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How long does brain fog last with Zoloft?
Taking Zoloft may make you feel uncomfortable or weird at first as your body starts to process the medication. After a week or two these side effects will go away for most people as their bodies get used to the medication.
Do antidepressants get rid of brain fog?
These symptoms of brain fog may be short-term or ongoing as you take these medications. While antidepressants are generally intended to help with brain fog, some can cause brain fog as a side effect, depending on the medication and your unique response to it.
Do antidepressants make you less alert?
Antidepressants can make you feel less alert or able to concentrate. This can happen especially when you first start taking them. This may affect your ability to drive and to do other skilled tasks.
Why do I feel like I am in a fog?
Brain fog can be a symptom of a nutrient deficiency , sleep disorder, bacterial overgrowth from overconsumption of sugar , depression, or even a thyroid condition. Other common brain fog causes include eating too much and too often, inactivity, not getting enough sleep , chronic stress, and a poor diet.
Does sertraline cause confusion?
Zoloft (sertraline) can cause very low sodium levels in your blood. Tell your provider right away if you experience weakness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, headache or memory problems.
What does sertraline do to the brain?
Sertraline is one of a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. These medicines are thought to work by increasing the levels of a mood-enhancing chemical called serotonin in the brain.
How common is brain fog with Zoloft?
Either way brain fog is fairly common, but it’s much more acute if Zoloft is the first SSRI being introduced to your system-it can cause some powerful side effects until you get used to it.
What was your first experience with Zoloft like?
It’s been approx. 25 years and I still remember my first experience with Zoloft-I had to work the closing shift at a deli the evening of the day I started it, and I was literally walking into walls due to equilibrium issues and what I considered extreme brain fog. I didn’t sleep well and I felt jumpy a lot.
Is brain fog a warning sign of more serious symptoms?
It seems that, for me, brain fog is one of the first symptoms to pop up and serves as a warning sign that more devastating symptoms are on their way if I don’t act quickly to calm it down. So, if I wake up with brain fog, or if it pops out of nowhere mid-day, I immediately think:
Do antidepressants make you feel like yourself again?
For some, feeling like themselves again means taking medication, and if that’s part of your journey, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. That being said, figuring out which antidepressant works for you can be a process — and this can mean dealing with unwelcome side effects.