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zoloft withdrawal?? help me

Posted by Jkidd on October 22, 2001, at 10:25:20

Let me start from the beginning. I was sitting at my desk one
day, after I had taken a stacker 2 and sucking down diet cokes
all day when all of a sudden I had this strange sensation in my
head, and then my heart started pounding, and I began to have a
hot flash, and my first thought was I am dying. I got up and went
home, thinking that the effects of too much caffeine had gotten
the best of me. So I awoke the next morning (saturday) and felt
like I was a little hungover. I thought nothing else about it
until around 2 weeks later I had taken some dayquil because of a
cold I had. Well the same thing happened again, this time more
scared than ever I rushed to the local clinic, and the Dr.
checked my sugar, oxygen level, urine, and a standard CBC, after
everything came back alright he told me I was experiencing panic
attacks, and he prescribed Zoloft 25 mg/pd and 50 mg/pd for 2
months. Well I survived 3 weeks worth of the "Demon Drug" I
couldn't think ,I was constantly sick at my stomach, lightheaded,
and just basically a walking vegetable. So one day after lunch I
had really started feeling terrible I rushed to the clinic again,
this time a different Dr. who referred me to an internal medicine
specialist. Who told me I might be having Paroxsysmal Atrial
Tachycardia. told me to stop the Zoloft and begin Librax, a mild
benzodiazepine. I tried it for 2 days but to no avail. I stopped
the Zoloft and man do I ever have discontinuation symptoms (or I
hope that's waht it is) I feel very drowsy I have headaches, I
feel nauseous at times, ears are ringing, lightheaded sometimes,I
feel very anxious all the time. But I guess the worse thing is my
eyes. They are very light sensitive, especially artificial light
i.e. flourescent lights, which makes going to work a living hell.
and at night while driving I have noticed that tail lights are
blurry and distant lights are as well. I have been back to the
Dr. who did another series of tests, kidney/liver function,
cholesterol, EKG, thyroid. And all was normal. Please if anyone
has any of these symptoms please let me know I am going through
hell thinking I have a brain tumor or something. Oh yeah I took
the Zoloft for 3 weeks and have been off of them going on 5
weeks. Please please please someone e-mail m




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