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Is Zoloft (sertraline) medication to blame for becoming anorexic? Never dieted before, on medicine tried to starve, soon as I got off, anorexic feelings went away.
Doctor increased my sertraline medication from 100 to 150 mg in order to treat my OCD. I read somewhere about Serotonin syndrome. I am worried!
Actually uncommon: Serotonin syndrome is relatively uncommon, and there is far more attention place than warranted. Usually occurs with combination of medications, all at a fairly high dose. If your sertraline is being used alone, and your dosage is as described, there is no realistic risk. ...Read more
Is Zoloft (sertraline) a good medication for OCD and anxiety? I am recovering from anorexia also and I am terriified of gaining weight from it ?
Yes: Zoloft is a member if the ssri's group which are the backbone of treatment for ocd. Other medications include celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, clomipramine and others. Zoloft o's one that has low profile of side effects, including weight gain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the only interaction w/my medication (100mg Sertraline) is the risk of Serotonin Syndrome, is it okay to still take the other meds if not an SSRI?
Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) with four other medications: Doxycycline, Rifampin, Zithromax, and Malarone?
When you increase the dose of sertraline do you have to wait for results like when you first start the medication ?
Yes: Yes the chemistry is the same. It takes it some time to get to its new equilibrium or steady state. Hang in there and give it a chance to work. ...Read more
Been taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg once a day for a week now. Not seeing any effects, how long until this medication starts weeking.
Is it okay to take 50 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) at night time instead of in the morning as prescribed? I'm very strange about taking medications and worry about my
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I'm on 200mg Zoloft (sertraline) for sad. I've been on it for 3+ months with no noticeable changes. What medication would be ideal to switch to?
Treatment options: The best treatment for sad is the combination of phototherapy and medication. Zoloft is on of the ssris which have been used. The others include Paxil and prozac. Effexor (venlafaxine) which is a snri has also been used. Wellbutrin xl may help prevent depressive episodes in people with a history of sad. Last but not least psychotherapy can be employed. ...Read more
I've been taking sertraline for six days at 50mg and I have decided to stop them, would it be safer to taper off the medication or okay to just stop?
Don't just stop!: Best is to be monitored by doctor as you taper. If you really need to do it alone - YES, taper - don't just stop. Try 25mg for a week and if you are fine, 12.5mg for a week before stopping. You can even take longer by a week of every other day if you react badly. Best to find a pro to guide you. I hope it goes well. Consider CBT therapy for your needs - no side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : no reason to be worried should be fine ...Read more
What is a medication that can lower serotonin levels or serve as an anti Zoloft (sertraline) / psytral / seroplex etc ?
Just wondering if there is medication other then benzos that does the same thing allready on 200mg Zoloft (sertraline) and it doing nothing?
I have been on 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for over a year and I jusr started having panick attacks. Should I be on a different medication ?
I'm very sensitive to medication, i quickly become hypo. I have had a bad reaction to Citalopram and now put on Sertraline, will the same happen?
Possibly : Sertraline and citalopram are in the same class of medications and have the same potential side effects. However, some people tolerate one much better than another. So, you may tolerate Sertraline better. It is important to stay in contact with your provider and let them know of any side effects that you experience, particularly if you have any hypomania or worsening depression. ...Read more