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Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years

Posted by morgan miller on January 9, 2011, at 21:09:47

In reply to Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years ed_uk2010, posted by Sanguine on January 9, 2011, at 15:12:23

> Thank you for the informed response. I had no intention of discrediting the use of meds or bashing people for whom they have been beneficial and even lifesaving, as they have helped with my depression and anxiety, I was only annoyed that the responses didn't seem to address any negative issues with (the) medication and the first response seemed close to touting sertraline as a panacea on par with taking a daily multivitamin. I am slightly more critical as I was put on Lithium when I was younger and still believe it was a grave error by an overzealous psychiatrist. I apologize to those I offended.

Ed gave you some good tapering advice.

I think I was just trying to give you some positive information about sertraline so you might not feel as bad about being on it, especially if you were to find yourself needing to stay on it. You made me laugh with multivitamin panacea comment : )

>I am slightly more critical as I was put on Lithium when I was younger and still believe it was a grave error by an overzealous psychiatrist.

Lithium probably didn't alter you or damage you in any permanent way. I guessing maybe it did make you feel bad in some ways and this is the reason for some of your resentment. Anyway, I totally understand why you would be frustrated and angry about being put on medications so early in life. I was lucky I guess in that I "chose" to be on medication starting in my lower 20s. You may not want to hear this, but it's likely that your anger is misguided and is mainly harbored toward your parents. The development of mental illness is usually a result of the combination of both lack of nurture by the parent and a genetic predisposition, not just one or the other.

Again good luck and I'm sorry that my first post frustrated you without addressing your needs here.


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