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Sertraline And Tinnitus
Can one of my medicines be causing my tinnitus? I'm on sertraline, famotidine, librax, (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Mag-Ox. I'm only on day 5 of the sertraline.
Withdrawal from sertraline itchy skin , headaches, pain in between breasts, dizziness, ringing in ears, tingling in hands & feet. Is this normal ?
Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, depending on the dose, how long u have been on the medication, and how rapidly u were tapered off of it. If symptoms not releaved within a week, talk to the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I have tinnitus is Paxil (paroxetine) of Zoloft safer i am coming off of citalapram, it made my tinnitus worse,I am afraid of new drugs, I once had viral vertigo, ?
Good question: Citalopram made your tinnitus worse. I understand this. You have been offered two other medications. You are fearful of new drugs. Not knowing the exact mechanism that lead to the worsening of the tinnitus with Citalopram makes it difficult to predict how you will respond to either of the replacement meds. My approach then would be to target the tinnitus. You need to discuss this with your doctor ...Read more
Diagnosed with gad , endless amount of symptoms , stuck on sertraline , they don’t think it’s serious enough to have a psyche, input for other meds ?
Are you at risk for seretonin syndrome if only on 100mg of zoloft (sertraline) or is it usually only seen with the highest doses ? And is seretonin S. Common ?
Doe s taking Zoloft (sertraline) affect your sex drive? Is there anything that can help with this?
I took sertraline for 1.5 years. Haven’t taken it for awhile but I’m depressed and it’s worse. The discard date was 12/05/2016. Can I still take it?
An article came back recently testing bioavailability of some medications dating back up to 50 years and found many of them still active.
The manufacture of meds thru the FDA process puts a time limit of guarantee by the producer but that does not mean it will not be effective at a later date.
effectiveness of treatment is quite possible but consult w a professional ...Read more
Doctor's instruction: With any prescription including zoloft/sertraline, it is highly recommended that you follow your doctor's prescription exactly as indicated on the bottle. The dose range for zoloft is generally 25 mg to a maximum of 200 mg daily. The dose of this medication generally does not shift quickly since it takes time to see results at a given dose (several weeks). Contact your doctor if not sure. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. it is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more
Discontinuation: Stopping an ssri abruptly can cause a "discontinuation syndrome" which can be very uncomfortable. People can experience this as physical symptoms, emotional symptoms, or both. It can be especially strong with any of the ssri's that have a short half-life (prozac / fluoxetine has the longest). Some physical symptoms are dizziness, especially with eye movements, electrical sensations in head, etc. ...Read more
Don't take together: You may not feel very good. You don't need to take both from the point of view of helping with depression, as they work in a similar way on serotonin, while the venlafaxine also works on norepinephrine.. Taking them together could cause unpleasant symptoms of jitteriness and anxiety called "serotonin syndrome". ...Read more
Serious: Potentially fatal heart rhythm complications. This would need emergent medical care. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, sertraline can help with anxiety. Your psychiatrist can evaluate and work with you to arrive at the best regimen, though. It is usually best to also work in psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can provide many tools to deal with anxiety on your own. Other psychotherapies may help as well -- such as emdr when traumatic flashbacks & nightmares are a problem. ...Read more
Possibly: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used to treat ocd. 50-200 mgs daily is the recommended dosing. Some may require more. Can take up to 12 weeks to see the full effect. Always discuss dosing with the prescribing phsyician and remember cbt for OCD is extremely helpful alone or in combination with medications such as zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more