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Re: Side Effects from Benzodiazpines, Zoloft and Trazadone
Posted By Paula on June 05, 1999 at 03:28:13
I have experienced side effects from all three of these medications listed above. I am attempting to learn more about these side effects and where I can find out more information about certain ones.
I experienced suicidal and homicidal ideations after taking an
overdose on Serax. I was also taking Zoloft at the time (did not overdose on the Zoloft). I was extremely upset over something that happened at work and was trying to calm myself down by taking the Serax. One capsule didn't work, so I took another. By the time someone finally thought of taking the bottle of pills away from me I had ingested approximately 15 capsules of 15mg each.
I have heard that angry outbursts can be a side effect of both the Serax and the Zoloft.
I had never in the past had thoughts of harming other people, and I do not remember making threats that they tell me I made that afternoon.
My questions are:
1. Have you heard of this particular side effect associated with Serax and/or Zoloft?
2. Do you know where I can locate information about this. My job is on the line unless I get some backup information.
Thank you for your assistance with this matter. I have been feeling much better, and want to return to work, but so far they are refusing to let me return without more information. If I can obtain information about persons having this type of reaction then perhaps I can sway the committee. THANK YOU!!
Posted By Amber on June 16, 1999 at 11:42:26
I know that Zoloft does not have this side effect. It may cause dizziness or nausea but it decreases your irritability. I know this because I take it on a regular basis. I don't know about Serax, it very well could be the problem. But I can tell you that Zoloft isn't the problem.
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