Are there effective alternatives to sertraline for treating anxiety and depression?

Yes. Read nutrient power, and also read about neurofeedback. There are ways to tweak brain chemistry with Amino Acids and other nutrients, and biofeedback can be done on the brain.

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) the most effective medication for anxiety and depression?

One of several. Zoloft (sertraline) is an effective drug for treating anxiety and depression. Other drugs in its class (ssris) are also effective for these conditions. The most effective drug is the one you tolerate which works. Read more...
The one that works. For you is the best medicine. Each human being is truly an individual, so no one medication works for every patient. Read more...
Zoloft (sertraline) Zoloft among other ssris are effective, ex. Orozac, celexa, lexapro, paxil, as well as snris ex. Effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta. Response from 1 individual and another varies. Read more...

If Zoloft (sertraline) is helping reduce my pain, does this suggest my pain is caused by my anxiety/depression?

Not necessarily. Zoloft (sertraline) is an SSRI type of drug. This class of medications, though primarily used & indicated for treating depressive mood disorders & related psychiatric phenomenon, also has analgesic properties. PLEASE-Don't misinterpret what I say by thinking you can use Zoloft (sertraline) like aspirin or hydrocodone...YOU CAN'T but over the long haul these medications can alter pain reception & this is independent of mood. Read more...

Anxiety and depression out of control, need to start sertraline as prescribed but they make me more anxious, what can I do.

Recommend CBT. Hi Richard, I can't give advice on meds (because I'm a psychologist), but I would highly recommend cognitive behavioral therapy. It teaches you skills and tools to help you manage your thinking, behavior, and emotions. There are many good CBT books, such as "Mind Over Mood." I specialize in CBT for anxiety & depression if you want to schedule a virtual consult. Read more...
Prescriber. Sertraline making you more anxious is unusual. You need to return to your presciber and give the feedback that sertraline seems to make you more anxious. Your prescriber can then consider how to address this: is a different medication called for, as a supplement or another as a substitute? Read more...

Was on 50mg sertraline for depression and anxiety and was put up to 100mg 2 weeks ago. How long before I start feeling better?

Dose changes. Usually folks see improvement in several days to a month or two, although the changes can be subtle as perceived by others at times, such as they smile more than usual, do a little more than they were, or their thoughts are a bit less negative, etc. If you’re not having benefit in another couple of weeks to a month, please alert your prescriber. You may require a dose adjustment/med change. Read more...

Hi is there any tablets that you believe are more affective than propranolol for anxiety? I also take sertraline for depression thank you

Yes. sertraline should be effective for anxiety. it may be necessary to have a higher dose, especially if you have obsessive symptoms. i would also strongly recommend psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. other modalities can also be helpful: mindfulness based stress reduction, yoga, exercise, limit caffeine, work on reducing stressors and more social + intimate activities. Read more...

My daughter has been on sertraline for 4 weeks for anxiety/depression. She is worse than before. Are extreme ups/downs normal at this stage?

Yes. Mood issues and response to medications can be complex in this age range. Generally if you have not seen a positive response after two weeks on medication contact your MD for recheck. Consider asking for MilleniumPGT testing - I use this in my office to help determine if there is a metabolism problem with different behavioral medications. This may explain poor response. Make sure on vitamin daily. Read more...

I have been off of 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 19 days. Is it ok to have a few beers? The Zoloft (sertraline) was for anxiety not depression.

Talk over w ur doc. There were probably good reasons why your doctor started you on medication directed towards anxiety. If a 16 year old is taking up to 7 drinks/week as you, indicated, that might be a signal that there are continued anxiety or other emotional issues. Why don't you take the time to talk it over with your doctor. Read more...

I've been taking 50mg of sertraline for the last four weeks for anxiety and depression and I find it difficult orgasming will this effect wear off?

Unlikely. Typically, anorgasmia is not a side effect that patients become tolerant to over time. Read more...
It may not. Ssris of which zoloft (sertraline) is one, can interfere with sexual arousal. Often it does not get better with time and the only "cure"can be discontinuing the medication. Read more...
Zoloft (sertraline) Although dose is low, it is possible. Please consult your prescribing doc. Before u discontinue your medication. Read more...