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Illumination: titrating off Zoloft for my well-being


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I’m going to start my journey towards taking back my power by honoring my desire to live a more holistic lifestyle by increasing my knowledge around my optimum health and well-being In 2019. I will begin by asking my doctor to decrease the size of my AD (Zoloft) so I can begin the titration process and over time slowly reduce my SSRI amount  as I add positive lifestyle changes in that will aid in supporting me and also motivate me to follow my intuition and allow for divine guidance to lead the way through diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, and journaling on a daily basis. 



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Hi Illumination and welcome to SA,


SA recommends tapering by no more than 10% of the current dose (not the original dose) and holding for about 4 weeks to allow the brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.


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Before you begin tapering what you need to know


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

Dr Joseph Glenmullen's Withdrawal Symptoms


Tips for tapering off Zoloft (sertraline)  -  this topic explains how to get the dose you need


How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?

What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?


Non-drug techniques to cope


Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization


Keep it Simple, Slow and Stable


The only supplements SA recommends, try a small amount one at a time:



Omega-3 Fish Oil


There are many existing topics on SA.  I like to use google and add survivingantidepressants.org to my search term.


This is your own Introduction topic where you can ask questions about your own situation and journal your progress.



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PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

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