Wean off Zoloft

I’ve been taking Zoloft for the last 3 years for anxiety and depression I take 50 ml but I am noticed a lot of side effects one of them weight gain I think I have put around 20

Pounds and I am a Yoga Instructor I eat healthy and also do bootcamp it is very frustrated I really want to wean off and do t the right way but I see the Doctor see me as a client instead of a patient I am now into the holistic treatments and my life has changed since I started practicing yoga and I think I can live without this medicine if anyone is on the same road or have been please share with me

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  • Wow, i take Zoloft too and i am definitely going to change my meds because it doesn't work for me. I take 50mg as well. I only been on it since August but i don't like it anymore anyways.

  • I have been 3 years but it’s time

    To wean off this I am honestly tired 😩

  • I understand how you feel. I'm tired too. Depression is a big jerk. But try to have hope that another medication can be your match. I pray to God i can find my antidepressant match😅

  • I know your pain I have my good days and my bad days a lot of my anxiety attacks I thought were heart attacks in the beginning because of the physical symptoms I was always having (heart pounding, dizzy, impending doom feeling, breathing difficulty) but after years of having them and talking to doctors and therapists I realize now when I have them they are just anxiety attacks but they can be very scary for sure if you don't know what it is in the beginning. I hate taking RX meds too so it's a double edge sword, I feel like I trade one problem for another when I take the pills the doctors give me and all the side effects that come with them. To be honest I have been using medical marijuana for the last few years and I feel it really helps me and doesn't have near as many bad side effects. I know it might sound crazy but look into it and try a sativa strain it really helps with mood, anxiety and depression. But use a low does if you never tried it before

  • Thanks for sharing I

    Don’t want medication because of the side effects , I practice a lot of yoga and that has been life saver for me, I hope everything

    Will be okay when weaning off

    Zoloft, I just don’t want to

    Keep poisoning my body with that although it was good when I needed. I have never tried marijuana I live in

    Texas a lot of

    People mentioned is good for a lot of things

  • You need to go as slowly as possible. Break pills in half and do that for at least a week then get 25 mg and break those in half for another week otherwise you'll have bad withdrawals.

  • Yeah it does help my wife and I both do yoga and it is very relaxing. I don't believe your state has full medical use at this time just CBD oil which is still great stuff but in the future when you do get off the RX drugs and when your state has full medical cannabis available consider it a natural, safe, non addictive option if you ever need something again to calm your anxiety/depression. I was on Zoloft and lexapro for a long time and I by far had some of the worst withdraw symptoms when I was getting off of them I literally thought I was going to die but now that I'm off of them I never want to go back because those feeling I was experiencing were unreal.

  • I know I’ll be okay I got guidance on how to wean off my Zoloft I hate withdrawals but I hate more to depend on drugs

  • Agreed and good luck with your health 😁

  • I switched to xanax, lowest dose,, following my doctor's advice. It helps when used as needed. It cuts my appetite too and I don't mind this side effect...I am 65 and size 6. That's one blessing. But I would gladly trade it with a size 12 if I had to chose between how I look and how horrible I feel inside me...anxiety and depression knocks on my door like a witch dressed in black mourning clothes bringing her despair n gloom and doom ...panic attacks follow...when I feel this black witch's approaching, I take a xanax and deep breaths. You count to four breathing in, you hold your breath while you mentally count to seven, and then let your breath out counting to eight. Try it. It's called the 4, 7,8 technique...

  • I will not take Xanax never in my life I am sorry I took Xanax years ago it is very addictive and cause depress thoughts and I used to struggle with eating disorders so gaining weight it’s a big deal for me thanks !

  • Hello,

    I completely believe in alternative and natural help for anxiety and depression. Has anyone heard of SAM E?

  • I haven’t I started doTERRA lifelong vitality pack I heard amazing things !

  • I've weaned my self off once and gone cold turkey another time and then went back on wellbutrin and lexapro until 2016 (which is when I weaned myself off). In June it all came back once I started to question my job change. I realized I was depressed and my anxiety was out of control. I tried Zoloft because at the time, I thought my other meds in the past were placebos. Zoloft made me feel a little high and I didn't like it. I made the switch back to lexapro and didn't notice much. Started taking wellbutrin last Monday and within days I felt more awake and with energy. I still cry almost every day but I know now I need these meds and I don't know if I ever want to taper off again. Maybe on dosage but not completely.

  • Yes I understand your point I believe we are all different I feel I have the power to give my best but we are all in a different place I hope I can make it

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