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Two Days in the Hospital
Caffeine & Sertraline (Zoloft)
by sputnik
Citation:   sputnik. "Two Days in the Hospital: An Experience with Caffeine & Sertraline (Zoloft) (exp69531)". Erowid.org. Apr 18, 2008. erowid.org/exp/69531

 
DOSE:
  oral Pharms - Sertraline (daily)
  1600 mg oral Caffeine (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 125 lb


So I was bored one night, and was out of weed, so I decided to try something new. I was just going to go for something at the store, and I already tried DXM and had a pretty bad trip, so I wasn't going to go that route. I decided on a box of caffeine pills to see how that would be for a change.

I first took 4 of the 200 mg pills with little effect, so I decided to finish off the pack with the last four. About half an hour later I started to feel really bad, so I tried to make myself vomit up what I had taken. I ate right before this, so I had a hard time puking it up. Tried drinking a few cups of water to help it come out, nothing.

I don't remember puking much, but I got a little out of me eventually. This is where the bad part came into play. I guess I was near the front door at one point, and I had a seizure. I remember my mom coming in the door, and I guess I woke up then. Boy did I feel terrible. I couldn't talk right, see right, and barely could walk. I stumbled my way to the toilet and puked my guts out. I guess my mom knew something was wrong and called 911 while I was in the bathroom.

The next thing I knew the EMS crew was in my house and led me to the awaiting ambulance. I was still out of it, and the EMS asked for my name and birthday, and I couldn't even remember what it was. I got to the hospital about 11:30 PM where they put me in a room at the ER, and my parents arrived shortly after. I came to a bit then, and was still throwing up.

I guess I had another seizure sometime while in that room because I woke up some hours later with an IV in me and was in a new room. I spent the next 2 days in observation. I was sore all over from my muscles tightening up on me, but they wouldn't give me any pain pills because they knew of my abusing of the pills.

I know now, that Zoloft and caffeine do not mix, and can cause these seizures. Now I have to wait 6 months to be able to drive again due to state law.

Be careful, be safe, don't abuse pills.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 69531
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 18, 2008Views: 31,035
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