start right away. Getting the full benefit of the medication - usually takes 4 to 6 weeks once on optimum dose. It is important to know this so that you are patient. It can be helpful for tx of treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder ...Read more

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What to be aware of about zoloft (sertraline)?

What to be aware of about zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. Some adverse effects include nausea, headaches, irritability & occasionally weight changes. It is advised to be taken with food. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) prescribed to teenagers?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) prescribed to teenagers?

Yes: This is used by many practitioners in teens. As with other similar medications in this age group, proper evaluation and close monitoring is needed for best results. ...Read more

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Withdrawing from Zoloft (sertraline) please help?

Taper, doc advice: Best to work with your doctor to know when its time to go off the med and what to expect. Taper slowly, lower dose about 25% a week but individualize this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Am taking 100 mg of zoloft (sertraline). Is it too much?

Am taking 100 mg of zoloft (sertraline). Is it too much?

That depends: The maximum recommended dose is 200mg but everyone responds to medication differently and the benefits of the medication must be weighed against the side effects. I would not be concerned with the absolute dosage as much as I would be about (1) how well is it treating what it's supposed to be treating and (2) how tolerable is the medication. ...Read more

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What could happen if I took 1100 or 1450 mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

What could happen if I took 1100 or 1450 mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline) overdose: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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What herbs interact with Zoloft?

Interactions: 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan & St. John’s Wort can interact with Zoloft. So I would avoid these combinations. ...Read more

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Could Zoloft (sertraline) stop working?

Potentially: Agree with Dr. Jacobson. Some people may develop SSRI poop out on Zoloft and other SSRI's. ...Read more

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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Common effects: drowsiness •vomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nausea •dizzinessagitation
•shakiness (tremor).
coma •seizures •delirium •hallucinations •high blood pressure (hypertension) •fainting •loss of life. ...Read more

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How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

Taper: As long as one tapers off under medical supervision it is usually tolerable. Tapering too fast or stopping cold turkey can lead to serotonin discontinuation syndrome. Paxil (paroxetine) is one of the more difficult to take off. Most people do fine with a taper. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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