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Paxil (paroxetine) 30mgs for 4mos. Switched to Zoloft 1wk ago. No taper. High anxiety, crying, nauseous, no appetite, trouble sleeping. Is this Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal?

Paxil (paroxetine) 30mgs for 4mos. Switched to Zoloft 1wk ago. No taper. High anxiety, crying, nauseous, no appetite, trouble sleeping. Is this Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal?

Yes: Paxil (paroxetine) is an ssri antidepressant with a short half life of about a day. You can certainly experience withdrawal from the med, if it is stopped abruptly. Zoloft is an ssri as well and it can help alleviate the withdrawal, but it should be at an adequate dose. You should speak to your physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Taking liquid Zoloft (sertraline) 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 (sertraline) 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 (sertraline) dose, since loss of appetite can be part of depression. Zoloft (sertraline) 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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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) increase appetite?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) increase appetite?

Usually not: Usually it doesnt. For some it causes them to lose weight. Everyone reacts differently to medications so its possible but not likely to increase appetite. Discuss risks benefits concerns and side effects with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is there sedation and appetite increase with lithium or zoloft (sertraline)?

Is there sedation and appetite increase with lithium or zoloft (sertraline)?

Could be: Some people feel sedated upon initiating zoloft (sertraline) or lithium. Increased appetite and about 15 pound weight gain are common with lithium, but rare with zoloft (sertraline). If there is weight gain with zoloft (sertraline), 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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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain? Are there any interactions with Zoloft (sertraline) and st. John's wort?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain?   Are there any interactions with Zoloft (sertraline) and st. John's wort?

Probaly Not: There is no strong association between zoloft (sertraline) and weight gain but depression can cause loss of appetite and treatment may cause it to return. Do not take st. Johns wort, its affects are additive to zoloft (sertraline) and might cause a condition called serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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No appetite but stomach rumbles. Severe anxiety and slight depression diagnosed. Have started Effexor (venlafaxine) 4 days ago. Very worried about appetite loss. ?

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No appetite but stomach rumbles. Severe anxiety and slight depression diagnosed. Have started Effexor (venlafaxine) 4 days ago. Very worried about appetite loss. ?

Stay Hopeful: Appetite issues are common in Depression and Anxiety disorders. 4 days is too soon to say if effexor (venlafaxine) is working. You have to give it a few weeks. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition even if you're not that hungry. Try to use nutrition drinks and bars. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

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

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No appetite , no sleep, weight loss fast, have energy, no disiness, some shortness of breath, no other pain. What's going on?

No appetite , no sleep, weight loss fast, have energy, no disiness, some shortness of breath, no other pain. What's going on?

Hard to say: These are concerning individually but especially when all together need better evaluation and sooner rather than later. Many different possibilities can cause such things, but you need a good history and exam as a start. ...Read more

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Just started Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial side effects?

Just started Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial side effects?

Watch carefully!: While it is possible that those side effects may disappear, it's usually a reason to make a turn-about and find other approaches to your depressive symptoms - including psychotherapy. These are not uncommon and in young men, they may be especially worrying. Definitely tell your provider and ask for alternatives to consider - especially if it doesn't change very, very soon. ...Read more

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Lymphoma? Had diarrhea and no appetite x4weeks lost 10lb. Doc put me on amitriptyline 10mg. Thought anxiety and depression. Appetite is back. No more weight loss, no gain either. Intestinal lymphoma?

Lymphoma? Had diarrhea and no appetite x4weeks lost 10lb. Doc put me on amitriptyline 10mg. Thought anxiety and depression. Appetite is back. No more weight loss, no gain either. Intestinal lymphoma?

Doubtful: It is doubtful that you have an intestinal lymphoma. The main thing is that your weight has stabilized. Your doctor was probably correct his diagnosis of depression and anxiety as both of those can cause the symptoms that led to your weight loss. Overtime your weight will likely return unless of course you diet. Keep in touch with your family doctor if you develop any further symptoms so that you could be evaluated further if necessary.The likelihood of an intestinal lymphoma is exceedingly low. Enjoy your holidays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is increased appetite a Zoloft withdrawal symptom?

Unlikely, but....: Each person can be very different. Lists of common effects don't mean they'll happen - certainly not all! And a decrease is what some report. But you may be different. Discuss it w/ your Dr. It's probably unrelated and you might be able to resist it w/ some CBT therapy skills aimed at eating issues. Best! ...Read more

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Do Zoloft (sertraline) or other anti-depressants have no side effects?

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Do Zoloft (sertraline) or other anti-depressants have no side effects?

Zoloft (sertraline): All antidepressants have their own side-effects, otherwise they would be placebos. ...Read more

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Can you really take Prozac (fluoxetine) with any appetite suppressants?

Can you really take Prozac (fluoxetine) with any appetite suppressants?

Yes: However Prozac like any ssri has a potential to cause weight gain, wellbutrin (bupropion) or viiibryd may be better alternatives for people who are focused in keeping weight off. ...Read more

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Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

No: Zoloft (sertraline) or Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake indicated for anxiety and depression. However, different people respond to SSRI differently. Sertraline may not be the right medication for you. You may want to consult your doctor to try a different antidepressant if your symptoms do not improve or worsen. ...Read more

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Has Prozac (fluoxetine) caused excessive hunger or weight gain?

It can: I am not sure about hunger, but weight gain is listed as one of the side effects, so it's possible. ...Read more

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Serotonin syndrome? 10 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 days. Extreme sweating fever 99.9 HRT plps shivering muscle tightness nausea no appetite. Regular side fx?

Serotonin syndrome?  10 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 days. Extreme sweating fever 99.9 HRT plps shivering muscle tightness nausea no appetite.  Regular side fx?

Don't take a chance: Serotonin syndrome is a rare but potentially extremely dangerous side effect of taking medications that increase serotonin levels. When it happens, generally it is to someone who is taking multiple medications that affect serotonin, and starts within 24 hours of a med change. If there is any suspicion, contact the prescribing physician today for advice. If not available, go to emergency dept. ...Read more

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Do wellbutrin, Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Do wellbutrin, Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Sometimes: Wellbutrin does not generally cause weight gain (and is often used specifically because it doesn't), although rarely it might cause weight gain. Prozac is somewhat more likely than wellbutrin to cause weight gain, but again generally does not. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is probably about as likely as Prozac to cause weight gain, but again generally does not cause significant weight gain. ...Read more

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Constant nausea with no vomiting, no appetite with rapid weight loss?

Constant nausea with no vomiting,  no appetite with rapid weight loss?

Weight loss concern: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. Many of these are seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, ; functional disorders, as well as pregnancy. Directed lab work, imaging, +/-biopsies, stool studies will find your answer. Am concerned with your weight loss-voluntary? ...Read more

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Taking 225mg Effexor&Clonazepam 4 Major Dep Dis&anxiety¶noid thoughts. Had Olanzapine&Respiridone before but is Abilify (aripiprazole) ok2take with Effexor?

Taking 225mg Effexor&Clonazepam 4 Major Dep Dis&anxiety&paranoid thoughts. Had Olanzapine&Respiridone before but is Abilify (aripiprazole) ok2take with Effexor?

Abilify (aripiprazole): It appears that you are also experiencing paranoid thoughts, and have been treated for depression. At the same time, if your doctor prescribes the Abilify (aripiprazole), (aripiprazole) with or without the Clonazepam, there is no contraindication. The Abilify (aripiprazole) might also augment the Effexor as an antidepressant, which is another advantage for this recommendation. ...Read more

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Zoloft (Definition)

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