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I was prescribed sertraline and topamax and propranolol. What are the side effects?
According to Wikipedia, Sertraline’s main side effects are nausea, ejaculation failure, insomnia, diarrhea, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, tremor, and decreased libido.
Topamax’s main side effects are psychomotor slowing, memory problems, fatigue, confusion, drowsiness, headache, paresthesia (numbness & tingling), upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia (loss of appetite), insomnia, dizziness
Personally…. If I had those kinds of side effects, I would get more depressed from it.
If you are looking for something to help your mood, I can suggest several natural products that might help as much or more than those drugs, and there are next to no side effects. There is St. John's Wart, SAMe, some B-Vitamins, GABA, Ashwagandha, and L-Theanine.
I had heard about using ginger root to help control my non-epileptic seizures and my doctor told me it couldn't hurt. I went to the vitamin shoppe and the man there was very informative about ll the products. He told me that Ginger root is usually used for the stomache and recommended that I try Ashwagangha Extract to help control my body's response to stress becasue my seizures are beleived to be caused by stress. Anyone have experiences with the product or other recommendations of something that may stop this issue.
I have been on various medications and nothing has helped me. The doctor told me trying herbs couldn't hurt and a worker at the store told me that they've tried it and had no side effects and that there have been no reported side effects.
Yes it is .. "Ashwagandha" is Indian winter cherry .. And its found to be useful in all brain and memory related things. Its natural herb and dont have any side effect.
PS: please consult your doctor before any medicine.
Hi, I am taking Zoloft for panic disorder and have discovered the unpleasesant sexual side effects. I read promising things on the web about ginkgo and how many people have found it to be very helpful in this situation. Can anyone recommend a specific brand of ginkgo? I found the recommended dosage but it is a little hard to match everything up in one brand. Or if anyone has found any other positive ways to counteract this, I would appreciate hearing about it! Thanks!!!
First of all, I'm sorry to see the other answers have been a bit rude. Some people do need SSRIs, and they do have sexual side effects (lessened sensation being the most common).
Ginkgo, however, will not help you in this situation. It primarily benefits memory, concentration and mental focus in older individuals.
Before recommending a natural or herbal remedy to assist with your problem, it is important to know whether you have other medical conditions such as low thyroid, autoimmune disease, or high blood pressure. Certain herbs are contraindicated for those conditions, and certain herbs are contraindicated for individuals taking SSRIs.
If you do NOT have any of the above-listed medical conditions, some herbs that would be of benefit (if you are female) include Ashwagandha and Maca. If you are male and do NOT have any of the above-listed conditions, Yohimbe is also helpful.
I would strongly advise visiting a health food store and consulting with a *QUALIFIED* herbalist or nutritionist before you take any herbal remedy. Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe for YOU….herbs must be treated with the same respect as a prescription medication.
You may also want to consider topical applications that assist with arousal. There are many excellent natural brands; again, your health food store can best recommend one to suit you.
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