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Michael Salama
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I have an question, Long story short I had taken 15-20 pills

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Hi I have an question, Long story short I had taken 15-20 pills of Zoloft. Never threw them up got some help from friends and now I don't feel good. I have no apetite I have not yet stopped shaking, I haven't eaten since then and that was Friday and now it's 12am on Monday I can't bring myself to I'm nauseous and it isn't appealing and I tried to eat and it was a bad feeling, my head is constantly pounding, my anxiety is acting up way more then usual, I think I may be constipated this morning my stool was almost an off white. I just need an idea of what some one professional thinks?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.
Hello,Please go to the emergency room ASAP. That is an extremely high dose of Zoloft and doses that high can cause some serious metabolic, gastro and even cardiac issues. At a minimum you will need some blood work and an EKG to monitor your heart. You may even need IV fluids and additional medication. Let me know if you have any other questions. If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question. Thank you.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.
Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I do not want to be admitted into the hospital if I go that's the only problem. I'm still feeling very light headed no appetite dizzy blurred vision head aches and pain, how would I go about doing this without them taking me in thinking suicide attempt
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.
Your safety is the priority. What they are thinking will be based on your history. I still advise you to go.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are the symptoms actually serious?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.
No but you may not be feeling well as a result of a potentially serious abnormality which can only be detected by doing blood work.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.
You are welcome. Please don't forget to leave a rating so I can get credit for answering your question.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.
Is there anything else I can help you with today