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Could a coach help me out? I have started on Zoloft for anxiety and have been on 50mg for nearly a week. It might have been better to have started on 25mg but I'm here now.

Side effects I'm having include nausea, diahorrea, cold sweats in bed (mostly close to time due to take medication) and some increased anxiety. I have been taking some homeopathy but would like to know if Anxietin will help with these side effects too, as they are all anxiety-triggered. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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June 28, 2012 at 2:20 AM

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Thanks for reaching out to us. Anxietin is indicated to relieve symptoms associated with anxiety, no matter what their cause. However, if a prescription of Zoloft is causing your anxiety, any relief you see from homeopathic drugs (including Anxietin) may be limited. Since the side effects of your Zoloft seem to be bothering you considerably, it is our suggestion that you return to the prescribing physician and discuss the situation fully.

Smarty answered
June 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Hello! I would agree. These side effects with SSRI medicaions like zoloft (sertaline) are common. When these side effects are seen, there are two options- continue with the medicaion of go off. Often, the side effects fade over several days. It does take three to four weeks for the SSRI medications to come fully on-line.
Anxietin, while it helps with symptoms of anxiety, will not likely help the side effects of the zoloft.

Jeffrey VanWingen M.D. Health Coach answered
July 2, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I experienced exactly the same side effects in the first couple of weeks, but then they reduced to zero by the 3rd week, and I felt remarkably better all round. I am glad I persevered with Zoloft because it has allowed me to get my life back this year. If you can hang in there, it might be worth it for you too. But of course if you're feeling really sick, go back to your doctor.

Another thing I could recommend which has helped me with anxiety and doesn't involve taking any more drugs is meditation - particularly guided meditations - either on CD or downloaded from itunes etc. There are even plenty on Youtube that last 5 minutes if you don't have much time. They really are very calming and the effects last a while. In fact now that I am coming off Zoloft I am using meditation regularly to maintain that feeling of calm.

I have only just noticed you posted back in 2012! I really hope things worked out well for you :-)

Sara Wolff Holistic Wellbeing answered
November 11, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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