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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Day 2 decrease sertraline 50mg to 25mg is headache normal?

Day 2 decrease sertraline 50mg to 25mg is headache normal?

Can happen: Tapering sertaline can result in headaches, but i wouldn't call it "normal." taking sertraline can result in headaches also. ...Read more

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Im taking 200mg of sertraline for my anxiety but feel a bit spaced out and am getting painful headaches is this normal?

Im taking 200mg of sertraline for my anxiety but feel a bit spaced out and am getting painful headaches is this normal?

Not Normal: Experiencing a painful headache and feeling spaced out are not normal, but both can be caused by sertraline. This is an issue that you should bring up with the prescribing physician as soon as possible. Aside from changes that could be made to your treatment, you want to make sure that nothing else is causing these symptoms. Don't delay, call your doctor right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had my dosage changed to 100mg of sertraline I have been experiencing horrible headaches. Is this due to my medication? Should itell my doc?

I have had my dosage changed to 100mg of sertraline  I have been experiencing horrible headaches.  Is this due to my medication? Should itell my doc?

Zoloft: If headaches worsened or started with increasing the dose, u need to inform your prescribing doctor to possibly adjust the dose down if applicable. ...Read more

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I've been taking sertraline 50g for 2 days.Im very spaced out and feeling strange, headaches, insomnia, nausea, should I keep taking them?

Adverse effects: Medication may have adverse side effects in many people, and you likely are experiencing this. Although you may adjust, best to talk to your doc, as you might do better starting on lower dosage, or switching to a different medicine. ...Read more

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I am always sleepy and with mild headache I suffer for tbi due to a combat injure and been taking sertraline and diazepan. Why this is going on?

TBI headache sleepy: A pill of diazepam works 72h in your body, but maybe sleepy from tbi long term effect. Headache from insomnia and long term lack of sleep + depression as a chain of events triggered by tbi and the long years of mobilization + accumulated traumas. If you are in california, call me at 714-519-8306. I am a us forces vet. Call me even if elsewhere, if not satisfied with your doc. ...Read more

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I recently went from 100 mg of Sertraline to 150 mg, and I've been having headache and stomach problems, chills, and tense muscles. What's happening?

I recently went from 100 mg of Sertraline to 150 mg, and I've been having headache and stomach problems, chills, and tense muscles. What's happening?

Side effect: One HUGE possibility is that your body is that your body simply doesn't like that particular dose of medication. Or maybe you should be taking the medication with a little food and this is your body's way of telling you not to abuse your stomach like that... OR maybe you're just in the process of catching a little stomach virus of sorts in which case this should pass in the next few days.... ...Read more

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I am currently at an altitude of just under 1km I have a headache, difficult to breathe, dizzy and sleepy. On quatiapine sertraline and loratadine?

I am currently at an altitude of just under 1km I have a headache, difficult to breathe, dizzy and sleepy. On quatiapine sertraline and loratadine?

See doctor: Although your symptoms are suggestive of high altitude sickness, the 1 km altitude does not usually provoke HAS. The prudent thing to do is to get back to sea level even though I believe that your symptoms are unlikely to be related to the altitude. Can you possibly be dehydrated? See doctor if problem persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

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


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Zoloft (Definition)

Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat ...Read more


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