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nervymeg
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   Posted 9/21/2006 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've just come off zoloft (one week now) and haven't had more than two hours sleep a night.  I go to bed about 11.30 and fall asleep about 5.00am.  I get up and watch DVD's and read beacuse my partner starts nashing his teeth when I change positions for the hundredth time.  It's getting annoying.  Has anyone else come of zoloft and had this happen? How long does it last?
 I'm trying not to drink more than one cup of coffee a day, but it's hard to concentrate at work....I'm scared I'll fall asleep at my desk. Not the best look!! I know I shouldn't complain about this when it's so minor but well, grrr!! HELP!!
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   Posted 9/22/2006 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I would think this is normal hun can you take gravol or something like tylenol PM to maybe help for a bit to your body gets used to not having the zoloft .......Wishing you all the best and I am sure others will post their input
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   Posted 9/22/2006 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Poor Meg!! -- I agree with Lyn that this sounds like the zoloft withdrawal symptoms at play and that finding something to help see you through this stage in terms of the sleep (something less addictive than zoloft) would really help you.

It doesn't sound minor at all hun -- it's disruptive and horrible for you -- never worry about posting stuff like this. (((Meg)))

Mind you, I often feel like falling asleep at my desk... but that could be my job!?!?! ;)

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   Posted 9/22/2006 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!
I'm taking Zoloft since last year.at first I ve thought that its going to kill me and I couldn't go with, then I ve contacted my doc. and he said to me that i have to continue with it and tried tp continue,so I ve tried to handle the early effects ,after 2 weeks I became well and helped me and I ve got better condition ...I have a good experience with Zoloft just have few advice to you...take it at the morning so its not going to affect your sleep patren, don't use any other drugs with it...when you increase the dose its going to increase your anxiety for a while but then you getting better .... I'm imagine how its horrible with the side effects but u going to calm ddown totaly in 2 weeks.....good luck... :-)

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   Posted 9/23/2006 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the advice guys....I've actually started taking a phenergen (an anti-histamine) which make me a bit dozy...unfortunately It makes me a bit fuzzy in the morning as well...I keep diverting my work phone to my home and vice-versa !!! OOps!! Thanks for understanding Rosie (hugs) it isn't as bad as panic, but it's still annoying huh? Thanks angest, I'ts good that zoloft is helping you..and as always thanks Lyn, you must get sick of me whingeing every week LOL

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   Posted 9/24/2006 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meg,

Aha -- antihistamines! Yes, it could definitely be that! I often take an antihistamine if I can sleep and they wipe me out! The payback is always that they leave me very fuzzy the next day, but I just need to get to sleep sometimes!!! I hope it is just that, really I do -- that would solve a lot of problems! :)

And you don't whinge hun -- we're all here to talk about the stuff that gets to us, and this got to you. (((Meg)))

Let us know how you go, ok?

Rosie x
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