How do I wean off of sertraline 50 mg tablets after taking for one month? I have only a few left.?
I can't handle the side effects and I don't have current access to my doctor. These pills are making my brain very numb and stupid whereas I am usually very intelligent. They either make me sleep too much or have severe insomnia. My muscles hurt. I feel a little better emotionally but it's not worth it.
- 2 months ago
god, as someone who's done the psychoactive shuffle before i feel you man.
before you do it, i would definitely ask you look at your functioning before you started the pills vs. now. i also took myself off pills before, and dropped straight back into non-working human. but, if the side effects put you in a worse place then they should probably stop.
tapering off is just taking less and less medicine. capsules can be broke open and tablets can be cut: i might suggest a few days at 3/4 or 1/2, then a few days at half that. THIS IS ONLY FROM MY EXPERIENCE TAPERING OFF, I'M NOT A DOCTOR OF ANY KIND!!!!!
of course, please see your doctor asap so they can get you on something that ACTUALLY helps! GL
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago
you must taper off, as the side effects from a sudden stop are bad. Find a doctor or go to the emergency ward to discuss the proper taper.
Do not stop ZOLOFT without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping ZOLOFT may cause serious symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, high or low mood, feeling restless or sleepy; headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness; electric shock-like sensations, shaking, and confusion.