Re: stopping Zoloft; sex drive, emotional
Well it has been a couple of months since I have been off Zoloft and I feel like I have evened out emotionally from the extremes that I was going through while going off the Zoloft. From my experience of going off Zoloft cold turkey, DO NOT DO IT. Get help from your doctor and go off slowly. I am just now starting to feel normal. Going off Zoloft cold turkey, was rough to say the least. I was extremely dizzy, walking around corners I felt like I was going to fall over like I had vertigo. I was always tired and very angry, felt like I would have fits of rage where I had to get away from everyone. I think going off Zoloft without tapering also made me EXTREMLY depressed, it seemed to amplify all of my emotions, it was horrible. Going off I also gained about 25 pounds in the first month or so. I am not sure if I was eating more due to emotions or the chemical changes? Recently I have lost about 8 pounds without any change in diet or excising. I am not sure if this is my body bouncing back after the sudden change of stopping the Zoloft.
I am still having the same depression problems that I was having before. I went to a new doctor because I recently relocated and I was interested in going back on the Zoloft or something and she said that I just needed to be happy. I am not sure how to do that, she did not really give me any tips but I guess I will try to be happier.