I was on Zoloft for 2 months. I took 25 mg a day for a week, 50 mg for 6 weeks and then again 25 mg for a week. How long for Zoloft to get out of my system completely? I`ve been off for 12 days and I can`t sleep well, have spasms in my feet, feel disoriented, have stomach prob. Can Zoloft be connected with LDL Cholesterol? My levels of LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol were good before taking Zoloft. After 2 months the results became suddenly very bad LDL 4.26 mmol/L ( it was 2.76 mmol) HDL 1.21 mmol/L ( it was 1.78 mmol) (now Cholesterol 6.20 mmol/L, before Cholesterol 4.90 mmol/L) I do not have weight prob. and I eat healthy. The only thing that changed while I was taking Zoloft is that I slept more than 12 hours a day.
You are probably having withdrawal from the Zoloft. Probably doing 12.5 mg for a week would have helped. I knew I read somewhere about it and cholesterol, found it finally, here is what it says... The results of one study appear to indicate that treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (i.e., paroxetine, sertraline (the active ingredient contained in Zoloft) citalopram) may cause an increase in serum total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and/or LDL cholesterol. However, additional studies are necessary to confirm these findings.
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