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Is gensing good choice to gain weight, knowing that im on a "zoloft" treatment. Thank u?

Is gensing good choice to gain weight, knowing that im on a "zoloft" treatment. Thank u?

Body Image?: Take a moment to think about your body image. Is your body mass index really low? In addition, if you lost weight due to a depression, it should increase again once the depression is adequately treated. You may fare better with a focus on wellness than on any exact number in terms of weight. A consultation with a nutritionist may be valuable. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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What is the maximum amount of time that you can stay on klonopin during Zoloft (sertraline) treatment?

What is the maximum amount of time that you can stay on klonopin during Zoloft (sertraline) treatment?

There is not a: specific time limit. Physicians often prescribe Klonopin (clonazepam) short term while waiting for SSRI's to become effective. There are some patients who remain long term on both SSRI's and benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

What is the treatment for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Gastric lavage: The treatment for a zoloft (sertraline) overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment may also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment to Zoloft (sertraline)? I don't want anything addictive but I just don't like the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)

What is an alternative treatment to Zoloft (sertraline)? I don't want anything addictive but I just don't like the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)

Diagnosis trumps med: Meaning it is important to know what you are trying to treat. Zoloft (sertraline) like medications (known as SSRI type meds) can be part of helping treat depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric issues. Therapy can be very effective in helping with many of the same issues. There are many different types of meds and non-medication interventions that can help with such issues. Discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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What is the duration of treatment of GAD. I am taking zoloft (sertraline) 50mg. How long will I have to take it?

What is the duration of treatment of GAD. I am taking zoloft (sertraline) 50mg. How long will I have to take it?

Varies: Medication is used to address symptoms that interfere with your life. You can learn non medication based measures to address your anxiety such as cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, exercise, support groups etc. As you benefit from other avenues of therapy, you may find you can decrease or discontinue medication. Be sure to discuss this with your prescribing doctor before changing meds. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

Combination: Psychotherapy and medication are most effective in combination. Regarding antidepressants such as zoloft, (sertraline) there is no consistence that one is superior to another. Treatment must be individualized to ensure adequate relief. ...Read more

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I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg BD, Clomfranil 75mg OD. Recurring thoughts, irritability still persists. I think I have treatment resistant dep*****n. Advise plz?

I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg BD, Clomfranil 75mg OD. Recurring thoughts, irritability still persists. I think I have treatment resistant dep*****n. Advise plz?

More info needed: you seem that you are taking over the maximum zoloft (sertraline) dose which ca contribute to your irritability , you need to decease the zoloft (sertraline) dose to rule out serotonin syndrome and/or over dose effect ...Read more

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Can I wean off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 35mg, and take Zoloft 25mg at the same time, so there is no lapse in treatment? And how long until Zoloft starts working?

Can I wean off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 35mg, and take Zoloft 25mg at the same time, so there is no lapse in treatment? And how long until Zoloft starts working?

Yes, if doc agrees: always discuss your plan of care with ur doc. it's most common 4 docs 2 recommend that patients reduce the dose of one med while they transition on to a new one, for the reason u mentioned -- no lapse. docs call this a "cross taper". Unclear how long it will take for zoloft (sertraline) to work. some pts feel btr in just a few days, while others may need up to 8 wks on the right dose. ring ur doc to discuss :) ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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