Zoloft from 2 pills a day to 1/2 pill

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   Posted 5/9/2017 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I am 64 and on Zoloft for about a decade, 2 pills a day. Tried a few years ago to get off but withdrawal issues got to me.

This time I am taking longer to get off. After tapering off for about three months, I was on 1/2 pills and today skipped that. I take a ton of vitamins to help, meditate to subliminal music, and pray deeply. This time it seems to be working. I have felt a tad emotional at times, but so far, looking good.

Just looking for encouragement. Has anyone gotten off Zoloft and stayed off?


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   Posted 5/10/2017 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Howard, what you are doing is commendable. I assume there is a reason you do not want to continue taking Zoloft. I am new to anti-depressants and just started taking Effexor last week, because I could not longer take the mood swings, especially now that I am on hormone blockade for cancer. After reading the experiences of others in this forum I realize this means that I may be on some form of anti-d for the rest of my life, but at least I can tell family members that I am doing something about my moods and hopefully I won't have to apologize to them quite so often smile

Before starting Effexor it was necessary that I stop taking the narcotic Tramadol that I had been taking daily for over a decade. That wasn't easy, but tapered off as you are doing. I understand that anti-d's may be even more difficult. I wish you luck in getting back to your "old self", but it is possible that you may not recognize him any longer.
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   Posted 5/10/2017 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Can I ask why you are going off of your antidepressant? Just curious.

Hugs, Karen...

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   Posted 5/10/2017 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you are communicating with your doctor.

We who have depression, could have a chemical enbalance of the brain. This being said, weaning off any anti-depressant might cause mood disturbance and other side effects.

As we get older [I am 56] it can create a more severe effect. Just saying it might, not that it is definite.

It is a good thing is you can live a good life with the diagnosis and without medication.

I hope this helps.

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