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Re: Zoloft dopamine at 100mgs

Posted by jflange on July 14, 2003, at 0:04:09

In reply to Re: Zoloft dopamine at 100mgs, posted by software guru on July 13, 2003, at 22:22:28


> Does the Zoloft affect any other brain chemicals?
Well, the simple answer is no, beyond serotonin and supposedly, at higher levels, dopamine, Zoloft is not known to have much effect on other neurotransmitters (like norepinephrine, for example). Dopamine is typically energizing for many who suffer from depression, whereas too much dopamine can sometimes effect motor function. Zoloft has a minimal effect on dopamine: its target is serotonin.

> could I safely keep taking the Klonopin at that rate?
In a word, yes.

Software guru, I read your above post about the panic and irregular heartbeat and I can relate to many of your experiences. I also went through the whole cardiology thing and couldn't work out without having skipped heart beats, panic, etc.. Zoloft has been a big help for me (at 75mgs, after a long time on 50mgs), it is a great motivator. I also augment with Buspar for the general anxiety, and to tolerate the Zoloft. I hit my limit of Zoloft when I found 100 mgs far too speedy for me (read: near-panicky).
Anyway, your combo, Zoloft with Klonopin, is a really good bet for your symptoms. There's really no reason why you need to start at such a high dose!
Best of luck,




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