Here I am on my 20th day without Zoloft.
I FEEL BETTER!!!!!
May be if someone else was in my today condition would freak out, but to me I feel much better considering My terrible 15 days before that.
So...I've been to the Neurologist whio explained to me that since for 4 years taking Zoloft it was the Zoloft who produced the Serotonin for my brain, now without it My brain needs to come back to normal to reproduce the serotonin needed for the Brain and body to function normally as used to do before taking the zoloft.
After ofcourse advising me first to go back to Zoloft and tapper it more slowly (as if i didn't so) and second (becouse i said I would rather die than go back to Zoloft), the Doc advised me to take 10mg Valium/per day till no one knows when. HAHAHAHAHA What?! To go from a so-called non-Addictive Medicine as Zoloft to a Very well known-Addictive Medicine as Valium???????!!!!!!!!!!! Are u f...kidding me?!
I said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Way!
I asked if I have problem with my brain or any other phisical or is it it just temporary a normal condition and I have just to be patient. The Neurologist confirmaed this to be a common condition similar to people taking Steroids for example...... So then the Neurologist advised me to take 5-HTP (AN HERB) Aino-Acid, a really natural thing which can be taken even if you're pregnant, something taken from a kind opf been. GOODMORNING!!!!! 5-HTP helps the brain to produce serotonin, improves Mood, and even helps you loose some wheight and other benefits too....
WHY THE HELL........you doctors, start with the easiest for you advices (like Zoloft)and after patient's resistence you start to advise us to take HERBS......Shouldn't be the contrary?!!!!!!!!!!
Oh and by the way the one and only happy story that I've read regarding Zoloft withdrawal was related with a boy who stoped zoloft and started taking 5-HTP right away......BUT when I asked my psychiatrist about this 5-HTP ......you know what he told me while I was crying and beging for help? No way,this my girl, is Sertraline same as zoloft..... thought than that's why the poor boy from the happy story thinks he's doing better.
I made a research on 5-HTP....and I found it to be the right choise. If I knew about it 4 years ago I would nevere ever taken the F... Zoloft.
I am taking 50mg before sleep....and aslo I take B-complex 50 mg per day, and Omega 3 - 3000mg per day, also I'm going to Yoga and started to take care of myself doing things that give me pleasure. I have been diagnosed with Depression/Anxiety and I am convinced that nobody with such diagnose should tuch Zoloft or any other antidepressant. I still have some of the Zaps, but they're now from 7-8 per minute to 10-15 per day...and I am still Irritated and nearvous...but I really Hoipe that this will soon end forever...and even If i go back to feel depressed or full of anxiety,,,I will be patient and working on my self, with vitamins, herbs, exercicing and whatever other healthy choises.
.....I will keep you Informed!!!!