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Review: could Zoloft cause Anxiety and stress (Stress and anxiety)?

Summary: Anxiety and stress is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression.

We study 73,975 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,625 have Anxiety and stress. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and stress and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 78,343 Zoloft users)

Anxiety and stress

Anxiety and stress has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 195,529 Anxiety and stress patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 73,975 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 4,625 people (6.25%) have Anxiety And Stress.

Trend of Anxiety and stress in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Anxiety and stress * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety and stress24.05%23.32%9.04%10.93%18.37%10.20%4.08%

Age of people who have Anxiety and stress when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety and stress0.02%0.33%4.48%10.22%13.08%20.92%24.35%26.60%

Severity of Anxiety and stress when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety and stress1.64%42.62%45.90%9.84%

How people recovered from Anxiety and stress ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety and stress0.00%27.59%72.41%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,688 people, 36.50%)
  2. Anxiety (1,190 people, 25.73%)
  3. Pain (666 people, 14.40%)
  4. Hypertension (297 people, 6.42%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (267 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (951 people, 20.56%)
  2. Zometa (896 people, 19.37%)
  3. Aspirin (743 people, 16.06%)
  4. Ambien (659 people, 14.25%)
  5. Neurontin (653 people, 14.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have all these symptoms / ailments and I don't know which are related and what's not. I am not sure if what I am experiencing is due to stomach, bowels or anxiety. The anxiety could be caused by the stomach issues as well. It's usually when I'm in a car, bus, plane or train. It's frustrating because I don't know what to tell a doctor when I go see one what's wrong because I don't really know what is important or not.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
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    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

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