Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum. I have heard of many of the AD meds causing weight gain. I can understand your wanting to come off this drug but please review this info:
Zoloft has a half-life of about one day which means that for every day that passes without taking the medicine, the medication level in the blood falls by approximately 50 %. After one day the blood level is reduced to 50 % of the original level, after two days it is at 25 %, after three days to 12.5 percent and so on.
If Zoloft is discontinued too rapidly, withdrawal symptoms may develop. Among the most common withdrawal symptoms that have been reported are nausea, tremors, lightheadedness, muscle pains, weakness, insomnia, and anxiety. While the majority of people discontinuing Zoloft have none of these symptoms, some have reported one or more. The symptoms usually last approximately one to two weeks but have been known to gradually decrease over a period of time long as one month. It is absolutely imperative that Zoloft be discontinued under the supervision of a licensed physician. Reference: 7th Edition Pocket PDR
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