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I was on Zoloft Buspar (buspirone) and ativan and trazadon I wasn't fine doc add me Risperdal 0.25 I do verry good I stop Buspar (buspirone) and trazadon I feel fine?

I was on Zoloft Buspar (buspirone) and ativan and trazadon I wasn't fine doc add me Risperdal 0.25 I do verry good I stop Buspar (buspirone) 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

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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How can I stop taking zoloft (sertraline)? Im on 50mg have been using it for 9 months?

How can I stop taking zoloft (sertraline)? Im on 50mg have been using it for 9 months?

Under supervision: Discuss it with your physician to see what is safest for you. However 50mg is low enough to stop it without having to decrease the dose. ...Read more

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Can i stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey after taking it for 5 years what will happen what would the side effects be?

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reuptake inhibitors) discontinuation syndrome refers to the symptoms one can experience when the drug is reduced or withdrawn.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 more

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Can I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) 100g? What is going to come? Am I going to be normal like I never took it? Will my depression heal?

Can I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) 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 (sertraline). 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

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Can I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) 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

Can I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) 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 more

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Should I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) if my chest hurts?

Should I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) if my chest hurts?

You may have to: But consult a cardiologist to rule out any heart problem, once ruled out consult psychiatrist for a different antidepressant. ...Read more

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Husband and I have 4 mo old. We r using only withdraw method as contraception. Should I stop taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Husband and I have 4 mo old. We r using only withdraw method as contraception. Should I stop taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Failure rate high: Withdrawal method of contraception has a failure rate of 20 to 30%. Zoloft (sertraline) will be secreted in your breast milk if you are breast feeding although long term implications are not clear in an exposed child. Zoloft (sertraline) 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 more

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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

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 more

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I feel like i've lost myself while being on Zoloft (sertraline) but i can't stop taking it what should I do?

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. ...Read more

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