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Re: withdrawal symptoms coming off zoloft ladydee54

Posted by SusanP on August 22, 2004, at 16:11:19

In reply to Re: withdrawal symptoms coming off zoloft, posted by ladydee54 on June 12, 2004, at 19:36:19

I have been on Zoloft 100mg for 10 years. In June, I was layed off from my job and decided that I could not afford to buy the Zoloft so I stopped taking them and the fun began. I went to bed on a Tuesday night and as I lay down, I had what felt like a electrical current go up my neck and over my head, the room started spinning. I kept telling myself that this would go away and I kept turning over trying to find a comfortable position until I finally fell asleep. The next morning I awoke to go on a job interview and was unable to walk or sit up. I called to my mother and she called a ambulance thinking that I had a stroke. I got to the hospital and the E.R. doctor ran tests and told me I had vertigo, gave me a prescription of Antivert, told me to follow-up with my primary physician and sent me home. The antivert did not help, I went to see my primary physician and he increased the Antivert and sent me home. I have been to several other doctors and back to the E.R., admitted to the hospital, been on the internet and talked with anyone that I could to try to get answers. All kinds of test have been run with no results. I have been in bed for 6 weeks. I have been dizzy, nauseated, very tired, crying for no reason, irrate, aggitated and feelings of suicide. Last week, I decided to go to a Chiropractor as a last resort and he researched the Zoloft and found that I was having withdrawals. I cannot understand how a Chiropractor could figure out what was wrong with me and not any of the other doctors that I went to (some of them being specialists). The only difference was that the Chiropractor acts like he cares. Anyway, I am now going to the Chiropractor and he is helping me get past the withdrawals of Zoloft. I am still dizzy, nauseated and weak, but at least I now know what the problem is and have someone helping me. I have not taken Zoloft for the past week and the symptoms are getting a little better. I know that this will take time and am resolved that I will get through this.




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