Posted 12/11/2012 7:51 AM (GMT -6)
I've been completely off Zoloft for 7 days now. After weaning myself off, slower then the Dr. said to. I took it for 3 years, and didn't feel better. Still had depression & anxiety. Nothing has ever worked for me, except Prozac, way back, 15 years ago. But, I took it for so long, it didn't help anymore.
Anyway, I was afraid to go off the Zoloft. Afraid of the withdrawal. I feel 100% awful! Besides the dang brain tremors, headaches, shakiness, brain zaps, & other physical junk. I feel so angry, irritable, & sad, all at the same time! I have *itched & swore, more in the past few days, then I have in a year! Everything irritates me to the highest degree! (Even typing this, I keep getting very mad, when I misspell a word, & have to correct it!) I have started crying over little things, also. Things that I normally wouldn't feel affected by.
I even posted on FB, about how I'm feeling coming off this "medication". And, that I have chronic depression/anxiety. My secret is out. But, I feel like I don't care what they all think! (Not like me, at all). I'm also going through pre-menopause. So, between the two things, I feel like I'm going crazy! I don't know which symptom, is from what?!
What really ticks me off...is how Dr's want to just keep pushing "drugs". They don't tell you how bad it'll be coming off. Mine insisted there wouldn't be much for withdrawals. Which I disagreed with, to her. She didn't understand why I would want to be drug free, for the first time in 20 years. Well, like I told her. How will I know how I really feel as a human being, if I don't get off the stuff, & actually see how I am, for real?!? I have been prescribed a lot of different ones through the years. I do my own research. If it didn't look like a good fit for me. I wouldn't fill it. Dr's, WAY too often, push things onto people, w/o really caring who you are, & what health issues you may have, that the medication may worsen. I have tachycardia, & IBS...among other things. And, have been prescribed drugs that have a high risk of causing those things. They (Drug Doctors) treat people like a number... not a individual human being.
My particular drug Dr., never even asked, or cared about my personal life. In 3 years, she never asked why I was so depressed! Not even after I told her, I have a very high stress life, because of the people (family) in it. Not one, word form her, as to why?!? This is not okay. Drugs, or medication... as some call it. Should be taken (figuratively/literally) very seriously. Not handed out like candy! And, the why's to a persons anxiety/depression...be it hormonal, genetics, or environmental...or all. Should be considered a great deal, in my opinion.
Thanks for having a place to vent about this issue. ~ Conbo