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Zoloft vs. Seronex 5-HTP

Zoloft is a prescribed antidepressant, classified as a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). Zoloft is generally prescribed when a patient is experiencing low serotonin levels.

Serotonin is a hormone that is also called hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), it is located in the pineal gland, blood platelets, the digestive tract and the brain. Serotonin acts as a chemical messenger that transmits nerve signals between nerve cells and causes blood vessels to narrow.

When there are changes in the serotonin levels in the brain it can alter mood and other aspects of your life. When you are experiencing low levels of serotonin, there are many symptoms that you could be having. Below are the symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Problems in thinking, concentrating and decision making
  • Low self esteem
  • Needless feelings of unworthiness and guilt
  • Loss of interest and pleasure in usual activities
  • Sleep and appetite disturbances
  • Chronic depressive disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Alcoholism
  • Violent temper and poor impulse control
  • Panic /agoraphobia syndrome

Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.


Warnings, Side Effects and Interactions with Zoloft

When you first start taking Zoloft you may have thoughts of suicide especially if you are younger then 24 years old. Zoloft is FDA approved for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder, but it is not approved for treating depression in children.

Do not use Zoloft if you are using pimozide or an MAO inhibitor. Wait at least 14 days after stopping an MAOI before you can take Zoloft, and after you stop taking Zoloft, you must wait at least 14 days before you start taking an MAOI.

Before taking Zoloft tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, seizures or epilepsy, bipolar disorder, a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.

Side effects of Zoloft include:

  • signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • mood or behavior changes
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • trouble sleeping
  • impulsive
  • irritable
  • agitated
  • hostile
  • aggressive
  • restless
  • hyperactive (mentally or physically)
  • more depressed
  • have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself
  • seizure (convulsions)
  • tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching
  • problems with balance or coordination
  • agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat
  • drowsiness, dizziness, weakness
  • nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm

Make sure you tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the above side effects. To learn more about Zoloft, click here.


Seronex 5-HTP - Helpful for Depression

Seronex 5-HTP works by boosting your body's natural production of serotonin. Now, you can finally achieve the emotional and physical well being you've been longing for. Seronex is guaranteed to enhance emotional and physical well being by increasing your body's natural production of serotonin.

With a unique formulation of 5-HTP Seronex may correct conditions influenced by serotonin imbalance or deficiency, including:

  • Depression and mood swings
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Headaches
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

In concert with our team of naturopathic physicians, Progressive Health has developed this unique and comprehensive serotonin support supplement to fulfill the unmet need of those suffering from serotonin imbalance and serotonin deficiency.

By providing sufferers with a formula that provides for the optimal amount of 5-HTP (100 milligrams), Seronex is the once-daily support formula that makes it easy for anyone to discover the truly amazing properties of all natural agents.

To learn more about Seronex 5-HTP and its benefits, click here.

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