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Girlfriend Clinically Depressed Zoloft Wants Smoke Pot
My girlfriend is clinically depressed and currently on zoloft. She wants to smoke pot..Side efcts?
Whoa. : Weed is definitely associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms. Patients with depression don't need that increased risk. Many depressed patients have anxiety disorder as well. Sometimes smoking makes them chill and feel better. However, in the long run this is dangerous. It's best to have your gf discuss this with her doctor and seek additional proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've been taking 100mg Zoloft for depression for about a year. Can i smoke marijuana? I am experienced with pot smoking and i no longer feel depressed
65 yrs old. On 150 mg Zoloft 5 yrs. After very scary severe second clinical depression diagnosed by a psychiatrist, is this dosage ok to continue.
Add expert therapy: That is a high but common dose. In the past use of SSRIs for years was not recommended, but now it is common. Never stop or change dose w/o guidance but do consider adding good talk therapy to optimize gains and resolve issues. All research supports this combo! Best wishes. ...Read more
I have clinical depression with concentration/memory problems("I dont-remember why I came here" severe). Will zoloft/effexor improve conc/memory a lot?
On Zoloft for GAD. Started having suicidal/depressive thoughts but I am not depressed nor have any intentions/wants to harm myself. What do I do?
Seek supportive: individual to be available in case intentions/wants change. Talk about feelings and focus on positive aspects of life. Use anxiety management strategies to calm self and take control. Get good sleep, nutrition, exercise, relationships. Inform prescriber of occurrence and seek prescriber/other help if feelings intensify. May need to stop or change med if persistence. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
I'm on 100mg zoloft. I don't feel depressed anymore unless its a bad day, but I still worry constantly. What can I do?.
See a psychiatrist: Though ssris like zoloft (sertraline) can help some with anxiety (in addition to depression), some anxiety doesn't respond. The options include (1) switching medication, (2) adding an anti-anxiety medication, (3) starting psychotherapy for anxiety/depression (e.g. Cbt), (4) or all of the above. I'd suggest getting a referral to psychiatry to discuss specifics of treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What if i'm already on Zoloft & have been for years (50 mg) but now it doesn't seem to be helping at all & I am seeing that I must be very depressed. ?
Since starting on Zoloft 15 years ago I have gained a lot of weight how can I lose this I am 5'4 192 lbs and depressed over the weight?
I have been on 100mg Zoloft for a month for anxiety. I don't think i feel better and i might even be depressed? Do i need to increase the dose?
Talk w/your doctor: Are you working with a psychiatrist who prescribed the zoloft? It and other antidepressants require at least 4-6 weeks' trial for effectiveness. You may need a higher dose, but you need to discuss this with your own doctor who knows you much better than we on healthtap do. Please also avoid the alcohol since it can dysregulate your sleep and mood. ...Read more
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