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Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years

Posted by morgan miller on January 9, 2011, at 20:54:33

In reply to Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years, posted by Sanguine on January 9, 2011, at 12:03:59

> Oh, so sorry, I didn't realize this was a fan page for the pharmaceutical industry and lifelong dependency. Why do I want to come off Zoloft? Uh, I don't want to take drugs the rest of my life? I was put on it when I was 14 and no one seems to find it a problem that it was never stopped. And morgan's post might has well come from Pfizer itself. What a load of crap.

I understand you were put on drugs at a young age and it was not your choice. I'm not for putting children or teens on medication, though I understand it may be a necessary evil in some cases. I guess I just though that if you didn't have any negative side effects, and you felt good and functioned at a high level, the potential for suffering may not be worth taking the risk of getting off Zoloft, especially if you have not gone to therapy first.

I came off medication a few times in my life. After years of experience and some research, I realized that major episodes of depression and anxiety can potentially do much more damage to one's life and one's mind than medications can do in many instances.

Now that I think about it, maybe I should not have let my experience and bias influence my response to your post.

I'm not sure if you read my post carefully enough though, if you had, you would have realized I was saying to make some other changes in your life before getting off medication first. I believe that is some fairly sound advice.

One other concern I have is that people often get off medication, fall back into a bad state, and try the medication again only to find it does not work as well as it did when they got off it.

I say go for it. Do what you can to be medication free. Research supplements you can take. Start exercising religiously. Get into Meditation. Start doing meditative yoga. Find a really good therapist. And hope for the best.

I really do think it is possible that you could live a medication free life, it just might be a difficult long road to get there. If you do end up happy and medication free, I will be the first one to congratulate you and wish you well.

So good luck on in achieving your goals. I say that with all sincerity.





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