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Old 09-17-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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How fast can I wean off Zoloft

I have been on Zoloft for only 3 weeks. I want off. I was at 100mg for 2 weeks and I am starting to wean off. HOw quick and what method should I do it? The side effects of extra anxiety and feeling like crap is enough for me. I am on klonopin now but I want off zoloft. Can I do this within a week since I was only on for a few weeks? I have taken 75mg the last two days.

 
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: How fast can I wean off Zoloft

You need to check with your Dr. first. Only they can tell you how quickly you can drop the medication.

 
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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Re: How fast can I wean off Zoloft

I am trying to get answers from people that may have had the same experience. Obviously, I will contact my Dr. but he was really fast with his weaning. 50mg for 4 days and then get off.

 
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Re: How fast can I wean off Zoloft

That sounds about right. When i was coming off of Lexapro my Dr. had me drop from 10 mg to 5 mg for a week and then off. I was on that medication for months though.

 
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Re: How fast can I wean off Zoloft

How was Lexapro for you? I think that is my next option. I was on it once but it stopped working after 1 year

 
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Re: How fast can I wean off Zoloft

Lexapro was too strong for me. My Dr. then kept me on klonopin. Today I started Celexa. It too is a bit strong for me - but i will give it a try.Lexapro worked for me i was just too tired from it. Several of my friends are on it and love it.

 
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