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Heba: Reinstate Zoloft or not?


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I stopped Zoloft at 0.006 on October 15 and since then had severe depression.

I tried to reinstate today (after 25 day of stop) and had bad anxiety. 

Which is safer?

To continue the reinstate hopefully it will work or just stop after this first pill

💊 today? is it considered CT if I stopped the drug after 1 day of reinstate? And why is it dangerous to try to reinstate after 24 days of stopping the drug (more than three weeks? 


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Hi @Heba

welcome to SA. 

I am sorry you are suffering after stopping Zoloft. Can you please give us some information - did you stop your medication cold turkey or did you taper slowly to 0.006mg. How long did you taper?


Reinstatement is definitely an option but it is important to know what your tapering was like before we recommend the right dosage to reinstate. Here is some information about reinstating. 

About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms - Symptoms and self-care - Surviving Antidepressants


Can you please update your signature so that we can understand your situation better and advise you. 


Hope you feel better soon, 




I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 


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Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax - 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875, 12/31/21 - 0.85, 1/7/22 - 0.825, 1/14/22 - 0.8, 1/22/22 - 0.785


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