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I’m hoping someone here can give me some advice, I had severe Zoloft WD after stopping cold turkey and then later trying to reinstate. My symptoms included seizure like and stroke like activity, hyperthermia, chills, shaking, visual disturbance, vomiting, trouble swallowing, hair thinning/loss and more. This happened about 2.5 years ago. I have significantly improved since then but I still notice some mild symptoms when I take anything serotogenic. Unfortunately, I need some dental work now that requires anesthesia and I’m terrified. I have seen on here not to use anything with epinephrine but are there any other tips? I have a feeling full sedation will be needed/encouraged and am hoping for some specific guidance on what to use, what to avoid for anesthesia, pain relief, antibiotics, and anything else you can suggest. Thank you so much for your help! 
 

(I guess I should also add no anesthesia isn’t an option either.)

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Welcome to SA, mamabear3.  I'm glad you're much improved.

 

To give members the best information, we ask them to summarize their medication history in a signature -- drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly.

 

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This link contains several members' experiences and suggestions regarding dental work.  The twilight anesthesia that one member had might be promising, and you could talk with your dentist about it.  It's a good idea to discuss your psychiatric drug history with your dentist to see if he/she has suggestions for anesthesia.

 

Dental surgery, dental medications, tooth discoloration ...

 

Regarding antibiotics, the type to avoid is fluoroquinolones, which are very powerful.

 

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics

 

For more on antibiotics during withdrawal, please see:

 

Cipro, Levaquin, Azithromycin (Z-Pack), and other antibiotics

 

We don't recommend a lot of supplements on SA, as many members report being sensitive to them due to our over-reactive nervous systems, but two supplements that we do recommend are magnesium and omega 3 (fish oil). Many people find these to be calming to the nervous system. 

 

Magnesium, nature's calcium channel blocker 

 

Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) 

 

Add in one at a time and at a low dose in case you do experience problems.

 

This is your Introduction topic, where you can complete your drug signature, ask questions and connect with other members.  We're glad you found your way here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

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I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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6 hours ago, mamabear3 said:

Unfortunately, I need some dental work now that requires anesthesia and I’m terrified. I have seen on here not to use anything with epinephrine but are there any other tips? I have a feeling full sedation will be needed/encouraged and am hoping for some specific guidance on what to use, what to avoid for anesthesia, pain relief

 

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You can also do a drug interaction check here:  Drug.com Interactions Checker

 

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I am sensitive to all supplements too. I’m three years post Zoloft and I can finally take a vitamin. I can’t take it every day, only like once or twice a week, but it is slowly improving. I couldn’t take any supplement at all for the first two years. 

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Hi mamabear3, and welcome,

I just moved your most recent topic here, to your Introduction page, as it was a stand alone topic, and thought I might address it here.  This helps keep all your information together too, including updates.

3 hours ago, mamabear3 said:

I am sensitive to all supplements too. I’m three years post Zoloft and I can finally take a vitamin. I can’t take it every day, only like once or twice a week, but it is slowly improving. I couldn’t take any supplement at all for the first two years. 

 

That's good news then.  What are you taking?

We generally suggest just single ingredient supplements too.  I can see above that Gridley had given you some information on Magnesium, and Omega 3's.  And I will give you another link now that talks more about this:  Important topics about test, supplements, and treatments, and diet

 

How did the dental work go?  I hope you did well. 

And are you on any medications/drugs now?

What has your symptoms pattern been like, since coming off Zoloft?  Any lingering WD(withdrawal) symptoms of note, now?

 

And if you could, please add a signature.  It's different from your confidential profile information, that you did originally.  You'll see it below other members posts.  It helps us put your unique information and case if you will into context, wherever you post on the site.  Just ask, if any difficulties arise with this.

On 10/12/2020 at 3:08 PM, Gridley said:

To give members the best information, we ask them to summarize their medication history in a signature -- drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly.

 

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Here's what we like to see:

Please summarize your withdrawal history in your signature

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Your signature appears under all your posts.

 

Staff needs this information to answer your questions. In your signature, we need to see

- Exactly what you're taking now, with dosages and when you started each drug

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As the signature is limited to 12 lines, we expect you will condense your drug history. The last few years usually will do.

 

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I hope this finds you well enough.  And do keep us updated.  @mamabear3

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

manymoretodays(mmt)

 

 

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016. 

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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