withdrawal symptoms of zoloft

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   Posted 5/8/2007 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
HI! I used to post alot here back in sept and oct. I'm back!
I've been on zoloft (50) for awhile and 2 weeks ago I had to stop cold turkey cause I couldn't get an appt to get my prescription renewed till the following week. The week (the whole week)that I stopped taking zoloft I had the worst migraine and diarrhea. I felt light headed and dizzy. Anyone got these symptoms when they stopped taking zoloft or other anxiety medication? I just wanted to know that the symptoms that I felt were due to stopping the pill..and not from other things.
I'm back on zoloft again...thank god!
thanks! :-)

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   Posted 5/8/2007 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It wouldn't surprise me if these symptoms were associated with the sudden withdrawal.

But puppy - you mustn't go off Zoloft cold turkey. Call your doctor's emergency line if necessary - they know how critical it is that you not miss a dose - I would be surprised if they didn't at least give you enough to tide you over until you were able to make an appt. The pharmacies will sometimes give you a single pill if they know you're out - because they also know how serious it is as well.

Take care!

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   Posted 5/9/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi mate!
I have the same experience even worse than yours with my zoloft, I'm on zoloft , some time when I'm trying to stop taking it after a long period of free anxiety and panic bouts , I'm starting to tappering the dose, but when I'm on the second day of missing dose all withdrawal symptoms popping up and stay with me a week even starting zoloft again...don't be afraid , take it easy , all disappear again after one week taking zoloft again....hope you getting well

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   Posted 5/9/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like withdrawal from going cold turkey. If you taper off them you should be fine and get no withdrawal. I reduced my dose of effexor from 225 to 150 and had no side effects or withdrawal and feel fine.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/9/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I got those withdrawl symptoms and I did taper off. It didn't seem to matter. I had what I can only describe as "brain tremors". It litereally felt like my brain was shaking inside my head, which made me dizzy and sick to my stomach. I had these "tremors for 2 months and the first week off the pills was the worst! I was so sick, the couch was my only friend. I will never go back on that stuff again, just too icky.
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