I accidentally stopped Zoloft cold turkey

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   Posted 2/28/2012 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!
I'm new here. I have been taking Zoloft for 9 years. I believe that all of the issues that caused my depression have been resolved. Anyway, I have two small children and work at home full time. I had a new prescription that didn't refill automatically. I knew I was out, but I've just been too busy or distracted to refill it. It's been a week since I've taken a pill. I feel completely fine. I haven't had any strange symptoms or sleep problems. I was thinking that this might be a good opportunity to stay off it. I'm sick of being on drugs, plus I'm breastfeeding and would like to not have those medications in my body or hers. My question is: since I've been off for a week with no symptoms, am I in the clear? Would I already have had issues? I would love to walk away and never look back- its this the opportunity I've been looking for or should I go back on and taper off?

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   Posted 2/28/2012 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
amy i would talk to your dr. with healing compassion, jamie



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   Posted 2/28/2012 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Jamie, I would talk to the doc. You may be clear... I don't know... Sometimes the medication stays in our systsem for about a week and then we get the withdrawal symptoms. But either way, I would talk to the doc and make sure they know what you are doing. You should never stop antidepressants without talking to the doc.

I hope all is clear though, I understand how you feel. I would do anything to get off meds, but it will never happen for me. I hope that your depression was just situational.

Hugs, Karen
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