Best way to taper off Zoloft?

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Registered: 03-12-2012
Best way to taper off Zoloft?
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Mon, 03-12-2012 - 11:10am

Hello,

I have been taking 100mg of Zoloft for about a year and a half.

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Registered: 01-14-2007
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 6:57pm

When I decided to stop taking it (I'm now back on it) my doctor gave me a written schedule for how much to take day by day, week by week, so I would suggest checking with your doc. I had no bad side effects by tapering off gradually. Good luck.

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Registered: 03-12-2012
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 1:56pm

Did you go back on it because you felt bad again being off of it?

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Registered: 01-14-2007
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 4:34pm
Yes. My dr. tried prescribing Seroquel which made me want to sleep all the time then Fluoxetine which made my stomach clench and I had horrible anxiety. I had been on the Zoloft (Generic Sertraline) before, so she decided to try going back to it again. Meds don't continue to work in a lot of cases and it is necessary to change either dosage or type of medication. Part of the fun of depression...