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How Long Do Sertraline Withdrawal Symptoms Last
Days!!: These are not short acting drugs. You will feel the effects for days depending on your overall health and ability to metabolize the drug.. ...Read more
About 5 to 7 days: Half life is about a day. So on a dose of 50 mg, every day there will be 1/2 left from the day before. Other factors include age of patient, frequency and amount used. ...Read more
I stopped Sertraline cold turkey after about 5 years on it. I only took a small dosage of 25 mg. My question is, how long do the withdrawal symptoms last? I felt swimmy headed for about 2 weeks, that finally went away, and now I just have random sudden
Most sx's resolve: Within 2 weeks. SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: flu-like sx’s, insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety, tearfulness, low mood, irritability, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose stools, loss of appetite, dizziness, flushing, sweating, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, sensation of electric shocks & other sensory disturbances, & hyperarousal. ...Read more
DEPENDS ON SYMPTOM: In an otherwise healthy patient, whose dose has been gradually reduced prior to discontinuing, symptoms are usually mild and "self-limiting". Two to four weeks is common. Symptoms which were relieved with the zoloft (sertraline) may rebound on discontinuation and are not the same as the withdrawal symptoms. Patients differ. ...Read more
If stopped suddenly,: The ssri's can cause a discontinuation syndrome that can make you feel like you have the flu for a week or so. It can also give you what my patients call brain zaps and the feeling that when you turn your head, it takes a second for your eyes to catch up. Why not taper it with your doctor's help? ...Read more
Will I experience withdrawal symptoms stopping Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg after only two weeks of use?
Minimal: Minimal, but it is advisable to wean off gradually over few days (for this short period of use). Check with your doctor, he knows you best and he has the final word on this for you. ...Read more
I've been on sertraline 200mg for 6years, I've stopped them completely, its what I want, its been 1wk, when will withdrawal symptoms end as I feel crazy.
Hard to say: You say you abruptly stopped a substantial dose of sertaline. It's not likely to be life-threatening, but could be very uncomfortable for several weeks. If you're determined to stop the medication (and your doctor agrees this is wise) you could work together in a more gradual process. I see you're on fluoxetine, venlafaxine, and amitriptylene also though -- so if this is true you may be fine. ...Read more
I stopped taking my Zoloft (sertraline) 3 weeks ago, the withdrawal symptoms were bad so I went back on tonight and I feel real sick. Not sure if It's a concern?
What dose?: Sick in what way? If you were on a relatively high dose you may want to gradually get back up to that dose after being off completely for that long ...Read more
Possibly?: Don't know your previous dose, how long you were on it or how it was stopped. SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: flu-like sx’s, insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety, tearfulness, low mood, irritability, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose stools, loss of appetite, dizziness, flushing, sweating, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, sensation of electric shocks & other ...Read more
Tapering off of. 5 mg of klonopin after taking it for 10 yrs for anxiety and ocd. Taking Zoloft (sertraline) in its place. What withdrawal symptoms will I have?
Probably none: If you taper this med very slowly you should have no issues. You were only on a very low dose to begin with. ...Read more
I went off of Zoloft (sertraline) recently and all withdrawal symptoms have subsided except for horribly fowl gas and stomach discomfort. When/How will this stop?
Soon: Robert, hopefully you stopped your sertraline (Zoloft) with the help of your physician. I would be more worried that your psychiatric symptoms could come back. If you were on sertraline for over a month, it may take about a week for the stomach upset to subside. If it lasts longer than this your stomach issues are unlikely due to the sertraline, and I would see your physician for a work-up. ...Read more
Can I take Zoloft to help withdrawal symptoms from pristiq (desvenlafaxine) until I can get the pristiq (desvenlafaxine) filled tomorrow?
Not generally: A good idea to take Depression medicines intermittently or as needed. Not sure if it will help. Zoloft is quite different than Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and may cause unwanted side effects even if taken for only 1 or 2 days. You may try any over the counter headache / nausea med which are the main side effects of "withdrawal". Maybe a Physician from your State is available on HeathTaP Prime to refill today? ...Read more
I have ran out of my prescription of citalopram (40mg). I am away now for 4 days. Can I take my old setraline until then to avoid withdrawal symptoms?
Might work: Most pharmacies will sell you 4 citratralopam pills for a minimal fee. ...Read more
Alcohol withdrawal: Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to some extent duration of symptoms depends on amount being used. The physical withdrawal is usually ending in 3-4 days but longer lasting symptoms can last months or longer. ...Read more
Don't stop abruptly: Stopping calcium channel blockers, particularly Nifedipine suddenly can not only cause withdrawal or "rebound" symptoms, it can dangerously elevate blood pressure and pulse to where it can cause harm. They should be tapered, or if you had a bad reaction, switched to another similar drug and that be tapered gradually. ...Read more
How long do withdrawal symptoms last after taking klonopin (clonazepam) for 2 wks, cut down to. 25mg from. 5 for 6 days now doing. 25 every other day for a wk?
Should not be: A problem. It takes more than two weeks to develop dependence unless very high dose. So can't predict ...Read more
Depak ore: Typically there is not a withdrawal syndrome associated with the discontinuation of depakote. As the medication is used to treat such conditions as bipolar disorder, seizures, and headaches, and these conditions may recur or intensify with abrupt stopping of the drug, it is recommended to gradually lower the dose and stop in consultation with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Trazodone: It is very unusual to have withdrawal symptoms with trazodone. It is an mild antidepressant which is used at bedtime because its sedative effect, improving sleep as well as replenishing neurotransmitters involved in depression. If anything, you will find that causes headaches and vivid dreams in the first week of using it. It is not addictive. ...Read more
Depends: Some people, for reasons that are not clear, are more sensitive to changes in serotonergic medications such as paroxetine (paxil) and suffer from discontinuation symptoms. In my experience, the way to manage this is to very slowly taper off the medication. Depending on the dose and duration of treatment, that can take many months (and often a lot of tab splitting and quartering). ...Read more
Depends: Withdrawal symptoms indicate that physical dependence has developed. If tapered and stopped responsibly, there are no withdrawal symptoms -- usually another drug is substituted to withdraw from. If it is precipitous, withdrawal symptoms can last from about 7 to 14 days. But symptoms that alprazolam was treating can re-emerge. If addicted, cravings and a prolonged withdrawal syndrome may develop ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal: Geodon (ziprasidone) is approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It's not addicting but to avoid symptoms of withdrawal your prescribing professional would probably taper you off Geodon (ziprasidone) even if changing you to a different medication. Either way you certainly shouldn't stop it cold turkey and it be done with your prescribing professional fully involved. ...Read more
As above: Nortryptyline is tricyclics anti depressant and need to be written by physician. Discuss u question with u prescriber. ...Read more
How long after the last dose of narcotics should pass for withdrawal symptoms to become noticeable?
It depends: Metabolizing different drugs takes different lengths of time. Therefore, your answer depends on what you've been taking, how much, and how often. Also there are individual differences as well. Best to speak with your own physician about your own case. ...Read more
How long do Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal symptoms last? I was on Paxil (paroxetine) 5mg for two months.
Usually 5-7 days: Or even less especially on a dose of only 5 mg. However, there have been case reports of much longer withdrawal reactions reactions, but I suspect that many of those been been upon immediate withdrawal from much higher doses. ...Read more
I was on lexapro (escitalopram). How long do these withdrawal symptoms last and will I ever feel happy again?
Drugs like lexapro (escitalopram): Should generally not be stopped abruptly, but should be tapered over several weeks. If you were on 20 mg per day, it should be reduced to 10 mg/day for a week, then 10 mg every other day - that usually will stop the withdrawal symptoms. Depression can be a lifelong disease, and both psychotherapy and medication may be helpful. Many people achieve remission, but it takes work and expert help. ...Read more
I've been off the tramadol for 5-6 days now, am I going through withdrawal symptoms and how long do they last?
Should be over: Very soon. Tramadol is short-acting, and compared to most other opioid drugs, rarely causes very severe withdrawal. The most acute symptoms are usually getting better by day 5, and almost always by days 7-10. Post-acute withdrawal symptoms, like irritability, poor appetite, aches and pains, insomnia may persist for several more weeks. ...Read more
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