Withdrawal symptoms from sertraline?

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My withdrawal symptoms from sertraline(Zoloft) have been so up and down lately. It’s REALLY affecting me today =( I keep getting these sensations in my head, like a big rush of dizziness and depersonalization. As if I’m going to fall, they last seconds. I stopped taking sertraline after weaning last Saturday. I wake up once a night every night, I get so incredibly tired in the afternoon that I feel as if I could just lay down on the floor and just pass out from being so sleepy. Also I have feelings of being kind of weak, like my arms and legs just feel not as strong. I’m also about 5 days away from getting my period…I just hope these sensations and symptoms are all from withdrawing. I get so afraid that I’m going to die from something serious.

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  • Posted

    The severity of withdrawal symptoms are highly dependant on how quickly you tapered off the drug.

    a 10% taper once a month is recommended to avoid the worst or long lasting symptoms 

    good luck 

  • Posted

    The withdrawls from this stuff is horrible. I best describe part of it as the feeling of aluminum foil against an old amalgam filling, but in your BRAIN instead. Dizziness, for sure, I'm extra cafeful in the shower as if I close my eyes to rinse I often nearly fall over. Flu like symptoms seem to occur also (in me). I went back to the doctor to get a re-up as the withdrawl effects are so bad. I will try again when I have more time, but I'll make sure to be more supervised in coming off.
    • Posted

      There is a brilliant link on this site that explains the 10% taper I mentioned in the post above.

      I used this method to come off sertraline, it took six months but I avoided the withdrawals. I took my last tablet a month ago - it was well worth the patience

      best wishes

    • Posted

      Omg, I thought that I had food poisoning a few days ago. This stuff is brutal coming off of.

      Do you have moments where things don't even seem real?

      Constant headache. Sore eyes. Aching body. It's like the flu with a helping of ebola. Grrrr.

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