Zoloft withdrawal success stories

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Avatar m tn That is typical withdrawal phenomena with Zoloft, along with a lot of other similar AD meds (ie Celexa, Lexapro, etc). While the symptoms are certainly bothersome, they won't last forever...you just have to give it some time. As far as HOW to address your anxiety...there are many options. One of the most important things is therapy. Traditional "talk" therapy is great, and also a lot of anxiety sufferers have great success with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Overall, I think you're doing well, and just imagine, you're already seeing some vague improvements, in another few weeks, you'll be feeling even better! My pleasure, we're glad to help...I love watching success stories unfold. We've watched so many people transition from debilitating anxiety to a medication and therapy, to really feeling like themselves again. That's so rewarding! You're getting there...keep up the good work and don't forget to update us along the way...
Avatar f tn I just know when people start getting very discouraged or scared, based on reading the horror stories, it helps to explain that there are also a lot of success stories, and as with any new med, it's just kind of a crap shoot as to how that person will do on the med. I don't like to see ANYONE putting too much stock in either kind of story, and that's why I always encourage people to allow themselves to have their own experience.
Avatar f tn This is so hard and no one knows about my addiction so I don't have anyone to turn to while I withdrawal. I tried to make an appointment with a psychologist so I could talk to someone about it and get something to make it a little easier but their busy and haven't called me back. I don't know if my doctor will understand or be able to help me in any way. I am so ready to have my life back and need help getting over this.
Avatar n tn Some also find barley or wheat grass effective to help get the stuff out of your system without running you down so much. If you google withdrawal you'll find thousands of stories, including success stories, for those who have a hard time. Good luck to you.
Avatar n tn I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
Avatar m tn From your description, you're actually not having the worst kind of withdrawal -- they call what you have the Paxil flu because Paxil is known to be the most difficult of these drugs to stop taking, but Zoloft has pretty high withdrawal numbers as well. If this is all you get, consider it a blessing, and it should pass, but how long is different for everyone.
Avatar n tn My question, is it better to reduce the dosage quickly (say over 6 days) and endure the sterss of all the withdrawal symptoms and be back to normal sooner or to do a slow letdown and minimize the withdrawal symptoms? Also any estimates of how long the slow method could take?
Avatar n tn the mind is very powerful, I think with the right person teaching you meditation A person like you could convince them self a placebo was heroin that's not a bad thing placebos have the same success rate as zoloft in blind study's point is I think your having problem out of fear of what you see and hear, A type of "hyper-con-d-a " (spelled that wrong).
Avatar n tn why is withdrawal from paxil so intense.i'm on 20mg. a day, i,ve tried cutting back to 10mg was on that for a month, then i tried to take 10mg every other day,the second day istarted having withdrawals,tremers,heart racing,weak,ihave never felt so bad in my life.so i always goback to taking the 20mg aday.
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Avatar n tn I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage. My goal is to eventually cut down to 4 a day, but have been very uncomfortable at 10. I also take effexor and trazadone for depression, but I am so depressed right now. Hydrocodone, believe it or not has helped my depression and has given me something to look forward to.
Avatar n tn I am convinced that these are the symptoms of codeine/hydrocodone withdrawal. WHAT do I do about this? I can't STAND it!!! I have three children to take care of (two of them are babies). I can't take care of myself now because I am "sick" so to speak. I have been completely honest with my husband about this. He agrees that this is probably withdrawal, I need to do "cold turkey" (what choice do I have anyway?) and tough it out for the next week or so.
Avatar n tn org/wiki/Serotonin_syndrome and there are many other success stories on the net... I have also heard that 5-HTP is actually prescribed in Europe by doctors, but have not verified this (do a web search of "5-HTP is prescribed in Europe"). 5-HTP could also help you lose those extra pounds the Paxil put on. Remember to be careful when using 5-HTP with SSRIs! And if you know anyone considering anti-depressants, refer them to 5-HTP first.
1269044 tn?1393193503 I've noticed around 8pm and after every night I would start to feel like my old self. Even when first getting up in the morning. I've been taking my Zoloft first thing in the morning. By an hour or two after taking it I would get anxious then followed by the weird flat feelings. This would generally not fade until about 8 at night. Then I would slowly feel myself again. Maybe I'll go back on it but I feel like I need to stop and see if that's the root of my numbness.
Avatar m tn As a nurse, I've seen people with horrid outcomes from NATURAL remedies as well...those horror stories are not unique to prescription meds. Do I SHARE those stories with people interested in herbal/natural remedies? Usually not, and if I DID, it would be in factual, respectful manner as to not scare the daylights out of those who have chosen THAT route for anxiety help...because ultimately there is no WRONG approach...only individual ones that are unique from person to person.
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
784382 tn?1376934640 You have gotten so much really excellent advice and I'm glad to read that you're going to give the Zoloft a try. If you want yet another Zoloft success story, add mine to the list! I've been on Zoloft for almost 2 years now. I also began at 25mg and now take 150mg. I was nervous about taking it, too, which many of us are because we hear all the bad stories, seldom the good ones. The worst side effect I had from the Zoloft was a very dry mouth for about 2 weeks. That was it!
Avatar m tn Tramadol withdrawal not only wreaks havoc on you physically, it can mess with your mind as well. PAWS is something that can be experienced after stopping any opiate, but I believe a bit worse for tramadol due to the SNRI properties. The withdrawals can make you anxious, irritable, angry, depressed, and at times feel like you are going crazy. You might be subject to all kinds of irrational thoughts that you would not normally have, and might not feel like yourself for a while.
Avatar m tn My psychiatrist didn't or refused to recognize this as Paxil withdrawal, but eventually I was able to go on the Net and find out what it was, but I can't find anyone who can tell me what to do about such a persistent problem. I'm now on Lexapro, but it hasn't helped much. I know now that if my psychiatrist had put me right back on Paxil and tapered more slowly I might have done much better, but he didn't offer that alternative or ever explain Paxil withdrawal to me, so here I am.
Avatar m tn Yes I experienced withdrawal symptoms when I was changed from Seroquel to Risperdal and had to titrate off on at the rate my psychiatrist told me to. That is not uncommon. Its chemically separate phenomenon from addiction and if a person follows their psychiatrist's titration schedule in time these concerns will pass.
Avatar n tn Oh - I suppose these are my intentions - and I guess I am looking for someone to agree and make be feel better about it! Nurofen is a lot less powerful than vicoden and I hoped that withdrawal might be easier...............
Avatar n tn Did you ask the doc about trying a different SSRI and tapering off of the Remeron? My husband stopped Zoloft for several years and is back on and having success with it again. I don't know about it permanently altering your brain chemistry,but it must alter it for a time and there's sure to be after effects that last after discontiueing the drug. I would look at maybe just taking Celexa/Lexapro or another SSRI, Prozac maybe? And maybe tapering off the Remeron?
Avatar n tn I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
Avatar f tn and I begin obsessively reading about the thousands of Paxil withdrawal horror stories that are out here on the web. Websites like paxilprogress.org and quitpaxil.org are full of people that have tried to quit or are in the process of weaning off of this drug, and they are all going through absolute hell. It really scares me. It's an odd feeling when you realize that you are afraid of the very thing that has helped you for so many years. I guess my question to you is this.
Avatar m tn We can't know because you not only stopped abruptly but then started right away on another medication, the Zoloft, so we can't ever know if these are side effects of the Zoloft or withdrawal effects from stopping the Lexapro. This should also tell you about stopping the Klonopin abruptly -- it's not about whether you're technically addicted to something or not, it's how easy your brain finds it to adapt back to being without the artificial way medication makes it work.
Avatar m tn I had previously been on Zoloft a few years back and had success on it so I wanted to go back to it hoping that it would work the way it once did. I switched directly from Lexapro to Zoloft on Oct. 6th (today is Day 13). Things have been extremely rough to say the least. Every side effect imaginable has happened to me. Lately the days are rough and the evenings are ok. Yesterday and today have been decent days but the anxiety is still there.
Avatar n tn Thanks, I have heard the horror stories but believe I can pull this off. I am hesitant to just arbitrarily start taking some amount and get started all over again. Are you a Physician by any chance? Do you know of any kind of taper off chart or something like it? Feeling somewhat better, taste lingers and kinda jumpy, but drinking lots of water and taking vitamins. Been sleeping okay, just feel bouncy and very aware of sights & sounds.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi! Welcome to Part 11! There's a huge number of posts on Tramadol recovery here. Please come in and make yourself Comfy!