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When i stopped taking mysertraline for 4 nights i got nightmares and unable to concentrate at my work in the morning. Why such feelings? 

July 2016 Sertraline zosert

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  • ChessieCat changed the title to Epphe: withdrawal symptoms
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On 8/24/2018 at 8:46 AM, Epphe said:

When i stopped taking mysertraline for 4 nights i got nightmares and unable to concentrate at my work in the morning. Why such feelings? 

 

Hi Epphe and welcome to SA. 

 

How long had you taken it before stopping? 

 

To begin, please help us out by creating a "drug signature" here: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/18343-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

 

 

These drugs are very potent. The nightmares and concentration issues were withdrawal. Here is more information: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/603-what-is-withdrawal-syndrome/

 

Are you wanting to come off of it? If so, this site can help with that.

 

Current: 2019: 0.04 mg Paxil!! This is real. Soon, after taking Paxil my entire adult life, I will be free.

Long story short: After 18 years on Paxil, "tapered" almost completely off over a month, at doctor's advice in July 2015.

Self-care includes magnesium, reasonable exercise, mindfulness, this forum and nutrition/eating enough food.

Also on 100 mg Zoloft unfortunately!! (which I now will have the knowledge to taper properly)

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Longer version: On Paxil since 1996--anxiety & depression caused by (undiagnosed) under-eating / eating disorder.

Doctor kept increasing dose, up to 60 mg; it never really helped but said it really was the best "med" for me.

Rapid doctor-led "taper" July 2015, down to 5 mg, with Zoloft as a "cross-taper" = Essentially a cold turkey. 

Severe withdrawal but didn't know it; believed it was my "underlying condition," and kept tapering, 5mg to 4 to 3  to 2 to 1.  

Feb 2016: Found SA! As of June 2016, tapering from 1mg at rate of 5-10% per month, Brassmonkey Slide! 

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  • SkyBlue changed the title to Epphe: Sertraline withdrawal

I have been taken it for more than 2years, sertraline 50mg accompanied with clonezepam 1/4 tablet a night. 

July 2016 Sertraline zosert

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