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Weaning Off Of Zoloft Or Just Stop It Without Weaning Which Is Safer
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
I've been taking 25 mg Zoloft for 2.5 weeks experiencing rash moderate itching. My dr says i can just stop taking it - i thought you are supposed to wean off? What can relieve this itching?
Benadryl otc: 25 mg of zoloft is a low dose and you have not been on it for a long time. You can stop it now. Benadryl ( over the counter, also called diphenylhydramine) 50 mg at night might help the itching. Take it at night to avoid excessive sedation. If the itching continues in the morning, you can take a 25mg tablet, up to 3 times per day. Stop the Benadryl when your itching ceases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
Doc told me to switch from 150 mg Zoloft to 20 mg Lexapro without weaning just switch. Is that ok? Worried i will withdrawl.
My doctor switched me from Zoloft (50 mg) to prozac (10 mg) and I'm feeling the site effects of it. Is this normal? Without weaning from Zoloft?
Not surprising: While both Zoloft and Prozac are similar (SSRIs), patients often respond differently to the two medicines. So feeling some side effects from the change is not surprising. Typically our brains adjust to the change within 7-10 days without serious problems. However, if side effects persist or significantly disrupt your daily activities, contact your doctor and discuss your concerns. ...Read more
Can u take lorazepam for an attack if u are taking clonazepam twice daily? And i'm just starting Zoloft and still taking Effexor weaning off
Benzos are Dangerous: No. Why would you have two drugs of the same class? Does your prescribing physician know you are on all of this medication? The goal is to find a way to prevent anxiety. Benzos do not cure, treat or prevent anxiety. They calm you down; they are sedating? And they are extremely addictive. ...Read more
Bad reaction with Zoloft weaned down to 12.5 nine days ago side effects were present 4 days after should I half it again or wait another week?
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
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