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Old 09-28-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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ZAPS..what are they?

when I was on celexa and effexor i had involuntary leg twitches really extreme u could feel the bed move if you were on the bed with me.

sometimes they felt like they came right from my heart. I am on zoloft 50 mg right now and so far after 3 weeks no zaps or twitches ect I as hopeful and feeling just ever so less depressed. The doctor talked about moving up to 100 but that scares me as I have not had success with ad's. anyone on zoloft? any thoughts?

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Old 09-29-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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Re: ZAPS..what are they?

r u referring to tremors? I've heard celexa causes tremors.
I haven't tried zoloft, but I remember hearing 50 zoloft is like 20 prozac. I'm assuming it's equivalent. Ask ur doc & bring up ur concern with that dosage. Maybe try something else. Good luck

Old 09-29-2005, 06:14 AM   #3
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Re: ZAPS..what are they?

The dosage for different drugs is really not comparable. It depends entirely on how the drug reacts in a person's body. I wouldn't worry about "100 mg" being a big number or anything like that if that's what is bothering you. From what I've seen on here, 10 mg of Lexapro is a normal dose, but 150 mg of Wellbutrin is a normal dose... compared to 1000 mg of Tylenol for a normal dose .

If you're reluctant, talk to your doctor about staying on 50 mg for a while longer to see how you feel. But if 50 mg isn't having any bad side effects that's a good sign that 100mg might not either.

Basically what I've learned from talking to people is that some ADs will give you bad side effects, but that doesn't mean anything about the next AD you might try. It might be perfect with no side effects.

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