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

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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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?

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

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What happens if you stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) suddenly?

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 more

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Have been on 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for two weeks. When do I stop taking it?

Have been on 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for two weeks. When do I stop taking it?

Consult with dr. : Are you tapering off the zoloft (sertraline) or did you just start it? This clearly needs to be done under your providers supervision but with a taper this long, it can usually be stopped. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Zoloft (sertraline) to leave your system after you stop taking it?

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

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Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

It's safe....but: It is safe but you might experience some disconinuation sx--dizziness flu like symptoms some pts describe electric "zaps" in their heads-- probably better to wean off gradually. ...Read more

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What side effects would you experience if you suddenly stop taking zoloft (sertraline)?

What side effects would you experience if you suddenly stop taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Check out these: Links. God bless u! http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/dangers-of-stopping-antidepressants?toptoctest=expand. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?page=3.

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Hello, i m taking Zoloft (sertraline) since 6 months, i want to stop but afraid from side effects.

Hello, i m taking Zoloft (sertraline) since 6 months, i want to stop but afraid from side effects.

Talk w/your doctor: Talk with your doctor about how you're feeling. The 2 of you can discuss the reasons zoloft (sertraline) was prescribed in the first place, and whether it's safe and reasonable to taper it now. If it is, your doctor can work with you towards this goal. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more