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Anxiety, depression, taken lexapro, zoloft - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can i take zoloft and restavit
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   hi my name
Doctor :   were you prescribed these medications?
Doctor :   what symptoms do you have at present?
Doctor :   please provide your age, height, weight details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   well i was on lexapro which made me vomit and weird so i was put on zoloft yestreday cause i constantly think and feel weird and have anxiety ect
User :   he also gave me valium but i find that makes me feel weird to so i was wondering if i can take restavit instead
Doctor :   drugs can have interactions and vary in effects they have on you
Doctor :   so it is better to continue what your doctor is prescribed, and if not comfortable to ask for alternative medications.
Doctor :   Valium will have calming down effects, restavit will usually induces sleep and used as sleeping aid
User :   but its ok to take restavite with zoloft right
User :   and when zoloft starts working will it stop my brain from thinkng stupid stuff and feeling normal again
User :   i havee anxiety and depression
Doctor :   it might be safe, but it may not give the desired effects to calm down anxiety and your symptoms.
User :   well valium makes me feel like im going brain dead
Doctor :   in that case you should discuss about dose readjustment to solve the symptoms
User :   ok well i have anxiety and depression and i constantly think about how i feel and il never be normal ect every morning im scared to wake up to have these reaccuring thoughts and feelings will zoloft work for this
Doctor :   yes, zoloft and valuim both will work for this, it takes time for these to show complete effect
Doctor :   they might take about a month to get you tuned to normalcy
User :   ok well as long as it will work i fill like im going crazy and im the only one with this and il end up in a mental home cause i wont b able to cope anymore
User :   i know i have to change my train of thoughts its just so hard i can no longer wrk and i get anxious when i stay out
Doctor :   you dont need to put up with your symptoms, if you feel the medication are not working the right way, then go ahead with follow-up and get the dosages readjusted
Doctor :   along with these you will also need psychologic counseling, it is done in sessions to help with your thought and to cope up
User :   well il have to wait a couple of weeks i have only took my first zoloft this morning im jus scared il never get fixed cause of the way i think it scraes me
Doctor :   i suggest you to take is as instructed, it takes time to act the right way as I said earlier
Doctor :   you do not need to be scared of medications, they are meant to help you, with time these will settle down. continue with taking them
User :   y do i think the way i do... like scared of how i feel and stuff and constantly question myself
Doctor :   it si all due to your anxiety and depression together, and these medication are to help you come out of these
Doctor :   consider getting the counseling done, it will help you in better way
Doctor :   to control symptoms a
Doctor :   and have a normal life and thoughts
User :   ok thankyou so much for your help your a great doc i just hope your right :)
Doctor :   do not worry, proceed as suggested
Doctor :   you will see good results in next 15-20 days
Doctor :   you can get back to me for a follow-up after that
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