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Old 10-22-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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zoloft withdrawl

I would like to take my daughter off of zoloft to see if she still needs it. does anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about this. thanks michelle

 
Old 10-23-2005, 01:03 AM   #2
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Re: zoloft withdrawl

Zoloft is not addictive so u can just take her off it, no prob. I went off it in the past with no probs., except yrs later I needed it again. Also, I recently had a surgery & just stopped for a couple weeks..no problem. (100 mg). She should be fine.
p.s. if u dont feel comfortable with that, cut her dosage in half for a week or so, just taper down than stop altogether. Honestly...there's no withdrawl (unlike xanax.... )

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Old 10-23-2005, 07:16 AM   #3
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Re: zoloft withdrawl

Talk to her doctor first. I tried to come off a small dose and had horrible withdrawal for over two months!

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I would like to take my daughter off of zoloft to see if she still needs it. does anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about this. thanks michelle

 
Old 10-23-2005, 09:28 AM   #4
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Re: zoloft withdrawl

Hey,
my suggestion, is if she is doing good, don't take her off it. As soon as I stopped my Antidepressant I became depressed again, and no one wants that. But, this is just a suggestion, and someone else did post that they went off it and had no problems. Good luck.

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Re: zoloft withdrawl

I just finished weaning off of Zoloft yesterday! I was on 250 mg, which is a lot, I know, and it wasn't helping my OCD and my panic attacks, so I switched to Prozac. Don't stop cold turkey! Depending on her dosage, slowly decrease the mg every few weeks. If she's taking 50 mg (or anything less than 100), have her go down to 25 for two weeks before stopping. If she's on 100 or higher, decrease by 50 mg. However, before you start anything, be sure to talk to her doctor so he/she is aware of what's going on. I haven't had any withdrawal that I know of, unless panic attacks are withdrawal, in which case, I've had withdrawal symptoms when I was pumped full of Zoloft! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:57 PM   #6
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Hi Michelle3030,
Please chat to your GP before taking your daughter of Zoloft. You should never just go 'cold turkey'. The results could potentially set her back and make her worse than she was. The best way to do it is the weaning process as has already been mentioned, but this will depend on her dosage and the amount of time she has been on the drug.
Her GP might also like to make sure that there are no underlying factors that might be triggered by weaning. Best to start there.
Good Luck

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Re: zoloft withdrawl

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Zoloft is not addictive so u can just take her off it, no prob. I went off it in the past with no probs., except yrs later I needed it again. Also, I recently had a surgery & just stopped for a couple weeks..no problem. (100 mg). She should be fine.
p.s. if u dont feel comfortable with that, cut her dosage in half for a week or so, just taper down than stop altogether. Honestly...there's no withdrawl (unlike xanax.... )
That's not true. Just because one person does not have withdrawal problems -- does not mean someone else is not going to suffer. Talk to your doctor and taper slowly to be safe.

 
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