I was on Zoloft 100mg for about 3 years. I tapered myself off due to some side effects I was experiencing. I have been completely off zoloft for about a month and a half. Recently my anxiety has been through the roof. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how did you deal with it and did it go away?
It is not uncommon for your symptoms to return after stopping an antidepressant.Sometimes it calms down as the body adjust. You can try to give it more time. Some people will go back on their meds. Other than going back on Zoloft or trying another antidepressant, you can try exercise, meditation, yoga, therapy and there are other suggestion on the internet. I am not saying any of these will work, just an option. Others have tried herbal remedies and books on anxiety. Some have tried off label meds like propranolol or buspar. Talk to your doctor about alternatives.
Having anxiety affects your life and out look on life. I empathize as I also have it.
Hope you find something that helps soon :)
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