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How Can I Stop Taking Zoloft Im On 50mg Have Been Using It For 9 Months
How can I stop taking Buspar (buspirone) and celexa I have been on it for 9 years and i hate ti depend on it?
Slowly: Try reducing the doses very slowly, one medication at a time. ...Read more
I've been on sertraline 50mg for 3 months now, i want to stop cause i'm better now. How can I stop?
ask first: You should ask your dr to help you develop an exit plan, it s not only about discontinuation symptoms and doses, but rather also the fact that the original symptoms may come back. Mostly, if situations triggering depression/anxiety are still there and there was no psychotherapy. Usually, psychotherapy is used to monitor and ensure good results before stopping meds. Ask your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi I am currently on lustral 50mg and was wondering if I stopped taking them how long would it take for them to be out of my system?
TAPER: Must slowly taper off, withdrawing gradually over 2 weeks, to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The 1/2 life is about 1 day, meaning that 1 day without it results in 1/2 the blood level. The 2nd day is is again half as much. So after 4 days the blood level is 1/16 of day #1. After a week it is only 1/64 as much. After 2 weeks it will be essentially gone. ...Read more
I have been on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for two months and suddenly am having terrible diarrhea. Do I need to taper or can I just stop taking. Getd is not that bad.Am on 60 mgs.
I have been taking verapamil 180mg SR for 2 months. I cannot tolerate the side effects. Can I just stop taking it? Or, do I have to wean myself?
Taper: I would taper it over a couple of weeks. Take 3/4 for 5 days, 1/2 for 5 days, 1/4 for 5 days and then stop. That will prevent any physical withdrawal. Of more concern would be recurrence of the underlying anxiety. Many antidepressants work well for anxiety (e.g. Paxil, (paroxetine) mirtazepine, and effexor). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simvastatin: You have to continue. Your doctor need to monitor your cholesterol profile and liver functions every 3-6 months. ...Read more
I am on 25mg of lamictal, do I have to taper off or can I just quit taking it? I have been taking since June 2015
Lamictal: Usually a dose of 25mg doesn't require tapering. But - this should be discussed with your prescribing provider before proceeding. ...Read more
Hi - I have been taking 25mg of sertraline for 3 days then 50mg of sertraline for 6 days. How should I taper off to eventually stop taking it?
Talk w/your doc 1st: Please talk with the doctor who prescribed this medicine for you, before doing anything. There must have been a reason you received it, and it's not clear that whatever symptoms you were having, are gone. If sertraline isn't helping you, your doctor could make adjustments or changes -- but from your note you've only been on it for 9 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypothyroidism, i take 250mg thyroxin a day and have been for 5 years. When can I stop being dependent on this?
I've been on 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 3weeks now on 100mg for 5 days i have all the side effects when should it stop giving me side effects? Im getting scared.
Side effects: Side effects usually do not disappear.check with your doc for another drug. ...Read more
I am scared to start my taper of Sertraline. I have been on it for 9 months and take 75mg daily. I am ready, but don't want discontinuation symptoms..
Taper under your: medical provider's supervision. Not everyone gets discontinuation symptoms. By tapering and not going off cold turkey - it greatly minimizes risk for discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more
10 days ago I switched from 100mg sertraline to 20mg fluoxetine and have been dizzy for the last 5 days.How long will this last and how can I stop it?
SSRI effects: Both Sertraline and Fluoxetine are used for Treatment of Depression and anxiety. 20mg Fluoxetine is lower dosethan100mg Sertraline in equivalency. Dizziness can be side effect of both medications; and may be due to withdrawal from higher dose of Sertraline and changing to lower dose of Fluoxetine. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss side effects, withdrawals ; Therapy for stresses ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does Lyrica take to work. I have been on 50 mg for about a month and the side effects are just awful. A.m. I am zoned out after taking 25 mg?
Can i stop taking Diovan (valsartan) or do I have to wean of it? I have been taking 80 mg for 2 weeks.
Talk to doctor: You should never stop a medication without discussing the decision with your doctor. He/she will advice if it is appropriate to stop, if you need an alternative, etc. ...Read more
I been taking .5 mg of ativan for about 2 mos. If i stop will I have withdrawal or do I need to taper? I also started back taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 1 mo now
I want to get off risperdone and am on 2mg. I have been on it for 3 and a half months. I also take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40mg. How can I start lowering the dosage a?
I am currently taking Tetralysal for my acne, it works and I've been on it for 3 months, but I know It's temporary. can I keep using the medicine?
Can use long term: Tetralysal is an antibiotic that is in the tetracycline family of antibiotics. It is a common medicine used in acne as the bacteria causing plugging of glands and pores in acne is quite responsive to this antibiotic. Long term rare affect on liver and kidney, so may need labs done. Should never be used in pregnancy or if thinking of becoming pregnant. May also cause colon irritation-eat probiotic ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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 (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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Experiencing persistent genital arousal (pgad) after a week on zoloft. If I stop taking zoloft, will my pgad go away?did I permanently damage my body?
Change in med:
Please consult the doctor who prescribed Zoloft and discuss your issue with her/him. It may be feasible to provide a different medication for your disorder.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Zoloft caused restless leg syndrome and pgad (persistent genital arousal). If I stop taking zoloft will rls and pgad go away?
Yes: In general, findings of side effects related to medications are found in trials of reducing and/or stopping the medications to determine links between medications and side effects. There are many different antidepressants to discuss with your primary care provider as alternatives, but as always, discuss with your PCP and balance the benefits (reduced depression) vs. the harms (RLS and PGAD). ...Read more
Taking zoloft (sertraline) 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
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
Been taking Zoloft (sertraline) 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 (sertraline) weight gain: Review your weight gain with prescribing doctor to make sure there is no other explanation. If all points to Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) discuss switching to another med not likely to cause weight gain. Weight gain should slowly reverse when Zoloft (sertraline) 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
Slow taper: The ideal route would be to reduce it to 25 mg for 5 days, then take it alternate days for 3 days, then stop. ...Read more
I've been taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg for over a year if I stop slowly will the symptoms come back?
It depends: It really depends what you are taking zoloft (sertraline) for: depression, anxiety and etc. It also matters what other treatments you are exploring for your symptoms or condition. I would recommend that you consult a psychiatrist to determine if that is the time when you could taper your medication safely. Everyone is different, so personalized approach really matters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discontinuation: If stopped, most antidepressants will cause discontinuation symptoms. Rarely dangerous (but somewhat worrysome), they are the reason why whenever possible is better to taper off slowly. Dizziness, anxiety, lightheadedness, and cold-like symptoms are the most classic presentation. Ask your dr before thinking of stopping meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 days: 1/2 life is 1 day, 5 half life's to clear. Assuming you are a normal metabolier 5 days would pretty much do it. ...Read more
Ive been on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) for a few months and would like to stop. Do I have to go down to 25mg or can I just stop it altogether right now?
Ask your physician: Sally, it is never a good idea to stop psychiatric medications on your own. You can have physical withdrawal symptoms in addition to mood changes and increased anxiety if medication changes are not done carefully. Please ask your psychiatrist about this, and share with him/her WHY you would like to come off of the medication. ...Read more
I have taken one 50mg dose of Zoloft (sertraline) but had terrible side effects. Will I have withdrawal if I stop taking it?
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