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Thriver93: Tapering Zoloft


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I am a 24 year old young woman who is slowly tapering off Zoloft. I have been on 25mg of this medication since I was 15 years old. Previous attempts at getting off this med have resulted in severe relapses of depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation. 

 

After reading Kelly Brogan MD's book "A Mind of Your Own," I am inspired to eradicate this disease once and for all. I am aware that this will take patience in the process and patience in myself. 

 

I hope to meet others who are on a similar journey as me. We can do this. Community makes it better. I want to support you all and would love you to support me.

October 1, 2017: 25mg - 2.5mg = 22.5mg

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Welcome, thriver.

 

You have a great attitude for getting the most out of our community.

 

Good to see you're tapering by 10%. Here's information about going off Zoloft:

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?
 

Tips for tapering off Zoloft (sertraline)
 

How are you feeling since you reduced about a week ago?

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

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On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 6:11 PM, thriver93 said:

Previous attempts at getting off this med have resulted in severe relapses of depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation. 

You are aware that these are withdrawal reactions ...many doctors are unaware that this is wdl and blame the patient often calling it a relapse.

 

Thriver how are you going any update?

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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Hello,

 

  Thank you for checking up. I am going well. My biggest road block has been sticking to anti-inflammatory lifestyle habits through diet and regular exercise. I notice that my depressive symptoms "flare up" when I am not living healthfully and mindfully. 

 

  It is also challenging to feel as though I am undergoing this journey by myself. I have tried to explain what I am going undertaking to family members and friends but they do not seem to understand. I wonder if there are support groups for tapering off of antidepressants that are located in the Bay Area...

 

Love&Light,

Thriver93

October 1, 2017: 25mg - 2.5mg = 22.5mg

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Thriver, you might want to look here California members, please check in here  and at other topics in the Relationships forum.

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

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