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Doctor insights on: The Effect Of L Glutamine On Zoloft

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I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?

I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?

Chromium pic: Chromium picconalate helps regulate glucose and Insulin very effectively. SSRIs and related meds affect serotonin in the gut and other areas besides the brain. The GI tract has lots of serotonin receptors. The mechanism of meds affecting blood sugar isn't fully clarified. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

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


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Can I take the fitness supplement L Glutamine as part of my gym diet without any contradiction to my 150mg dose of the antidepressant sertraline??

Can I take the fitness supplement L Glutamine as part of my gym diet without any contradiction to my 150mg dose of the antidepressant sertraline??

Yes: Glutamine is an amino acid, a building block of protein. Because of this, some believe it helps repair and build muscle, but there is little evidence it actually improves athletic performance. Glutamine interacts with some cancer chemotherapy and seizure medications but sertraline seems to be ok. I don't know that it would be of benefit for you to take, but I doubt it is harmful. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can i take L-glutamine if I have GFR of 70?

Can i take L-glutamine if I have GFR of 70?

Yes: And get with your physician and find out whether this GFR is even reliable. Today's fad for estimating GFR based on a spot creatinine without regard to whether the individual may simply be well-muscled (and healthy) causes a great deal of unnecessary concern. "focus on the person, not the lab value.". ...Read more

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Is L-Theanine safe to take with Zoloft (sertraline)?

Is L-Theanine safe to take with Zoloft (sertraline)?

Yes: L- Theanine affects primarily the neurotransmitter GABA while Zoloft (sertraline) affects primarily Serotonin. There should not be much interaction.
Be sure you tell your doctor all the supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take L-theanine with Zoloft (sertraline)?

Is it ok to take L-theanine with Zoloft (sertraline)?

Ask the Prescriber.: Theanine is the useful stuff in green tea. It can effect medicines taken to lower cholesterol, control high blood pressure, help you get to sleep or lower your blood pressure. Ask the person who prescribes your Zoloft (sertraline) if they approve it. ...Read more

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Would sam-e be any good with Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg a day?

Would sam-e be any good with Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg a day?

Caution. : Sam-e is a naturally occuring precursor to serotonin, and taking it can lead to increased levels of serotonin. It is proving to be an effective treatment for depression, though the doses when taken alone are probably in the range of 1600 mg daily. When taken with a med like zoloft, (sertraline) one runs the risk of developing serotonin syndrome (flushing, diarrhea, palpitations, agitation). I advise caution. ...Read more

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In which foods can I find l-glutamine, if I am vegetarian? I want muscle gain.

In which foods can I find l-glutamine, if I am vegetarian? I want muscle gain.

See a dietician: Beans, milk, yogurt, ricotta cheese and cottage cheese raw spinach, cabbage and parsley provide glutamine.
If there is a specific reason to gain muscle mass then it would be wise to see a registered dietician to make sure you have a balanced diet. You may want to discuss with your physician also. ...Read more

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On Zoloft (sertraline) and feeling worse, can't think/focus. What do you suggest?

On Zoloft (sertraline) and feeling worse, can't think/focus. What do you suggest?

Zoloft (sertraline) side effect: Call your prescriber right away, explaining how you feel. There are many alternatives that can offer the effect you need. ...Read more

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I can't remember if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) (100mg) should I take one just in case?

No use should not: since you can't remember if you took one already, if you take another, you will have taken too much. The risk of side effects from taking too much is greater then missing 1 dose. ...Read more

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Can I take my zoloft (sertraline) the next day if I didn't sleep or would it be like taking it twice?

Can I take my zoloft (sertraline) the next day if I didn't sleep or would it be like taking it twice?

Insomnia: Zoloft (sertraline) Dose is once in 24 hours.
It is likely that your Sleep problem is due to side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) or Stress.
Let Wise Person within you reflect Stresses with causing insomnia.
Consider:
Avoid
Alcohol
• OTC Sleep aids
Exercise or Yoga in the evening
Before sleeping:
• Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life
• Visual imagery of National Parks
• Breathing Relaxation
• Therapy
• Medication ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase height for a 17year old male. I have heard that L-glutamine or l-arginine can help. ?

Is there a way to increase height for a 17year old male. I have heard that L-glutamine or l-arginine can help. ?

Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have minimal potential for growth ; simple measures help the best.Keep active ; a healthy diet but don't expect to grow taller than your genetic potential.Supplements or even growth hormone will not add inches unless you have a hormone deficiency.An x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; your doc can give you an estimate of further growth. ...Read more

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How effective is taking L-glutamine as a supplement for bodybuilding? Does it work? How much should one take if you think it works?

How effective is taking L-glutamine as a supplement for bodybuilding? Does it work? How much should one take if you think it works?

Not very: Glutamine is in everything you eat that's got protein. Your best supplement for bulk is creatine. The other thing that works is an electronic muscule stimulator unit if your physician is okay with it. Stay away from steroids; every guy i know who tried them was sorry. Glad you're lifting. ...Read more

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How long do u take Zoloft (sertraline) for. I've been on it 1 month. I don't want to go all summer without a drink. Im on 0.50 mgs and feel better?

6 months or longer: I'm glad you're feeling better. Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depressive and anxiety disorders, so the length of time you will need on it will depend on your diagnosis. Some conditions, like a single major depressive episode, require at least six months to ensure adequate treatment. For some conditions, zoloft (sertraline) is prescribed indefinitely. Careful about alcohol. It will reduce the effectiveness of zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Its almost a year that i started my fitness classes 5 days a week.My coach gave me ginseng&l-glutamine for better performance. Do they really work?

Its almost a year that i started my fitness classes 5 days a week.My coach gave me ginseng&l-glutamine for better performance. Do they really work?

Supplements: I guess, you would be the best person to answer these questions for yourself. Have you done better since you've been taking these supplements? I am not sure what your goal is, though. I would not personally take them if i were to start my fitness. I don't believe you need any supplement to get in shape. If you do bodybuilding, you will need some protein and other supplements, but not for fitness. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft change what you say/remove filters? if you wouldn't make a comment before you were on zoloft, would you make it now bc of the confidence?

Does Zoloft change what you say/remove filters? if you wouldn't make a comment before you were on zoloft, would you make it now bc of the confidence?

Adverse Effects: I have not had patients report this side effect, nor have I read of this type of adverse effect. If anything, patients have reported more clarity in their thinking, which would ideally promote more thoughtful conversation. If you are experiencing less of a verbal filter, I would highly recommend exploring this in therapy. Perhaps the underlying reason(s) will be revealed there. ...Read more

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Hi is is ok if I use dymatize elite recoup contains bcaas, L-glutamine and citrulline malate http://www.Dolphinfitness.Co.Uk/en/dymatize-elite-recoup?

Hi is is ok if I use dymatize elite recoup  contains bcaas, L-glutamine and citrulline malate http://www.Dolphinfitness.Co.Uk/en/dymatize-elite-recoup?

Protein drink: It looks like you're on some asthma inhalers, but i don't know what your medical conditions might be. I see nothing in this protein drink which would conflict with use of inhalers http://tinyurl.Com/lspp8gt -- but you need to check with your own physician who knows you better than online physicians like us on healthtap. The product ingredients as listed should be safe for most healthy people. ...Read more

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I think I accidentally took 400mg of Zoloft (sertraline) instead of the 200mg that I am prescribed. Hectic day and can't remember. concerned/embarrassed.

I think I accidentally took 400mg of Zoloft (sertraline) instead of the 200mg that I am prescribed. Hectic day and can't remember. concerned/embarrassed.

Probably OK: If you did take that amount and if you are not feeling badly--nausea, shaky, toxic, you will probably be OK. BUT if you begin feeling ill, sick, or toxic, you could be having a bad reaction and will need immediate medical attention for Serotonin Syndrome. Do not delay in seeking medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm on 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) and I can't remember if I took it this morning around 10 AM so I took it at 7 PM tonight is that going to be alright?

Do NOT worry: This would be a total daily dose of 50 mg, which is actually a rather low dose, and you should have almost trivial consequences. ...Read more

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My vision has become very blurry on zoloft (sertraline). Can't see clearly at a distance. I really just need to know if this side effect go away in time?

My vision has become very blurry on zoloft (sertraline). Can't see clearly at a distance.   I really just need to know if this side effect go away in time?

Usually: Blurry vision tends to get better and go away. Some patients are more sensitive to specific side effects. Combining zoloft (sertraline) with other medication such as Risperidone may also be a factor. Decision about whether to continue to take a medication should take into consideration both the benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 3 months now for anxiety. I've gone from 50 to 100 to 150mg (current).. It hasn't seemed to have any effect..What should I do?

I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 3 months now for anxiety. I've gone from 50 to 100 to 150mg (current).. It hasn't seemed to have any effect..What should I do?

Talk: Would consider making an appointment with the provider who is prescribing/managing your zoloft (sertraline). There is a wide array of effective treatment strategies for anxiety that your doctor can review with you. ...Read more

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My pdoc said that i can up the Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 150 to 200mg if i feel 150 doesn't help enough. Would upping it be wise? (i had 0 side effects so far)

My pdoc said that i can up the Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 150 to 200mg if i feel 150 doesn't help enough. Would upping it be wise? (i had 0 side effects so far)

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be raised to 200mg safely, in general -- but i'm wondering what the diagnosis is? You list "abnormally high sex drive"? Sometimes this can indicate a mood disorder with hypomania or mania -- and taking zoloft (sertraline) without a mood stabilizer can worsen that. I suggest consulting with a psychiatrist about your diagnosis and your medication. There may be more effective options for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more