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Taking liquid Zoloft for two weeks w/buspar, still feel loss of appetite and losing some wght. Anxiety is not as bad. Is no appetite normal?

Taking liquid Zoloft for two weeks w/buspar, still feel loss of appetite and losing some wght. Anxiety is not as bad. Is no appetite normal?

No appetite: No, it's more normal to have some appetite. You and your doctor may need to increase your zoloft dose, since loss of appetite can be part of depression. Zoloft also requires at least 4-6 weeks therapeutic dosing for effectiveness. Work with your doctor on this, and please consider adding psychotherapy also. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Loss Of Appetite (Definition)

Loss of appetite is a symptom in which a person loses some desire to eat or drink foods, and has less appetite than normal for somebody of his age and size. Many illnesses, physical and psychological, can cause ...Read more


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After coming off Zoloft for 4 months, what can I do to decrease my enormous appetite?

After coming off Zoloft for 4 months, what can I do to decrease my enormous appetite?

More Protein less : Carbs should lower your blood sugar and lower your sugar cravings hopefully. Try to eat complex greens like kale as well as more fish and plant based protein and less starch. ...Read more

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Is there sedation and appetite increase with lithium or zoloft?

Is there sedation and appetite increase with lithium or zoloft?

Could be: Some people feel sedated upon initiating zoloft or lithium. Increased appetite and about 15 pound weight gain are common with lithium, but rare with zoloft. If there is weight gain with zoloft, it tends to occur later on in treatment, about six months to a year in treatment. While on lithium your thyroid should be periodically checked to make sure hypothyroidism does not set in which can cause fatigue and weight gain. Please make sure that you discuss all of these issues with your psychiatrist at the next appointment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft cause decreased appetite?

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Can Zoloft cause decreased appetite?

Zoloft: In some, not all, depending on dose & duration taken. ...Read more

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I started 50 mg Zoloft five days ago i have headaches and decreased in appetite increased in anxiety should i stop Zoloft ?

I started  50 mg Zoloft five days ago  i have  headaches and  decreased in appetite increased in anxiety should i stop Zoloft ?

Talk to your dr.: Don't do anything without talking to your dr. It can be hard starting a new medication but you need to be able to understand the side effects and the goal of the treatment. It sounds like you need help with this transition. Are you in therapy? Therapy can be very helpful with the problems that you describe. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Doc increased does of Zoloft from 50 to 100 mg today. Am having memory loss, should the increase lessen the memory loss?

Doc increased does of Zoloft from 50 to 100 mg today.  Am having memory loss, should the increase lessen the memory loss?

I think that's a lot: Your doctor obviously knows you better but truthfully I think doubling the dose of a drug such as Zoloft in a 73 year old is likely to cause side effects and I believe you've just located one of them....in your memory banks.....speak to your doctor about back off the dose a bit.....maybe altogether??? I've never been terribly excited about the SSRI's in terms of overall efficacy for depression. ...Read more

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