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Old 07-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Withdrawing from zoloft...wondering if I it is going to fast

Started about a month ago weaning off zoloft. I had been at 200 mg for about the past 6 years(yes, a very long time). I have just recently been diagnosed with Migraine Associated Vertigo(MAV) and my neurologist has put me on nortriptyline help with the symptoms(I am also taking xanax to help with the dizziness). Anyway, I went down to 150 mg for about a week and a half and then just last week went down to 100mg. As of today, I am down to 50 mg. For the past two days, I have been feeling off(burning sensation in my face, some numbness and tingling in my upper back). Can these be withdrawal symptoms? Does anyone think this tapering is too fast since I have been on it for so long? Do these sound like withdrawal symptoms(I know I am supposed to come down on the zoloft as the dosage of the nortriptyline goes up), but these feelings are making me a bit concerned as they are different from what I have been experiencing with the MAV. Anyone have any thoughts? Would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

 
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Re: Withdrawing from zoloft...wondering if I it is going to fast

Hello madcha.

I've been taking Zoloft for one year, much of that time was at the 200mg dosage. I'm in the process of weaning off Zoloft and I can say the speed at which you're tapering off is much faster. I'm not taking any medications besides anti-depressants. I'm tapering to see how well I can function without the anti-depressants.

I'm tapering off at 25mg at a time. I've been spending at least 1.5-2 weeks at each lower dose. I'm thinking of spending a few extra weeks at 150mg (which I'm currently at) since I tried to decrease to 150mg a few months ago and it didn't work out for me. My major concern with tapering off Zoloft is not so much withdrawal symptoms but the possibility of my depressive symptoms coming back in full force.

 
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Re: Withdrawing from zoloft...wondering if I it is going to fast

Thanks for your response. It sounds like you are going at a much more reasonable speed. I left a message with my dr to see what I need to do. I think the quickness to this is to so that i can take the nortriptyline at the same time and increase that dosage. Not sure which side effects I want to deal more with. So it sounds like you have not had any side effects with the way you are withdrawing? That is great!

 
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Re: Withdrawing from zoloft...wondering if I it is going to fast

I've been feeling tired and sleeping more than usual lately. I'm not sure if it's a withdrawal symptom, or because of the hot weather or something else entirely. Overall through, my mood is okay which is the big thing I'm on the lookout for.

 
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