Zoloft Withdrawals after just 1 month?

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   Posted 2/5/2012 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am 17 years old and i was put on zoloft, it has been about a month or a little more that i have been taking it. Recently i stopped taking it cold turkey because i felt as if it was changing me for the worse. After a couple days of not taking it, i have developed pain through my whole body, i don't want to move, and when i do move my body feels all weird, but i can't explain the exact feeling. Also i have gone to bed very late, and normally i would sleep 10+ hours, but now it only about five. Im not sure if this is withdrawals or if I'm getting very sick. PLeaseeeee Hellppppp

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   Posted 2/5/2012 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
IMHO you need to seek medical attention right away. Going cold turkey can be very dangerous with this medication.
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   Posted 2/5/2012 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
even after just about a month of taking it? I was only concerned because i didnt know if you can get withdrawals after just a month. I really dont want the medication, so i dont know what to do. It gives me sexual libo (i think thats what its called) and it seems to just take me out of reality, i dont know what to do..

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   Posted 2/5/2012 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it is possible to thave withdrawal symptoms in as little as a month of taking it. Just go off slow. Do talk to your doctor. Maybe try something else.

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   Posted 2/6/2012 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone's body will react differently to medications. I've been on Zoloft and Lexapro in the past and ended both cold-turkey with no side effects. However, your unique tolerance to certain medications and the dosage you were taking leaves you in a position where only you and your doctor can decide what is going on and how to proceed. It is possible to have withdrawal symptoms after only a month if your body is sensitive enough. If you were having strange effects while on Zoloft, your doctor should be able to prescribe a different medication or a lower dose, or alternative treatments to medication. I would contact him/her immediately due to your symptoms.

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   Posted 2/8/2012 2:44 AM (GMT -6)   
pls seek immediate medical assistance. with healing compassion, jamie


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