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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Watch for events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Use OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain
Daily
Keep a headache diary about duration of headaches and triggers
Daily
Let your doctor know if your headache is waking you up at night
Once
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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Go to bed and awaken at the same time daily
once
Exercise daily
once
Limit caffeine consumption to 2 cups each day
once
Avoid use of more than 24 analgesics per month
once
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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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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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