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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause discoloration/bad taste on tongue?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause discoloration/bad taste on tongue?

Sertraline rx: Zoloft (sertraline) can dissolve on the tongue or back of tongue / throat and burn with a bad taste. If swallowed well and whole, Zoloft (sertraline) can lead to a serotonin surge, like other SSRI meds, and this surge includes nausea, perhaps reflux, and odd GI and CNS sensations ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) give a bad taste?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) give a bad taste?

Dry Mouth Is Cause: Zoloft (sertraline) and most all antidepressants can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Without proper oral hygiene, one may experience a bad taste. Zoloft (sertraline) can inhibit the production of saliva, thus the dry mouth. The natural tendency to drink water can dry the mouth out further. Suck on a sugar-free hard candy or chew sugar-free gum to stimulate mucous production. Use a special otc mouthwash for dry mouth. ...Read more

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I'm on Buspar (buspirone) zyprexa and Zoloft an I I've been taking a lot of cough syrup with dxm I think I have seratobin syndrome really bad taste tingling face?

I'm on Buspar (buspirone) zyprexa and Zoloft an I I've been taking a lot of cough syrup with dxm I think I have seratobin syndrome really bad taste tingling face?

Not likely: Full-blown serotonin syndrome is a medical emergency, and can include loss of consciousness and seizures. Sounds like the cough syrup with dxm is being abused, and your doctors, who are trying to treat anxiety and depression, are flying "blind" if they don't know about your drug use. Be honest with yourself and with them, and let them know what is going on. Stop the cough syrup, talk to your docs. ...Read more

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Hello! I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD. She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste. Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed. Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Hello! I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD. She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste. Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed. Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Yes: Not uncommon for older kids to have trouble swallowing pills due to severe anxiety/OCD. Try crushing tablet and mixing with applesauce or ice cream. Do talk about this issue with therapist or prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make a buttery taste in your mouth?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) make a buttery taste in your mouth?

Buttery taste: If you google buttery taste, zoloft (sertraline) does not come up. The one thing that does, however, is gastoesophageal reflux disease, where the taste is sometimes described as buttery or even creamy. I recommend you have your family doctor look into that. Btw, I sure miss evanston and nu. You are fortunate to live in such a culturally vibrant place. Good luck to you as you sort this out. ...Read more

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I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) and lexipro. They both have cause me to stay awake for days, bad dry mouth, and sexual dysfunction. What should I do next.

I've been on Zoloft (sertraline) and lexipro. They both have cause me to stay awake for days, bad dry mouth, and sexual dysfunction. What should I do next.

See details: You should discuss these issues with the doctor who prescribed them. Asking doctors who do not know your detailed history advice about meds is not going to be helpful. ...Read more

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I am having a metallic taste in my mouth and a worsening"hacking/phlegm" cough. In case its relevant, I am also taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Claritin for allergies. What should I do?

I am having a metallic taste in my mouth and a worsening"hacking/phlegm" cough. In case its relevant, I am also taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Claritin for allergies. What should I do?

Probably phelgm: Mucous secretion due to that produced in the upper sinus passages and upper airway as well at that produced in the lower respiratory tree can drain into the back of the mouth and when tasted, can have a metallic taste pending the type of infection, some blood and if mixed with medications, food and other ingestants, give the metallic taste. If this doesn't clear with "wellness" get checked out. ...Read more

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Just started taking 150mL of wellbutrin (bupropion) 5 days ago (along with 25mg Zoloft), have been feeling weird the last 2 nights (anxiety, heavy head). Bad???

Just started taking 150mL of wellbutrin (bupropion) 5 days ago (along with 25mg Zoloft), have been feeling weird the last 2 nights (anxiety, heavy head). Bad???

Initial reaction: It appears that you are experiencing an initial reaction to the norepinephrine and dopamine action, which is the basic pharmacologic effect of Wellbutrin (bupropion). It is advisable to start with the immediate release Bupropion, at 37.5 mg daily for about a week, increase to 75 mg and then the Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg daily. If you also started the Zoloft recently, that could also cause some initial side effects ...Read more

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I have a? I have anxiety really bad on med Zoloft but does not help I been having really bad headaches/pressure on my head but this was going on before I started the Zoloft the dr. Said its from anxiety but why does this happen everyday and as soon as I

I have a? I have anxiety really bad on med Zoloft but does not help I been having really bad headaches/pressure on my head but this was going on before I started the Zoloft the dr. Said its from anxiety but why does this happen everyday and as soon as I

Find your triggers: Anxiety and depression are closely linked. Some thoughts are triggering the anxiety.Stress and anxiety are part of modern life, but controlling your response to stress can be done. Short (1-2 min) breathing meditations (google it) can stop the mental tail-chasing that we all fall into at times. These exercises stop these mental feedback loops. It's like pulling the microphone away from the speaker. ...Read more

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What withdrawal can I expect tappering Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg a week from 200 mg a day it's day 5 fill very tired like my head is empty and got bad runs.

What withdrawal can I expect tappering Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg a week from 200 mg a day it's day 5 fill very tired like my head is empty and got bad runs.

Slower tapering.: If your symptoms appeared when you started to cut your doses down, then go back to the previous dose which did not have the side effects and taper more slowly like cutting down by 25 mg. Doses a week at at time. The symptoms are what they call "discontinuation syndrome" not the same as withdrawal from narcotics. If you continue to have problems go back to your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm depressed im have been on Zoloft (sertraline) 150 mg can I ask my dr if I can up my dosage if its not working? I've been on that dose for 4 or 5 mouth now.

I'm depressed im have been on Zoloft (sertraline) 150 mg can I ask my dr if I can up my dosage if its not working? I've been on that dose for 4 or 5 mouth now.

Major Depression: I know your concern for your depression not responding to zoloft (sertraline) dose of 150mg/day. It seems to indicate diagnosis of major depression. Use of alcohol and drugs can increase intensity of depression and most likely will not respond to zoloft (sertraline).
Please do not increase the dose of zoloft (sertraline) at your own.
See your psychiatrist soon and discuss various medications, benefits, side effects, and dosage. ...Read more

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Just started 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline). How long do I give the anxiousness, sweats & dry mouth to go away? Also, took in AM but will switch to PM. That okay?

Just started 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline). How long do I give the anxiousness, sweats & dry mouth to go away? Also, took in AM but will switch to PM. That okay?

Several weeks: It's customary that the studies show that side effects from antidepressants like Zoloft (sertraline) can last up to 6-8 weeks. They don't always last that long but can. It does not matter what time of day you take the medication. I hope that gives you a little more information. ...Read more

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This is my 2nd time taking ZOLOFT, (sertraline) I didn't have any side effects the first time, but now. Dry mouth, headaches, and its really hard to urinate. 100mg?

See your MD: You may need your dosage changed or another medication. See your physician and discuss the side effects with them. ...Read more

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Help I'm in constant pain with grinding my teeth all day long need relief I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for a very long time my grinding has only got worse my doctor and dentist had no answers I have tried a mouth gaurd and it does not help

Help I'm in constant pain with grinding my teeth all day long need relief I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for a very long time my grinding has only got worse my doctor and dentist had no answers I have tried a mouth gaurd and it does not help

TMD: Bruxism can be cause by several factors, however it tends to be a combined problem of both teeth and muscles.

The mouth guard itself is not the solution, it needs to be customized to take pressure off specific locations. However, in advanced cases the muscles also need treatment.

Find a dentist that focuses on tmd/tmj or muscle therapy. You can also check trudenta. Com for a dentist near you. ...Read more

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I chewed my 50 mg tablet of Zoloft (Sertraline) because I did not have water. My throat and mouth hurt and are slightly numb. Will I be okay?

I chewed my 50 mg tablet of Zoloft (Sertraline) because I did not have water. My throat and mouth hurt and are slightly numb. Will I be okay?

Yes, you will be OK: Crushing many medicines may cause unpleasant sensations in the mouth but they are limited to a few hours and then go away. No harm is expected. You can relax and take some candy for relief. ...Read more

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I've been on prilosec for a while as well as zoloft (sertraline). Still have lump in throat feeling and now a dry mouth.?

I've been on prilosec for a while as well as zoloft (sertraline). Still have lump in throat feeling and now a dry mouth.?

Talk to doctor: I presume your doctor was treated you for laryngopharyngeal reflux. Assuming that you are taking Prilosec correctly (before breakfast), you may need to take it before dinner as well but should not do so until you have talked to your doctor. If the problem persists, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can pain in your neck that is sudden and my head feels foggy n heavy be a physical symptom of someone who has sever panic disorder jus got off zoloft ?

Can pain in your neck that is sudden and my head feels foggy n heavy be a physical symptom of someone who has sever panic disorder jus got off zoloft ?

Yes it could be: Withdrawal symptoms can occur coming off of psychiatric medications including zoloft (sertraline). Symptoms can include pain mimicing a pinched nerve shocking type pain. Zoloft (sertraline) is a good long term treatment for anxiety disorders. Stopping it, especially suddenly, can not only have withdrawal effects but uncover the panic disorder it was suppressing. Best test of this is to restart zoloft (sertraline) and see what happens. ...Read more

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I just got off zoloft (sertraline) 2 weeks ago and my head feels like it is in a swimming pool and when I move my head from side to side I get very woozy. Normal?

I just got off zoloft (sertraline) 2 weeks ago and my head feels like it is in a swimming pool and when I move my head from side to side I get very woozy. Normal?

R/O SINUSITIS: UNLIKELY FROM ZOLOFT: you should rest, irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex/FLONASE and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. I avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more

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Whil the widtrawal symptoms I have from quitting Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg and Zoloft 50 mg cold turkey, go away again and I will be mentaly well in my head?

Whil the widtrawal symptoms I have from quitting Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg and Zoloft 50 mg cold turkey, go away again and I will be mentaly well in my head?

Who recommended STOP: If you were the one to execute the sudden stoppage of these medications then, my suggestion is to return to them and check with your doctor to get a weaning schedule. If it was your doctor's recommendation that you go cold turkey then, have you communicated with them to let them know you're not feeling well to see what options are available? ...Read more

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Increased head pain the last 3 times going up on zoloft, (sertraline) pain is consistent but 2 fold when going up again. Other ssri that may relieve pain from zolo?

Increased head pain the last 3 times going up on zoloft, (sertraline) pain is consistent but 2 fold when going up again. Other ssri that may relieve pain from zolo?

I don't think that: Adding in another ssri will alleviate you head pain. However, you may have a symptom with one ssri & not have it on another. Discuss this w your physician. ...Read more

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Should I be on zoloft? I have a rich domestic violence history. Recently my significant other came to my residence and punched me upside the head. Since the incident I have: been unable to concentrate for more thant 1 hour at a time on good days. Some

Should I be on zoloft? I have a rich domestic violence history. Recently my significant other came to my residence and punched me upside the head. Since the incident I have: been unable to concentrate for more thant 1 hour at a time on good days. Some

Your: Your question is very important. Domestic violence is common and I'm sure many people who read these questions will relate to your fear and desire for help.

It sounds like you have post traumatic stress symptoms, which are common for people who have been in violent relationships. The most important pieces of advice I can give are: 1) seek the support of a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Your fears are understandable. It would be very important to have all the resources available to help you cope with the huge stresses you are under. 2) medication and psychotherapy can be of great help. Which specific medication is best would come from a formal consultation with a psychiatrist. There are several good choices of medications. 3) it sounds like you should have an order of protection from a judge, so that your significant other can not come near you without being arrested again. 4) it would be very important to use the support system of a organization that helps people who have suffered domestic violence. Such an organization has support groups and legal services that can help you obtain an order of protection. Since you live in albany, for guidance I would suggest contacting:

the new york state coalition against domestic violence
350 new scotland avenue
albany, ny 12208-3007
(518) 482-5465. ...Read more

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I've lowered Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 200mg to 150mg for around 2 weeks. I have muscle aches and starting to get head spasms! Is this normal?

Lowering Zoloft (sertraline) dose: Muscle aches and 'head spasms' or shock-like sensations may be seen in Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal. Suggest you discuss with prescribing doc and taper dose more slowly - maybe increase dose a little until you feel better. Discontinuing Zoloft (sertraline) or similar med need not result in any physical discomfort. Changing med dose should be individualized and carefully monitored by prescribing doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Just started zoloft (sertraline). is it normal to have headaches, dizziness, and head feels weird like its under pressure. Also seeing dots sometimes?

Zoloft (sertraline): Temporary side-effects like the ones you described should wear off in a week or so. If persist or worsen, talk to your doctor about dose adjustments or alternative medications. ...Read more

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I been on Risperdal and Zoloft (sertraline) for 3 weeks now and lately I can't sleep, concentrate, I feel constant pressure on my head, and anxiety. Is it normal?

I been on Risperdal and Zoloft (sertraline) for 3 weeks now and lately I can't sleep, concentrate, I feel constant pressure on my head, and anxiety. Is it normal?

See your doctor: These are very common side effects for these medications which should diminish to the point you can tolerate them by 1-2 wks. I am assuming that since you are posing this question on Healthtap that these symptoms are still. Very bothersome. Discuss with you doctor possible dose change or alternate med (s). Thank you for using HealthTap as a resource. We are here to help when you don't know what yo ...Read more

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I notice with my social anxiety I get head pressure. I'm currently on Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg. Will the Zoloft (sertraline) help with the head pressure or should I take tylonol?

I notice with my social anxiety I get head pressure. I'm currently on Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg. Will the Zoloft (sertraline) help with the head pressure or should I take tylonol?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft can have headaches as a side effect. Anxiety can result in the same -- so assessing your baseline is important. Your doctor may be working gradually with the dose so that your body becomes accustomed to it, and any side effects dissipate. This may happen in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, you could take tylenol (acetaminophen) but no more than 3000 mg/day. Keep track of symptoms to share with doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Yep.: Either could be - or both. Many questions like: for how long, previous times - same symptoms?
What else are you taking? Etc.
I thinkyou want your dr to check this out. ...Read more

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Sertraline (Definition)

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