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Extreme anxiety and pure O began in early 2017. Placed on 50 mg Zoloft then. Started with 25 mg for 2 weeks and then upped to 50. Do not remember now how long it took to feel better, but I have had a completely happy 2.5 years, aside from a 25 lb weight gain. Somewhat decrease in libido, but not enough to cause concern. Felt so much better, thought I could try to live life independent of med. Decided to taper slowly. Two weeks of 25 mgs...no symptoms. 2 weeks of every other day 25 mgs...no symptoms. 2 weeks of every third day 25 mgs...no symptoms. As of Nov. 28, no Zoloft at all. Felt fine, no zaps, headaches, sleep issues, etc. decided to try adipex (or phentermine) to lose some weight. 5 days into adipex 37.5 mg extreme ocd and ruminations were back. Stopped adipex for 5 days. Still pretty anxious. Was hoping that ocd would go away after ending adipex. didnt. Broke down today and refilled my Zoloft prescription. Took 50 mg. Any advice on reinstating ? Should I take 25 mg instead since my body has been used to much less ? Also, if anyone has been in my situation before, how long did it take for reinstatement to help you feel better? I’m feeling very hopeless. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to not start the taper. Why mess up a good thing? Sigh. Has anyone struggled with anxiety, ruminating thoughts after reinstating? I’ve also purchased some omega 3, b complex, and magnesium supplements to help get me over this hump. Thanks for the help in advance, just looking for a sliver of hope that my reinstatement will work ! Would be willing to try tapering again , just not anytime soon. 

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Hi Meggie

 

I do not have time to do full intro.

What are your current symptoms?

How many times have you taken 50mgs since reinstateing?

Do not begin taking the supplements yet.

Until we have chance to asses your above answers take only 12.5mgs at the same time as before.

Under no circumstances should you continue taking 50mgs.

Please add a signature.  Include drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements in the last 12-24 months. Also include supplements. This will help us give you the most accurate advice we can. 

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Sassenach

 

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Escitalopram 10mgs from mid 2007 ( can't remember exact date) to 11th Dec 2018

Fentanyl patches ( don't remember dose ) from Nov 2014 to 11 Dec 2018

Quit both cold turkey Dec 2018

Reinstated 3rd March 2019 2.5 mgs.

Updosed  8March to 5mgs and holding

25/11/19 Started taper 4.5mgs and holding

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

If you are going through Hell, keep going. NCIS series 15, David MaCallum:rolleyes:

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  • manymoretodays changed the title to Anxiousmeggie: Zoloft - OCD Failed Taper Help - anxiousmeggie
Anxiousmeggie

Thank you. Will update signature as soon as I get a chance. This has been my first good day since my post. 6 days in to Zoloft. Took your advice and started at the lower dose. I don’t know if this is a placebo effect, if the Zoloft is helping some discontinuation syndrome(OCD came back after 6 weeks off, discontinuation or relapse?), or if the Zoloft is just beginning to work. I know that it can take up to a month to have any affect and I don’t think I would’ve made it that long. I actually laughed today. Going to hang in there. Scared that tomorrow won’t bring the same peace. Will keep everyone updated. 

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