I am stoping Zoloft and starting Effexor CR

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   Posted 10/8/2006 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Is there anything that I should expect with the change? Will I experience withdrawals?



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   Posted 10/8/2006 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   

they are different types of antidepressants

why the change?

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   Posted 10/8/2006 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! Hope you will feel better soon!


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   Posted 10/8/2006 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, how high a dose of zoloft are you on and for how long? Are you doing a slow wean or a cold turkey?

I've just done a cold turkey off zoloft but I was on a high dose for a very long time. I'd ask your doctor for some short term meds to ease the withdrawal if it's going to be quick.

What I found was dizziness, muscle aches, stomach upsets, brain tingles and increased anxiety were some of the common things. It all really depends on how the withdrawal is handled though.

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   Posted 10/9/2006 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband changed from Zoloft to Lexapro with no problems. Good luck!

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   Posted 10/9/2006 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I going to stop Zoloft, and start Effexor. The reason why I am doing it is because I do not feel like Zoloft is working for me anymore.

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   Posted 10/9/2006 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes Zoloft does stop or does not work for some peeps..Have heard great things about the Effexor CR
I wish you all the best keep us posted please
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   Posted 10/9/2006 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Jay - I wish you all the luck in the world with your drugs change. I switched to Effexor this time last year after an antidepressant stopped working. The Effexor is working well for me.... gave me back my sleep.... wonderful.
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