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Re: zoloft withdrawal symptoms

Posted by tallguy on November 8, 2003, at 18:22:06

In reply to Re: zoloft withdrawal symptoms, posted by JenDi on November 8, 2003, at 18:13:40

> Hi everyone...I am so glad I stumbled onto this forum. This is just what I've been looking for...ANSWERS! I am a 38 yr old female & I have taken 100mg Zoloft for 7 years. Over a 4 week period, I have been decreasing my dosage and slowly switching over to Wellbutrin (that I know nothing about)at the request of my GP. Currently,I have reduced my intake to less than 25mg and I am feeling EVERY ill effect that each of you have described! It has been hard to tell if these are symptoms of withdrawal or if I was coming unglued. I have been VERY emotional,VERY irritable,numbness around my lips, sporatic spells of feeling "off balance" in the sense that I get extremely light-headed. This feeling intensifies if I get up to quickly or with a swift movement of my eyes. At times it is difficult to stay focused. I have two teenage sons and a husband who are also experiencing these side effects in the sense that they get to deal with ME! Has anyone out there gotten past these symptoms that can give me some sort of time frame? And if there are any suggestions that would be helpful please let me know.

-- I think your problem is that you moved way too fast in reducing your dosage. 100 mgs of Zoloft for 7 years is a lot and I'd expect it would take at least a couple of months with a gradual reduction. I was on 50 mgs of Zoloft for 8 months and it took 6 weeks for me to gradually wean off of it. One thing that I found helped as well was to take 5-HTP to help with the seratonin levels. Do this only if you have days where you aren't taking an SSRI however.




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