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Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder, " this is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes their life or personal safety, usually occur during the ...Read more


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Zoloft (sertraline) is making me have nightmares and sleep disturbance, is this a common side effect?

Zoloft (sertraline) is making me have nightmares and sleep disturbance, is this a common side effect?

It could: Zoloft (sertraline) is known for suppressing rem sleep which could change sleep patterns
try moving it to the morning if you are taking it at night... Or vice versa. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad nightmares usually me hiding from a killer of a vicious act? I take 150 mg Zoloft and 150 mg wellbutrin (bupropion). What can I do to change the bad dreams?

Why do I get bad nightmares usually me hiding from a killer of a vicious act? I take 150 mg Zoloft and 150 mg wellbutrin (bupropion). What can I do to change the bad dreams?

Can be side effect: Vivid dreams & nightmares can be related to antidepressants. You might want to talk with your psychiatrist about this, to see if your medications can be adjusted. Even though experiencing vivid dreams may be a medication side effect, their form and specific contents are very individual in nature -- and may be something to address with your therapist. ...Read more

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I'm taking prazosin for nightmares from PTSD and my doctor took me of Zoloft (sertraline) and put me on amatryptolin. Do I need to worry about them crossing?

I'm taking prazosin for nightmares from PTSD and my doctor took me of Zoloft (sertraline) and put me on amatryptolin. Do I need to worry about them crossing?

Crossing??: If you mean "interacting "when you say the word "crossing "then, are you referring to the interaction between praise a sin and amitriptyline? If that is your concern then, you should be fine. Not sure why any change was made to the Zoloft (sertraline) if prison was added newly but that's what your doctor decided to do. ...Read more

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Too scared to take higher than 25mg of sertraline because of side effects, e.g.nightmares&dizzy. Will just 25mg help anxiety? Been on them for 3 wks.

Too scared to take higher than 25mg of sertraline because of side effects, e.g.nightmares&dizzy. Will just 25mg help anxiety? Been on them for 3 wks.

Open communication: Hi Emily, two things to consider...you will receive the greatest benefit from your medications if you are taking an adequate dose for whatever problem you are experiencing, AND most side effects are time limited. When they are not or are intolerable, alternatives exist. I urge you to speak openly with the prescribing physician about your concerns who can best guide treatment decisions. Take care. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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What herbs interact with Zoloft?

What herbs interact with Zoloft?

Interactions: 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan & St. John’s Wort can interact with Zoloft. So I would avoid these combinations. ...Read more

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Could Zoloft (sertraline) stop working?

Potentially: Agree with Dr. Jacobson. Some people may develop SSRI poop out on Zoloft and other SSRI's. ...Read more

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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Common effects: drowsiness •vomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nausea •dizzinessagitation
•shakiness (tremor).
coma •seizures •delirium •hallucinations •high blood pressure (hypertension) •fainting •loss of life. ...Read more

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How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

Taper: As long as one tapers off under medical supervision it is usually tolerable. Tapering too fast or stopping cold turkey can lead to serotonin discontinuation syndrome. Paxil (paroxetine) is one of the more difficult to take off. Most people do fine with a taper. Take care. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) give you energy?

No: If you were feeling tired due to depression then it will help. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) make you tired?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) make you tired?

Yes, it can: This will usually, but not always, go away with time. Please discuss your options with your treating physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What the Zoloft (sertraline) side effect?

Possible side effect: From Zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, change in weight, headache, dizziness, tremors, feeling tired or erectile dysfunction. More serious side effects include: seizures, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, hallucination and visual changes. A person who has bipolar disorder may flip from depression into mania or hypomania on Zoloft (sertraline). There is a black ...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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Can I take pexeva with zoloft (sertraline)?

Depends....: Sometimes two antidepressants may be used at the same time in some cases but the choice of which ones depends on the condition and symptoms being targeted and potential side effects and interactions. Discuss with your treating md to see if another combination of mess will be best for you. ...Read more

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How dangerous Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

How dangerous Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Zoloft (sertraline) Overdose sx's: May include: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, agitation, ^ or v heart rate, seizures, fainting, hallucination, coma, delirum, ^ blood pressure & death. ...Read more

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Why does zoloft (sertraline) cause yawning?

Why does zoloft (sertraline) cause yawning?

Side effect: Yawning is an uncommon side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) and other medications. Discuss with prescribing doctor if this is bothersome. I've not been able to find a good explanation as to why this side effect occurs. It may be related to drowsiness side effect. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you take Zoloft (sertraline) and loratab?

Can you take Zoloft (sertraline) and loratab?

Depends....: Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant, lortab is an opioid pain med. If you suffer from depression and you are in pain your dr may prescribe lortab. Zoloft (sertraline) however can cause side effects -- make you more depressed or even suicidal. Lortab can cause side effects and if taken long enough, addiction.
These meds should only be taken if prescribed for you by your physician. ...Read more

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Can u take Zoloft (sertraline) with benedryl?

Can u take Zoloft (sertraline) with benedryl?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has some potential to cause drowsiness in some people while zoloft usually does not. If needed, I feel you're taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while on zoloft should cause no problems. Your psychiatrist who is an expert in working with medications like zoloft would be best to answer this question, however. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make me bleed heavier?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) make me bleed heavier?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, it can. One of the reported potential side effects is abnormal bleeding/altered platelet function. Talk to your doctor about next steps. ...Read more

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Should I take Valium with zoloft (sertraline)?

Potentially: This is a safe combination with medical supervision. The dose of sertraline typically should not exceed 200 mg although certain patients could require more. The dose of diazepam can be variable and if you are taking more than thirty milligrams a day I would be cautious particularly with consuming alcohol or operating a motor vehicle. Talk with your prescribing physician if you have concerns! ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

That is possible &: Is not a good thing. Please let prescribing provider/ psychiatrist know asap. ...Read more

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Can you take zzzquil with zoloft (sertraline)?

Can you take zzzquil with zoloft (sertraline)?

Shouldn't: Combination of both has a cumulative effect causing central nervous system depression and psychomotor impairment. If you take Zyrtec (cetirizine) on a regular basis then you need to find the cause of allergy and similarly if you need a sleeping aid on a regular basis look for the underlying cause. Please visit us www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how we propose to treat the cause instead of taking medicines ...Read more

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Can you take kava kava with Zoloft (sertraline)?

No problem, but….: The active chemical of Kava Kava is a minor tranquilizer. Sertraline can help people with anxiety related to phobias, panic disorder, OCD, depression and generalized anxiety. The way these two substances work is different, as Sertraline is a Serotonine reuptake inhibitort. A combination of KK would be similar to Alprazolam or other benzodiazepine. Ask your PCP to find out if this could be OK. ...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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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more