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Can I Safely Stop Taking Zoloft Cold Turkey
Can i stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey after taking it for 5 years what will happen what would the side effects be?
Please do not: Ssri (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) discontinuation syndrome refers to the symptoms one can experience when the drug is reduced or withdrawn. Common responses to dose reduction or cessation include dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and vertigo. Please speak with your doctor before you change the dose of zoloft (sertraline). Be wel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey will I experience symtoms? I've stopped for almost a month ans can't sleep and have bad anxiety
Withdrawal symptoms!: Yes, you should not stop cold turkey. Those symptoms that you are experiencing are withdrawal symptoms of the medication. I would recommend to get re-started on it (after consulting your prescriber) until the symptoms disappear then taper off slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on St John's Wort but plan to start Zoloft (sertraline) because it isnt helping. Do I need to wean off SJW or can I stop cold turkey and start my Zoloft (sertraline) asap?
Hello. Can i stop smoking cold turkey, when I'm using Lamictal 200 mg, and Zoloft (sertraline) 150 mg? Or do I need to be carefull? Any dangers?
Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg daily for 2 months. Stopped cold turkey. Withdrawal effects kicking my butt. Fatigue,headache,chills,hot flashes. When will they stop?
Few days: Or the other thing you could do is wean off by using 25 mg daily for 1-2 weeks, then stop ...Read more
I have been takimg 50 mg of zoloft for one week, and want to quit taking it. Do i need to taper, or can i quit cold turkey?
No need to taper: too early to be dependent stop it if wanted , but it can take weeks to take effect , but usually doesn't work well , pray , walk , time is a good healer ...Read more
NO, however it is: No. Stopping any medication without first consulting your doctor is not advised, other mild to server complications can follow. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor : in general it is best to taper this medication gradually and not stop it abruptly. The exception to this rule would be under your doctor's supervision or because of an allergic reaction or a life-threatening side effect such as serotonin syndrome. Some people experience withdrawal or flu-like symptoms when they stop this drug cold turkey. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more
A week or ten days: If you are having discontinuation symptoms from stopping zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) they should go away by ten days after your last dose. These might include feeling dizzy like the room is spinning, feeling achy, hearing swishing noises when you move your head. If you are experiencing some other symptoms, it may not be from stopping zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) it may be underlying problems that zoloft (sertraline) was helping with, that came back. ...Read more
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