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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


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Will I experience withdrawal symptoms stopping Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg after only two weeks of use?

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

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Will I get any withdrawal symptoms from stopping Zoloft (sertraline) after 3 days?

Will I get any withdrawal symptoms from stopping Zoloft (sertraline) after 3 days?

Doubtful: I have not seen patients show discontinuation symptoms after such a short period on zoloft (sertraline) but it is important to talk with your provider before starting or stopping medications. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are common Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal symptoms?

Discontinuation sx: SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: insomnia, nausea, dizziness, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, sensation of electric shocks & other sensory disturbances, & hyperarousal. Usually symptoms resolve in one to two weeks. ...Read more

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How long will Zoloft (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

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How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft (sertraline) last?

How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft (sertraline) 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 (sertraline)?

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

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

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Can I take Zoloft to help withdrawal symptoms from pristiq (desvenlafaxine) until I can get the pristiq (desvenlafaxine) filled tomorrow?

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

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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?

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

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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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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

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I've been on celexa 10mg for 20 days now. Would I have withdrawal symptoms if I stopped it? Or how do you stop 10mg? Not stopping on my own. J/w if ido

Talk w MD & do gradu: You should tell ur M.D. of the plan to discontinue. In 3 weeks the anti-depressant effect should just be taking effect & you might not want to lose it and possibly become symptomatic again. If you r discontinuing you may not have any withdrawal symptoms or they could be mild. You can minimize the possibility by taking one pill every other day for a week and then one pill every 3 days for a week ...Read more

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I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) for 6 days 10 mg. Its causing un wanted sexual side effects. I'm stopping the med. It shouldn't cause withdrawal symptoms should it?

I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) for 6 days 10 mg. Its causing un wanted sexual side effects. I'm stopping the med. It shouldn't cause withdrawal symptoms should it?

Talk to your dr: Unfortunately, this seems to be a difficult side effect. However before you just stop, talk with your dr. And see if he/she has other ideas to counter this side effect. Depression itself often is accompanied by lack of libido and other sexual side effects. ...Read more

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Is there tapering off procedure when stopping 6 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) in Children if he took it for 3 weeks only. Any withdrawal symptoms?

Is there tapering off procedure when stopping 6 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) in Children if he took it for 3 weeks only. Any withdrawal symptoms?

Usually: Usually SSRI anti-depressant meds such as Prozac (fluoxetine) should be tapered gradually unless there are severe side effects. Stopping suddenly may cause an increase in anxiety, depression, and other sx. Talk with your doctor about the exact timing of the tapering. ...Read more

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Do you always get withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of a drug?

No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read more

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I've been drinking heavily for two years. 7-10 ounces of liquor/day. Stopping today. What are withdrawal symptoms, when will they begin, how to alleviate? I am going to work with a psychiatrist too.

I've been drinking heavily for two years. 7-10 ounces of liquor/day. Stopping today. What are withdrawal symptoms, when will they begin, how to alleviate? I am going to work with a psychiatrist too.

Alcohol withdrawal: Firstly, I commend you on your decision and wish you the best! Alcohol withdrawal can start within hours, and include shaking, anxiety, confusion, delusions, seizures and more. Seek medical attention immediately if these occur, or better yet, stop under the supervision of an experienced medical team. ...Read more

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I have been taking. 5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

I have been taking. 5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

Ativan (lorazepam): Although the dose is low, the duration of being on it is long, hence withdrawal is possible. Consult your prescribing doctor for safe gradual taper plan. ...Read more

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I've always suffered from migraines but since I quit my bc last Friday they've gotten alot worse, daily now. Withdrawal symptoms from stopping my bc?

I've always suffered from migraines but since I quit my bc last Friday they've gotten alot worse, daily now. Withdrawal symptoms from stopping my bc?

Please repost: Please repost and include information on what your migraines were like before you went on bc and how long you were on it/them. ...Read more

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Are there any withdrawal symptoms after stopping mobic (meloxicam)?

Are there any withdrawal symptoms after stopping mobic (meloxicam)?

No withdrawal: Mobic (meloxicam) is an non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. You can stop Mobic (meloxicam) without tapering. It is not known to cause any withdrawal symptom. ...Read more

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How long will withdrawal symptoms last after stopping mobic (meloxicam)?

How long will withdrawal symptoms last after stopping mobic (meloxicam)?

SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non- steroidal anti inflammatory agent like Motrin for instance. I do not know why there would be withdrawal. Now the pain and inflammation can return of course. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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