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Re: Barbara Re: withdrawal symptoms coming off zoloft

Posted by coral on January 15, 2003, at 15:11:25

In reply to Re: Barbara Re: withdrawal symptoms coming off zoloft proud mary, posted by BarbaraCat on January 15, 2003, at 14:52:42

Zoloft was the only med that helped my severe depression (tried a thousand or so others first --- not that I'd exaggerate). However, starting on Zoloft, increasing the dosages (eventually to 200 mg), and coming off Zoloft all caused the "electrical zappings". At first, it felt like my head was wrapped in crinkly saran wrap (I almost felt I could 'hear' the zaps)...then, it became the sensation of the electrical zaps. What worked for me was ice . . . specifically resting for a little while with an icepack on my head (sometimes, several ice packs surrounding my head --- HAD to have looked very weird but it worked.)

Once my brain/body adjusted to the new levels (up, down, and none), the zaps went away.

As annoying as the zaps were, I'd go through them again (and I did during a brief relapse) because the Zoloft was literally a life-saver for me.

Good luck!




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