Yes, Jay. My issue is anxiety, not depression. My problem is that I work in a high stress corporate environment and by the time my day was finished, I was so stressed it would take about
three hours to fully decompress. That meant getting away from people and usually being by myself until I calmed down. I went off the zoloft cold-turkey one week ago today (after taking 50 mg/day for 5 years). I had withdrawal symptoms (cramps, dizziness and diarrhea) for about
3 days but I'm over them now. I'm going to the doctor to get something else today that doesn't cause a weight gain (gained 50 pounds on zoloft). Maybe Wellbutrin. Over the past week, I've been doing breathing exercises based on yoga when I get stressed. Once an hour, I take about
fifteen long, deep breaths and breathing from the belly (not the chest!). Basically, let it all hang out. (literally) It seems to help but I think I may need something else. I'm also doing a 30 day liver detox (available at any nutrional supplement store) and taking L-Tyrosine pills twice daily.
On a side note, I've lost 5 pounds in the last 7 days while not working out at all (due to dizziness) and not really watching what I eat. I lost 5 pounds over the past 8 months working with a personal trainer and watching what I eat due to the f'ing zoloft.
I realize that not everyone's body reacts the same way but what I've been doing since going off the zoloft seems to work for me and may give you some good ideas. Good luck!