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How Can I Stop Taking Zoloft Im On 50mg Have Been Using It For 9 Months
I was on Zoloft Buspar and ativan and trazadon I wasn't fine doc add me Risperdal 0.25 I do verry good I stop Buspar and trazadon I feel fine?
Work w/ provider: Glad you are doing very well. But, ALWAYS try to work w/ the provider when stopping a medication. That way, if any problems arise, they'll be addressed rapidly and you'll be much safer. It's part of their responsibility to support you through the entire treatment. It's yours to be responsive. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can i stop taking Zoloft 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reuptake inhibitors) discontinuation syndrome refers to the symptoms one can experience when the drug is reduced or withdrawn.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. Be wel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I stop taking Zoloft after 7days? I started at 50 mg the first 3 days then down to 25 the 4 days after that. I feel terrible. Heart is racing
You can but ...: There was probably a good reason your doctor prescribed it in the first place. Also, there might be something (other than the Zoloft) causing you to feel bad. It's hard to say without knowing more. Talk to your doctor about what an alternative treatment might be. People often have very individual reactions to medications. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I stop taking Zoloft 100g? What is going to come? Am I going to be normal like I never took it? Will my depression heal?
Please don't just: stop your zoloft. See that you have Schizophrenia and depression. This is a complex issue & a number of factors would need to be known before this question could be answered. Please sit down with your psychiatrist to address these important issues. This is far to important to settle for guesses by on line doctors who don't know you. Take care. ...Read more
If I stop taking Zoloft 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
Husband and I have 4 mo old. We r using only withdraw method as contraception. Should I stop taking zoloft?
Failure rate high: Withdrawal method of contraception has a failure rate of 20 to 30%. Zoloft will be secreted in your breast milk if you are breast feeding although long term implications are not clear in an exposed child. Zoloft and other ssris are category 'c' meds that is not proven safe, but not treating depression and anxiety during pregnancy is more injurious to unborn. Have detail talk with psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking zoloft 25 mg for 12 days. Start having bad headaches, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhea, increase anxiety. Can I stop taking it now?
Check with doc: that prescribed it. It sounds like you're having side effects from it so you may need to stop it. ...Read more
Been taking Zoloft for a few months and piled on the pounds and my trousers don't fit unless elasticated so will I loose it if I stop the drug?
Zoloft weight gain: Review your weight gain with prescribing doctor to make sure there is no other explanation. If all points to Zoloft, discuss switching to another med not likely to cause weight gain. Weight gain should slowly reverse when Zoloft is stopped. Be sure to eat healthy and exercise as best you can. Good you're questioning the weight gain. All the best. ...Read more
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