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Re: Zoloft and side effects

Posted by Karen on March 24, 1999, at 18:37:02

In reply to Zoloft and side effects, posted by Prefer to be Anonymous on March 20, 1999, at 22:59:38

I will second what PEJ said and add that I just experienced a simialr reaction going cold turkey off of Zoloft. I went to my doc complaining of side effects (sexual and apathy) and she switiched me to Wellbutrin. But after about a week, I was feeling no better from the withdrawal symptoms (bad headaches, nausea and dizziness) so I went back to my doctor and am now titrading up on the Wellbutrin and down on the Zoloft. I am currently taking 75mg of Wellbutrin and 50mg of Zoloft and feel much better. Depending on how I feel with the Wellbutrin I will stay on it or perhaps do a combo of both which I am finding is more common than I thought. I would highly recommend asking your doctor about Wellbutrin since it is reported to have little or no sexual side effects. Too early for me to tell yet!

> SO went off it completely about 5 days ago because of the difficulty in reaching ejaculation, even with a new partner (of a very exciting age/feel etc) This has always been a problem when on Zoloft ( and Prozac some years ago) I don't have too much of a problem getting an erection, just getting to ejaculate: it can take some 30 minutes of intercourse and then with only about a 60% chance of finally making it.
> NOW going "cold turkey", I am experiencing some "waves" of light-headedness, possibly to the point of dizzines or momments of mild-confusion. I am aware that the dose should be reduced in stages etc but because of the ejaculation problem I have stopped suddenly so as to be " in form" when my partner gets back from holidays in 7 days. (My prescription had also just expired - but supply is not the problem)
> HOWEVER, whats the best way to enjoy the benefits of ZOLOFT without the side effects
> signed SECRETMAN




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