Is it possible that some anxiety medications,(Zoloft) cause depression?
yes, many ssri antidepressant drugs can exacerbate and cause depression. Zoloft is an ssri antidepressant..some others are pamelar, paxil, prozac, effeczor, etc They did a study using two groups of depressed people. They found the the ones taken antidepressant drugs had more suicides, more suicidal ideation and greater depression than the depressed people taking NOTHING I know from personal experience that these drugs can cause more depression and suicidal ideation..for 15 years I was suicidal nearly every day and am just lucky to be here. During that period, they had me on 14 different antidepressant drugs..none help, one through me in the hospital and apparently they were making me worst. Back then they either did not know this or the drug companies hid it but now it is a recognized facts that drugs like zoloft can make some people more depressed and suicidal and the FDA requires a black box warning be put on all these drugs Please read the books of dr peter breggin like toxic psychiatry, your drug may be your problem etc..to see just how dangerous these drugs are...he discusses anxiety medications too, he also has non medical recommendations Also read the books feeling good 7 weeks to emotional healing and change your brain change your life. after I stopped taken all psychiatric drugs I was never suicidal again for 8 years though I am still depressed. find the books of breggin at library or on amazon..same for the other three I recommended
Scared to take my SSRI (Zoloft) because of the possible side effect of sexual dysfunction. If this causes ED it will only add to my anxiety.?
I have been on Sertraline (Zoloft) for over 2 years. Your sex drive(libido) may or may not be lowered with this. However, you may not have the same side effects as other people.. I have had no side effects..Zoloft is a great SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) It has worked a miracle for me. take 50mg daily. You have to give this med at least 2-4 weeks for the full benefit of this drug. SINCE YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN IT, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IN YOUR BODY. So, you may or may not have side effects. You should do some research on Zoloft (if you haven't already). Take care of yourself.. Feel better soon, have a great Christmas, and a Health & Happy New Year.
Does Zoloft cause anxiety?
The truth is: there is no way to determine how an anti-depressant or any other prescription from your doctor will effect you. Everyone’s physiology is different. Whatever you put in your body, drugs, food, etc. can cause a variety of outcomes. And it can be different for each person.If you’re prescribed a new drug, keep a journal and log how you”re feeling, mentally and physically. The medication can help, or it may not be right one for you. For some, it’s trial and error until you find the right pills that help you feel better.If you think it’s causing anxiety, ask yourself if it’s your fear of taking something new or if you’re having thoughts and physical reactions that are making you feel uneasy.There are side-effects to every pharmaceutical and when you purchase them, the pharmacist should include information. Read it thoroughly, so that you know what is normal and what adverse changes may occur. Call your doctor or ask the pharmacist if you’re unsure.Every question has value. You should not ever be afraid to call the doctor or question a pharmacist. It’s your body and only you know how you’re truly feeling.
Is it possible that Zoloft or any SSRI numbs you emotionally to the point you don't care about anything?
Yes, it is possible.Inability to feel pleasure (anhedonia), a lack of motivation or drive, dissociation, indifference, apathy, pointlessness, and other psychological effects of antidepressants can cause problems for people who take them whether or not they were already depressed to begin with. Indeed, neuropsychiatric side effects can happen when someone takes antidepressants for anxiety, insomnia, neuropathic pain, or when healthy volunteers take them as part of clinical trials.As others have pointed out, this is something to report to your prescriber immediately. Dose changes, drug changes, and cocktail changes can sometimes alleviate these effects, or at least diminish them. However, sometimes they do not go away after making changes. This highlights one of the reasons why it is important to take action as soon as possible—you don’t want to increase your risk of lasing side effects. Don’t try to change the dose without talking to your prescriber about it first, though.If your prescriber does not feel any adjustments or necessary, or tells you to “just wait it out”, or, worse yet, tells you that you are just imagining it or that it has nothing to do with the drugs you are taking, it may be time to consider getting a more appropriate professional consultant. Discuss your options, and the respective risks and potential benefits. That you have not been informed about this possibility before beginning Zoloft means your prescriber was probably not providing you with informed consent. That is dangerous and you should have a discussion as soon as possible.You may also find these psychiatrist-written guides to antidepressants and antidepressant side effects of interest as supplementary insight: Guides and PapersTalk to your doctor. Always report on concerns, worries, changes, and potential drug effects, and seek the results you want from any therapies or drug regimens.
Will zoloft ssri cause schizophrenia?
I have ocd and took zoloft for 7 years and went off it in a week a few months ago. I experienced paranoia, magical thinking that seemed real, and more ocd. I even suffered a psychotic episode. I am going back on it now and seem to not believe my thoughts like I used to. I hope I don't get or have schizophrenia. Can zoloft cause schizophrenia? Or would it help due to dopamine block? Also, is there a such thing as a magic jewelry that makes all ocd thoughts come true? That's what was scaring me. Happy 4rth of July btw.
Zoloft- fight and cause Anxiety both?
How is it that Zoloft a serotonin uptake inhibitor, can be used to fight Anxiety disorders by keeping more serotonin available- while at the same time, one of the possible side effects of it, is Anxiety? I looked up the possible side effects, and Anxiety is a side effect. WHILE AT THE SAME TIME this same medication is used to treat various Anxiety disorders. Ok- what gives? Does it help with Anxiety or cause Anxiety? It's illogical for a drug to function in the same manner and have two completely different outcomes. I am obviously missing some information- there is a component to this function that has been generalized out of the online information that is most easily found. Can anyone tell me how both are possible with the same drug. The chemical process is obviously different in either case- so how is it different?
Symptoms of OCD worse on Zoloft?
Switch drugs! Worsening of symptoms is an unusual but sometimes very dangerous effect of antidepressants. Some are more likely to cause this than others. It may go away, but it may not, and you might as well switch drugs. It shouldn't be doing that. I know my dad had this problem on effexor and it didn't get better at ALL until he went off it and started taking something else. Also you might want to try Wellbutrin, it's known to have fewer side-effects and generally be a bit more effective than the SSRIs!
Can Zoloft cause a lack of motivation?
Sertraline (Zoloft) is classified as an antidepressive drug. It is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).It improves our mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help maintain our interest. It decreases fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the panic attacks. It may also control our urge to do repeated rituals that affects our daily life.Zoloft works by helping restore the balance of the natural substance (serotonin) in our brain.However, it has a lot of side effects:sleepinessdrowsinesssleep problems (insomnia)dizzinessnauseaskin rashheadachediarrheaconstipationupset stomachstomach paindry mouthchanges in appetiteabnormal ejaculationimpotencedecreased sex driveMaybe, you are referring to few of the above side effects.Moreover, according to some source, some people taking it, especially those younger than 25, may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts.Consult a doctor right away if you have worsening depression, unusual behavior changes like suicidal thoughts/attempts, mental/mood changes like anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness and very rapid speech.Monitor for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or once the dose is adjusted.The dosage is based on our condition and response to treatment. Therefore, it is very important to visit with the doctor and talk about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication.
Can Zoloft increase anxiety/depression?
In some people, anti-depressants can increase feelings of anxiety and depression. If you are under the age of 24, sometimes antidepressants can increase suicidal feelings. A younger person needs to be carefully monitored when on anti=depressants. Please inform your doctor about your feelings of anxiety and depression. There are other drugs y ou can try and also other medications that can be prescribed along with Zoloft that may diminish the anxiety and depression that you feel. Talk to your doctor and discuss changing medication or adding another to the Zoloft to help with the increasing anxiety and depression. Take Care.
Can Sertraline (Zoloft) cause eyesight problems?
Yes, antidepressants are well-known to cause eyesight problems.Issues like photosensitivity, blurred vision, difficulty focusing, fatigue, abnormal pupil dilation, seeing light trails or other phenomena, and eye pain can all interfere with normal vision. Other eye-related side effects may or may not impact vision but are still relevant, like bleeding into the eyes and REM dysfunction. Indirect concerns, like drying of mucus membranes (as Barbara Markham mentions), can also cause vision problems, especially if they lead to something worse than just uncomfortableness (such as local infections).The reasons for sertraline making your eyesight worse will be pertinent to whether measures can be taken to diminish the problem if you plan to keep using sertraline instead of finding a less problematic approach. A lower dose or different drug may be an easier thing to try experimenting with if you are not sure why your eyesight has gotten worse. Everything from vascular effects of antidepressants to neurological or metabolic effects may negatively impact vision. And if you were already having vision problems, this may involve a vulnerability to particular ways of sertraline worsening eyesight.Talk to the prescriber, and see a eyesight specialist if you can find one who knows anything about antidepressant side effects. Many of them are not particularly familiar with the more common eyesight-related side effects of SSRIs, though a few are well-educated and may help you out. The bottom line, though, is that most side effects of drugs like sertraline are impossible to undo or prevent—only drug discontinuation or changing drugs is likely to fix many of the effects people find undesirable. I recommend talking with your doctors about this as soon as possible, as the possibility of persistent drug effects can mean your eyesight suffers beyond the time of your using sertraline.