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Re: Tinnitus and Zoloft

Posted by Ted on October 24, 2001, at 12:06:44

In reply to Re: Tinnitus and Zoloft, posted by Mary-Teresa on October 24, 2001, at 8:31:40

Hi Mary-Teresa,

I am afraid to come off the zoloft even though I think it is pooping-out (seemingly common for SSRIs). My fear stems from the fact that zoloft still works at least a little and anecdotal reports say that when an SSRI is stopped and later restarted, it often fails to work at all.

I started my zoloft at 50mg daily, then 100mg, then 150mg, then 175mg, now 200mg. For effect, I had to raise the dose. If I start reducing the dose, I think it will stop working altogether. I also take wellbutrin and depakote, so they *might* exacerbate the problem.

Nothing has been added to relieve the tinnitus. I checked the medical literature (online and in print) and learned that there is little that can be done to treat tinnitus which has repeatable success. BTW, tinnitus is a recorded side-effect of zoloft and many of the other ADs.

I have just become used to it, annoying as it is. I had a hearing test in 1983 as part of a physical exam for work. They said I had the best hearing they ever measured. I *know* my hearing is only average at best now.

Good luck, and let us know if you come up with a solution.


> > Hi Ted, thanks for the reply. Have you tried coming off the zoloft to see if that would lessen the tinnitus, or is life so much better with zoloft that you prefer to stay on it. Has you doctor tried adding anyother meds to reduce the effect?




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