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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

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

Sertraline withdraw: Withdrawal from sertraline can take days to weeks, particularly if you were taking it for several years. If you were feeling "swimmy" for two and now are just having random symptoms, it sounds like things are getting better and you are turning the corner. Hang in there! ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

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


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What sort of withdrawal symptoms can I expect if I suddenly stop taking sertraline?

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

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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

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Feeling dizzy and nauseous 2 weeks after stopping taking sertraline is it withdrawal symptoms ?

Feeling dizzy and nauseous 2 weeks after stopping taking sertraline  is it withdrawal symptoms ?

Sertraline and withd: Who, and for how long you were on sertraline. Do you have a physician overseen your progress. Tapering can take weeks to months depending on the antidepressant, how long you have taken it, your dose, and your symptoms. If you stop right away go “cold turkey” your body does not have enough time to adjust, and you may experience worse discontinuation symptoms. Symptoms may include: dizziness, nause ...Read more

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How long will Zoloft withdrawal symptoms last?

How long will Zoloft 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

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How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft last?

How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft last?

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

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How long does it take to wear off the withdrawal symptoms of zoloft?

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 may rebound on discontinuation and are not the same as the withdrawal symptoms. Patients differ. ...Read more

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I went off of Zoloft recently and all withdrawal symptoms have subsided except for horribly fowl gas and stomach discomfort. When/How will this stop?

I went off of Zoloft 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

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more


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Zoloft (Definition)

Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat ...Read more