Zoloft Withdrawal

Zoloft Withdrawal

We focus on providing Zoloft withdrawal help that simplifies the process while greatly eliminating the side effects.


Discontinuation can lead to antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, which can occur on many different levels of severity, for different lengths of time, and can emerge several different types of  Zoloft withdrawal syndrome symptoms. When users suddenly stop taking this medication without tapering down their dosage, withdrawal symptoms may be much more prevalent or severe in comparison to the withdrawal symptoms which emerge when the dosage is slowly and properly reduced. Common withdrawal symptoms include but are certainly not limited to headaches, agitation, and anxiety. For some people, these withdrawal symptoms improve over time and do not require serious treatment. 

Use of Zoloft, also known as Sertraline, should never be discontinued without talking to a healthcare provider first. To help lessen the severity of or avoid withdrawal symptoms, medical practitioners often recommend a slow tapering of the dosage. A tapering plan usually consists of a schedule that marks when the dosage should be reduced (each day or every week), and how much the dosage should be reduced each time. Many people who try to taper off of this medication by themselves without the treatment of a doctor or rehab treatment center end up relapsing on it because of withdrawal pains. Even worse, there is the potential for an individual going through withdrawal to develop suicidal thoughts or act on dangerous behaviors if they do not know how to properly withdraw from this drug. This emphasizes the importance of having the advice and care of a medical healthcare provider.

Use of Zoloft, also known as Sertraline, should never be discontinued without talking to a healthcare provider first. To help lessen the severity of or avoid withdrawal symptoms, medical practitioners often recommend a slow tapering of the dosage. A tapering plan usually consists of a schedule that marks when the dosage should be reduced (each day or every week), and how much the dosage should be reduced each time. Many people who try to taper off of this medication by themselves without the treatment of a doctor or rehab treatment center end up relapsing on it because of withdrawal pains. Even worse, there is the potential for an individual going through withdrawal to develop suicidal thoughts or act on dangerous behaviors if they do not know how to properly withdraw from this drug. This emphasizes the importance of having the advice and care of a medical healthcare provider.

Zoloft withdrawal side effects on average may last from 1-2 weeks but can last much longer for many people and in many instances symptoms gradually decrease over a period of a month or even longer. Never stop Zoloft cold turkey, it may seriously intensify the withdrawal symptom severity and induce symptoms such as lightheadedness, weakness, anxiety, insomnia, tremors, nausea, muscle pain, dizziness, and various other ailments. What many patients are not told by their doctors when they are given a new prescription for this antidepressant is what they will have to deal with if they decide to stop taking the drug after they have been taking it for awhile; antidepressant withdrawal and a need for help.

The medical industry calls it “discontinuation syndrome”, but this is only a fancy term for plain-old withdrawal. Withdrawal may not be the most pleasant process but there are several things that can be done during this process to make it easier and more comfortable. Some people may even require treatment from a drug rehab or prescription medication cessation facility, such as our addiction treatment center in order to completely rid their body system of the drug. In any case, no matter the severity of withdrawal, besides slowly reducing the dose to lessen the presence of withdrawal symptoms; healing therapies such as massage therapy may be a great treatment to receive during this time to relieve stress or tension caused by withdrawal. 

Other soothing, relaxing and healing therapies that may relieve physical and mental health problems include: exercise, eating a healthy diet, drinking a lot of water, yoga, meditation, cessation ification, vitamin or nutritional therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, talk therapy (counseling), alternative medicines, supplements, and using alternative treatments for the condition which this medication was prescribed to treat. Since antidepressant withdrawal symptoms can be managed with the help of a doctor, rehab, cessation center or other medical healthcare professionals, it is never necessary for one to endure this withdrawal alone. It is also important to take your time during this process and not reduce your dosage too quickly, and know that help for all aspects of Zoloft withdrawal syndrome is available to any individual who seeks it.

Why does antidepressant withdrawal occur? Because, even though a person may not be Serotonin deficient initially, use of antidepressants can create Serotonin deficiencies. The SSRIs including Zoloft and the SNRI's block the reuptake of Serotonin, they do not help to create it. The Serotonin is made so that it can be reuptaken, and the nerve cell is able to use it again. This process if conservative, but when Serotonin is pushed out into the nerve space, eventually it degrades, and there is no more Serotonin to reuptake. Serotonin is an inhibitory part of our brain; it inhibits environmental stimulations, reduces compulsive thoughts, and additionally creates neurohormones which are necessary for sleeping. So when a person is in withdrawal, they are likely going to struggle with over stimulation, sleeplessness, anxiety and even symptoms similar to Tourette’s and OCD.

This occurs because there is now a truly present Serotonin deficit. Our addiction treatment facility employs targeted IV nutrients and supplements created to produce Serotonin to combat these serotonin syndrome withdrawal symptoms while the drug is being withdrawn. Our treatment is focused on lab testing, supporting the neurochemistry using substances that are natural, cessation to rid collected environmental toxins, gentle medication withdrawal methods, nutritional therapy, yoga, personal exercise training, massage therapy and additional therapies that can effectively eliminate withdrawal side effects.  We invite you to call us to find out about the different kinds of Zoloft withdrawal help which are available.


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