Sertraline-took only 4 doses help

Edited , 2 users are following.

I stopped the zoloft 29 days ago. I took it for anxiety and only took 4 doses- 2- 25mg and 2- 50mg. I started having brain zaps, the jerks that wake you up so my dr said stop taking it. since then I have experienced on and off dizziness, nausea, head pressure, headaches, insomnia (this is the worst), tremors, hands shaking, general hungover feeling, racing thoughts, and feeling like blah about everything. I am so worried this will not go away. Has anyone who stopped it felt this? my dr said its serontin sydrome and it should have subsided in 10 days.. well I am long past that now. I wish I never took zoloft. Anyone have experience like this?

0 likes, 10 replies

Report / Delete

10 Replies

  • Posted

    l took sertraline for 3 and a half months (25ng for 2 weeks and 50mg for 3 months) . Trying to come off it, did reduce slowly and took last dose 12 days ago, now struggling with side effects, fuzzy head, eye sight problems, anxiety and feeling pretty awful. It's not easy and l wonder when side effects of coming off will end.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      sorry you are going through it as well. I cant tell you how long as I am still dealing with issues and took 4 doses only almost 30 days ago. I can barely sleep, have vertigo, hand shakes, general unwell feeling.. its horrible. I drink lots of water and have tried to eat lots of veggies and fruits and I pray a lot..

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Dr. prescribed 25mg dose but l prefer to just take 10mg, they can be bought over the counter.

      Re. withdrawal, l have some tremors and definite head twitching.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Have you tried the phenergan ? It has made a great difference to me and l now sleep well, first time in over 2 years. Am still suffering withdrawal effects, the worst are shaking and anxiety. Not yet 3 weeks since my last dose of sertraline.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      no I havent. I tried essentisl oils and then melatonin. both helped a few days but I am still a mess not sleeping, anxious, and mind racing. Im not taking anything now. its been almost 6 weeks since my last dose. im scared I damaged my body forever.

      Report / Delete Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up