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Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years

Posted by Sanguine on January 9, 2011, at 1:05:12

It wasn't necessarily a New Year's resolution, but I decided (alone) to come off of sertraline. I had tried before, but the depression was too overwhelming and I always went back. I was on 50mg when I quit cold turkey, and for a week I've felt horrible. The anger and depression have lessened, but I still feel overwhelmed by loud sounds/ speech, bright lights, vivid and bizarre dreams, and (visual) changes in depth or distance. I am not really get any support from my family and I hate my regular physician and see someone else when I need a script or have a minor medical problem. Neither doctor seems to be very conversant in antidepressants, and the latter considers what I was on a "baby dose" and thinks I just need therapy. Yes, wonderful, of course I would except I have no insurance. I want to know if I am doing the right thing and how much longer I can expect withdrawal symptoms. I feel like either no one is treating this with any gravity or they think it's (as always) all in my head. Honestly, that bothers me more than the symptoms. Sorry for being so verbose, I just feel so alone and ignored.




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