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How To Wean Off Zoloft 50mg
Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle aches, feeling flushed, anxious, etc. Zoloft does this infrequently. These withdrawal effects are not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable. If you are having problems stopping from 50 mg talk to your doc about cutting to a lower dose for a week or 2 and then stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taper Zoloft: Generally, a taper over months with 2-6 weeks between steps is recommended. Yours is a very low dose (25mg). At that dose, it should be possible to just stop it. Have a look at the article in the Harvard Medical Letter on how to discontinue antidepressant meds: http://bit.ly/1F5ctVz. Of course, you should discuss your plans with the prescribing physician before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get tablets: If you are having trouble weaning off 25 mg zoloft, you may be a slow metabolizer. Check with your doctor. Otherwise, skip a capsule every 5 days for 2 wks, then every 4 days for 2 wks, then every 3 days, then every other day for 2 wks etc then one cap every 3days for 2 wks, every 4 days for 2 wks, then stop. ...Read more
Do i need to wean off Zoloft when switching to Lexapro or can I just go straight to the Lexapro without still taking zoloft. Doc said to do that?
Start Lexapro: While still on the zoloft . I usually have someone start on a small dose of the Lexapro and increase it gradually while at the same time, taper down even more slowly on the zoloft. Each new antidepressant essentially has to start over again and needs time to work. Therefore you don't want to go off the zoloft too quickly, you may find out it had been doing much more for you than you had thought. ...Read more
Best way to wean off 50mg zoloft? Dr said to take every second day is this correct? And for how long before i stop all together? Thanks!
I don't want to take: The place of your physician. Your physician knows how long you have been on zoloft. So follow his or her advice. There is more than one way to wean off of zoloft and taking the medication every other day is one of them. Taking 25mg per day is another way it can be tapered. ...Read more
Why tapering?: You should talk to the doctor who prescribed it first, to make sure you don't still need the medication to control any symptoms. Otherwise, to taper, decrease to 25 mg daily for two weeks and then stop. You could start to notice a return of depression or anxiety with reducing the dose or stopping it. In that case, just restart it at 50 mg daily. Good luck! ...Read more
I am slowly weaning myself off of zoloft. I am currently taking 50mg on mwf. What side effects should I expect when i stop completely?
I am having fasciculations and tremor from zoloft after being on 50MG for over 10 years. I am weaning off. Will this be permanent? I am weaning slowly
Wean If Possible: After taking an antidepressant then abruptly stopping it may cause "discontinuation syndrome" (a fancy term for withdrawal). Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, and electric brain shocks just to mention a few. If these symptoms occur you might think you are slipping back into depression and needlessly restart the med. Tapering is preferred. Always work closely with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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