zoloft doesn't worth it

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weanoff
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   Posted 8/26/2012 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I'm having an episode of mild depression, panic attacks and insomnia so my doc has prescribed me with zoloft 50mg (sertraline) during mornings and ravotril 0.5mg (clonazepam) at night.

I've been taking both drugs for 19 days and currently I'm experiencing some nasty side effects that I consider that are worse than my illness, e.g.:
- reduced libido and ejaculatory anhedonia, that is ruining my relationship
- lack of concentration, so I'm unable to perform well at work
- vivid dreams since day 14, so real that I always wake up and have insomnia again
- feel like a zombie

All of this affecting my work and personal life in general, so I called my doc and he said that I take half-dose (25mg) for zoloft the next few days and call him back to see if side effects are reduced.

In the end, I decided that this crap off me, doesn't worth it. I want to wean off zoloft. Since I've been taking it for 18 days at full dose, and 1 day at half-dose, I would like to know a good strategy to avoid withdrawal symptoms for someone that haven't taking it for too long. For the moment, my plan is to take 25mg for 4 days, then 12.5mg for 4 days, then no dosis. Do you think that is fine?

Thanks!

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/26/2012 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Weanoff,

Welcome to the forum.

Are you sure you want to do this? Sounds like you are having a knee jerk reaction!

Depression is a serious condition and needs to be treated, if the reduction in the med Z does not work, then the doc can prescribe another; there are many meds out there that can work for you.

On thing you must be is patient with yourself. As for your relationships, if the person cares for you at all, they will understand.

As for work, I can certainly relate, you must slow down a bit and take things slower until the meds are stabilized. I know how frustrating this is, I have been there! Yes, I could not confide in my boss, so I stated I had some family issues and I got through it. Communication is the key, don't let your boss guess at your troubles.

Communication with your doc about how you feel honestly 100% IS KEY also to get you the correct meds. Hang in there for you health, give yourself a shot.

Keep posting here we care and will listen, others may give you weaning advice, but then what will you do with your depression?

Stay strong.
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   Posted 8/26/2012 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I would do what the doc says. Sounds like he is weaning you down already. Which may be necessary for a med change. Something else might work better and not have side effects. Sex is very important for some people. The decrease should help with that. And there could be other drugs that don't effect the libido so much. Keep hanging in there. And keep posting as it does help. And welcome to the forum... You have come to a good place where the members do understand.

Hugs, Karen
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