Zoloft withdrawl, help please

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   Posted 3/3/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok I know quitting Zoloft cold turkey is a no no nono   however, the weight gain was absolutely not acceptable anymore and I had it with the pills when I didn't even need them anymore.  So, besides the fact that what I did is wrong, I was wondering if anyone out there had a remedy or anything for the withdrawl side effects.  The only ones I'm having right now are the night sweats (which I also had on the Zoloft) and the split moments of not really dizziness but just a strange sensation (as I have read are called "electrical flashes").  smhair
So if anyone can offer any kind of solution (besides going back on the meds) I'm all ears.
Also, I was on a very small dosage of Buspar as well but I stopped taking it as it did nothing.

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   Posted 3/3/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi fye,

I can only suggest weaning off of it slowly, and with doctor's advice. We are not professionals so I suggest that you talk to your doctor about it. I can totally understand you are concerned about your weight, but maybe you could take something else that doesn't cause weight gain. I had no trouble with weight gain with zoloft. Just severe diahrrea. So I am sorry that I am not much help.

Going cold turkey is an unsafe way to quit your meds. I hope that the brain zaps go away.

Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 3/3/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   

hi fyi, zoloft was the first anti-depressant i went on, i too had similar difficulties, i too once went off certain meds cold turkey-i agree with karen in the reduction method. the head zaps and dizzies-confusion seems that it can effect certain people, so i learnt my lesson and now if i need to go off a med i definately will reduce. sending you loads of compassion.

stay safe and well.



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