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Old March 6th, 2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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I've recently started taking Zoloft (50mg) for depression and anxiety and I was wondering if there's anything I should look out for (food or drink). I know alcohol is a definite no but I'm wondering about caffeine, is it bad? And I've heard that grapefruit is bad too? Does anyone know why or if that's true? And if you are or have taken the same medicine as me, what should I avoid for sure? Any advice is appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Old March 6th, 2017, 04:29 PM   #2
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I used to take Zoloft a couple months ago, it was for my GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). It didnt seem to help, so i just stopped taking it (Which you should never do...Consult your doctor). As far as possible interactions go: Alcohol, stay away. Grapefruit has the possibility of amplifying the effects of the meds, which wouldn't be good. I've never heard anything about caffeine though. I would tell your doctor about any other meds you're taking. The only side-effect that I noticed was increased sweating which was annoying and disgusting. Here's a link to all the other possible side-effects.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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I know grapefruit is definately something to avoid, other than that just be self aware of any changes in the next few weeks, whether that be mental or physical

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Old March 11th, 2017, 07:00 PM   #4
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All good advise.

Keep in mind a side effect doesn't mean if effects everyone, only a population of the sample population.

Meds from the pharmacy all come with important stuff you should read. Especially if it's an important med for your life. Like yours is.

Also taking to your dr is a good source as well as on line, but be careful with that. Some can lead to many untruths

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