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Have been on a succession of antidepressants since 1998. Sertraline/Zoloft 200 mg for about the last 5-6 yrs. As per psychiatrist I stopped sertraline 'cold turkey' on 9/1 to switch to bupropion SR/Wellbutrin--100 mg for 1 week, then a dose of 200 mg daily. Psychologist just helped me recognize and identify withdrawal symptoms. Am distressed. Would like to come down more safely. Which drug? What to do because of possible interactions? I was unaware and feel deceived. Thanks.

Have been on a succession of antidepressants since 1998. Sertraline/Zoloft 200 mg for about the last 5-6 yrs. As per psychiatrist I stopped sertraline 'cold turkey' on 9/1 to switch to bupropion SR/Wellbutrin--100 mg for 1 week, then a dose of 200 mg daily. Psychologist just helped me recognize and identify withdrawal symptoms. Am distressed. Would like to come down more safely.

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Welcome, CristinaAma.

 

The psychologist did you a favor. Your psychiatrist told you to switch drugs in a way that's high-risk for withdrawal syndrome. Cross-tapering is far kinder. If I were you, I'd immediately take 10mg Zoloft.

 

Even this very small amount might stop the withdrawal symptoms. You'd stabilize on it for some weeks or months, then taper off by tiny amounts. We recommend tapering by 10% a month.

 

Zoloft comes in a liquid form, or you can make your own liquid from pills. This topic explains how Tips for tapering off Zoloft (sertraline)

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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any update?

Wed love to hear how you are going.

Havent heard from you since last year.

Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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