You also don't indicate whether you tapered off the Effexor
, or were just switched to Zoloft. Effexor
is known for being very difficult to quit, and
so it is best to slowly taper off it. Switching to Zoloft, a medication in a different class, won't necessarily do anything about Effexor withdrawal. As for long term damage, that's a sore spot for medical professionals, because yes, it can happen, but usually only when mistakes are made by the doctor, and it's not very common.