How Long Should Zoloft Withdrawals Last

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I was on generic Zoloft for over 5 years. About 6 months ago I decided to wean myself off slowly (about a month). I'm still having lots of depression and it seems to be getting worse. I am able to function somewhat but am finding it more difficult. Any thoughts or comments would be welcome.

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    see! its wrong to take them!!! you dont know whats the drug and whats you!!! thats why TOM CRUISE IS A BLOODY GENIUS, and everything thinks hes an idiot!
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    Hi rhonda, whoaoooo magnus. not sure what that's about but anyway.....rhonda....first of all did a doctor put you on them? I would seem to think so since you had a supply for 5 years. But by some chance if you are taking them without a script, this could be very detrimental to your psychological/physical/mental well being. Even if they were prescribed by a doctor, you should be getting the dosages from him to wean yourself off of them IF he thinks you can do without them. My suggestion to you is get to your GP or Psychiatrist/Professional Health personnel immediately and tell him/her exactly what you are doing. Also bring the Zoloft so he/she can see what dosages you have been on. Bring any other meds you are on too. Take Care.
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    Thank you pat. I was under a Drs care but due to the healthcare mess here in the US I an currently without health insurance. I decided to stop taking my meds due to the expense but it looks like I may need to rethink my decision.
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    Yes, I think so too. Get back on them until you can see a doc....And i hope you and everyone else get back their health care that got messed up. Good luck.
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    That would be a good question for your doctor. But if it were me I would start out at the dose you started from the very beginning if you remember.
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    Check out HELPGUIDE - this is the first site I’ve seen that actually QUOTES the science without clinging to the older `chemical imbalance in the brain’ idea which is now shown to be false. (It was a great marketing slogan for Eli Lilly & Prozac.)

    The site seems reasonable and sensible

    Antidepressant withdrawal symptoms

    Anxiety, agitation

    Depression, mood swings

    Flu-like symptoms

    Irritability and aggression

    Insomnia, nightmares

    Nausea and vomiting

    Dizziness, loss of coordination

    Stomach cramping and pain

    Electric shock sensations

    Tremor, muscle spasms


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