This is my first non-introductory post and you are all so helpful, so I figured I'd ask to get some opinions/help...
I suffer from horrible headaches from time to time. They have gotten much better since I have been on Zoloft, but occasionally I will get one set of by hunger, tiredness, stress, etc. I've found tylenol/aspirin/advil do nothing to alleviate the pain, and I began to take excedrin. Boy oh boy did it make those headaches go away, and fast! It was great, but now something else arose...
Last night, I took my Zoloft around 7pm as usual (my doctor says to take it at night; not sure why since everyone else I know takes their antidepressants in the morning) and shortly thereafter I took an excedrin because I had been having a pounding headache for a few hours that didn't go away by eating something or laying down. I felt okay for a few hours but then I tried to go to sleep for the night. I was laying in bed and my mind was racing, and that turned into some pretty bad thoughts...if you catch what I'm trying to say. I have never once thought like that or had this weird experience; it was so bad I had to take an Ativan to calm myself; it worked, but not nearly as much as it usually does (either it was a very acute attack or I'm building tolerance to it - I think it's probably the latter unfortunately). I fell asleep a bit later after taking the pill and my boyfriend trying very hard to calm me down.
This morning, he asked if I was all right before he went to work and said he thinks that it could have been an interaction between the Zoloft and Excedrin - I looked it up and it said that there isn't an "interaction" persay, but you should take it with caution; at least I think I'm reading it right. If I am wrong, someone please inform me...
Excedrin has helped me so much with regards to the disabling headaches I used to get, and the Zoloft has helped me so much with my depression! If I ever take Excedrin again, I'm going to make sure I space it out more, but now I'm just scared to take it at all
Any thoughts would be appreciated by any of you very knowlegable and caring individuals.
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, scoliosis, asthma, RLS, migraines, IBS, hyperparathyroidism, ITP, and MRSA infection last yr.
Zoloft 75mg & Ativan .5mg