I have been taking it for about 5 years.
Bennie, hello! Ihave also been on Zoloft 200 mg for over 5 years now. I tried to ween myself off and it was a disaster! I had extreme anxiety, crying spells tremors, you name it. Since I had worked as a psychiatric nurse for 16 years and administered these meds, I thought I could get off Zoloft on my own. I was wrong! I had to immediately meet with my doctor. He started me back on the Zoloft 200 mg since I had only been off of it for a couple of days. Why do you want to stop your Zoloft? Is it controlling your depression? If it is,and you are not having uncomfortable side effects, I would continue taking it. Usually the only reason someone's antidepressant is changed if it is not controlling their symptoms or they are having adverse side effects. Believe me, if you have been on Zolft for this long, you need to talk with your doctor if you have concerns and want to have your Zoloft discontinued. I hope that you will do this before reducing or stopping your medication. I hope everything works out for you. Let us know how you are doing. Sweetie Pie
I was on Zoloft 50 mg for 4 years now and last month I saw my doctor and talked about tapering it of since all is well. After cutting down dose to 25mg x 2 weeks I noticed more energy than usual and able to finish my work faster than usual. On the third week, I noticed increased in sexual activity but poor judgement on certain things. My focus declined and in church particularly my focus is all over the place. Worst is I got attracted to this co- worker for no reason I mean I don't know her at all,very weird. I cannot shake the feelings off and was feeling weird because I have a solid married life and why this uncontrollable feeling. Long story short, I got suspended for harassment on 5th or 6th week in tapering off Zoloft. The change in my thought process was very gradual and I can hardly notice I'm spiralling down.
I called my doctor and told me to get back to 50mg and after 2 days my mind is clear. I feel really bad for my co- worker and my job that I worked so hard. I am blessed to be allowed to keep my job on a different area. I am now scared to taper off this drug unsupervised. My wife is a nurse and probably have to assess me daily if I ever have to do this again. I may have to accept the fact of being on this med for the rest of my life.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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