Went off Zoloft too fast

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   Posted 5/23/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Could someone please help me or tell me if this happened to them.  I was doing great for 8 years and like an idiot I came off my zoloft.  I totally went downhill went back on zoloft for 8 weeks and can not get myself back.  Now I'm going to try celexa.  Has this happened to anyone else, and can you get yourself Back.  I am so scared right now.  Thank you for any advise.  I did wean off  but not slowly enough, I guess. 

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   Posted 5/23/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Dayle are you under a doctor's care?  If not, I would suggest that you go and see one, these sort of drugs really need to be monitored. 


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   Posted 5/23/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Dayle,  Sometimes this does happen to us.  We have been stable on one medication for so long we start to feel like maybe we dont really need it anymore (perhaps?) and end up stopping it.  Then when withdrawl hits, you think "oh hell what did I do to myself?" so you start it back up but it just isnt the same again.  That is usually because the medication was allowed to lose its chemical balance in your brain...actually, Zoloft is notorious for that exact problem.

I would think you have consulted your physician regarding this if you have gotten a prescription for Celexa...right?  Have you started it yet?  As soon as you do it should help pretty quickly with any withdrawl symptoms that you may be still having from the Zoloft.  Just remember not to take yourself off of any antidepressant without consulting your doctor first as it can be dangerous for you to do so and as you know by now it makes you feel pretty crappy.

Let us know how the Celexa works out for you.  Take care

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   Posted 5/24/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for your comforting reply.  I was so scared I would never be the same again and my brain was ruined.
I have to wean off the zoloft and on to the celexa.  Do you have to do that?
Yes I am under a doctor's care, I just wish I could get on the celexa faster.

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   Posted 5/24/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
You will be fine Dayle
Thoughts and prayers are with you
You have already ben given great input
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   Posted 5/25/2007 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
This has happened to me but not on zoloft... I was taking topamax for migranes it was working wonderful and my insurance ran out and i could not pay for it. When I started it up the second time no effects but bad ones... i am still on it four monts later and still migranes daily. My motto is if it aint broke dont fix it.... if somthing is going good for you dont stop. I came to terms that that I may need medication forever and oh well cuz the only one that has to deal with that is me and I have no prob......I to am on zoloft 150 daily working good, i wont stop now after reading your story!!! Best of luck muwwh

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   Posted 5/25/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried the celexa and it gave me a rash.  So I had to stop.  So I am on 200 ml of the same zoloft.  Sometimes I think it is working a little sometimes I don't.  Is it possible that it could work again, or am I wasting my time?  I guess every case is different right?  Has it worked again for anyone?
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