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I have fibromyalgia and currently on melatonin, meloxicam, and zoloft (sertraline). Am I ok to take valerian root for sleep and stress?

I have fibromyalgia and currently on melatonin, meloxicam, and zoloft (sertraline). Am I ok to take valerian root for sleep and stress?

Probably: Valerian root works on the same brain receptors are valium but is much weaker. The other medications you mention do not crossreact with it. Caution, melatonin can cause abnormal menstrual cycles. I suggest you consult with a reputable naturopathic physician who prescibes appropriate diet, herbs, and supplements. Be careful. The fda regulates these as food and content labeling may be inaccurate. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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On Zoloft (sertraline) and feeling worse, can't think/focus. What do you suggest?

On Zoloft (sertraline) and feeling worse, can't think/focus. What do you suggest?

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

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I can't remember if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) (100mg) should I take one just in case?

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 then missing 1 dose. ...Read more

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Can I take my zoloft (sertraline) the next day if I didn't sleep or would it be like taking it twice?

Can I take my zoloft (sertraline) the next day if I didn't sleep or would it be like taking it twice?

Insomnia: 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. Consider: Avoid • Alcohol • OTC Sleep aids Exercise or Yoga in the evening Before sleeping: • Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life • Visual imagery of National Parks • Breathing Relaxation • Therapy • Medication ...Read more

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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. Im on 0.50 mgs and feel better?

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. Im 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

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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

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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.

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

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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