marytres Member Posts: 144
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
The doctor prescribed Zoloft which is an anti-depressive that helps with hot flashes and night sweats. I've been taking it for a couple of days and I see that it does help but I wake up in the morning with a bad headache and with nausea. Does anyone else take this and have my same experience? I want to get off of it and plan to call the doctor today but if anyone tells me that it's gets better in the long run, I'll keep taking them. Maybe I should live with my hot flashes and night sweats. Thanks to those who can help me. Marie


  • cruf
    cruf Member Posts: 908
    Hi! I didn't try Zoloft but I did try Paxil for 2 days and had blurred vision and felt weak and strange. I decided I'd rather have the hot flashes and night sweats than feel that way. Take care. HUGS!! Cathy
  • jmears
    jmears Member Posts: 266
    I take Zoloft (75 mg). Are you taking it in the evening or morning? It should be taken in the morning ... originally I was taking it in the evening and it was not effective. I didn't have any side effects but many do. I've heard Effexor is a very good one for the flashes. Don't continue the Zoloft ... try something else. Good luck. Jamie
  • banker
    banker Member Posts: 317 Member
    Hi, I take EFFEXOR XR 75mg,also an anti-depressant for hot flashes, I take it in the AM. Works pretty good. Maybe ZOLOFT is not the right medication for you. Good luck.
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  • vjc5199
    vjc5199 Member Posts: 101
    my husband takes Zoloft. he has ADD. he doesn't have any of the side effects that most do. maybe you should try something else. there's no advantage to taking a drug for one thing if it causes other problems. God bless. Vicki
  • scuter
    scuter Member Posts: 12
    My doctor gave me Celexa and it works great on the hot flashes with no side effects