Stopped taking sertraline suddenly due to running out.

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Just need to make sure I can start taking them again tomorrow when i go chemist.

I havnt had them for four or five days now and I cant sleep, cant sit still, have pins and needles in my face, head, shoulders and arms, I keep feeling dizzy and light headed and cant stop crying for no reason and over reacting to small things.

Can i just take them again tomorrow and be okay or should i ring the doctors? Thanks

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    You should call your doctor asap and follow his instructions. You are going through withdrawal symptoms you cannot just stop taking anti depressants.
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      Yeah I know, was stupid of me to do stop but didn't do it intentionally. Couldnt get to the chemist and then when i could it was today and today its shut. Thankyou, will ring the doctors.

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    When you pick them up tomorrow, have a word with the pharmacist. They should be able to advise you if you can't get hold of your GP.

    I would imagine it's fine. I stopped taking my venlafaxine last year for a week for a similar reason and when I spoke to my GP she was happy for me to restart at the same dose.

    But best to check as all medicines are different.

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    I have been on Paxil for over 25 years, travel a lot on business and have forgotten them occasionally when I was gone for a few days. Definitely felt the first symptoms of withdrawal after a few days.

    I just jumped right back on them when I got back, without incident. But it doesn't hurt to give your GP a call and seek his advice.

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    If you stopped them abruptly that's probably why you feel the way you do,   The pharmacist should proobably be able to tell you, if not ring the Doc.

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