coming off zolft

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jenjen123
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   Posted 8/16/2012 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys,

So I have been taking Zoloft since about October 2011, because of anxiety.
I started on the 50mg for about 3 months, then increased the dosage to 100mg. When I increased to 100mg I gained about 15kgs in a month. I wanted to get off the drug all together because of the weight issue, and also I didn't think I need it anymore.
I went to to the doctor and he dropped me back down to the 50mg. I have been taking the 50mg for 1 month, and the packet run out. As I had limited money I chose not to get another dosage from the chemist. this was Sunday (12.8.12).
The last time I had a pill.

The CONS.
This past week I have been experiencing nausea, electric shock feeling in my brain, feeling sick, paranoid, headaches, slurred words and stuttering ..

The PROS.
I feel my brain is working better, not as tired.

I don't know how long these cons are going to last, it is hurting me so much. I feel like I'm going to faint all the time.
when will these effects go away???
ANY SUGGESTIONS?

getting by
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   Posted 8/17/2012 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenjen123,

Yes these effects will go away. It ususally takes a couple of weeks. at the most... Usually... It is so hard to say with depression meds, but from my experiences, it takes a couple of weeks. Unless you start another med, then they go away quicker.

Welcome to the forum Jen, we are here to help you as much as possible with the eperiences that we have had, I am sure you will hear from others in awhile, I am up early...

Hugs, Karen...
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