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want to get off zoloft [Oct. 18th, 2008|09:28 pm]
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 Hi all,

I have been using Zoloft for six years.  I take 100 mg a day.

I would love to go off.  I am 26, healthy, do not smoke or drink, exercise, etc.  I am looking for any advice about methods of quitting and any recommendations for websites or books that are helpful.


[User Picture]From: malasha
2008-10-19 05:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: rottenpeices
2008-10-19 04:12 pm (UTC)
And I've just started thinking about giving it a try. What is it about Zoloft that you are not liking?
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[User Picture]From: 10yroldwhizkid
2008-10-24 11:33 pm (UTC)

I stopped cold turkey twice and it went not so great the first time, but sort of okay the second. I wish I had tried something a little less drastic, but I was pretty desperate to stop. You sound like you have a healthier approach. Generally, I've heard it's best to work your dosage down slowly over a couple of weeks so your body can adjust. You can just get a pill guillotine thing or snap them in half to make 75, 50, and 25 mg pills as you work down your dosage. Might want to check with your doctor though. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: 10yroldwhizkid
2008-10-24 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh and I've been off zoloft for about 3.5 years now and feel great. Getting off of it is tricky, but I haven't looked back. Just had to learn how to adapt to moods a little better in therapy. Keeping a regular exercise schedule and not drinking has helped me more than any pill though.
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[User Picture]From: 10yroldwhizkid
2008-10-24 11:47 pm (UTC)

This too. I'll stop harassing this post now, but thought there was some good advice there.
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From: rx_free_bipolar
2010-08-22 06:39 pm (UTC)

Book recommendation

I just got a copy of "The Depression Cure" by Stephen S. Ilardi, Phd and have scanned the contents and am looking forward to reading it. The full title includes the subtitle "The 6-step program to beat depression without drugs." This book may be a help to you.
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