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Re: Zoloft?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 11:56:14 PM »
OK, So I'm safe to take it as needed without it effecting my zoloft startup?

According to most, though not all of the studies I've reviewed, yes. The most likely problem is that the Zofran may not be as effective as anticipated, though hopefully this has been allowed for when selecting the dose, not that the SSRI will fail.

You may even find a positive affect on your anxiety levels. As per my previous, Zofran was shown to be a good anti anxiety med in early trials. More recent studies suggest it is particularly effective for OCD, either alone or in combination with a SSRI. Its main problem is that it is still relatively expensive even as a generic, presumably because the anti nausea/vomiting market segment is a comparatively small one.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2014, 12:48:52 PM »
6th day straight of severe morning nausea.  5.5 weeks into treatment.  I hate taking one med to counteract a different med if it's just masking the problem.  Man, I'd like to get lucky and find the right mix. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2014, 12:53:31 PM »
Also the gagging and dry heaving.  I've read where that can be anxiety symptoms, but man, when I get a dry heave spell.  I dry heave for like ten minutes and it will not stop.
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2014, 06:21:37 PM »
I've read where that can be anxiety symptoms, but man, when I get a dry heave spell.  I dry heave for like ten minutes and it will not stop.

Yes, it can be an anxiety symptom. The gut is the source of many anxiety/stress symptoms. Have you tried the Zofran or Benadryl?

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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2014, 10:56:32 PM »
Before my anxiety was under control, gagging and dry heaving were my number one symptoms. I would gag sometimes for 5 minutes straight. Sometimes I would even throw up.

Before I knew that it was anxiety causing it, I went to countless doctors asking for answers. I was certain I had stomach cancer or something else. Once my anxiety was taken care of, that symptom went away.

It's very possible that what you are experiencing is anxiety-related because you are so nervous about the meds.
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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2014, 01:19:05 PM »
I took Zofran at bed time and again upon waking at 730 this morning because stomach was hurting then.  It knocks me flat out, which might be good if this is the flu.  I slept until 1130 after taking the one this morning.  My stomach isn't hurting right now and that is amazing.  I was very helpful on the zoloft with the week I had last week.  I'm only coming up on 6 weeks and I know it takes 6-12 to kick in.  I have been able to wean from 1 mg klonopin per day to just .5 per day while on it so that's a positive.  Of course, my goal is to get off of the benzo.  I can't believe I've been taking them daily for 10 months.
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2014, 07:17:13 PM »
See my doc Wednesday.  Should I ask to increase at 6 weeks or ride the 50 mg out awhile longer?
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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2014, 08:11:27 PM »
See my doc Wednesday.  Should I ask to increase at 6 weeks or ride the 50 mg out awhile longer?

I'd be inclined to go up to at least 75mg and then giving it 6-8 weeks to achieve full effectiveness. Not many do well at 50mg for long.

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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2014, 08:06:22 PM »
Doc says to stay at 50 mg for at least 2 more weeks.  I can go to 62.5 if I want, but I'll probably just stay at 50 as he seemed to think that's what I needed.  He encouraged me to take more klonopin if I'm having a rough day.  I'm prescribed 2 .5's per day but only take the morning one.
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2014, 06:44:11 PM »
Well, 7 weeks on 50 mg and I'd say I'm about 75% back.  I have anxiety from time to time but it doesn't stick around for days.  I went to my Psych today and he said I need to stick with the .5mg klonopin in the mornings and 50 mg zoloft.  I used to see him every 2 weeks, but I'm feeling better and he said let's move it to once a month.  I'm not back to myself, but I'm on the right track for sure. 

I really want to be off the klonopin, but I really want to follow this guys advice as he's brought me so far.  I know there are millions who have taken benzos for years.  1 more month at  only .5 mg per day isn't so bad.  I just need to keep on keeping on.  Thanks for all the encouragement on this site.   You guys are great.
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