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Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years Sanguine

Posted by ed_uk2010 on January 9, 2011, at 15:19:26

In reply to Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years, posted by Sanguine on January 9, 2011, at 12:03:59

>Oh, so sorry, I didn't realize this was a fan page for the pharmaceutical industry...

It isn't, there are people here with all sorts of views regarding medication.

>Why do I want to come off Zoloft? Uh, I don't want to take drugs the rest of my life?

Well, it all depends on whether you still need it. Abrupt withdrawal causes illness in itself and therefore prevents you from finding out whether you still need the medication. Very gradual withdrawal serves to prevent unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. This way, you can find out whether you still require sertraline for its effects against anxiety and depression. You can monitor yourself for symptoms of depression during the gradual reduction because you are not overwhelmed by withdrawal symptoms, as occur during a rapid withdrawal.

>no one seems to find it a problem that it was never stopped

I guess this is because long term use of antidepressants is so commonplace. I hope you don't feel that you've been harmed by sertraline, but I do sense your anger. The final reduction from 25mg to 0mg needs to occur more gradually then any other stage of withdrawal. I know it can be difficult to cut the tablets up but it is something that has to be done. Just don't worry about it being too precise. Initially, I would go back on 25mg, then you could try 3/4 of a 25mg tablet for a couple of weeks and go from there.

>And Morgan's post might has well come from Pfizer itself. What a load of crap.

Please be respectful to the views of others. Morgan has a right to his own opinions, as we all do. As far as I am aware, his personal experience with sertraline has been very positive. There are people here with all sorts of different problems, and many different beliefs about how they should be dealt with.

Best regards.

 

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