A 33-year-old member asked:
I feel like i've lost myself while being on zoloft (sertraline) but i can't stop taking it what should i do?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure what dose u r taking & whether your symptoms started after increasing the dose, but i recommend reviewing those possibilities with your prescribing doctor to see if lowering the dose might be an option.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 43-year-old member asked:
What happens if you stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) suddenly?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Serotonin Effects: Some people experience what is known as serotonin discontinuation syndrome which is like withdrawal. Symptoms include dizziness, sweating, nausea, agitation, anxiety & panic, restlessness, irritability, aggressiveness, worsening of mood, sadness, crying spells or mood lability, hyperactivity, depersonalization, decreased concentration, "brain zaps, " and memory/concentration difficulty.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 15, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.