Tapering off of Zoloft

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   Posted 11/29/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I called my doctor to tell him I wanted to stop taking Zoloft.  My prescription was 50mg daily and I have been on it for 9 months.  He is advising me to take 25mg for the next month and then 25mg every other day for the next month and then nothing.  This seems like a really long time to end a medication.  I was wondering if I did 25mg every day for 2 weeks, then 25mg every other day for 2 weeks, then 25mg every 3 days for 2 weeks, then nothing if that would be gradual enough of a taper?

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   Posted 11/30/2007 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
If you are looking to change your withdrawl, I would discuss this with a doctor before starting. But personally I think what the doctor has suggested is reasonable and would follow his advice
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   Posted 11/30/2007 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tin

You have to go by your doctor's advice, In no way should we ever self medicate...and that means changing our dosages without the doctor knowing.

Stopping meds can literally make you sick if you do not do it correctly.

Please be careful.

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