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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the maximum amount of time that you can stay on klonopin during Zoloft (sertraline) treatment?
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
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
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
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?
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