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Hello!I recently started taking 25...
Hello!I recently started taking 25 mg of Zoloft. I was on prozac before and my doctor wanted me to switch to Zoloft because my husband and I are trying for a baby and she said that it was a bit safer than other medications. It has been about three and a half weeks and my mood is definitely good and I feel well there. However, I have had some really bad GI side effects since I started . The worst being bloating and gas. The bloating is really bad and making me feel very self conscious and uncomfortable. I am wondering if this will subside with time and if not, if there is something I can take with the zoloft or in addition to help with this problem. I really don't want to go off the medication because I do need it, but the bloating, etc is not fun at all! I am hoping to get some help from you guys! Thanks very much.
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today.

Although abdominal pain is a known side effect of Zoloft, excessive gas and bloating may also be caused by this medication. You can try over the counter Bean-O or other Simethicone containing medications. These are also safe with pregnancy. Since you are benefitting from the Zoloft, it is advisable to continue it. I hope I have addressed your concerns.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Do you these side effects will get better or will i just have to keep taking things like Gas X or Nexium or Align?
Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Yes, they will lessen in 2-3 weeks and may even totally go away. Taking Bean-O or Gas-X should help.

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Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 8 months ago

How are you feeling? Less gas?

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