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Old 10-05-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Zoloft Withdrawl?

Hello Everyone
I have been on Zoloft for over 4 Years....When i previously tried to go off i had Zero Support from My Doctor....so when my withdrawl symptoms started his response was that i should start taken them again....I ended up in the E.R terrified somthing was really wrong with me! All because the doc told me that there was NO withdrawl symptoms! so i ended up taking them for another 2 years. It has been 5 days off now...and I feel like a zombie,Sick to my stomache,In a fog I cant function people ask me a simple question and im sitting there"Duh"... But the scary thing is Im a C.N.A Iv'e thrashed my body lifting patients in and out of beds, wheelchairs etc. i have torn my rotator cuff and ruined my back. all this time i thought i had a high pain thresehold..HA! since stopping Zoloft every joint in my body kills.. my shoulder feels like it's on fire and my back? Im hunched over like a little old woman. Can anyone tell me if my ability to handle this pain will get better? Also i have weird numbness in my fingers?? I just really want to be able to handle my life and emotions without this drug Thanks

 
Old 11-24-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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Re: Zoloft Withdrawl?

I am in Really bad withdrawl right now. . . have been for 10 days. The Pharm told me to try dramamine (sea sick stuff) and someone else told me to use benedryl. I just put on the transderm scop patch and we will see if that works in the next couple of hours. what has your experience been??

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:24 AM   #3
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Re: Zoloft Withdrawl?

Do a search for my old posts - I went through the same thing. Had to re-start zoloft and go down so slow it took years to wean off. Good luck.





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Hello Everyone
I have been on Zoloft for over 4 Years....When i previously tried to go off i had Zero Support from My Doctor....so when my withdrawl symptoms started his response was that i should start taken them again....I ended up in the E.R terrified somthing was really wrong with me! All because the doc told me that there was NO withdrawl symptoms! so i ended up taking them for another 2 years. It has been 5 days off now...and I feel like a zombie,Sick to my stomache,In a fog I cant function people ask me a simple question and im sitting there"Duh"... But the scary thing is Im a C.N.A Iv'e thrashed my body lifting patients in and out of beds, wheelchairs etc. i have torn my rotator cuff and ruined my back. all this time i thought i had a high pain thresehold..HA! since stopping Zoloft every joint in my body kills.. my shoulder feels like it's on fire and my back? Im hunched over like a little old woman. Can anyone tell me if my ability to handle this pain will get better? Also i have weird numbness in my fingers?? I just really want to be able to handle my life and emotions without this drug Thanks

 
Old 11-25-2008, 07:59 PM   #4
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Re: Zoloft Withdrawl?

Did you stop cold turkey? If you just abruptly stop taking antidepressants, the withdrawal is going to be killer. You have to slowly cut back and wean off.

 
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