Zoloft withdrawal tinnitus

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Two months AFTER being off Zoloft I continued to have withdrawal symptoms My last Zoloft dose, and I tapered down slowly, was 8-31-06. I then had to taper down and go off Xanax (last Xanax dose was yesterday, 12-14-06). Continuing headaches, twitches, flu-like symptoms. I have read that this is all withdrawal symptoms. When I got aff Paxil there were no withdrawal symptoms once I was off. Now, with Zoloft and Xanax, I still am dealing with withdrawal symptoms.
Zoloft withdrawal side effects can involve the vestibular part of the brain, causing permanent tinnitus, as in my case. 4. Zoloft withdrawal can result in severe 'shakey-leg' syndrome. I do NOT mean the kind where your legs jerk when you're going to sleep. If you don't know what 'shakey-legs' is, believe me, you don't want to know by experience. There is no cure other than (hopefully) it might go away on its own. 5.
While tapering, in order to continue work and not suffer withdrawal, I was given xanax. I became addicted at one time up to 25 mg.s a day, down to 15 now. It's been close to a year. What is the best way to detox without losing my job? If I take a medical leave for 30 days in December and take no xanax, will that be enough time or should I continue to slowly taper? Also, my rehab doctor has given me Prozac to help withdrawal from the xanax.
Hearing loss with withdrawal is not reported in any of my current reference material, but this may be a rare case. I suggest you either do research on the internet(as you are now doing) or contact the manufacturer or ask your local pharmacist to look for drug alerts that might shed some light on this.
nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
(daily doses for all) Zoloft. 200 mg. Doxepin. 200 mg. Soma. 350 mg. each, (x ~10) Ambien. 20 mg. Xanax. 1 mg. Levothyroxine. 50 mcg. (still taking) Fioricet. 50/375 mg. (as needed) and for pain..... Oxycontin. 240 mg. Oxycodone. 30 mg. Dilauded. 48 mg. Hope you're not yawning, but i thinkt the med list might be important regarding my current condition.
I have been taking zoloft 50mg in the mornings for over a month now. I get a headache every night around 5pm and then I notice my ears ringing. What is going on. I didnt use to get the headaches or the ear ringing.
I really did not link this near death incident with me being off of Xanax for a few days, until I went on the web and read the withdrawal symptoms. I have gone cold turkey off of Xanax for three days now. Each day, nearly the same symptoms occur, just a lot milder each day. But know that I know what is causing this, breathing deeply, and trying to stay relaxed helps, until the episode passes.
I have actually been laughing more although I feel rather stupid and childish. I was just wondering if this bloated/numbness feeling is a withdrawal symtom or if this is how my body really feels without clonazepam. And also, what are the withdrawal symtoms? Could Trazadone be playing a part in this as well?
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I have very frequently heard patients describe these kind of electrical shocks in this forum. It is almost always a withdrawal phenomenon. What happened when you took the effexor the other day...did the shocks diminish. Usually the replacement by the new medications takes care of the withdrawal effects, so wellbutrin will work over time, but you may ask your doctor about small doses of effexor in the meantime.
I don't think that Zoloft can cause this and you were only on it for three days, so you really should not have any withdrawal effects. Have you ever had this before? I sometimes have sinus infections and my ears sometimes ring....keep us posted!
I decided to throw out a bag of about 30 oxycodone pills. Sounds great, right? Me, having NO CLUE about such things as withdrawal, was ready to have the hammer drop on me. It happened slowly. I felt weird with friends, my legs would slowly shake, I had to cut-short meetings. Slowly it was getting worse until I went into full scale convulsions on the floor virtually everyday for several weeks and would shake so much I would shake myself to sleep for literally 15 hours a day...
I have what I can only describe as electrical jolts in my head. They used to happen every so often, maybe once or twice a week, but now it's up to every 5-30 minutes or so, sometimes just one, but lately, I've been getting 2 to 3 in a row, each lasting just a second or less. There is no pain with it, but really annoying, and can't concentrate anymore. I've had mri's & ct-scans that show nothing. Sometimes it feels like it's going through my whole upper body.
Many have experienced undesired withdrawal symptoms, after using psych meds, some experience for a short time, while others experience prolonged symptoms indefinetly. Your husband should not have cold turkey Effexor, but should have been weaned off by prescribing doctor. Prolonged symptoms can occur, from abrupt discontinuation from psych meds. Brain zaps is a common withdrawal symptom. I tapered off Klonopin, and have had prolonged tinnitus for nealy 1.5 years.
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, family history of migraine (Father (20 years)) 5. At times also experiencing pulsatile tinnitus(?) or the sensation of hearing my heart beating/pounding in my head and/or ears. 6. Brain MRI (w/o contrast) = Normal 7. EEG = “Unremarkable & within normal limits” 8.
I know this first hand and while I am off of them now, I wish I knew the addictiveness and withdrawls that you go through getting off of them...tinnitus (ringing in your ears), rapid heart rate, stromach pain (tenseness), lack of sleep are just a few. And I was only on them 3 months. Imagine those souls that have been on them for months or even a year. The withdrawl must be worse. Im not trying to scare you, I just have been there and no it is ugly, butt ugly.
Ironically it works well for me in small doses,taken intermittently. I do have some withdrawal from it after my PMS is through,but it's nothing at all compared to PMS..nothing! If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, it's time to get off it..either try something else/or try a new dose, but definitely talk to the doctor.
It may or may not be worth noting that the ringing started right after I tapered off the SSRI Zoloft - but its been 3 months so I don't think the withdrawal could still be whats causing it. I have also had a strange feeling of pressure and tingling in my head. Its not local to any one place - sort of random and all over. Sometimes, but not always, it turns into a headache. Recently, the sensitivity to noise seems to have gotten worse - i.e.
, family history of migraine (Father (20 years)) 5. At times also experiencing pulsatile tinnitus(?) or the sensation of hearing my heart beating/pounding in my head and/or ears. 6. Brain MRI (w/o contrast) = Normal 7. EEG = “Unremarkable & within normal limits” 8.
I've been diagnosed hyperthyroid recently, and my anxiety is working overdrive 24\7, it's so bad at times, I won't sleep for 24-32 hours, I have chronic tinnitus, actually every symptom in the anxiety manual. I feel as if I drink several cases of soda daily or 10 gallons of coffee, it's virtually impossible to relax, the only way I fall asleep is after being completely exhausted from anxiety. Has anyone had positive experiences with anti-depressents ??
It also can occur when I open or close my eyes, again in the AM on waking. Oddly, it appeared after cessation of a SSRI, and the tinnitus seems to be more pronounced when the anomoly occurs. It dissapates after about 15 to 60 minutes. Yes, I suffer from "classic" migraine, but no headache, just the visual aura lasting about 20 minutes. As I get more info I'll post it--however, JCH is right on: get your particular symptoms checked by your MD.
Thank you for the responses! I would like to start off by saying that I have dealt with anxiety my entire life. I successfully took Zoloft for many years & went off of it for a while. I tried to go back on but could not tolerate it a second time around, which can happen. I did not experience the fatigue on Zoloft that I am experiencing with Lexapro. I felt more relief from anxiety & fatigue on Zoloft, but some say otherwise while they took Zoloft.
I've been off of Zoloft for just over 3 weeks now and the withdrawal symptoms are nearly gone. The only good part about the last few weeks is that even as my physical symptoms worsened my emotional state improved. I could definitely see the difference in my cognitive abilities and my emotional resilience. The whole time I just ket reminding myself that if I restart taking Zoloft, the past week/10 days/2 weeks was a waste and I'd have to go through the withdrawal again.
Symptoms such as paresthesia (numbness, tingling) and tinnitus can be related to hypothyroidism. Numbness, tingling or a feeling of burning in your feet, legs, hands can also be neuropathy caused by long standing Vitamin B-12 deficiency. B-12 deficiency can be caused by Pernicious Anemia which is an inability to absorb B-12 through the stomach or due to diet, etc. The older we get, the more likely we are to have B-12 deficiency because our stomach is less able to absorb nutrients.
, family history of migraine (Father (20 years)) 5. At times also experiencing pulsatile tinnitus(?) or the sensation of hearing my heart beating/pounding in my head and/or ears. 6. Brain MRI (w/o contrast) = Normal 7. EEG = “Unremarkable & within normal limits” 8.
This group represents thousands of Paxil users who have allegedly suffered from withdrawal reactions and dependency/withdrawal syndrome. They come from all walks of life (e.g., Lt. Col in the U.S. Air Force; former star athlete; web-designer; children; bank fraud investigator and many more) and reside throughout the United States.
WEANING OFF SSRI's Extract from Article by DAVID HEALY MD FRCPsych NORTH WALES DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:vrKvrTlLd_QC:www.seroxatusergroup.co.uk/WITHDRAWAL1.pdf+SSRI+withdrawal+symptoms&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 ......."HOW TO WITHDRAW Withdrawal from SSRIs is something to be done in consultation with your physician. You may wish to show this to your GP. Over-rapid withdrawal may even be medically hazardous, particularly in older persons.
So here is why I am writing. After reading though most of the postings about this drug, I see now that my syptoms of withdrawal are common. It is good to know that I am not losing my mind.
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